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The Guess Who's American breakthrough album
on February 20, 2016
I've always preferred the previous LP (Canned Wheat) and the follow-up album (Share the Land) to this one. Granted, American Woman was the band's big breakthrough LP, and it did have some incredible moments (the title track/single, the stunning No Time remake, the No Sugar Tonight-New Mother Nature medley, the dynamic When Friends Fall Out). But there were also waste cuts and an over-use of the American Woman motif. It's about half a great album, I'd say, padded out with too much lesser material. And most of the great stuff would soon appear on the group's first "Best of," a year or so later.