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RED

King Crimson

 

Eclectic Prog

4.55 | 3218 ratings

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Terakonin
5 stars In 1974, King Crimson released what was, for 7 years, their swan song. Red is a collection of 5 songs, 3 vocal, 2 instrumental, and it is one of the best albums King Crimson has ever released. Wetton's fuzz bass and unique vocals never sounded better, and Fripp's guitar playing has reached its 70's pinnacle. The trio is rounded out by Bruford, whose jazzy playing adds another layer to the music. Besides the unimportant improvisation Providence (similar to the way the last ten minutes of Moonchild tarnished their otherwise perfect debut album), the album is excellent from start to finish. Starless, the final song, is the culmination of five years of chaotic member changes and inspired songwriting, and one of the classics of progressive rock.

Despite the disappointment of Providence, the excellence of the other tracks, especially Starless and Fallen Angel, are enough to win this album a 5/5 rating. An essential listen.

Terakonin | 5/5 |

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