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RED

King Crimson

 

Eclectic Prog

4.52 | 2213 ratings

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Rune2000
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5 stars What a great conclusion to an amazing King Crimson era! Red is an essential album not only for fans of the band but almost everyone who loves rock music. The sound of this music is universal and sounds as fresh and exciting today as it did the year it was released.

What makes this album so special to me is its vintage 70's-sound and dark atmosphere, which can partially be attributed to the album cover, that makes the record a very fulfilling experience no matter when you listen to it. The album quickly takes the dark tone with the opening title-track and features some of the classic King Crimson music during the course of the mere 6 minutes. Fallen Angel is as beautiful as a John Wetton-sung ballad can ever get while the quirky One More Red Nightmare and live Providence show a broader scope of the band's ability without diverging too much from the overall mood of the previous two tracks. Finally it's Starless that hits the last nail into this solid classic of an album.

I want to keep things short since there is really no point of even trying to prove to anyone that this is an essential album. If you have not yet heard it then you're clearly not a big fan of rock music to begin with!

***** songs: Red (6:16) Fallen Angel (6:03) Starless (12:16)

**** songs: One More Red Nightmare (7:10) Providence (8:10)

Total Rating: 4,62

Rune2000 | 5/5 |

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