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King Crimson


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4.54 | 3043 ratings

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Billy Pilgrim
5 stars Here it is. This album is almost as legendary as ITCOTCK, and it's no surprise as to why. Because it is a marvelous album. The only flaw it has, is the flaw that SABB had, which is its live improvisation. Once again just another boring track. I don't know how anyone can enjoy people playing random notes at random times where there is no structure and no meaning. Getting that out of the way the rest is great and makes it worthy of a five start rating. I'll start with Starless, which is my favorite King Crimson track, and I'm sure it's allot of peoples favorite King Crimson track. A song about hopelessness. "Sundown dazzling day, gold through my eyes, but my eyes turned within only seeing starless and bible black." Who can't relate at times? The riff that Fripp plays in the beginning is so simple yet so perfect, just listen. It than goes to an instrumental jam and than back around to play some parts of the melody over again but much stronger as a finale, and it is a very good finale. Fallen Angel is brilliant, the structure to the song is very interesting. One more red nightmare is known for it's drums, in paticular its cymbal crashes.

And of course the big great instrumental which is the title track, the assortment of riffs in this song are the strongest I've ever heard. Awesome song Red is. Overall Red is an album that is very essential, everyone into progressive music needs to own this album.

Billy Pilgrim | 5/5 |


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