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IN THE COURT OF THE CRIMSON KING

King Crimson

 

Eclectic Prog

4.62 | 4013 ratings

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Buckethead1
5 stars Now this was the first album King Crimson put out and I still find that this album is still the best work they ever did. Some songs off future albums may be better than some on ITCOTCK but as a whole this album is about as good as it gets. 21st Century Schiziod Man was the commercial hit along with the song In the Court of the Crimson King on this album. Schizoid man is a face paced song which shows off Fripp's insane guitar compositional skills. The unsison runs with guitar and saxophone have always put me in a state of awe. Being a guitar player I know just how good Fripp is, he's a bloody genious. Epitaph is my favourite song on the album. Moonchild is a long song that also laid the foundations for King Crimson's early work. Although King Crimson was famous for having an ever evolving sound, Moonchild was the blueprint for many songs on the albums that followed.

Thats enough with the song reviews. People before me know much better than I at song breakdowns on In the Court of the Crimson King. This was one of the first prog rock albums and is still largely unrivaled. This album was the one that hooked me onto this band and every time I listen to it I am reminded of why. The music is fast paced or slow and mellow. The album expresses emotion and you feel something when you listen to it. I know that sounds frighteningly fruity but its true. ITCOTCK = 5 stars.

Buckethead1 | 5/5 |

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