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Poll Question: which King Crimson album do you prefer?
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40 [56.34%]
17 [23.94%]
13 [18.31%]
1 [1.41%]
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 28 2017 at 10:20
LTIA 5 stars
SABB 4 stars
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 28 2017 at 09:08
Originally posted by O666 O666 wrote:

Larks easily! Emm ... Emm Ermm  No not easily.
 
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For years and years I preferred LTIA, but SABB still grows increasingly. So, today I really can't decide...
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 28 2017 at 07:42
Larks easily! Emm ... Emm Ermm  No not easily.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 28 2017 at 06:02
I have a real soft spot for SABB - my first King Crimson album. But, LTIA is the stronger statement of the new musical direction that would define, what is for me the greatest period in KC's illustrious history...
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 27 2017 at 21:11
Originally posted by Guldbamsen Guldbamsen wrote:

Shark dongs for me as well. It is my favourite Crimson album together with Lizard. Starless & Bible Black though contains their best tune in Fracture.


Shouldn't it be Shark's Lungs in Lemsip, or something like that?
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 27 2017 at 19:31
Starless and Bible Black nowadays.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 27 2017 at 18:07
Larks Tongues in Aspic is my favorite KC álbum, but, Starless is great !
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 27 2017 at 17:14
Cannot choose, really.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 27 2017 at 15:52
Too close, can't decide. Since I got The Great Deceiver boxset, I've grown to love Starless & Bible Black almost as much as Larks. Trio and the title track are two of the very best improvisations I have ever heard. Normally I would have picked Larks without hesitation but I've listened to S&BB sooo much lately.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 27 2017 at 15:40
LTIA. Haven't we been here before ??
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 27 2017 at 15:32
ok cheers for the votes/replies... bit surprised how one-sided it is, but I agree with the majority opinion here as well tbh

I have the 2000 Starless CD remaster and in the liner notes theres a couple of pages with original album reviews of it from the time. interestingly most say or imply Starless is their best album yet.

the Sounds magazine review even says this:

"Larks Tongues In Aspic palled very quickly as an album, especially when you'd seen them play a good gig, but this one --- I suspect --- will maintain its ability to hold you through a sequence of twists and turns much longer than its predecessor."
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 27 2017 at 15:12
Lark's Tongues takes me to those organic wild landscapes while SABB goes into (abandoned) sub-urban sites (with old concrete etc). I'd prefer open air but LTIA arrangements and transitions could be improved. Exiles and Easy Money not that great... Even if the LTIA summits are a bit higher, SABB has more to offer so I go for it
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 27 2017 at 15:07
Shark dongs for me as well. It is my favourite Crimson album together with Lizard. Starless & Bible Black though contains their best tune in Fracture.


Edited by Guldbamsen - June 27 2017 at 15:16
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 27 2017 at 13:48
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 27 2017 at 13:29
Very close, Today I'll go with Starless. Tomorrow: Larks.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 27 2017 at 13:16
I prefer Larks, but not by much.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 27 2017 at 12:47
hmm, not really into KC after Islands, but Larks gets the edge, although "The Night Watch" beats anything on that album
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 27 2017 at 12:28
Starless is great, but Larks' Tongues is transcendent.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 27 2017 at 11:06
Chirp.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 27 2017 at 09:55
Feel like joining the choir.
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