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

In The Court Of The Crimson King by King Crimson
Year: 1969
Overall rank: 26th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
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89/100 (from 2,131 votes)
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Award Top 5 albums of 1969 (2nd)
Award Top 10 albums of the 1960s (8th)
Award Top 50 albums of all time (26th)
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This album is rated in the top 1% of all albums on BestEverAlbums.com. This album has a Bayesian average rating of 88.9/100, a mean average of 87.8/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 89.0/100. The standard deviation for this album is 13.3.

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35/100
From 08/29/2021 09:08
Un disco que debería gustarme mucho... Pues me resulta aburridisimo!!!
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80/100
From 07/17/2021 16:55
I am only getting to hear this album July 21 - over 50 years from release. Great album and really progressive
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From 05/31/2021 01:00
ive been missing out...
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From 04/02/2021 02:01
85/100

In the Court of the Crimson King es un milestone en la historia de la música. La primera vez que escuché el album no tenía un gran rango de artistas de los 60s, habiendo entre muchos escuchado solo los Beatles, los Rolling Stones, y una que otra de los Beach Boys, The Animals, etc. Cuando escuché los primeros segundos de 21st Century Schizoid Man me emocioné como nunca me había emocionado al escuchar por primera vez una canción en mi vida. No pude creer la increíble calidad musical que escuchaba, y menos que esto sea del 69. Mínimo yo le ponía 1990, pero NO, el disco decia "lanzado en 1969"... WTF, no me lo creí, me escuché todo el album y me gustó mucho. Es muy progresivo y algunas canciones son muy largas para mi gusto, pero eso no desmerece en nada lo fenomenal que es este disco para su época y para la historia en general. Damn, es un redondo 85 de 100, y por supuesto estoy abierto a seguirlo escuchando y encariñarme más a fondo con los temas.
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95/100
From 03/18/2021 15:53
solid genius. game-changing magnificent top 10 of all time in my book.
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From 03/11/2021 14:22
A near perfect album. This was very influential to the prog rock genre, and it still is one of its classics. I will admit, the middle section of Moonchild drags on a bit too long, but otherwise I have zero complaints.
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70/100
From 02/15/2021 17:08
Considering this is their debut album, 21st Century Schizoid Man could very well be the greatest discography-opener ever, even though I have to embarrassingly admit I discovered it back in 2010 through Ye's Power.
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85/100
From 02/02/2021 02:51
The Drums on the opening track should convince anybody to listen to the entirety of the record. An early prog great.
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From 01/25/2021 09:11
Wow, this blew me away. No other album by King Crimson ever came close to this one, pure perfection.
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From 01/19/2021 10:42
Indescriptible album des King Crimson, c'est étrange, c'est beau. Préférence pour la première face du vinyl.
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