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IN THE COURT OF THE CRIMSON KING

King Crimson

 

Eclectic Prog

4.59 | 2889 ratings

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OGTL
4 stars This is THE seminal Progressive Rock album.

Before, others had dabbled with it, but nobody had come to this stage of purity and full blown progressive music.

The maniac Fripp had gathered a band, Greg Lake (later of ELP) on vocals, Ian MacDonald on the atmospheric wind instruments, Mike Giles on tight drums, and Peter Sinfield helped with the lyrics.

The first three tracks are essential peices, Schizoid man, the relentless rocker, I Talk to the Wind, the soft and deep vocal peice, Epitaph, in all its depressing glory.

Moonchild, 9 minutes longer than it should be, sets back the album from being a five star. The title track is a mystical epic, well worth the listen.

This is one of the albums you should grab if you're just starting out.

OGTL | 4/5 |

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