Red (studio album) by King Crimson

Red by King Crimson
Year: 1974
Overall rank: 160th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
86/100 (from 972 votes)
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Accolades:
Award Best album of 1974 (1st)
Award Top 50 albums of the 1970s (40th)
Award Top 200 albums of all time (160th)
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King Crimson bestography

Red is ranked 2nd 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 36,304.

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86/100 (from 972 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 86.0/100, a mean average of 85.2/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 86.2/100. The standard deviation for this album is 13.2.

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95/100
From 03/31/2022 13:40
I had high expectations for that record and tehy are mostly flufilled. Red is a kickass starter to the album of the same title and then Fallen Angel is even better, actually it's one of their best songs, One More Red Nightmare is great but a little too long and then the lowest point of the record which is Providence - this is experimental nonsense that could be twice shorter, but the ending track Starless is making this album 10 times better, such a beautiful piece of music. Overall their second best after In The Court Of The Crimson King.
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From 01/25/2022 15:49
King Crimson went out with a bang. After this, Fripp, Wetton and Bruford went their separate ways. What a way to end an era.
KC isn't only responsible for helping prog rock to emerge. They also put the final nail in the coffin with Starless. Fripp's one-note solo on this amazing piece of music is quintessential anti prog.

This album isn't perfect. But the highlight are so high.
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90/100
From 07/08/2021 18:05
Very strong progressive rock album from King Crimson. Features the career highlight Starless and some other great tracks, like Fallen Angel and One More Red Nightmare. It's not the most accessible prog album (nor is it King Crimson's best, see ITCOTCK), but it's a really good one once you absorb the sound it's going for. Bill Bruford on drums and John Wetton on base really shine in this lean King Crimson lineup, all behind the genius of guitarist Robert Fripp of course. Must-listen for prog fans, recommended for all.
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From 05/31/2021 00:58
The execution on the last track could've been a bit better than it is, mostly the guitars, but what an amazing record.
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85/100
From 05/02/2021 23:53
The most influential album from the band.
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From 04/26/2021 03:40
This album has 3 songs I consider to be masterpieces. They are: Red, Fallen Angel, and of course, Starless.
Starless is one of the greatest songs I've ever heard, and it works as the perfect finale.
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80/100
From 01/19/2021 12:32
Grande nível de experimentação, mas sem perder o ritmo. Excelente.
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From 12/17/2020 18:25
I really didn't like this album. I can appreciate its genius tho
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From 12/06/2020 17:40
I’m so glad it’s digital now
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From 04/18/2020 20:20
Highlights:

Starless
Fallen Angel
One More Red Nightmare
Red
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Best Albums of 1974
1. Red by King Crimson
2. On The Beach by Neil Young
3. The Lamb Lies Down On Broadway by Genesis
4. Crime Of The Century by Supertramp
5. Rock Bottom by Robert Wyatt
6. Court And Spark by Joni Mitchell
7. Diamond Dogs by David Bowie
8. Sheer Heart Attack by Queen
9. Here Come The Warm Jets by Brian Eno
10. A Tábua De Esmeralda by Jorge Ben
11. Queen II by Queen
12. Mirage by Camel
13. Radio City by Big Star
14. Autobahn by Kraftwerk
15. Pretzel Logic by Steely Dan
16. Kimono My House by Sparks
17. Phaedra by Tangerine Dream
18. No Other by Gene Clark
19. Veedon Fleece by Van Morrison
20. I Want To See The Bright Lights Tonight by Richard & Linda Thompson
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