Larks' Tongues In Aspic (album) by King Crimson

Larks' Tongues In Aspic
Larks' Tongues In Aspic by King Crimson
Year: 1973
Overall rank: 629th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
82/100 (from 465 votes)
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Accolades:
Award Top 20 albums of 1973 (18th)
Award Top albums of the 1970s (146th)
Award Top 1,000 albums of all time (629th)

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Larks' Tongues In Aspic is ranked 4th best out of 71 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 27 in the list of all-time albums with a total rank score of 38,084.

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This album is rated in the top 1% of all albums on BestEverAlbums.com. This album has a mean average rating of 81.0/100. The trimmed mean (excluding outliers) is 81.8/100. The standard deviation for this album is 13.8.

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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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75/100
From 07/01/2019 06:44
Finally, King Crimson blossoms on this album. The first four albums showed flashes, particularly the first two, but this is a whole 'nother level. Not a cliche in sight, it sounded like nobody else, and they found a level of heaviness the previous lineups didn't--Bruford is part of that, and also Fripp is only now reaching the beginning of his peak as a player. As always with KC, I wish there were a little less of the off-speed pitch and more of the fast ball, but this is a great album for sure.
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80/100
From 04/15/2019 23:28
Best track: "Exiles"
Weakest track: "The Talking Drum"
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From 02/22/2019 18:40
I became a fan of this band.
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85/100
From 08/26/2018 01:35
Poor man Dark Side??? This album is far more experimental!
And it succeeds at being like that. I consider all the songs to be good, pretty unique disc
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70/100
From 08/19/2018 08:37
This album twists and writhes like a snake, from orchestral moments, into jazz then to a hard rock section then back to classical and on to jazz...

The vocals aren't the best but they do work in the album as a whole. I often start my Sunday morning vinyl session with this one as a warm up!
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From 02/18/2018 01:13
The main selling point of this album seems to me to be the rhythm section, which holds this all together. Some tracks meander a little too much (the first track loses all its energy with the virtually silent violin part) and don't have that much body to them. The wordless vocals on Easy Money kinda annoy me too. Not a perfect album by a long way for me.
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From 04/02/2017 17:03
Interesting and challenging album from King Crimson. It really grows on you and some of the vocal tracks sound uncannily like Pink Floyd. Strong LP.
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From 03/30/2017 22:26
A beautiful album. Jamie Muir adds a very nice touch. very melodic. Bass drives the album.
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