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IN THE WAKE OF POSEIDON

King Crimson

 

Eclectic Prog

3.83 | 2040 ratings

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Marty McFly
Special Collaborator
Errors and Omissions Team
4 stars It's difficult to review this album, when the last album I was listening was album prior to this.

Pictures Of A City doesn't have good lyrics (or at least I don't consider "Dance-Chance" as good) and I simply hear 21st century Schizoid Man here. It's basically 21CSM base (little bit modified) with more exploration that on "original" track (which may sound to some as desperate attempt to sound interesting, but not for me, not for Marty). Except this track, this album sound original enough to be interesting.

People, don't be so paranoid, this isn't rip-off. When you'll look very closely on a white wall, you can see purple circles. Yes, it's very easy, when you think about them. Same with comparison to ItCoCK. It just seems unfair that this great album is getting so much flak for sounding like it sounds. Honestly, without knowing predescor, this would be almost masterpiece album. But Court was the first KC album I've heard, one of the albums that get me to the Prog.

Cat Food is my favourite song of this album. This time it's short rather than long piece, but shows weird combination of more common Rock characteristic (pace of first part of the song) with improvization in the second part, together done in harsh KC style. The Devil's Triangle is very weird theme, mellotron hell (or heaven?) and for me, very loveable composition. This is very close to image about Bermuda's (Devil's) Triangle I have in my mind.

Yes, dark Crimson, very dark King, but this is the best thing about it. If I want to have positive music, I go for Genesis, Yes or Kansas (or Queen - except last album). However, this album is sadly full of some empty, void places. Similarly to Moonchild, I don't like it that much. And it's even worse than Moonchild in this issue.

4(-), unbalanced album full of good and some bad stuff.

Beautiful is also cover art.

Marty McFly | 4/5 |

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