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Larks' Tongues In Aspic (album) by King Crimson 

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Larks' Tongues In Aspic
Larks' Tongues In Aspic by King Crimson (1973)
Overall rank: 689th   Overall chart history
Average Rating: 
81/100 (from 301 votes)
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Accolades: Top 20 albums of 1973 (19th)
Top albums of the 1970s (162nd)
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 56 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 38 in the list of all-time albums with a total rank score of 42,495.

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From garycottier 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 discojets1 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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From JoaoMoreira 02/08/2017 04:31
It is a solid Crimson's album!
The lead vocals and the drummer's momentary disconnections from the rest of the band are the weak points of this album. But the power and groove of the bass, the little frippian melodies and the very stimulating tempo games do make a statement for this record.
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From Mountandrew 12/22/2016 03:47
Absolutely beautiful album, the instrumental portion is astounding. My second favorite album produced by King Crimson after In the Court of the Crimson King.
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From nitomano 12/16/2016 15:23
Un poco más experimental pero aún así es mi tercer disco favorito de la banda solo detrás de In The Court Of The Crimson King y Red
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From Rovers 05/25/2013 20:55
"Larks' Tongues in Aspic" released in 1973 is King Crimson's fifth album. Musically, there have been radical changes since the symphonic debut "In The Court of the Crimson King" from 1969. The magnificent melodic numbers are replaced by complex compositions, where the melodic only in flashes are predominant. It's obvious that the group under its distinctive musical metamorphosis has lost some fans but on the other hand has managed to win others.

The fact that the musical changes have been so striking, is partly due to large changes in the group's lineup. Thus it is only guitarist Robert Fripp, who is left from 1969 debut. This is only a part of the explanation, because there is little doubt that leader Robert Fripp, never had any desire simply to repeat himself, but always wanted to explore new musical expressions.

Half of "Larks' Tongues in Aspic" is instrumental, with the two title tracks playing more than twenty minutes. These numbers are pretty complex, especially Part One contains several very different sequences, some of which may be heavy for the ear.

Also "The Taking Drum" is instrumental, and as the title suggests, the number is a showcase for drummer Bill Bruford. It should be no secret that these types of instrumentals are not really my cup of tea, so I must resort to the second half of the album to find numbers that justify expanding my music collection with the album.

There are fine things in the short and quiet "Book of Saturday", though John Wetton never reaches the magic of Greg Lake. The closest you get to the classic King Crimson sound is on "Exiles" which has some of the melodic approach that typified the group's earliest albums.

"Easy Money" is more hard hitting, and it can glimpsewise appear reminiscent of Pink Floyd. The group's desire to experiement is also reflected in these vocal-numbers, but they are generally more accessible, and the reason why I still think that the album belongs to a King Crimson collection.
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From kitkat129 05/06/2013 07:47
"A poor man's Dark Side Of The Moon."

Oh God no. This album is everything DSOTM only wishes to be (and it's a pretty bad comparison anyway).
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From ImmortalAl 02/23/2011 06:28
I gave this album a 100. I thought it was ahead of its time.
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From 40footwolf 05/18/2010 14:18
Took a little while to grow on me, but that's par for the course when it comes to the music of the Crimson Kings. Not their best, but "Larks' Tongues In Aspic Parts 1 and 2", "Easy Money" and "Book of Saturday" are essential Crim tracks.
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