Supertramp
Crime of the Century


4.0
excellent

Review

by Doop USER (1 Reviews)
January 15th, 2005 | 179 replies | 13,176 views


Release Date: 1974 | Tracklist


5 of 6 thought this review was well written

Band:
Rick Davies- Vocals and Keyboards
Rodger Hodgeson- Vocals, Piano and Guitars
John A Helliwell- Woodwinds
Dougie Thomson- Bass
Bob C Benberg- Drums

Tracks:
1. School
2. Bloody Well Right
3. Hide in Your Shell
4. Asylum
5. Dreamer
6. Rudy
7. If Everyone Was Listening
8. Crime of the Century

Crime of the Century was released Octoberof 1974, it's Supertramps third album. This is my first review so tips would be welcome.


1. School- A good opening track, it's about the do's and don'ts children face when first being schooled. At about 2:30 in to the song there is an instrumental section containing an piano solo that happens to be one of my favorite moments on the album. The song jumps back in to a good lyrical bit with Roger Hodgson and Richard Davis trading lines.
Overall a good opening song 5/5

2. Bloody Well Right
- One of the better well know songs off the album. A great song to sing along with when it gets to the famous chorus. Neat closing saxophone solo. Overall A great song with a catchy chorus. 4/5

3. Hide In your Shell- The second longest song on the album. The song deals with hiding away from the world. I think Roger Hodgsons singing stands out here as some of the best on the album, the excellent saxophone playing also helps move the song along nicely. The backing vocals also give the song a great sound. Overall great lyrics and singing, 5/5


4. Asylum
- The piano playing really stands out to me on this track. Lyrics are top notch and Richard Davies sings he best in this track. A great climax makes it even better. Overall one of the best songs on the album 5/5 an definite stand out


5. Dreamer
- Every one knows this song. " Dreamer, You know you are a dreamer" A fun song to sing along to, that has a nice rather up beat sound to it. Great climax also. Overall Good lyrics and quite catchy. 4/5

6. Rudy- The longest song on the album at 7:19. Opens off with a nice piano segment and ocean noises in the back ground. The song switches between being slow and quick and does both well. As always Richard Davies singing is heart felt. At 2:47 theres an nice instrumental section. At around 4 minutes it kicks off into a fast more alive section with Roger Hodgson and Richard Davies trading lines. Overall A great track 5/5

7. If Every One was Listening- Some of the best singing on the album, the piano is amazing as always and there is good drumming as well. Still its my least favorite track on the album but im not really sure why. Overall still a good song 3/5

8. Crime of the Century- The title track is the perfect closing song. I love how it goes from light to heavy also the guitar solo is amazing and fits the song perfectly. Its has a great instrumental section the features great piano, guitare and drums. Overall The perfect way to end and great album 5/5


Album Overall 4/5
An awsome album if you like Supertramp your probaly love this album. I hope you enjoyed my review and tips are welcome


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Zesty Mordant
October 13th 2004



1196 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

great review. i remember hearing this album all the time when i was young. "school" has the best piano solo in rock imo

Doop
October 13th 2004



14 Comments


[QUOTE=rory_breaker]great review. i remember hearing this album all the time when i was young. "school" has the best piano solo in rock imo[/QUOTE]
Thanks for the compliment

newWorld
October 14th 2004



24 Comments


I swear, last night I was going to review this album but did homework instead. Good review...this my favourite Supertramp album. Every song is great.

Doop
October 14th 2004



14 Comments


[QUOTE=newWorld]I swear, last night I was going to review this album but did homework instead. Good review...this my favourite Supertramp album. Every song is great.[/QUOTE]
Haha I did this review instead of doing homework. Thanks for the comment

Broken Arrow
October 14th 2004



220 Comments


I was going to do this review but you beat me. You did a really good job though!

Dark Hero
October 14th 2004



160 Comments


Great review :thumb: I like Supertramp but I don't own this album, I might be picking it up now.

Doop
January 3rd 2005



14 Comments


[QUOTE=rock not rolled]This is my one and only album by them and I love it to death. Great review.[/QUOTE]
Thanks

morrissey
Moderator
April 6th 2005



1688 Comments


Nice review doop. I have Even in the Quietest Moments... on LP, haven't listened to it in a while. Good band though.

Doop
April 6th 2005



14 Comments


Thanks, i think i may finnally get a round to writing a second review soon.

temporary
July 2nd 2005



207 Comments


Nice review, although I would have rated Bloody Well Right higher. Its probaly my favorite song by them.

Modest Mouse
April 3rd 2006



36 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

One Of my Favourite albums of all time. You have to get into this album its beautifully done. This album is great every song is great , not just bloody well right this album wll get you hooked i love this album

Modest Mouse
April 3rd 2006



36 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

THis Is there best album by Far.

machinehead
August 11th 2006



8 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

great review. crime of the century is a great alubm i own it on cd and lp and have an lp of breakfast in america and even in the quietest moments but this one wins by far i think. and i think supertramp aren;t given enough credit and ive herd some people even say they're posibly the worst band ever

goneshootin22
March 30th 2007



142 Comments


I borrowed this off my dad and I was very inpressed. The best tracks are...

1) Hide in Your Shell

2) Asylum

3) Rudy

Doop
April 18th 2008



14 Comments


I can't believe I wrote this in grade 8. Holy shit.

TheNotrap
August 8th 2011



7818 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5 | Sound Off

Probably their most known record (with Breakfast in America) and definitely a classic. My favourite songs here are School, Hide In Your Shell, Dreamer and specially Crime of the Century.

Timeless music.

QuestionableScum
October 8th 2011



90 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

An excellent album. I find myself returning to it quite often.

Motiv3
March 26th 2012



8421 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

This is utterly brilliant.

Motiv3
April 7th 2012



8421 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

This deserves much more talk/love.

KILL
April 7th 2012



67082 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

RUDYS ON A TRAIN TO NOWHERE



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