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King Crimson - In The Court Of The Crimson King CD (album) cover


King Crimson


Eclectic Prog

4.62 | 3841 ratings

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5 stars In the court of the crimson king...

What can I say about this album that hasn't already been told???

this is my personal experience with this album...

After reading and hearing a lot of people talking about this album I decided to listen to a couple of songs....

So I went to youtube and the first song I found was 21st century schizoid man...

the first seconds were amazing. I had never before heard progressive rock of any kind so was surprised by the song, especially Greg Lakes singing. but then the song came to this frenetic and confusing headache inducing distortion laden mess full of screeching guitars & dissonant harmonies. In other words nothing I had ever heard before prepared me for the big mess this musicians were making. I HATED IT!!!.

fast forward a couple of months and more reading and i was becoming more and more intrigued by the music that I had heard that day so finally i decided to give it a chance.

This time i listened to the entire album.


By the time the album ended I was amazed & depressed (something that always happen when I listen to this album). But the important thing is that it left a lasting print in my head. I absolutely LOVE THIS ALBUM!!!!!! its different and wayyyyyy ahead of its time.


because of this album i have discovered the following bands and become a proud owner of their discography king crimsons (duh),yes (the albums with steve howe), genesis (the peter gabriel stuff), emerson lake palmer , dream theater,and more lately porcupine tree & mars volta.

all of this because of the lasting impression that this album caused on me...

mahavishnujoel | 5/5 |


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