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IN THE WAKE OF POSEIDON

King Crimson

 

Eclectic Prog

3.83 | 1980 ratings

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horsewithteeth11
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3 stars Many people say this is a disappointment in comparison to KC's debut. Well, given that I don't think nearly as highly of their debut as probably 90% of most progressive rock fans, I beg to differ. I think this album is actually an improvement on ItCotCK, but while it does take a few steps forward, it also takes a few steps backwards in my opinion.

I'll keep this review short since there is already a plethora of them on this album and most other KC albums. This album retains too much of the symphonic noodling that annoyed me on Court, especially in Epitaph and Moonchild. It also feels quite generic compared to some of the other material that was around in the early 70s as well At the same time, this album also is moving away from that symphonic sound and more towards the experimental, jazzy, eclectic sound that would become the classic 70s KC sound. Pictures of a City and Devil's Triangle are probably my two favorite songs on here. I especially like the buildup on the beginning of the second one. But really, there's only so much for me to enjoy here. A bit better for me than KC's debut, but I still can't give it more than 3 stars. The best is still yet to come.

horsewithteeth11 | 3/5 |

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