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King Crimson


Eclectic Prog

3.97 | 1190 ratings

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3 stars With Crimson the peaks were high and the troughs were low.

After the 30 year Humpyty Dumpty Rollercoster ride I've had with KC I don't know where the hell I stand with this band.

'Power to Believe' is just about as metal as KC ever got.

After the poncey effected vocals on track one there's some serious vibes going down on track 2 named 'Level 5' which kicks ass big time and rocks like a daddy. Clearly the best track on the album.

But then of a sudden Mr Belew's girly vocals are at the forefront. What the...? Who the...? Why the...?

I think King Crimson's big problem at this point was everything to do with Fripp - as soon as he had a stable band they repeated themselves in the form of 'Court of...Poseidon' and 'Thrak...Power'. 'Happy With What You Have To Be Happy With' basically sums up this whole album - you'll either love it or hate it. Is this 'Nine Inch Nails' or KC? Baaahhhh!

The whole album sounds very disjointed and uneven but quite powerful at the same time - is it metal, prog, pop or what? I'm left scratching my head like Stan Laurel watching the piano fall down the stairs. Am I happy? Am I sad? Am I pleased? God knows

Dobermensch | 3/5 |


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