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King Crimson


Eclectic Prog

4.63 | 4141 ratings

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4 stars In the Court of the Crimson King is still one of King Crimson's masterpieces. It is still probably one of the first prog albums, along with bands like Jethro Tull.

To start off, 21st Century Schizoid Man is a great prog rocker that pretty much started the grunge era. Its solo is still widely regarded as one of the best solos ever. I Talk to the Wind is a very nice and delicate piece, with a lot of flute playing by Ian McDonald. Epitaph is a very melancholy ballad with death- describing lyrics. Moonchild is a nice ballad, but I feel the solo goes on too long. Then, finally, the tile track! This is a very bombast song! This song is almost perfect.

Overall, this is a great album, but I still think that Moonchild could have been better.

By the way, I would really rate this 4.5.

pinkpork | 4/5 |


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