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DISCIPLINE

King Crimson

 

Eclectic Prog

4.11 | 1863 ratings

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horsewithteeth11
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5 stars The reformation of a giant that's bigger and better than ever.

I can almost remember what was going on the first time I ever heard this, the first Crimson album I listened to. I was sitting in my room, munching on a big bowl of popcorn, when I decided to put this on and see what all the fuss about it was. I think I must have dropped the popcorn I was holding after the first 30 seconds of this album. It then proceeded to give me a firm kick in the butt and took me on a magical 38 minute journey that always remains memorable every time I put it on.

I know I've mentioned this before, but I would say I'm in the minority in that 80s-era King Crimson is my favorite era of the band. This also happens to be my favorite KC album For me, what really makes this album special, actually the entire era of KC since this album, is Belew. His voice always draws me into Crimson in such a hypnotizing way, and he's easily one of my favorite guitarists and vocalists. Not to mention he was born and raised about 10 minutes from where I currently live. To truly understand Belew's guitar work, as well as that of Levin, Fripp, Bruford, or anyone else in the band, seeing the Neal and Jack and Me DVD with some of these songs performed totally made it even more memorable. Every member on this album could easily be placed into my list of favorite guitarists/vocalists/bassists/drummers/god knows what else.

Asking me to pick a favorite song on here would be like asking most parents who their favorite child is. To me, every track makes this album as worthwhile as it is and the reason why this is one of my favorite albums ever. It's technical, complex, multi-layered, quirky, humorous (lyrically), cryptic (lyrically and instrumentally), and very emotional. This might be an album that will take time to grow on most, but with enough effort it's certainly worth it. It gets 5 stars from me easily, and I would gladly give it more if I could. Words don't do this justice; it must be experienced and given room to grow.

horsewithteeth11 | 5/5 |

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