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King Crimson


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4 stars King Crimson is my all-time favorite "rock" band, even though "rock" is probably too limiting a term for what they've accomplished. Therefore, I wouldn't give anything they've done less than 3 or 3 1/2 stars. In the Wake of Poseidon isn't in the KC top 4 or 5, but it's real close! This album is repeatedly compared to In the Court of the Crimson King, usually to the detriment of Poseidon. I think that Poseidon is more than simply a continuation of Court. The title song and In the Wake of Poseidon probably sound the most like their debut album.

On the other hand, there are Pictures of a City and the 3 parts of Peace. Pictures of a City is the first KC track to show a strong jazz influence. Peace, on the other hand, almost sounds like liturgical music! There is nothing on Court that is as pretty and simple as Cadence and Cascade. Cat Food is probably my least favorite track. It's a bit goofy, but it's still King Crimson!

My favorite tracks are Pictures of a City and the title track. Of all of KC's singers, John Wetton is the weakest and Greg Lake may be the strongest. His performance on Poseidon is excellent. I also like the way this beautiful song is structured. In conclusion, Poseidon shows the restless progress that has always been one of King Crimson's most attractive traits. Pictures of a City, The Devil's Triangle, and the title track make this album another great release from King Crimson.

fmotp | 4/5 |


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