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FAMOUS LAST WORDS

Supertramp

 

Crossover Prog

3.20 | 345 ratings

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Evolver
Special Collaborator
Crossover & JR/F/Canterbury Teams
2 stars It almost seems to me that this album was made for contractual obligations. Roger Hodgson had already let the rest of the band know that he was leaving. And the group, on the whole, seems tired and out of ideas.

The majority of the album is made up of simple pop songs. And unless I'm reading too much into it, more than a few of the lyrics have Hodgson and Rick Davies writing about the breakup of the band.

This may sound like it could be a powerful album, but it's just not so. Despite a few fair songs, most notable Bonnie and Waiting So Long, the album is just tedious. And the lyrics, personal as they may be for the two songwriters, sometimes come across as petty sniping.

The one hit from the album, It's Raining Again, may be the most insipid of Hodgson's career. Perhaps that's why it still receives so much airplay.

Evolver | 2/5 |

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