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King Crimson


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4 stars King Crimson is probably my favorite rock band, even though "rock" could be a far too limiting term for what they do. I wouldn't give anything they produce anything less than 3 1/2 stars. "In The Wake Of Poseidon" gets 4 stars in my book. It's not their best album, but it's real close!

"In The Wake Of Poseidon" is often compared to "In The Court Of The Crimson King", to the detriment of "Poseidon" I strongly disagree. "Poseidon" shows strong infuences that "Court" does not. The title track probably comes closest in style to "Court". "PIctures of a City" shows a strong jazz influence that becomes stronger on later albums. The 3 sections of "Peace" almost sound liturgical. "Cadence & Cascade" is simple, beautiful, and unlike anything on "Court".

"Cat Food" is probably my least favorite track. It's a little goofy, but it's still King Crimson. My favorites are the title track and "Pictures of a City." Greg Lake is the best vocalist in KC history IMO. "PIctures of a City" shows Greg at his best. This album demonstrates the restless experimentation and development that is one of KIng Crimson's most attractive qualities. Rather than being just a continuation of "Couirt", "In the Wake of Poseidon" is an excellent album in its own right.

thwok | 4/5 |


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