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King Crimson


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3.83 | 1980 ratings

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Your Lame Sister
5 stars o boy, is this an underrated jem. basically, it consists of several songs which are 'copies' of songs from the previous album ('Pictures...' 'Cadence...' and the title track), and several songs which are completely original.

the album usually gets bashed for ripping off 'court', but damn it, these rip-offs are GOOD. Of course, the improved production is a major plus, but it's the actual songwriting that pushes these so called 'rip- offs'. 'Pictures Of A City' is just as good as '21st Century Schizoid Man' (and that's a HUGE compliment), 'Cadence And Cascade' isn't as good as 'I Talk To The Wind', but it isn't far behind it, and the title track is almost equal to 'Epitaph'.

And the original tracks? well, there's 'Cat Food', a fun jazz-pop number with absolutely psychotic piano playing. excellent. there's also 'The Devil's Triangle', a bizzare suite based around Gustav Holst's 'Mars, Bringer Of War'. it's definetly too long, but the sheer awe that it creates is enough to please me. unfortunately, there's also three stupid 'Peace' tracks that do absolutely nothing for the album. thankfully, none of them lasts for more then 2 minutes, and I just skip them.

Overall, this is a spectacular album, inferior to 'Court' in a few aspects, but superior in others (No Moonchild!). 4.5/5

Your Lame Sister | 5/5 |


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