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King Crimson - Larks' Tongues in Aspic CD (album) cover


King Crimson


Eclectic Prog

4.42 | 2976 ratings

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5 stars Easy Money is the weakest track on this record (and was weak as well in live concerts from the line-up of the Whetton era, IMO). Highlights from this record include Larks' Tongues in Aspic parts I and II, which are among the best pieces that King Crimson has ever written. Exiles is an excellent, very beautiful ballad. (No offense, I don't think it's very prog, apart from it's symphonic characteristics.)

To me, this album is important in that it marks the beginning of really radical song construction as compared to their earlier efforts. I agree with some of the other reviewers on this site that Whetton's voice is strained and flat (especially on Exiles). In spite of such minor defects (including the relative weakness of Easy Money), this is still a masterpiece.

dragonspirit | 5/5 |


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