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TRIUMPH – Just A Game (1979 MCA/2003 Round Hill Records remaster)
Landmark album, solid front to back, and a sign of growth for the Canadian trio. Arguably their greatest song, “Lay It On the Line” has the biggest presence here, from soft intro to bangin’ chorus. Highlights include the rocking opener “Movin’ On”, the blues “Young Enough to Cry”, the boogieing “American Girls”, the folksy power ballad “Hold On” and the progressive title track.