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IN THE COURT OF THE CRIMSON KING

King Crimson

 

Eclectic Prog

4.63 | 4262 ratings

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pfptmvandkc
5 stars One of my favorite albums of all time. I've looked for things as instrumentally diverse and eclectic as In the Court of the Crimson King with very little results. King Crimson's style drastically changed, as well as their line-up, quite frequently.

21st Century Schizoid man is a wild song with an awesome guitar solo. I Talk to the Wind is such a beautiful song. The flutes are just dreamy. Epitaph is a very dark, dramatic song with great arpeggios from Robert Fripp. Moonchild is pretty great for the first few minutes, with nice experrimentation for the last 14 minutes. And In the Court of the Crimson King is the perfect end to this album, telling a great little story.

I've never connected the lyrics myself, but some say this album is a concept album/rock opera. The only prevalent theme I can imagine is innovation and awesomeness throughout the whole album. 5 stars, easy.

pfptmvandkc | 5/5 |

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