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King Crimson


Eclectic Prog

4.63 | 4414 ratings

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4 stars This was probably my first exposure to truly progressive music. I remember hearing 21stCSM for the first time and thinking it was the most amazing music I had ever heard. On to the review, though!

1. 21st Century Schizoid Man: For me this is probably the most definitive prog song ever. The frantic brass and guitar pair with Lake's distorted vocals for an absolutely fightening effect. (10/10)

2. I Talk to the Wind: This is my least favorite song on the album. The beginning reminds me of cheap lounge jazz, and I can somehow never get past that. (5/10)

3. Epitaph: An extremely emotional song with excellent use of woodwinds. Possibly my favorite KC song ever. (10/10)

4. Moonchild: This is an oft criticized song that is actually pretty good. The noodling at the end doesn't bother me one bit and the melody is nice. (7/10)

5. The Court of the Crimson King: There's some great lyrical imagery in this song pair with pretty big sound. Maybe a little repetitive, but it's the good kind of repitition. (8/10)

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