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King Crimson


Eclectic Prog

3.08 | 1213 ratings

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3 stars Equally accessible but more commercially driven than Discipline, the second 80's effort by KC immerses the listener quickly in the typical 80's guitar textures. Heartbeat is probably the most radio-friendly and famous track by KC but stands on its own in terms of quality. The first instrumental composition on the album, "Sartori in Tangier" driven by keyboard sounding like guitar. Another track worth mentioning is "Neurotic" and the drum pattern indeed sound neurotic, this is KC at their most experimental level. "Two hands" is the warmest track on the album with perfect melow guitar landscapes. "The howler" offers a marriage of new wave and typical KC rhythmical irregularity. "Requiem" tries to be progressive but fails at captivating the full attention because of an undeveloped feeling. Still a solid KC album and not a sellout comparing to some other fellow acts.

sgtpepper | 3/5 |


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