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Poll Question: Is there an unfairly unloved KC studio album?
Poll Choice Votes Poll Statistics
1 [2.04%]
8 [16.33%]
1 [2.04%]
13 [26.53%]
0 [0.00%]
5 [10.20%]
0 [0.00%]
3 [6.12%]
9 [18.37%]
1 [2.04%]
3 [6.12%]
2 [4.08%]
3 [6.12%]
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    Posted: July 31 2020 at 21:39
KC's discography looks spare when EPs, ProjecKts and live albums are excluded. But it's either this, or all-in.

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Discipline
Life Is Not As Good As The Book
It sure can SUCK!!!!


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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Braka1 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 31 2020 at 22:12
Originally posted by geekfreak geekfreak wrote:

Discipline


Certainly the perfect KC album for Spock!

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Islands. Top 3 KC for me baby.
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Tough call. 

I'll say TOAPP over Lizard, and TCOL. 
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The most overrated King Crimson album for me is Larks' Tongues in Aspic, but I don't think any of King Crimson's albums are underrated. They're mostly overrated if anything, apart from In the Court of the Crimson King, which could never be overrated in my opinion, not unless the album was given 11 out of 10.
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Beat!
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I hardly see any praise at all for The Power To Believe, but to me it's easily their best album from the post-1980s era.

It's not on the poll but I have a soft spot for Earthbound as well, although I wouldn't call it underrated because I totally see why people would dislike it. Call it a guilty pleasure if you want.
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ITWoP for me. Almost as solid a record as the debut, but often overlooked because of the debut. Great poll!

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Originally posted by Mirakaze Mirakaze wrote:



It's not on the poll but I have a soft spot for Earthbound


Me too - if only for the absolutely dirtiness of it -  but if I included that, it would have been USA and the  floodgates.

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Islands, easily. It is their best. All their other albums from the debut to Discipline, with the exception of ItWoP, are prone to overrating.

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Braka1 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 01 2020 at 02:16
I came close to voting for 'Starless and Bible Black' but had to go for 'Islands'.

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Originally posted by someone_else someone_else wrote:

Islands, easily. It is their best. All their other albums from the debut to Discipline, with the exception of ItWoP, are prone to overrating.

What is it about Islands that does it for you? I'll admit I'm a newcomer to the album, and despite being a jazz, freeform, and experimental lover - very little of the content on the record "clicked" with me. It felt disconnected in the wrong ways to me, but that's just opinion of course (it all is).

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Went for Beat, but easily could have also voted for ConstruKction.
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The first side of Beat is really enjoyable. If you keep it at that, it's kind of a perfect record.
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Beat definitely. It's much better than many would have you believe
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For me is "Islands".
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TPTB. Near perfection.
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Rarely discussed, "The Power to Believe".


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King Crimson has had so many periods in their career, with different artist and different output, that is hard to choose only one. I would say Islands, but there are also many other under rated albums as well.
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