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King Crimson - Larks' Tongues In Aspic CD (album) cover


King Crimson


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4.42 | 2597 ratings

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3 stars A new beginning, with a new line-up, so it's no surprise that the sound has changed a bit. Still very recognisable as King Crimson, mostly due to the insistent rhythmic explorations, soft quiet development, with agressive guitar bursts which has remained an integral part of the King Crimson sound over the years.

The great songs are Easy Money, The Talking Drum, and Larks Tongues in Aspic part 2, while part 1 overstayes it's welcome a bit it still is a very nice song, the rest is unfortunatly mere filler. It's a new direction for sure, but while they found their right sound it wasn't untill the next album that it worked on an entire album.

Best elements on this album are the violin parts of David Cross (Larks Tongues and The Talking Drum most notably), the rhytmic section, with good drumming and percussion from Bruford and Muir and the great guitars on Easy Money and Larks Tongues. I'm not a huge fan of Wetton's voice, and on this album he again doesn't convince me really.

Nice album and a must for King Crimson fans, but not all that great.

tuxon | 3/5 |


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