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THE POWER TO BELIEVE

King Crimson

 

Eclectic Prog

3.96 | 1120 ratings

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zaxx
3 stars A much better effort than its predecessor "The ConstruKction Of Light". The album is constructed around a central theme (like "In The Wake Of Poseidon" with the trilogy "Peace"). Not too many irritating improvs here, though there are more instrumentals.

A great idea was to open the album with the short "The Power To Believe I : A Cappella". It just sets the mood for the rest of the album. "Level Five" is a heavy track (I could even say "Thrak" since the two songs are very similar). "Eyes Wide Open" is one of those nice soft songs with Adrian Belew using more a gentle type of voice. "Elektrik" is another variation of the "Fracture" type of songs that can be found on almost every King Crimson album. "Facts Of Life" and "Happy With What You Have To Be Happy With" are two songs with those typical silly lyrics from Adrian Belew. "The Power To Believe II" and "The Power To Believe III" are projeKct-like instrumentals with a lot of musical variations - somewhere between ProjeKct Two and Three. "Dangerous Curves" is maybe the best track on the album for its originality - a mix of "The Devil's Triangle part I" and "Space Groove II" built like "The Talking Drum". The closing track "The Power To Believe IV : Coda" is a beautiful soundscape (from the master of soundscapes Mr Fripp) - a great way to close the album.

Rating: 75/100

zaxx | 3/5 |

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