Larks' Tongues In Aspic (album) by King Crimson
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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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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.
Favorite tracks:Book of saturday
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.
Best track: "Exiles"
Weakest track: "The Talking Drum"
I became a fan of this band.
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
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!
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.
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.
A beautiful album. Jamie Muir adds a very nice touch. very melodic. Bass drives the album.