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4.35 | 1868 ratings

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4 stars An incredible album to say the least, and I have this wonderful website to thank for discovering it. When I first heard this album I was already addicted to the symphonic greats Yes and Genesis and this album was no less as amazing as these bands' excellent albums like Fragile and Foxtrot, as well as having an incredibly unique mystical, haunting yet magical quality to it. I can almost imagine playing Zelda to it. I'll admit what attracted me first was the album cover - you have to admit it is one of the coolest out there. The music within does not disappoint, indeed it is so incredibly complex and elaborately constructed I had to listen to each song very intently about two dozen times before I felt like I knew the material very well, and since then it is one of my favorite albums, especially when I'm in the right mood. Each song is simply amazing, with so much to offer to any listener. I noticed some of the vocal parts kind of clash with the music in a very interesting way, quite dissonant, and if we didn't like dissonance than we wouldn't like King Crimson very much, would we? On a more personal note, many of my band-geek friends also eventually fall in love with this album with a few listens. One showed his Saxophone tutor the album and he loved it, as just about any musician or progressive listener should as well. All in all I'd give it about a 4.3.
Draith | 4/5 |


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