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THE POWER TO BELIEVE

King Crimson

 

Eclectic Prog

3.97 | 1280 ratings

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porter
2 stars This one a masterpiece?! No way...definitely a poor effort from KC. IMHO way worse than TCOL (which I like a lot). The ideas are stale, ther is no consistent flow, there are at least two bad songs, and it's BORING. I do like some tracks a lot, Level Five is great, although it's the same old LTIA thing and, frankly, they could have avoided it, but anyway, it's pretty good. Eyes wide open is a good one too, like a very modernized version of The Beatles in some way (!!! - IMHO). But from EleKctrik on I start to sense the lack of consistency. As someone stated before, Facts of life might be the worst song ever written by Belew for KC, and HWWYHTBHW does not do much better. Other good tracks in the sack might be The power to believe pt II, anyway it's kind of a The sheltering sky wannabe, and it's pretty boring at long, and also Dangerous curves is not bad, creating an interesting mood. Unfortunately the good tracks don't rescue the album from being boring to death and uninspired. A quick comparison with Thrak and you'll probably change your mind about what is a masterpiece.

Peace - Porter

porter | 2/5 |

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