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King Crimson


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4.12 | 2112 ratings

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Man With Hat
4 stars Wow! Totally surprised by this one. When you ask people about KC, Lizard is very rarely a response you get. This is really a fantastic album. All the songs are really really solid. The playing is absolutly fantastic. I particulariy love Happy Family and Lizard. (Again, an instance where I should give five stars just for one song.) Lizard is probably the most underrated KC song. Wonderful blend of jazz, classical, and progressive rock. There are only two problems with this album. It takes a while for you to like it, or at least that's how i felt. I downloaded Circus from the site, and i didn't care for it first. After about four or five listens, i started to like it and decided to buy the album. The second problem is, there are two minutes in Lizard (the song) that i don't care for, but the good outwieghs the bad expoentially. Despite those things this is really a great album. It is really catchy and jazzy and complex. Certainly the jazz peak of KC, there are traces of almost every type of jazz...straight, jazz-rock, avant jazz, etc. The complexity and un-ear friendlyness of a few of the songs can put some people off. Thus, this is not one to start with. A fantastic album recommended to the KC fans with adventerous ears.
Man With Hat | 4/5 |


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