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4 stars Supertramp seemed to reinvent themselves with each new album and Even In The Quietest Moments... was not an exception to that rule. Out of all the albums that I've heard with the band I'll mark this one as the hardest to get into. With the exception of a few tracks, these songs aren't all that memorable at first but give them time and you'll be amazed at how much they grow on you, I know that I was!

Give A Little Bit, Lover Boy and Babaji might seem like the material's initial highlights which is definitely understandable considering that these songs have those excellent Supertramp hooks that the band have been know for in the past and will continue expanding on with Breakfast In America. I just love Babaji for being such a wonderfully cheerful sound to it while Roger Hodgson's vocal brings a sense of sadness into the mix creating a highly unique music experience to say the least!

The title track, Downstream and From Now On are probably those quite moments that the record's title seems to suggest. These songs were pretty difficult for me to gasp at first due to their low key arrangements and lack of prominent hooks that would make them easy to distinguish. Even to this day I still struggle to remember Downstream and usually need to hear at least the first 10 seconds of the piece before I can recall the lead melody. Fool's Overture plays a little bit in both of the two realms that I mentioned so far. It does take long for the composition to transition itself between the two portions of the piece but this ride definitely gets better with time! In conclusion, Even In The Quietest Moments... may not be as accessible as the next release, but in the end the result is greatness all around. Give it a couple of spins and hopefully you'll know what I mean!

***** star songs: Babaji (4:51) Fool's Overture (10:54)

**** star songs: Give A Little Bit (4:11) Lover Boy (6:50) Even In The Quietest Moment (6:29) From Now On (6:22)

*** star songs: Downstream (4:01)

Rune2000 | 4/5 |


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