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King Crimson


Eclectic Prog

4.63 | 4341 ratings

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5 stars KING CRIMSON: the all-time prog band. In the court of the crimson king: the all-time prog album. In the court of the crimson king is the, THE prog album that everyone needs to hear. It is not only the masterpiece of progressive music, it is one of the masterpieces of rock music. KING CRIMSON are one of the most influential bands ever to exist and this album is the reason why. In the court started progressive rock and influenced the progressive rock bands that came after it. It also influenced the bands that would go on to pioneer progressive metal. It also influenced many musicians and bands outside of prog and even outside of rock and metal music. The band members who performed on this album all sound great on their instruments, and even Ian MacDonald who was the multi-instrumentalist sounded good on all his instruments even though he wasn't focused on just on instrument like everyone else was. Greg Lake's voice sounds amazing as usual and Robert Fripp's guitar also sounds great as usual. From the jazzy 21st century Schizoid man to the folky I talk to the wind, and the epic final track The court of the Crimson King, Robert Fripp and gang all present the masterpiece of the genre that they created and one of the greatest and landmark albums in rock n' roll history. Absolutely essential listening for everyone who loves progressive music and rock music altogether.
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