Progarchives, the progressive rock ultimate discography
Supertramp - Crime of the Century CD (album) cover




Crossover Prog

4.31 | 1658 ratings

From, the ultimate progressive rock music website

5 stars An essential masterpiece of Symphonic Rock. I never list Supertramp as one of my favourite bands, but every time I put Crime Of The Century on, I'm completely blown away by the sheer brilliance of this album. Fabulous piano play, great melodie and rhythms, fabulous symphonification of the produced sound, great singing. Everything is beautifull about this album.

A key element of supertramps music is Rick davies's piano play, rhythmic and melodic, combined with Roger Hodgon's distinct vocals. The structure of the songs is quite simple, that and the cheerfulness of most songs (Dreamer, parts of School) makes it fit for a pop-audience, but enough progressive elements are interwoven through their music to make it enjoyable for the symphonic rock fan aswell. Being an intermediate between pop and progressive rock, Supertramp is a good band as an introduction to progressive rock.

Best songs on the album are School, needs no introduction I guess. Rudy fabulous piano play, strong rhythm, and alternating soft with fast paced melodies, one of my favourite songs. Crime Of The Centurie, The title track of the album, with a fabulous piano/drum and bass ending, really brilliant. The rest of the songs are all very good also.

If you enjoy piano based rock, this is the real deal. For everyone not familiar with the band, this is the place to start, and don't be surprised when you like it. I reward Supertramps 'Crime Of The Century' five stars, for they really pulled it off.


DeathRow | 5/5 |


As a registered member (register here if not), you can post rating/reviews (& edit later), comments reviews and submit new albums.

You are not logged, please complete authentication before continuing (use forum credentials).

Forum user
Forum password

Share this SUPERTRAMP review

Social review comments () BETA

Review related links

Copyright Prog Archives, All rights reserved. | Legal Notice | Privacy Policy | Advertise | RSS + syndications

Other sites in the MAC network: — jazz music reviews and archives | — metal music reviews and archives

Donate monthly and keep PA fast-loading and ad-free forever.