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Classic Album Review: Supertramp | Slow Motion

The faded ’70s icons churn out more sorta-funky, sorta-jazzy, sorta-poppy glop.

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This came out in 2002 – or at least that’s when I got it. Here’s what I said about it back then (with some minor editing):

 


Even the term slow motion implies some infinitesimal amount of progress. But you won’t find any on this second limp-noodle release from the partially reconstituted Supertramp.

Like 1997’s Some Things Never Change, the nine-song Slow Motion is just more of the same sorta-funky, sorta-jazzy, sorta-poppy glop these faded ’70s icons can (and have) churn out like butter for decades. With one notable difference: None of these tastefully executed but artistically lifeless songs can hold a snuffed-out candle to classics like School, Dreamer, Bloody Well Right and The Logical Song. That’s because of the other notable difference here: Roger Hodgson, who co-wrote all those hits, isn’t in the band anymore. Without him, Slow Motion is more like No Motion.