In The Court Of The Crimson King (album) by King Crimson
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King crimson is the best!!!
Absolutely magical album. From the quick, flashy drums and monolithic riffs on cuts like 21st Century Schizoid Man to the meditative simplicity of Moonchild, it simply does not age. Highly recommend snagging a vinyl copy as it is mixed incredibly.
Definitely one of the best albums of the 60s and an influence of what would become prog. 21 Century is one of the guiding lights of early metal and is as heavy today as it was then, the jazz flourishes are also their, wheras most rock was blues influenced Crimson was more influences by Jazz and classical and it shows. Epitaph and the title track are grand and operatic showcasing the power of the mellotron, however the album does suffer one major drawback, Moonchild becomes self-indulgent twaddle after the third minute mark, and its for that reason that its not a full five. Still for the most part this album still resonates today.
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21 Century Schizoid Man
In the Court of the Crimson King
I have a lot of respect for this album, and I adore the opener and the closer. That said, I've never been able to enjoy the middle three as much, particularly Moonchild. So while I definitely think this is a very good album and understand how it defined prog rock, I hold other King Crimson albums like Red and Discipline in much higher regard than I do this one.
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I aspire to be as good as this band's drummer. Just to get it out of the way, even though a lot of people complain about it, I do find "Moonchild" sort of hard to get through when listening to this album. I get the point of it, but I just feel like it's the only thing that breaks this albums flow. The beginning's fine, but I honestly skip the song when it starts becoming noise. Now for the positives. All the other songs are a 10/10. It's such a frickin good prog. album, especially for a debut album. Like previously mentioned, this drummer is an astounding drummer, and everyone else is just as great. "21st Century Schizoid Man"'s such a kick ass opener, and surprisingly, everything else is very calm and controlled. By far, the best way to listen to this album is the HDCD version. It's straight from the master tapes, and genuenly sounds the best, and as far as I know, extends the endings of one of the songs, but I'm not sure which song honestly, haha. To put it simply, this album's a masterpiece, and deserves the attention it gets, and is by far, one of the best debut albums I've ever heard.
One of the greatest 60's albums and one of the greatest prog rock albums
Considering that this was recorded in 1969, it is without doubt very ahead of its time. Many consider this top of the King Crimson tree, personally, I put 'Red' and 'Lizard' ahead of this but that is not to say that this isn't a superb album with a stunning and timeless sleeve cover to accompany it. 'Moonchild' points to the direction King Crimson would take with 'Larks Tongue in Aspic'. The title track and 'Epitaph' are my favourite tracks with what was possibly the first occasion a Mellotron was used on an album for more than embellishment.
The daddy of prog! Perfect perfect perfect perfect. There are no others words to describe it
Very ahead of its time.
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