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King Crimson


Eclectic Prog

4.63 | 4185 ratings

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3 stars Well this album represents the birth of Progressive Rock, even though actually these KING CRIMSON were a "Proto-progressive" band and a bit ingenuous at that time, with a Romantic orientation and such seminal ideas for the "Art-Rock" genre as well (nowadays under this label you find for instance bands such as Don CABARELLO, DJAM KARET and in some circumstances also the most known band from Island SIGUR ROS. But - apart from these considerations - this surprising debut album contains a couple of stunning jewels such as "In the Court of the Crimson King" and "21st Century Schizoid Man", and also a couple of tepid songs (an exception is represented by the mythical "Epitaph"): for this reason the actual score of this work should be "3 stars and an half"; nevertheless its importance is worth the maximum score. Highly recommended in every kind of discography as an historical document, but from the artistic point of view is not completely essential, as well as the repetitive ballads inside!!
lor68 | 3/5 |


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