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Chicago: Chicago V

Simon Frith, Cream, November 1972

WHY BOTHER? Chicago are rightly contemptuous of critics. They've never had a good review and their records sell by the million. Chicago V has been panned as usual and has sold as usual. It took two weeks to get to the top of the US album charts. What's their appeal?

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