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RED

King Crimson

 

Eclectic Prog

4.56 | 3517 ratings

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k_crimson
4 stars This is my second favorite KC album, although I prefer the first three songs on this to ITCOTCK. Red is a very dark, deep album.

1)Red This is probably my favorite non-vocal song of all time. I go around humming this one all day. The drums are great, but the guitar and bass lines make the song.

2)Fallen Angel I love the opening to Fallen Angel. You know right away what song it is. Wetton sounds great on this particular piece. Very catchy. I like the smooth transition to the chorus; the listener barely notices it. This is an extremely relaxing work.

3)One More Red Nightmare Love the power guitar here, and John Wetton is absolutely PERFECT for this song. It wouldn't have been the same with Lake or any of the other singers. Definitely one of the greatest songs of all time. The entire harmony, the drums, the bass, all works so seamlessly, forming a beautiful sound.

4)Providence Decent in the late middle when the actual music starts... I know, I know, it's PROG, but come on, who can honestly say they enjoy listening to an orchestra tuning for 5 minutes?

5)Starless Some people love this song. I think it's alright, nothing more.

If you don't have Red, you should definitely get it. It isn't a five star, but it is an essential.

k_crimson | 4/5 |

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