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In The Court Of The Crimson King (album) by King Crimson 

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In The Court Of The Crimson King
In The Court Of The Crimson King by King Crimson (1969)
Overall rank: 36th   Overall chart history
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88/100 (from 1,513 votes)
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Accolades: Top 5 albums of 1969 (2nd)
Top 20 albums of the 1960s (12th)
Top 50 albums of all time (36th)

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In The Court Of The Crimson King is ranked as the best album by King Crimson.

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From Crumpet 4 days ago
Tracks 1 & 5 are near perfect and tracks 2 & 3 are great but unfortunately track 4 lets the whole album down, starting off well but falling into near silence. If not for that this would be get 10/10 from me.
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From Sandrof1969 02/13/2018 20:55
Magari il progressive fosse sempre stato così!
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From RealSlimFatty 02/12/2018 02:25
Great
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From AReasonableMan 01/30/2018 07:07
Very important album, but I just don't personally get it for some reason.
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From sidneyfranklyn 12/29/2017 12:21
"BWAAAAAAAAHHHHHHH BADUPP BAP BAP BAAAAAAAAA" should be a difficult hook to convey in writing but to anyone who's heard "21st Century Schizoid Man" a couple times it's likely to be one that's branded into the far reaches of their skull.

The composition of this record is unapologetically big personality; with just a handful of tracks to play with, there's no room for punchy, atmospheric mood-builders. We're treated to five prog ballads each not wasting a moment to wrench your attention from the hands of its predecessor. In contrast to the joyous big-band cacophony that brings to close the opening track, I Talk To The Wind's lead flute dances and shimmers between its warm, soft notes and tentative hi-hat. In this song, as with all the cuts, Sinfield's pastoral and poetic lyrics cut through the instrumentation with devastating effect, notable highlight being the cryptic and alarming "said the straight man to the late man/where have you been?". However, the frightened yelp of "I fear tomorrow I'll be crying" that brings side one to a close deserves special attention, somehow distilling all the pained dread of the cover into a single line.

King Crimson were by no means the first prog band, but this is unequivocally the first prog masterpiece.

Most of this is copied from the description of the album in my overall chart, do check it out if you have the time!!
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From tmbarnes8 12/27/2017 01:26
This album is a beast! Sounds kinda dated but luckily it works well for the type of medieval music that it mostly is. Surprising how well they manage to build and relieve tension in this album (Epitaph and title track), particularly with the mellotron, for 1969.
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From stefano 11/26/2017 08:32
Welcome to progressive rock!This album is absolutely a masterpiece, and a fusion of rock, psychedelics, classical music, romantic music, jazz, medieval.
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From Onater 10/21/2017 23:48
This album is like being lost in an abandoned castle where every bookcase conceals a hidden door, rooms lead back into themselves, and the paintings move when you look away.
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From JulianR 10/15/2017 01:03
Epitaph is definitely the highlight. I think moonchild and I talk to the wind are a bit too long / too sparse
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From JoaoMoreira 09/14/2017 01:29
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