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King Crimson


Eclectic Prog

3.37 | 83 ratings

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2 stars Having been a longtime Crimson fan, I should probably like this. But I can't. It bares no resemblance whatsoever to the 60's or 70's King Crimson, and barely any resemblance to the 80's Crimson, even though 1/2 of the band is still the same. And it just flops around like a sick fish, not accomplishing much.

Some of the songs are an ugly grunge-sounding mess (the title track and Larks Tongues IV). The only worthwhile songs are the somewhat heavy Potato Pie, bell-like percussion instrumental Shoganai, quiet Eyes Wide Open, and the hidden track of excerpts in Clouds. But even those are a far cry from the classics from earlier Crimson releases.

If Fripp and Co. are going to release junk like this, they ought to do it under a different band name, and not drag "KING CRIMSON" through the dirt.

| 2/5 |


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