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King Crimson - In The Wake Of Poseidon CD (album) cover


King Crimson


Eclectic Prog

3.83 | 1911 ratings

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4 stars King Crimson's second album is often criticized as a copy of their first one, and many reviewers have written about the similitude between them. The line up of the band was changing but there was a short time between the two releases, so inevitably we find them similar, but it's a very good album with some great songs.

"Pictures of a City" is a fierce rocky piece full of changing rhythms, with great work of guitar, drums and sax. It's among King Crimson's best songs. "Cadence And Cascade" is a sweet ballad in which the music is provided by acoustic guitar, flute and keyboards. It has a memorable melody and is the only song in the album in which Lake is not the leading voice. The title track is my favorite, great lyrics and wonderful mellotron tunes. "Cat Food" is a crazy jazzy song in which the piano is played in a magnificent way. Is a sample of the sound the band will explore in the following albums. The three "Peace" tracks are short songs, that provide a bit of calm. "The Devil's Triangle" is a dark song, and I find very difficult to get into it. In my opinion is the weakest part of the album.

In summary, another brilliant work from one of the biggest bands of the seventies.

Gabriel.V | 4/5 |


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