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IN THE COURT OF THE CRIMSON KING

King Crimson

 

Eclectic Prog

4.63 | 4128 ratings

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cynthiasmallet
3 stars In my humble and some what unorthodox opinion, along with "Close To The Edge" by Yes, this is the most overrated prog rock album of all time. Not that this is a particular bad album, but to say that it is the must have eclectic-prog album when it is far from even King Crimson's personal best doesn't sit well with me. Anyway, on to the music itself. The album opener "21st century Schizoid Man" is a powerful rocky sounding song which with it's horn section accompaniment, makes it my personal favourite from the album. The other song that I really like on this album is the finale track "In The Court of The Crimson King", which delivers a powerful truly proggy range of mellotron and vocals to make it the most consistent long track on the album. The only other track really worth mentioning is "Epitaph", which starts well but deteriorates towards the end. The real stinker on this album on this album, as most will agree, is "Moonchild", which starts of as a whiney 60's prog-pop song and ends with what can only be described as the band detuning their instruments for 6 straight minutes. A fairly decent album, but with only two 2 very good and 1 decent track, not my cup of tea. 2.5 stars.
cynthiasmallet | 3/5 |

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