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King Crimson


Eclectic Prog

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Man With Hat
3 stars Beat- Part II in the 80's crimson trliogy. Not the best of albums, but still not bad. This is the KC album that is most influenced by pop music, but there is still plenty of prog on this album (even if its infused with pop). Even though there is some weaker material here, there are still great pieces and a few essential ones. Neal and Jack and Me is a very good song, showing what they all can do. Waiting Man is the best on here. The guitar "pounding" away, the superb percussion by Mr. Bruford, makes for one of the best songs recorded by them (taking into account all the styles and time-periods of Crimson). Neurotica is another top notch piece. Another run in with the neuroticness of Belews mind. Also, Requium is fantastic. This album reminds me of ITWOP, in the respect that it was close(in sound and song structure) to Discipline, just like ITWOP was to ITCOTCK. Obviously, not as much, but still, the comparison can be made. Not the best starting point in the world of the Crimson King, but overall, a good album that should not be missed by KC fans.
Man With Hat | 3/5 |


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