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King Crimson


Eclectic Prog

4.11 | 1731 ratings

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5 stars No doubt, one of the best progressive albums in eighties, here. And it does not belong to eighties at all! First of all, this is so original music here, that you can not compare it to anything else out there. That means this is elemental, or primary album, with hard references to some music before this. It has its own beauty and mathematically precise approach in instrumentation, except in song Indiscipline, where it gets a bit uncertain in sound (like its name says), which makes an album musically bright. I could listen it for hours, and not find any weak moment here. Some of you, people, would not like this album, because of its difference with earlier King Crimson albums, but this is beginning of new era, much different album is what makes King Crimson so unique band. First time in his career, Fripp worked with another guitarist, which made Crimson's sound even more interesting and excite full. Belew is excellent on guitar and one of the most unique ever. His guitar is live, speaks and sings. Belew has very good voice, which is, like always, the best in ballads. One of my favorite songs of Crimson is "Matte Cudasai", easy, relaxing, inspiring song with great guitars and more than anything: beautiful voice. Here are many varieties in songs, but very strong connection between them, which is characteristics of albums that I have always liked. I will not write about rhythms, time signatures, or complexity of music, but it is true, that this is not simple album, but it is easy listenable, which testify excellent composition and structures. Most of the songs out of this work are anthological, and among favorites on King Crimson live concerts. For any new King Crimson fan, this is essential work, as well as excellent example of essential album in progressive music.
nisandzic | 5/5 |


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