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|Supergrass makes a giant
leap forward on Rouen
Road to Rouen (Capitol)
By NICK TAVARES
STATIC and FEEDBACK Editor
More often than not, the fifth-sixth-seventh album
phase of a band's career winds up disappointing,
even for some of the great bands of the world. The
youthful energy escapes with the never-ending
march of time and is replaced with a world-weary
professionalism that makes for good, but not
tantalizing, records. Many of the greats fall into this.
The Who had noticeably lost an edge by the time of
Who Are You, their seventh studio record; Led
Zeppelin were a far different band by the time of
Presence; and so on.