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IN THE COURT OF THE CRIMSON KING

King Crimson

 

Eclectic Prog

4.59 | 2965 ratings

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Mystery
4 stars I realize I was pretty harsh on this on my previous review, so I'm going to edit it because I've listened to the album several more times. Before, only around 2 of the 5 songs sort of clicked, yet those didn't even seem remarkable. After a few more listens, since I wanted to see whether this alleged prog masterpiece and turning point, I not only put the music in the context of the time in which it was written, but also looked for merit in the music. Of course, I realized the talent it took to write such music upon first listen, but piecing together everything, the entire work as a coherent piece, still took time for me. Eventually, I grew a penchant toward the music itself, and every single track on this album grew exponentially better. Moonchild too went from fairly dreadful to bearable and then even to pretty good. Besides Moonchild, every other track is fantastic. If this were any other prog album, it'd probably barely miss 5 stars since it drags a bit in some places, but since this album was incredibly influential, I'll rate it 5.
Mystery | 4/5 |

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