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: 25th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
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89/100 (from 2,233 votes)
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Award Top 5 albums of 1969 (2nd)
Award Top 10 albums of the 1960s (7th)
Award Top 50 albums of all time (25th)
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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 13.4.

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95/100
From 08/31/2022 03:21
Great album
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From 08/19/2022 05:14
Almost an immaculate prog rock album and one of the most important albums ever! The only part I don't care for is the extended instrumental on Moonchild, basically everything else is complete genius!
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85/100
From 04/13/2022 16:39
Drums. Drums. Drums. The best recorded drums that I have ever heard on record. The progressive rock elements aren't pretentious or challenging either due to the presentation of the songs having elements 0f familiarity throughout but still delivers sucker punch moments that fill you with admiration.
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From 03/24/2022 22:57
Title track is the highlight.
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From 01/17/2022 10:08
Great prog rock album that helped to form the genre. It would be perfect if not the last 8 minutes of Moonchild.
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90/100
From 01/03/2022 17:45
I would gladly put this album in my top fifty of all time if it weren't for the Moonchild track. I envy those that really can see and hear something enjoyable about this track but however much I try, I cannot. The four other tracks are excellent and I have lost count how many times I've played them. They are as accessible today as they were 50 years ago. This album saw the dawning of progressive rock and many albums that followed owe a lot to this band.
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From 12/27/2021 17:04
Disco fundamental, no el primero, en el desarrollo del rock progresivo.
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From 12/20/2021 19:29
I would gladly put this album in my top fifty of all time if it weren't for the Moonchild track. I envy those that really can see and hear something enjoyable about this track but however much I try, I cannot. The four other tracks are excellent and I have lost count how many times I've played them. They are as accessible today as they were 50 years ago. This album saw the dawning of progressive rock and many albums that followed owe a lot to this band.
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From 11/19/2021 07:43
Impressive and perfect debut album. Highly influential, highly engaging, no weak track on this one.

Highlights: 21st century schizoid man, Epitaph, In the court of the Crimson King.
Lowlights: none
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From 11/02/2021 20:56
Like many have said, this is almost the perfect introduction to Prog Rock. It's a really early piece in the genre, so it doesn't necessarily check all of the boxes, but Crimson King still holds up for the new listener today.
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