Breakfast In America (studio album) by Supertramp

Breakfast In America by Supertramp
Year: 1979
Overall rank: 363rd   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
82/100 (from 743 votes)
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Accolades:
Award Top 10 albums of 1979 (7th)
Award Top 100 albums of the 1970s (92nd)
Award Top 500 albums of all time (363rd)

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Breakfast In America is ranked 2nd best out of 20 albums by Supertramp on BestEverAlbums.com.

The best album by Supertramp is Crime Of The Century which is ranked number 270 in the list of all-time albums with a total rank score of 6,963.

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This album is rated in the top 1% of all albums on BestEverAlbums.com. This album has a Bayesian average rating of 81.7/100, a mean average of 80.7/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 81.8/100. The standard deviation for this album is 13.9.

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80/100
From 09/06/2022 17:11
great record
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From 06/21/2022 13:34
Probably my favorite Supertramp album, great lyrics and catchy tunes.
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From 04/22/2022 12:58
A more accessible release by Supertramp but it still has a lot of quality to sink your teeth into. It kicks off brilliantly with one of the lesser appreciated songs of Gone Hollywood. The quality is then continued into track 2 which is one of the most irresistible songs they have ever put out in the form of The Logical Song. Both of these cuts demonstrate the peak of what I think is the highlight of this record which is the saxophone. Some of the solos we are treated to on the sax is just phenomenal and it is consistent the whole way through. This is also true about the style which is maintained and every song is at least decent. Another thing I love about this record is the keyboard playing which when combined with the other diverse instrumentation creates a wonderful blend of prog and pop. It is the keyboard that stands out for me though and it is what makes the blend really work. However, the record does get a little weak and slow near the end and I do think it could be cut down by 10 or 15 minutes. Overall, a great record with brilliant performances and it is well worth checking out.
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From 03/31/2022 11:20
Long overdue. never heard this album before. A classic from 79'
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From 01/23/2022 21:48
Ok, can be commercial as you want, and it is; but is soooo good to listen... after Crime of the Century my favourite from Supertramp and one of the albums i could listen in loop with no problems.
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From 01/08/2022 15:32
Only actually got their albums in recent years after living off a Greatest Hits. Not sure why as the tracks on that were superb and I loved their sound - this album didn't let me down.
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70/100
From 01/06/2021 23:46
Did not walk away very impressed by this, especially when you take into account Supertramp's other records. Still, Goodbye Stranger and Logical Song are great.
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From 07/12/2020 19:26
I can say the listen experience was good and very enjoyable. I would recommend this album to a friend. Standout tracks: The Logical Song, Breakfast in America.
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From 07/09/2020 18:58
The fact that Cannonball and Just Another Nervous Wreck both are rated 79/100 is atrocious. Both are top 10 Supertramp songs.
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From 09/30/2019 01:34
The album that made me understand the genius of Supertramp. Pretty much every song is great, I just don’t really like Casual Conversations.

Very consistent and beautiful album, but in my opinion not as cohesive and outstanding as Crime of the Century.

Standouts: The Logical Song, Goodbye Stranger, Child of Vision.
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Best Albums of 1979
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2. The Wall by Pink Floyd
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