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King Crimson


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3.83 | 2040 ratings

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4 stars This second album from King Crimson wasn`t as good as the their first, IMO. Robert Fipp and Peter Sinfield became the only official members of the band for this album, which was recorded after Ian McDonald, Michael Giles and Greg Lake had left the band. Fripp and Sinfield, knowing abot the success of their first album, tried to repeat the formula. So, with Giles and Lake as guests, and with Peter Giles on bass and other guest musicians,they recorded this album. It still has good songs, but the sililarities with the first album are clear.

The best songs in this album are "Pictures of a city", "Cadence and cascade", " In the wake of Poseidon " and "Cat food".

In comparison, "The devil's triangle" sounds like Fripp and Sinfield were thinking "How we fill the rest of the time of recording for this album?" . This is a noisy song which sounds like an arrangement of Holst`s "Mars" from his work called "The Planets". The best things in this noisy song are the melloton sounds played by Fripp, but the long duration of this song makes them sound boring.

Michael Giles played the drums very well in this album, like he did in the first album and in the "McDonald and Giles" album recorded later with Ian McDonald. His drums playing is maybe the best thing in this album.

Guillermo | 4/5 |


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