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King Crimson


Eclectic Prog

3.96 | 1209 ratings

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5 stars Amidst all live albums and colmpilations it is good to have a decent studio album. 'But The Power To Believe' is not simply a decent album. It takes KC a step further than 'The Construkction Of Light'. Strong instrumental piece in the opening part, called 'Level Five'. This album finally gives us some improvised music (which i missed throughout Thrak and Vrooom), flavoured with Fripp's marvelous soundscapes. Belew sings better than ever and the music is definately more diversified than the on three previous albums. The only weaker spot on the album is 'Facts Of Life', but it's not a bad song, just too thrashy compared to the smooth 'Elektrik' and melodic 'Eyes Wide Open'. Moreover, there are some totally brilliant spots, like Dangerous Curves, which is excellent in its simplicity. All in all, what you'll find on this album is more heavy sounds, characteristic soloes by Belew and Fripp's guitar which is somewhat different but peculiar as ever. But The Power To Believe is KC's best album since Discipline, in my opinion.
Ampersand | 5/5 |


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