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IN THE COURT OF THE CRIMSON KING

King Crimson

 

Eclectic Prog

4.60 | 2991 ratings

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Tasartir
4 stars Although most people adore 21st Century Schizoid man, I don't agree it should have been here. It's a hard song, amazing, I love it, it just doesn't add to the mood of the rest of the album, it actually takes away from it. I actually think the album should have started with Epitaph and ended with At the Court, and 21st Century should have been included into another album because it just takes away from the haunting mood of the album.

Even though that's my major complain with this album (and it's a big one, enough for me to give this 4 stars instead of 5). I still enjoy it loads, it's very satisfying, and it definetely gets through to the listener that this isn't happy music, that this is intelligent, oblique sounding music. Fripp is incredible, I can't believe he started his carreer with KC with such an astounding album, must have taken a lot of guts...here we have a man that won't listen to record companies...not even on his debut!

My advice here is that you go out and buy this if you haven't already, this might be your introduction to your future favorite band, trust me, they're that good!

Tasartir | 4/5 |

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