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Poll Question: Which one do you think is the worst?
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    Posted: September 06 2018 at 20:38
Here are the 5 worst rated KC albums on PA. Which do you personally think is the worst one of the bunch? I chose not to include any ProjecKts because they would have dominated this list and they aren't technically official KC albums.
And yes, sadly Islands made the list. It is my personal fav KC album, but since im just going off PA rankings instead of making a purely subjective list of the worst, it made the cut with a ranking of 3.81, just barely under TWOP, which had 3.83.

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote friso Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 07 2018 at 00:12
Voted Islands, just ordered a new vinyl actually. Side 1 of Beat is also very nice.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Mortte Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 07 2018 at 00:14
Itīs Islands. To me just all the seventies Crimsons go over their later output.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Mortte Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 07 2018 at 00:16
Great to see ConstruKction has already got two votes, because I have understood there are people who thinks itīs the worst album of KC. I think itīs better than Power to Believe, Beat & Three of Perfect.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Chaser Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 07 2018 at 01:40
Construktion of Light is my worst from this list, although there are people that rate it. It just didn't chime with me at all, but then, neither did Beat for many years and I now think Beat is a really good album, so maybe I'll change my mind about Construktion at some point, but, for now, it's Construktion.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Chaser Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 07 2018 at 01:42
My worst to best from this list would be:

Construktion
THRAK
Islands
Three of a Perfect Pair
Beat
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Mortte Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 07 2018 at 04:30
I'm really sorry, I voted wrong. My vote should have gone into Three Of Perfect Pair, l just didn't read the first post although I usually always read it (it has been busy day). To me Islands is best of those.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote TCat Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 07 2018 at 06:36
I think that most people aren't reading the question.  It is asking which is the worst KC album.  For me, even though I still like it, it would be "Beat".  It is still better than some other bands best efforts.  I am disappointed to see "Thrak" on the list because I have always considered it one of their best albums, one that was way ahead of the times.
 
And yes I love "Islands" too.  I think it gets the short end of the deal all of the time. 


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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote AEProgman Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 07 2018 at 07:07
I almost misread this as others and was going to pick what I think is the best of the worst rated which would have been Islands.  My pick for worst is Beat, but it is still a 3 star album to me.

My order of that list (from best to least liked):
Islands
ConstuKction
Three of a Perfect Pair
Thrak
Beat
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote progmatic Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 07 2018 at 07:43
Worst to first for Bob (that's me): Thrak (too much noise), Beat (OK but Three of a PP is better), ConstruKction (I go back and forth as to how much I like this album, depends a lot on my mood at the time), Three of a Perfect Pair (for the title song alone) and one of my all-time favorites albums, Islands.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Manuel Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 07 2018 at 07:59
I don't think I can say there is a worst King Crimson album. I really like all their music, I happen to be one of those. My "least favorite" of the list would be Beat; though I like it a lot, I enjoy the rest more. 
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Saperlipopette! Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 07 2018 at 08:07
Islands among the worst rated??? That's insane. Can't vote as I haven't heard The ConstruKction of Light (and I'm not really planning to) but I think the rest are unmemorable - at least compared to KC's seven or eight first albums.
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Islands is the best.
Beat is the worst.
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Worst KC album for me is Beat.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Hercules Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 07 2018 at 09:34
I don't like any KC very much, but I was forced to listen to Beat once in a friend's car and I almost needed therapy afterwards.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote dr wu23 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 07 2018 at 11:06
Islands is nice and certainly shouldn't be on a 'worst' list.
Beat has always been  my least favorite by KC...but then I'm not  much of a fan of any of the Belew period albums.


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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Barbu Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 07 2018 at 11:19
Originally posted by Hercules Hercules wrote:

I don't like any KC very much, but I was forced to listen to Beat once in a friend's car and I almost needed therapy afterwards.

Therapy? Try Hammill's Sitting Targets next time.

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote The.Crimson.King Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 07 2018 at 11:27
Islands.  I'll take the lowest rated '69 to '74 Crimson album over the highest rated '81 plus album every time Wink
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Islands.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote dr wu23 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 07 2018 at 14:56
People are still misreading the poll.....supposed to vote for the worst on the list.....not your favorite...or am I having a flashback..?
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