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King Crimson


Eclectic Prog

3.95 | 1092 ratings

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Man With Hat
4 stars Long live the king! I liked COL, unlike many people, and this just builds on that sound. It is ALOT less cluttered and "noisy" than COL, which makes it more accessible and listenible. In some respcets this ablum is better than anything since the 80s albums. Most of the songs are really good (which i can't say for THRAK or COL). Also, the band seems more "together". The lyrics are all solid (which many people questioned Belew's ability to sing and write words). Belew is deffinately the man for the job. He is still very skilled and, IMHO, will always be.

Now, for the review. The Power To Believe I is a great song. I absolutly love the poem. Though short, it is very powerful. Brillent!! Level Five is also very good. Love the guitar/drum work in this one. Very powerful as well. Eyes wide open is not too bad. Good vocals, and an overall eerie tone, make this one pretty enjoyable. Elektik remindes me of The ConstruKction of Light (the song), filled with alot of guitar interplay and, again, soild drum work. Facts Of Life is one of thier best songs, period. This song, more than any other, proves that Belew is still a great lyricist. Stunning chours, great music, and fantastic all around. TPTB II is an average track, although it contains good guitar work. Dangerous Cruves is another fine song. Everyone on this track is really soild. Happy with what you have to be happy with is another great song. Insane (odd) lyrics accompany this track. It adds humor to this album (which, although a positive messagek, i still find bleak). TPTB III is again more skilled work by Fripp, but is nothing fantastic. The same could be said with TPTB:Coda.

All in all, this is a great album. A deffinate must for all Crimson fans, and very much worthy of a listen by prog fans. Recommened!!!

Man With Hat | 4/5 |


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