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BEAT

King Crimson

 

Eclectic Prog

3.08 | 1216 ratings

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progtime1234567
3 stars In my quest to fill all of my old ratings with reviews, I'm starting with King Crimson. Why? Because I have a lot of ratings with K.C that don't have a review. Nobody will probably read these but whatever man. The album:

Beat is the 8th album by King Crimson and the second in their string of 80's album or their "color trilogy" as some people such as myself call it. Beat kind of sounds like Discipline but overall, it's may more commercial. I would call this their most mainstream album, save for the two instrumental songs, Requiem and Satori in Tangier, which are pretty weird and would upset some of the mainstream audience with their sound, but I like them. The rest of the album is basically new wave, a popular genre from the time. Some progressive rock is still present, but not as much as other albums by King Crimson.

I really like this album, although I can't recommend Beat to anyone who is just getting into the band, as it sounds nothing like their other albums. I am giving this three stars; it is good but not essential.

progtime1234567 | 3/5 |

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