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Supertramp - Crisis? What Crisis? CD (album) cover




Crossover Prog

3.58 | 418 ratings

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2 stars Prog? What Prog?

Well you know where this is going. Supertramp's 'Crisis? What Crisis?' does not come close to prog but it is once again a solid rocking album. If you want to hear the best Supertramp look elsewhere because this album is a true soda pop fizzer. The best of Supertramp is located on stalwart legendary classics 'Crime of the Century' featuring 'Dreamer', and 'Breakfast in America', featuring the smash hit single 'The Logical Song' (my absolute favourite). Right from the outset I can admit I am not a fan of this band and do not consider them to be the prog legends others may. However, I can relent and tell you that they have amazing skills in musicianship and a very strong melodic style. This is soft poppy AOR rock at its best, but I was never into this style and only on occasions can I admit to liking this band. So there is a certain bias in these Supertramp reviews but I think it makes a huge change to all the gushing fanboy reviews here that proclaim the band can do no wrong.

So as for the highlights, they are few, though I like that driving rock beat on 'Another Mans Woman' and the single 'Lady' is fine, though has corny harmonies with sweet lalalala's that make me cringe. It is crass radio friendly pop music, but it is easy to sing to as far as middle of the road chorus driven songs go. Perhaps I could re-listen to this while vacuuming the house. Hopefully the sound would drown out those cheesy poppy harmonies.These commercial radio songs are the type I steer clear from ergo the love of prog, so to hear this album is a kind of torture at times. The abysmal 'Poor Boy' is a case in point.

Still, it has its moments so I can't quite give this the 1 star bomb rating, but don't expect a masterpiece here because it is far from that.

AtomicCrimsonRush | 2/5 |


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