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LARKS' TONGUES IN ASPIC

King Crimson

 

Eclectic Prog

4.39 | 1893 ratings

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Frankie Flowers
4 stars King Crimson albums are often very challenging and "Larks' Tongues In Aspic" is certainly no exception. This one took me years to fully appreciate. It marked the band's transition from a jazz-influenced vein to a more experimental one and was the first to blend violin and exotic percussion instruments into its sound. There are still strong jazz fusion influences, some classical too and portions of almost raw heavy metal from Fripp's guitar. The results are some eccentric and weird music. But it is also so dynamic that it's impossible to catch everything at first. John Wetton's vocals can't be compared to Greg Lake's I guess but he is a pretty strong bassist. This is not a perfect album but still important classic prog and also to its credit, it has stood the test of time extremely well. For all these reasons it touches a four star rating.
Frankie Flowers | 4/5 |

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