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

In The Court Of The Crimson King
In The Court Of The Crimson King by King Crimson
Year: 1969
Overall rank: 27th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
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Award Top 5 albums of 1969 (2nd)
Award Top 10 albums of the 1960s (9th)
Award Top 50 albums of all time (27th)
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From 05/29/2020 17:19
Fav. Tracks: 21st Century Schizoid Man, Epitaph.
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From 05/28/2020 15:21
King Crimson never came close again to this brilliant debut.
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From 05/24/2020 08:33
Great album!
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From 04/23/2020 16:01
It's their best album (and one of the greatest albums of all time) but for some reason it's the only one that's not streamable
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From 04/17/2020 01:28
One of the greatest musical experiences of all time. Every song flows like a magnificent waterfall on a beautiful hilltop. Every musician in the band at the time were incredibly talented, the lyrics are pertinent and marvelous, and the songwriting is some of the best ever. Robert Fripp's guitars wind and weave through each instrument, Michael Giles's drumming is superb (every drummer should study this album intensely), Greg Lake is in rare form, Ian McDonald lifts everything up to a different level. I might be overselling this album, but I think In the Court of the Crimson King is an awesome adventure for the mind and soul.
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From 02/22/2020 05:26
Hard to believe this came out in 69
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From 12/19/2019 00:03
This is an album that grows sweeter with time. When I was seventeen I got there thanks to 21st Century Schizoid Man. The slow songs like Talk to the Wind were difficult to grasp, and now they have become wells of delicate sounds to explore.

Still, 21st Century Schizoid Man is the greatest song of this album.
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From 12/11/2019 04:46
Este album representa la fundación del género progresivo, partiendo del rock influenciado por el blues con elementos de jazz, clásica y sinfónico.

Igualmente es la presentación de Robert Fripp a la música (en mi opinión entre los 3 mejores guitarristas de la historia). En este album nos llena con distorsiones esquizofrénicas en altas frecuencias.

Michael Giles y Greg Lake hacen un trabajo rítmico imoresionante, donde podemos sentir como nos van llevando por un sendero tranquilo para poder disfrutar del paisaje que nos brina Fripp en las guitarras, pero en los momentos que menos te lo esperas llegan improvisaciones dignas de jazz por parte de Giles y Lake.

La voz de Lake es desgarradora y cruda junto a las letras videntes de Peter Sinfield, el cual nos va hablando de los estragos que provocan las guerras, tanto a nivel social como personal.

Ian McDonald, el hombre que le da la magia al album. Simplemente sublime el toque de misticismo que le da a todo el album. Es el encargado del saxofón, flauta, clarinetes, piano, mellotron, vibráfono y organo.

Es de mis albumes favoritos de toda la vida sin duda y es digno de pelear entre el top 5 de mejores albumes de la historia, tanto por su nivel musical como su impacto cultural.
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From 11/07/2019 16:26
love the brass instrument take over in the last song
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