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King Crimson


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3.01 | 897 ratings

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2 stars For me it is the worst King Crimson album. First perceptible thing is its commercial feature which spreads out through almost whole album. The best example is Heardbeat. Through whole carier, King Crimson used to create songs complex and not simple ryhthm but this time (as the title says) we are given common almost poppy songs with simple BEAT. I don`t know why Robert Fripp needed Bull Bruford to play drums. This unusual drummer is known from more complex playing then this album requires. I think this changes are due to 80`s when THE BEAT was the most important thing in whole music which was based on it. On the other hand it`s a King Crimson`s hallmark to make very different kinds of music and this time they chose this playground (or mayby it was up to Warner Bros. who knows...) Besides, if we are at their worst album let me introduce their best one... It`s ISLANDS... It`s my favourite piece of music ever made. All in all it isn`t very bad album, it lasts only 36minutes, so you may try it :-).

Regards from Poland.

Mephew | 2/5 |


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