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IN THE COURT OF THE CRIMSON KING

King Crimson

 

Eclectic Prog

4.63 | 4159 ratings

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toroddfuglesteg
4 stars Another top ten album where I am just adding my review.

The importance of this album is undisputed. It is an album that defined the term progressive rock . It is also the grandfather of a lot of albums in this genre. So full marks for that.

Music wise.......... It starts with the classic 21st Century Schizoid Man. It is an excellent song, although not one of my favorite songs.I Talk To The Wind on the other hand is a masterpiece and one of my all time favorite songs. It is very lyrical and poetic. Epitaph is off course another classic King Crimson song and a brilliant one too. I do not care too much about Moonchild where the avant-garde is to overwhelming. The title track is another classic King Crimson song which sums up the 1960s in a nutshell. So what we have here is four classic tracks and one not so great track. Hence my four and a half sprinkling of stars.

This album is though an essential album in anyone's collection. I am sure I will still enjoy this album when I am drinking black coffee from a straw in a rocking chair and tell the nurses when I drove to the planet Mars in an 1979 model Volvo car. The joy of old age and senility..........

4.5 stars

toroddfuglesteg | 4/5 |

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