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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
Average Rating: 
89/100 (from 1,681 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 Aaron98 11/21/2018 23:22
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.
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From Chungus77 10/29/2018 21:17
One of the greatest 60's albums and one of the greatest prog rock albums
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From Junomoogmello 10/27/2018 15:03
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.
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From pjohnsongolf 10/08/2018 20:57
The daddy of prog! Perfect perfect perfect perfect. There are no others words to describe it
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From LucasWilliam 09/05/2018 03:49
Very ahead of its time.
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From caseygow 07/13/2018 04:56
Basically the prog album that mothered all the rest. Even if you're not a prog fan you should hear it at least once.
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From tmbarnes8 06/26/2018 00:33
Hmmm not sure quite why this album is rated so highly compared to other prog albums on this site if I'm honest. 21st century schizoid man gets a bit tiring after a few listens and moonchild is mostly near-silence. The other tracks are in general very good indeed but the whole thing sounds a little dated and poorly produced. Better prog albums have been made since.
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From 9999 06/19/2018 19:48
I can't listen to this album on Spotify and now my life has no meaning.
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From Akhenaten 06/14/2018 11:48
Yeah, without a doubt the greatest album of all time.
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From Grouse 05/26/2018 13:58
This album leaves me speachless after listening to it.
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