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King Crimson


Eclectic Prog

3.08 | 1213 ratings

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1 stars A letdown.

This follows in a similar style to Discipline (read: not 70's Crimson) but is much worse off, being far too poppy and stale. The songwriting seems restrained, unfit, and forced. The style of KC that many have come to know and love seems nearly gone, and replaced is one stiff album.

The 80's production lends its effects as well, which is detrimental to the sound. It sounds distant, sterile, and unwelcome. This would be the band's lowest point, but they would recover (there are actually some very good KC albums of the 90's and 00's). Some of this is almost shameful that it's the same set of composers who produced some of the best and most groundbreaking albums of the late 60's and early 70's.

This just comes off as a poor record in whole. I'd like to say it's better, but unfortunately, despite my admiration for KC, it's essentially a boring and dull set of songs. To be avoided unless you feel the need to have it.

OpethGuitarist | 1/5 |


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