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ISLANDS

King Crimson

 

Eclectic Prog

3.81 | 1720 ratings

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mohaveman
2 stars One of my least favorite of King Crimson's albums. By far the lowest of their "classical" period. This is amazingly quiet and has some downright boring parts such as "Islands" which never falls to make me yawn. KC always seemed to provide a wide range of styles on their releases but on ISLANDS, I can't find them. Lots of the "same ole same ole..". On much of this, I find myself waiting for something to pick up and begin to happen-rarely does, though. The best here is "Ladies of the Road", a funky upbeat number and "Prelude" a wonderful classical that always reminds me of Mike Oldfield. Much of this album, probably because of the sax of Mel Collins, puts me in mind of early Roxy Music. However, it never has the pure energy that Roxy Music had on their first couple of albums. Lots of wasted space and noodling here. Sorry, KC, but only 2 stars. Almost 2 1/2 but not quite.
mohaveman | 2/5 |

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