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LIZARD

King Crimson

 

Eclectic Prog

4.12 | 2114 ratings

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philippe
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2 stars King Crimson's Lizard is pretty much among the best efforts released by the band, making an hybrid between classic progressive rock (for a few tumultuous mini epics & atmospheres), weird heavy guitars and jazzy brass sequences. "Cirkus" is a really attractive, mysterious composition featuring complex, quasi dark melodies. Indoor Game is a "comic", "sarcastic" song, including jazzy elements, various moods and nice bucolic flutes. A very pop-ish composition with rather weak, common melodies. It features some charming Mellotron parts and almost folkish guitars. "Happy family" is a stronger song that is into the avant rock, jazzy spectrum. A good mention to the ferocious guitars, curious keyboards arrengements, groovy flute sequences. The vocals tend to be ridiculous. The instrumental section really works. "Lady on the dancing water" is a poor, naive pop ballad with really kitsch atmospheres. "Prince Rupert Awakes" begins to alternate fragile pseudo poetical melodies, including obscure organ arrengements and ultimately painful, cheesy old fahshioned pop melodies. However there are some good keyboards parts that can remind "in the court of the king crimson"). As many King Crimson's albums I would like to classify this one as "mainstream progressive" rock.
philippe | 2/5 |

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