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King Crimson


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3.08 | 1213 ratings

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2 stars I bought this album in late 1982, and I expected to hear something good from this band like "Larks Tongues in Aspic" or "Starless and Bible Black", as I didn`t buy "Discipline" which was released before this album. I also expected to hear good drums by Bill Bruford. But I was disappointed. This new version of King Crimson was for me like The Talking Heads, as Adrian Belew, who I consider a good singer, sounds like David Byrne (and Belew also have played with The Talking Heads, as I knew years later). Bruford `s drums only sound interesting for me in some places ("Neurotica", "Heartbeat"). The best songs for me in this album are the more accessible ("Heartbeat" and "Two Hands"). I don`t know if "Heartbeat" was released as a single, but it sounds as it could have been released as the single from this album. Tony Levin`s stick and bass guitar playing is very good, and the guitars sometimes do interesting things, but this album made me feel "neurotic" sometimes, because the music sometimes was disturbing for me.I also don`t like the lack of keyboards (apart from Fripp`s almost absent organ playing) . For fans only of this line-up and of Fripp`s "eternal" experiments. I don`t listen to all the songs of this album anymore, with the exception of "Heartbeat" and "Two Hands".
Guillermo | 2/5 |


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