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King Crimson


Eclectic Prog

4.63 | 4298 ratings

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5 stars A masterpiece. Crimson's first & greatest. While in college, 21st Century Schizoid Man was my personal theme song; whereas today, it may be Epitaph (Confusion is my epitaph, as I walk a cracked and beaten path). The album goes from the very hard and disonant 21st Century Schizoid Man, to the jazzy feel of Moonchild, to the beautifyl melody of I Talk to the Wind. I love atmosphere and layers of sound in music, and between Fripp's guitar and McDonald's woodwinds, there is atmosphere and depth throughout. Epitaph is one of the altime great songs, almost on a level with Genesis's Firth of Fifth. Greg Lake has always been one of my favorite prog vocalists, because he enunciates so well, you don't need liner notes to learn the lyrics. The Court of the Crimson King is another all time great song. This is a must have for any serious listener.
rjeffreyr | 5/5 |


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