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IN THE WAKE OF POSEIDON

King Crimson

 

Eclectic Prog

3.83 | 2049 ratings

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dagrush
4 stars I am in the very small minority that thinks this album is equal to (or even, gasp, better than) KC's debut. Yes, it came second. Yes, Pictures of a City is worse than and a clone of 21st Century Schizoid Man. Yes (that's three yes's in one Crimson album review), the title track is worse than and a clone of Epitaph. However, I believe In The Wake tops In The Court pretty much everywhere else.

I believe the real meat of this album is on the second side. Cat Food and the nearly "Mars" are very underrated and two of the top twenty (or so) songs in the band's long catalogue. That's not to say the first side is bad, though Cadence and Cascade is slightly boring at points. The clones are very good too. I like the Peace tracks all around too.

In the end, this is in the top five KC albums in my view. Nowhere near LTIA or Red, but in the area with In The Court and Lizard. Four stars, maybe 4.25 if such a thing were allowed.

dagrush | 4/5 |

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