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Supertramp - Crime Of The Century CD (album) cover




Crossover Prog

4.31 | 1454 ratings

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5 stars I'm dying for a smoke...

It would be a real crime of the century did not say that this album is a masterpiece.After listening to him for the first time I took it to be great, and gave him 5 stars.Then during a trip, I listened again ... and it was love at second sight.I just love every song, every moment, the concept,everything.

From simple compositions (which makes some wonder if this one is actually progressive rock), they create a flawless album,with a music perfect,there is no work at low here.

"School" opens with a lonely harmonica, until the singer Roger Hodson (whose voice evokes Fish and who sings the songs odd) enters.After a brief section the music gains momentum, and I can not stop thinking about how this part resembles the music of Marillion album "Script for a jester tear" (or am I just think that it?). The music is calm again, but it will grow until it reaches a typical SupertrampĀ“s line of piano in the band before the vocals enter with force in a section somewhat hard-rock, before the initial themes are included.

"Bloody well right" is a song opens with more fun.It is a successful blend of funk and hard rock with the unmistakable touch of Supertramp.The fisrt 1:30 minute is a piano followed by guitar before the vocals of Rick Davies (who sings the songs pairs) enter into a hard-section rock.The chorus runs, the music is repeated, this time with the addition of the saxophone, which ends the song in a fade-out.

"Hyde in your shell " is even better, the chorus seems to have gone out of the 60, but everything is immaculate and fail-safe.Hodson's voice reminds me of Peter Gabriel.

"Asylum"is another great song,that grew on me in a way that I can not explain.The chorus is grand.The final, climactic and dramatic.

"Dreamer" is another fun song with great vocal harmonies.Despite being the single from the album is quite varied and complex.Like Easy Livin said, "must be one of the most progressive singles ever. "

"Rudy"is the greatest song of the album, and I lingered for more like.But now I see that it is far from good.At 4:30 minute song goes into a kind of disco section, with the support of the orchestration (which these greatly elevate the album).

"If everyone was listening" is a beautiful sad song ... but beautiful, you know? Very beautiful.The HodsonĀ“s vocals are very sad,but are the best of album

The title track is the magnum-opus of album.Perfect.The guitar solo that almost made me cry so beautiful that was.Is one of the best final I've ever listen.The orchestration is divine.

If the musicianship is impeccable, the lyrics are no less interestings.The concept is similar to the "Dark Side of the Moon", but the lyrics are as intelligent as the masterpiece of Pink Floyd, thanks to the creative minds of minds davies and Hodson (each sings the songs he composed).

What can I say more? 5 stars for this masterpiece, which certainly belongs to my top 10 ever.

voliveira | 5/5 |


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