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BEAT

King Crimson

 

Eclectic Prog

3.07 | 1173 ratings

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Hambone
4 stars I would like to start off by saying that this album is very, let me stress that, VERY underrated by many people I've talked to about it. They can seem to get over it's similarities to 'Discipline' which even though I can understand that I really consider this album to be the linking album between 'Discipline' and 'Three of a Perfect Pair'. If you read the insert in 'Three of a Perfect Pair' Fripp says in one of the articles that he felt It had the right balance of acessible and excessive but I really think that it is in 'Beat' that you really find that balance. You have the strangly catchy: 'Neal and Jack and Me' and 'Sartori in Tangier' while also some lovely songs like 'Heartbeat' and 'Two Hands' but then these are both shown up by my favorite side of King Crimson: the strange side. 'Neurotica' and 'The Howler' bring out this side very well on the album (both being favorites of mine). This album really shouldn't be over looked by fans. There is more to the 80's albums of King Crimson then what one may see at first but when you get down to it they really are incredible.
Hambone | 4/5 |

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