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King Crimson


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4 stars I think this album is really good, and while the people who say that it is a mirror of the debut are right to a small extent, that doesn't make this a bad album. I love how the 'Peace' sections run throughout the album, and they are all great with great vocals (except Peace- A Theme, which is instrumental).

Pictures of a City, while similar in music and lyrical themes to Schizoid Man, is good in its own unique qay, although the middle section can get boring after a while.

Cadence and Cascade, which doesn't feature Greg Lake on vocals, is great nonetheless, with some great guest vocals from Gordon Haskell. Very melodic and emotional. While some people say it is similar to I Talk to the Wind, I think this is a tad better.

In the Wake of Poseidon is the best song on the album. Featuring great mellotron, acoustic guitar, vocals, melodies and truly outstanding drums, this song, while slightly simlar to Epitaph, is still great and pretty unique if you ask me.

Cat Food is tied for the worst song on the album. It would be pretty good except that the piano keeps churning out these disgusting chromatic sour notes, but the end of it makes up for it. I also don't like the lyrics of this one.

Devil's Triangle is the other contender for worst track. It starts out with great mellotron, and it sounds really good, but after you've listened to 8 plus minutes of no vocals scary sounding repeatitiveness, it gets kind of boring. The ending is good though.

So no song is truly bad, but this album is not as consistent as the debut. Its still worth a buy though. Highlights are: Pictures of a City, Cadence and Cascade, In the Wake of Poseidon, and all the Peace sections.

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