Larks' Tongues In Aspic (studio album) by King Crimson

Larks' Tongues In Aspic by King Crimson
Year: 1973
Overall rank: 689th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
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81/100 (from 545 votes)
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Award Top 20 albums of 1973 (20th)
Award Top albums of the 1970s (163rd)
Award Top 1,000 albums of all time (689th)
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King Crimson bestography

Larks' Tongues In Aspic is ranked 4th best out of 80 albums by King Crimson on BestEverAlbums.com.

The best album by King Crimson is In The Court Of The Crimson King which is ranked number 25 in the list of all-time albums with a total rank score of 36,749.

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81/100 (from 545 votes)
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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 81.2/100, a mean average of 80.8/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 81.3/100. The standard deviation for this album is 13.9.

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From 03/29/2022 18:41
These guys thought they were much more intelligent than they actually were. The result is this gigantic piece of crap. Ignore those who claim this album is "experimental", they just try to appear intellectual. This is not experimental, it's just the random noise snobs make when they lack any melodic ideas.
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60/100
From 02/26/2022 18:31
This is nowhere near the Court of The Crimson King, there are only two enjoyable tracks here for me - the two parts of title track. Songs here are too long and haven't got much substance in my opinion.
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90/100
From 12/24/2021 12:48
Part of me wants to give this album the perfect score. All the tracks are amazing. But I can't ignore the fact I dislike Wetton's vocals. As much as I love his bass playing, the vocals put me off.

Still a masterpiece. 9 out of 10.
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80/100
From 12/01/2021 16:29
This album is Deep Prog. Not for the faint-hearted.
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35/100
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From 06/08/2021 23:12
I had seen them in 1971, had all of their albums (including Earthbound) and was excited when LTIA was announced. Bruford leaving Yes at their most successful? This ought to be exciting.
It knocked me out.
A friend complained that they were adjusting the volume controls on his stereo.
I saw them three times in the next year. Once with Slade.
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45/100
From 09/23/2020 18:04
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75/100
From 06/24/2020 10:15
It's an utterly mad sound. A bit too proggy for me.
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From 03/14/2020 19:55
Let's get one thing straight: this is in no way rock music. When the percussionist notices it has emphasized the back beat once, it immediately corrects itself the next beat, "we can't have people enjoying our music; this is King Crimson". The guitars are used in the same way as the strings, they're just a different timbre. And they don't seem to want to explore the possibilities of what makes the electric guitar and its effects, they don't seem to appreciate that like Hendrix; they just put it in one setting and play it. The only thing they seem to think they can do to make it interesting to listen to is the melodies themselves. Which makes this classical music. Which isn't a compliment, nor an insult. The question is: Is it good classical music? No.
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From 09/02/2019 15:05
Favorite tracks:Book of saturday
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