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King Crimson


Eclectic Prog

4.12 | 1928 ratings

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3 stars King Crimson's third studio album and a very much reviewed one too. So I will be brief.

This album is a very strange one too. Very Beatles like at places. It is mostly very Gentle Giant like too. But it is mostly arch typical King Crimson with Robert Fripp's signature mellotron very much in presence on this album. But the woodwinds is the signature of this album and they creates what is bordering to a jazz vibe. I say bordering too because most of this album is Beatles like pop-rock.

The songs here are not that great. But the title track, which my maths tells me is around half an hour long with all the suites, is great. The rest has flashes of brilliance inbetween some good stuff.

It is really really hard to give this album a review in stars based on only ten listenings. I feel this album may end up as a companion of myself for the next decades. I will give it one set of stars now and revisit in some years time. That is the only thing I can do. Anno december 2011, I rate this as a very good album only.

3.5 stars

toroddfuglesteg | 3/5 |


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