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Supertramp - Crime Of The Century CD (album) cover




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5 stars Just to start off here; this album is by far NOT a crime in any sense as this quickly turned out to be a all-time favorite of mine ever since I heard it in it's entirely for the first time, and without ex-aggerating at all; it still is! This is a dynamic and progressive journey to me, a really unique album which changes moods by each track, nothing here is bad in my book, this is pure perfection both in compositional skills as well and technical competence from the band. The writing duo of Roger Hodgson and Rick Davies here is some of the best they ever did and each track is carefully constructed in such a way that they seems to never loose their wonderful approach. After all these listens I've given this album, I still can't find something I dislike about it and it never get's dull or tiresome to my ears. This was also a major leap from Supertramp's first two releases, featuring MUCH better production and more accessible without loosing it's interesting and unique style. The additions of John Helliwell, Dougie Thompson and Bob Siebenberg to the band was another proof that Supertramp really hit a strike with this one, giving the band an entirely new and much stronger backbone.

Of course, this might not appeal to every prog head in the way I like this album, but I definitely recommend this album for a listen nevertheless. It's a masterpiece of progressive music, and music in general, In my opinion, and it surpasses albums like "Foxtrot" and "Close to the Edge" with complete ease. Maybe I sound like a fanboy now, but that's really how much I like this one. I would give this one 1000/5 if possible!

Bj-1 | 5/5 |


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