King Crimson

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Country United Kingdom
Added By Mike
13 years ago
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1969-2011 Rock
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8.0 x36
English/British Eclectic Neo Prog Post Rock in Opposition/Independent
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95 users rate this artist 7.0 or better, one user rates it lower. 69 users think it is prog, nobody thinks it is merely related to prog and nobody thinks that it's not prog. show details
Track Statistics The database currently contains 132 studio tracks by King Crimson.
Track durations range from 26s to 23m 15s, averaging at 5m 47s with a standard deviation of 3m 33s.
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Comment by O666 3 years ago
King CrimsonMyspace.com - Red 1974
9.9
English/British Eclectic Technical Prog Post Rock in Opposition/Jazz
Now KC show their potential clearly. RED is a masterpiece of great musicians and this make this album Perfect. After many experiments they find their "Path" to continue their music.And never forget the great "Starless" that shine in RED album like a gem.
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Comment by O666 3 years ago
King CrimsonMyspace.com - In the Court of the Crimson King 1969
9.6
Technical Experimental Prog Rock/Jazz
Exact Masterpiece. First "PROGRESSIVE" Album. You can find many styles in this album. The meaning of "Eclectic". I can't talk about this with words more.
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Comment by PowerWyrm 7 years ago
King CrimsonMyspace.com - A Scarcity of Miracles (a King Crimson Projekct by Jakszyk, ... 2011
9.5
Eclectic Prog Rock
A little gem from members of the Crimson gang. No improv here... just soft tunes made to spend a nice relaxing moment listening to good music.
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Comment by SaltyJon 9 years ago
King CrimsonMyspace.com - Discipline 1981
9.6
Technical Prog Rock
My first (and still favorite) King Crimson album. It shows they were still moving ahead in the 80s.
Comment by SaltyJon 9 years ago
King CrimsonMyspace.com - The ConstruKction Of Light 2000
7.0
Eclectic Prog Rock
Definitely not one of King Crimson's best efforts, but it generally holds its own. Worth checking out if you enjoy their earlier albums as well as their newer works.
Comment by rushfan4 10 years ago
King CrimsonMyspace.com - THRaKaTTaK 1996, Live
5.0
Prog Jazz
Where's the music???? I know that this is the kind of stuff prog fans seem to really like about King Crimson, but seriously, where's the music???? Once in a while they throw in some song structures, but mostly this is just a noise salad; random noises tossed together. And I suppose I tend to prefer cheese with my salads, and there is little of that to be found here.
Comment by Time_Signature 11 years ago
King CrimsonMyspace.com - In the Court of the Crimson King 1969
9.5
Experimental Prog Rock
No wonder this is considered a prog masterpiece by many. The effective blend of dark rock, jazz, folk, pop and other musical genres is simply a stroke of genious. I wouldn't have any problems with each song being ten or twenty minutes longer.
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Review by OpenMind 12 years ago <Permalink>
King CrimsonMyspace.com - Red 1974
9.5
Prog Rock
In the Olympic Sound studios, on the months between July & August, 1974, a crazy unusual band have continued to break the volume limit, who was indentified with the color red. In the end, they came out with a record that was milestone in the prog music, and symboled the end of the hippy generation. Her name was King Crimson. The album called "Red".

King Crimson, one of the pioneers of progressive rock, have gone through a lot of changes. The trio of 72'-74' (Fripp-Guitar, Wetton-Bass, Bruford-Drums), was the most unified & innovative of them. Fripp just got better on his playing & compsing skills, Bill Bruford had bought a lot of exprience and got on a meteoric learning course & John Wetton had invented a bass sound that destroy everything near to very little pieces...The three during the recording was at their best and "Red" is definitely their victory.

Musically, "Red" is a sequel to "Larks Tongues In Aspic" & "Starless & Bible Black". The constant stress between freestyling and sticking to the plan, had produced a high & interesting level of interest. Fripp, as a composer & as a performer, had totally personified his vision as a musician - the complete combination between Hendrix & Bach. A unite of Rock, Modernism & Classic music.

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Review by OpenMind 12 years ago <Permalink>
King CrimsonMyspace.com - In the Court of the Crimson King 1969
9.3
Prog Rock
A classic of early prog rock. The grinding guitars, angular rhythms and unrelenting energy of "21st Century Schizoid Man" still sound fresh today. Indeed they continued to play this live for decades afterwards. "Epitaph" and "The Court of the Crimson King" are also iconic pieces of symphonic rock. The notorious Mellotron synth-orchestra sound takes centre stage here, as it would on countless future prog anthems. Although the underlying music is simple enough, it was their control of dynamics and sound that prevented these pieces from being pure stodge. The drum-rolls and Mellotron swells of "Epitaph" are perfectly-timed. But symphonic rock isn't just about Mellotrons - this track also has a fantastic sinister funeral march section on low woodwinds, courtesy of Ian McDonald.

It's only marred by the rambling of "Moonchild". After starting with a little pastoral acoustic song, this descends into several minutes of aimless stoned-sounding guitar and tuned-percussion twiddles. Peter Sinfield's spaced-out hippy lyrics are also at their most twee and dated here. "I Talk To the Wind" is much more tasteful - a pretty ballad whose flute solo and pastoral colour foreshadowed a lot of early Genesis.
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Rating by RicochetK
King CrimsonMyspace.com - EleKtriK 2003, Live
7.6
Prog Rock
EleKtrifying and eleKtrified.
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Review by iQuizzle 12 years ago <Permalink>
King CrimsonMyspace.com - Islands 1971
9.6
Symphonic Rock
I guess I'm going to be the outlier here, but this is quite
easily one of my favorite albums by KC. The final two songs are
chillingly beautiful and the whole album has so much character.
It might seem somewhat minimalist compared to In the Court...
and In the Wake..., but it does a fantastic job and striking
emotional resonances for me.
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Rating by Dirk
King CrimsonMyspace.com - Red 1974
8.4
Prog-Related
Easily their best album, Starless is in my top 10 of best tracks ever.
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Red 1974
 #1

9.2 x69
English/British Experimental Prog Post Math/Jazz
In the Court of the Crimson King 1969
 #2

9.1 x70
English/British Technical Experimental Prog Rock in Opposition
Larks' Tongues in Aspic 1973
 #3

9.0 x47
English/British Avant-Garde Technical Prog Rock/Independent
Lizard 1970
 #4

8.7 x30
English/British Technical Experimental Prog Rock/Fusion
Starless and Bible Black 1974
 #5

8.4 x28
English/British Technical Experimental Prog Rock/Independent
Discipline 1981
 #6

8.2 x24
English/British Experimental Neo Prog Rock
Islands 1971
 #7

8.1 x23
English/British Experimental Technical Prog Rock/Jazz
In The Wake Of Poseidon 1970
 #8

8.3 x20
English/British Symphonic Prog Rock
The Power To Believe 2003
 #9

7.9 x20
Minimalistic Technical Prog Rock
THRAK 1995
 #10

8.1 x12
English/British Technical Neo Prog Rock
The ConstruKction Of Light 2000
 #11

7.1 x14
Experimental Prog Rock
Beat 1982
 #12

7.5 x10
Eclectic Prog Rock
Three of a Perfect Pair 1984
 #14

7.3 x8
Minimalistic Prog Rock
ProjeKct Two - Space Groove 1998
 #15

7.8 x2
Eclectic Prog Rock
Level Five 2001
 #16

7.6 x1
Eclectic Prog Rock
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8.7
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Eclectic Prog Rock
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English/British Experimental Prog Rock
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9.1
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