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King Crimson


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3.83 | 2040 ratings

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3 stars Transition.

This album runs along many of the same premises as the band's famous debut, but with less favorable outcomes. The album is much mellower, much softer, and although that isn't a bad thing, it lacks a certain bite to it that other prominent King Crimson material has.

If you are familiar with ITCOTCK, you will notice some similar musical lines here incorporated into the songs. I wouldn't go as far as to say they ripped everything off their debut, but the similarities are there and noticeable if you are familiar with the material. Songs like Cat Food stand out here as just poorly designed songs, and seems perhaps to have been constructed by Lake, who went to take on his pointless songs to ELP.

The best track here is the instrumental and eerie album closer (well, except for Peace), which sounds the freshest and is the most diverse. It is their best controlled experimentation effort until Larks Tongues. Overall, a solid album with a few letdowns. I would come to this later in one's efforts to collect KC material. For those who would have enjoyed a more toned down In the Court... this album will be for you.

OpethGuitarist | 3/5 |


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