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BEAT

King Crimson

 

Eclectic Prog

3.08 | 1213 ratings

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snobb
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4 stars It wasn't easy to record a new album after so great and shocking "Discipline"! So we have the same situation there as happened with KC in their very beginning, with debut and the second album. "Beat" is quite a continued version of "Discipline", with some very great songs, but some average as well. The sound is a bit warmer and more commercial, and all the album is not so concentrated as previous one.

Musical construction - polirhythmics and chaotical sounds mixed with electronic background and pop-scented melodies is in fact the same as before. And if not so unusual as Discipline, the album is very strong anyway. The last composition ( Requiem) is nice excurse in past KC territories.

This album didn't open new lands for band, but confirmed changes were done in previous album. And really is pleasant listening by itself.

snobb | 4/5 |

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