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King Crimson


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3.83 | 2028 ratings

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4 stars Without Ian McDonald, it isn't the same, but it's still good,

With In The Wake of Poseidon, King Crimson copied themeselves for the only time. It resulted as a worthy follow-up, but it misses some of the key elements of King Crimson. When you listen to this album after you listen to ITCOTCK, you know that the symphonic elements of this band are missing. Ian McDonald is gone, Michael Giles is only a session drummer and Greg Lake does the same thing without the bass. Peter Giles, the brother of Michael took the bass duties. There is only Fripp and Sinfield that are in control of the band. It results as a good album with few highlights because of it's great consistance.

The Peace tracks are excellent. The problem about these tracks is that they are not long enough and that they miss instruments. Pictures of a City is a direct copy of Schizoid Man, only more bland and less spectacular. But it's still good. Cadence and Cascade is a good acoustic track with the best Gordon Haskell (the singer of Lizard) vocal performance ever. In The Wake of Poseidon is the best Court/Epitaph copy because it isn't missing anything that these tracks have. Emotional performance, excellent songwriting, it could've been an excellent song on the previous album. Cat Food is an original track that goes on for too long because of it's lenghty jam.

The Devil's Triangle is a copy of Gustav Holst's Mars which is the greatest dark classical composition ever. Only less organized and more chaotic, it tuns out as the Moonchild of this album.

Great album that misses something.

My grade: B

geneyesontle | 4/5 |


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