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BEAT

King Crimson

 

Eclectic Prog

3.07 | 1207 ratings

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Uruk_hai
4 stars Review #32

The four members of KING CRIMSON who played in "Discipline" remained in the band for the following two albums. In 1982 "Beat" came out with music quite similar to the one in the previous album but with less interesting and experimental songs. The songs in this record are more into a New Wave less Progressive kind of rock. It has very catchy songs between moving themes and some slow ones.

"Neal and Jack and Me" is a very energetic and moving song, "Heartbeat" is more quiet and slow but pretty great too; "Neurotica" is mind-blowing, a lot of resemblance to the 70's CRIMSON sound; "Sartori in Tangier" and "Requiem" are two very nice instrumental pieces.

In general, the album is very good, not amazing but definitely an excellent addition to any Progressive Rock collection, so 4 stars.

Uruk_hai | 4/5 |

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