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King Crimson


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4.10 | 1653 ratings

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4 stars Even more jazz-oriented than its predecessors, "Lizards"is another single album in the discography of King Crimson.Da first phase of the band, this is what most differentiates the debut album, "In the court of King Crimson" . Definitely not one of my favorites of the band, but it is very gratifying to hear, despite all the controversy that round.

Of its five tracks, the epic opener and final are the highlights: "Cirkus" is a wonderful little strange, a psychedelic trip absurdly wandering the sad voice of Haskell, Mellotrons strong, beautiful fingerstyle guitar by Fripp, powerful saxophone, until arriving at a cacophonous end (as is "21st Century Schizoid Man" and "Pictures of the city" of previous albums), while "Lizards"is the greatest band of KC (if you disregard the 4 parts of "Larks Tongues in Aspic" produced over 27 years) and is not just for special appearances by Jon Anderson (who sings the first section, "Prince Rupert Awakes"), but by several desnvolvidos themes throughout its 23 minutos.The other tracks is also interesting but are weaker.

Overall, this is a great album but not a masterpiece.4 stars

voliveira | 4/5 |


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