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King Crimson


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5 stars The most underrated King Crimson album together with Islands in my opinion.

This where it all really started. I love "In the Court...", but this is the first album where we can hear the Crimson sound which will evolve in the next 33 years. The best example of this new experimental sound is Devils Triangle - one of the most powerful and best Crimson tracks ever recorded. The whole record has much more dynamic sound and is more jazzy than debut. It grows bigger in my ears with every listen, and I listen to Crimson for about 6 years. (not so much time for this band, I have a feeling still i will be learning Fripps genious for many years)

Also I love the tight concept of the album, all those tracks connected together by Peace interludes. There are some similiarities with tracks from the debut, but its obvious that "In The Court..." wasnt so coherent, it was more about 5 quite different tracks than a concept album. And i will choose the title track from Poseidon over Epitaph anytime.

Don't listen to people talking about "copying the debut ideas with worse effect", give this album few attentive spins and you will hear the obvious differences and hidden genious. And it will grow on you from that moment.

nephilim93 | 5/5 |


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