Red (album) by King Crimson
In total, there are 23 music albums by King Crimson which appear in the greatest album charts and Red is NOT ranked as the best. The best album by King Crimson is In The Court Of The Crimson King which is ranked number 72 in the list of all-time albums with a total rank score of 15,399.
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|1.||Red||83/100 (45 votes)|
|2.||Fallen Angel||84/100 (42 votes)|
|3.||One More Red Nightmare||84/100 (40 votes)|
|4.||Providence||76/100 (34 votes)|
|5.||Starless||85/100 (54 votes)|
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Many will say that you're not a real fan of King Crimson, if you're not so crazy about the group's long and partly improvised pieces, but prefer the melodic side of the band.
Personally I prefer the group when it stays within the relatively rigid framework which normally applies to the rhythmic music. Then you can then say that I have not understood the group's uniqueness, well, so be it.
In any event, is widely agreed that "Red" is one of the big albums in rock history, so if I allow myself to make objections, it is obviously I who is something wrong.
The title track "Red" is one of the tracks that I have a little trouble with. It is an instrumental with guitarist Robert Fripp in focus. That he is musical equillibrist is beyond dioscussion, and the sound of the guitar is superb. I think, however, that more than six minutes at the top.
In contrast, "Fallen Angel" has everything I like about the group; A beautiful melodic composition by Fripp / Wetton / Palmer-James. Both vocally and instrumentally very convincing, and in this case, the playing time is perfect.
"One More Red Nightmare" is a little harder to go to, but it is actually a very interesting compostition, both musically and lyrically.
The long instrumental "Providence" may well be hard diet and it contains both harmony and dissonance. As a friend told me, "You can not play music like this, when children are nearby, it could go in their nerves". He may have a point.
"Starless" is as beautiful a song as "Fallen Angel" and it may bring to mind the title track on the group's first album. Unfortunately the group here lets the number grow in some instrumentally complex directions, which some will love and others will feel destroy more than it benefits.'
If you are unfamiliar with King Crimson, this probably won't be the best album to introduce to you. "In the Court of the Crimson King" was the album that convinced me of the band's musical importance.
The sound on this new edition is superb, and moreover the album is expanded with three alternate versions and a DVD containing an interesting live performance from France.
What a great album! I wasn't familiar with much of their stuff aside from Crimson King and Poseidon, so this record was a welcome surprise. Progressive yet very accessible. The songs stretch out but hold your attention throughout, especially "Starless" and "Red Nightmare."
i prefer this to In the Court of the Crimson King.
Another favorite King Crimson album. The title-track is my least favorite, but the others are just awesome!
The song "Starless" is edited on most compilation albums so you must get that album. Probably the best prog jam ever. Adding a saxophone (or winds) to a good rock album is something that catapults it from good to awesome (e.g. Dark side of the Moon, Born to Run).
The apex of prog, along with Genesis' "The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway".
Feels like a different band. Much harder hitting than on previous albums.
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