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5 stars That album is the one fron a few from alltime Prog Golden Collection. Yes, you right, Supertramp isn't proggest band all around, and 'Crime Of The Century" isn't their proggest album for sure.

But common balance between fantastic melodies, perfect song wrighting , very competent musicanship and, most important, fantastic atmosphere of all album, is unbieliveable.

Very acoustic, mid tempo, piano led soft-rock with some prog elements ( let use british "art- rock" name for that music) is similar to 10 CC or some Roxy Music albums. But in fact, no one of competitors never made so perfect album!

And you have concentrated Supertramp there in it's best. No fillers, just perfect material, placed in perfect order. You listen this album as are watching really good movie - at the one breath!

As I said before, there are more proggy albums in Supertramp discography: "Even In The Quitest Moments..." are more proggy and less pop-oriented, when their later "Brother Where You Bound" is strongly prog-oriented album with long compositions and sax solos. But "Crime Of The Century" is Supertramps flesh and blood. If you didn't listen it, you don't know nothing about art-rock of that time!

snobb | 5/5 |


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