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RED

King Crimson

 

Eclectic Prog

4.56 | 3449 ratings

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Wallium
4 stars This album contains three of Crimson's best works. Red, Providence, and Starless. Each one great for it's own reasons.

The overall album doesn't seem to have a totality to it though, like it's missing something to bridge some missing gap.

They go from Red, to Fallen Angel, to Another Red nightmare. So far so good. Then Providence comes next (it's so weird that it may have to be my favorite tune by them). It creates a void by jumping as far as it does, right into the unknown world of nearly atonal. Then Starless shines, so beautifully in fact. But it doesn't quite fill the void, it's as if they just we're trying to make a best-of album of some sort.

Overall:

Amazing tunes, not so perfect overall theme.

Wallium | 4/5 |

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