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3 stars The most well known album from Supertramp. The singles from this have been played to death on radio. "The Logical Song", "Take The Long Way Home" and the title track are all great songs, but I've heard them so many times I could play them in my head. The most interesting song to get played on radio is "Goodbye Stranger". The whole album features some great Wurlitzer electric piano, but it doesn't sound better than on this song. I like the fingersnaps and phased guitar in the middle. Good jam at the end.

This is the most radio-friendly album Supertramp made yet. Most of the songs seem made for radio. I have to give them credit, though. This doesn't sound anything like New Wave or disco. It must have been rare for a group with saxes to have huge hits in 1979/1980. Actually, most of the singles here are more adventurous than most singles of the time. "Oh Darling" is a good song that wasn't a single. Because it never got played to death, it still holds up well. "Just Another Nervous Wreck" is one of the best songs. Great chorus. Tempo increases at the end with some good organ.

"Child Of Vision" is the longest and proggiest song. The only song where the synths stand out. It has a great beginning with Wurlitzer and string-synths, then drums. It starts to get weaker once the chorus starts. The 'jam' for the last half of the song goes on for too long. It ruins the whole song. One of the better albums of 1979(prog or not). A prog fan would be better off starting with Crime Of The Century or Even In The Quietest Moments. The first album from 1970 is good too, but not for beginners. The prog moments are few but still a good album. 3 stars.

zravkapt | 3/5 |


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