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King Crimson


Eclectic Prog

4.63 | 4184 ratings

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4 stars Recognized by reviewers’ majority as a flawless masterpiece and the first REAL Prog album, ITCOTCK nevertheless has some lacks. You definitely aware of what I’m talking about. Yes, this is “Moonchild”’s jamming that has stolen one star from my rating. I appreciate KC’s longing for making cacophony, they are Masters there, they’re good improvisators, skilled musicians, talented songwriters, blah-blah-blah. But please, do this on live shows instead of studio efforts! I wonder what prevented them from making the whole album entitled “Moonchild” – a producer’s sanity? Anyway, this is the only black spot here, other songs are great, from heavy craziness of “Schizoid” to mellotroned namesake opus. Gotta mention both “Epitaph” and “I Talk to the Wind” as well – very good mellow songs, one is from the light side and the next one is from the dark side of human mind. After all, definitely an essential album and highly recommended (if you managed to avoid it still!), but you were warned!
Prog-jester | 4/5 |


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