King Crimson - In The Court Of The Crimson King CD (album) cover


King Crimson


Eclectic Prog

4.61 | 3277 ratings

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5 stars Hmmmm....5 stars really????

you bet! The only think that came to mind after hearing this album for the first time was : How would a parent from any normal family react if they heard this new LP their kid bought? The overall craziness and heaviness behind "21st century..." is a lot crazier and heavier than stuff you hear today. This stuff was soooo heavy back then I am positively sure it was enough to get thrown out of the family house. And that's just the first track! I talk to the wind is a very soothing track...excellent stuff. Epitaph is an extremely relevant song even today. I get shivers everytime I hear it....stuff of legend! Moonchild is a bit on the...long side I could say. The worst track on the album but still...way better than a LOT of stuff we hear today.

In my opinion, the last track is probably the best one....it's extremely melancholic, over the top and baroque. It really sends you in another world with all its amazing soundscapes. This song is a journey more than anything else.

This is probably the best outing by KC ever...it also happens to be one of the best outings in prog music. Not to be underestimated.

Sum up in three words : relevant, intense, beautiful

April_Ethereal | 5/5 |


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