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King Crimson


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3.83 | 2040 ratings

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Cygnus X-2
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2 stars Initally I was turned off by this album, I was only interested in the essential KC. Then I picked this album up a week or two ago, and I decided that I was wrong. This is a great album, though not as great as... say... Red.

Every song on this album fits perfectly. Pictures of a City is essentially the "21st Century Schizoid Man" of the album, but it has a unique sound that is truly great. In the Wake of Poseidon is the "In The Court of the Crimson King" of the album, with Bob Fripp's Mellotron leading the way. But the real gem of this album is the Devil's Triangle. The first time I listened to this, I was awe-struck. A jazzy instrumental that really adds a true ending to the album (Although Peace- An End is the actual album closer).

The only thing I didn't like was Cat Food. I was never really excited about that song. It seems like filler and a good excuse for a single to me, but that really doesn't bother me because it's on an album with so many other great songs. Another thing I don't like is that is seems like they were going for ITCOTCK 2, with songs similar to the predecessor. There is a lot of potential in this album, I just don't see it, I guess. This should be one of the last albums to collect if you're aiming to complete King Crimson's catalogue. Despite the strengths of the album, it just is weak in comparison to it's predecessor and its successor. 2.5/5.

Cygnus X-2 | 2/5 |


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