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King Crimson United Kingdom 

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The best album by King Crimson is In The Court Of The Crimson King which is ranked number 39 in the overall greatest album chart with a total rank score of 41,286.

King Crimson is ranked number 38 in the overall artist rankings with a total rank score of 62,469.

Members who like this artist also like: Pink Floyd, Led Zeppelin and The Who.

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King Crimson best albums

The following albums by King Crimson are ranked highest in the greatest album charts:

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RankAlbumArtist
1.

In The Court Of The Crimson KingUnited Kingdom King Crimson
Year of Release:1969Appears in:1,199 charts
Rank in 1969:3Rank Score:41,286
Rank in 1960s13Overall Rank:39
Average Rating: Top rated 88/100 (1,341 votes)
Comments: 128 comments
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2.

RedUnited Kingdom King Crimson
Year of Release:1974Appears in:413 charts
Rank in 1974:2Rank Score:9,114
Rank in 1970s67Overall Rank:257
Average Rating: Top rated 85/100 (535 votes)
Comments: 35 comments
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3.

DisciplineUnited Kingdom King Crimson
Year of Release:1981Appears in:196 charts
Rank in 1981:3Rank Score:3,293
Rank in 1980s98Overall Rank:649
Average Rating:  80/100 (276 votes)
Comments: 11 comments
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4.

Larks' Tongues In AspicUnited Kingdom King Crimson
Year of Release:1973Appears in:188 charts
Rank in 1973:20Rank Score:3,015
Rank in 1970s169Overall Rank:712
Average Rating:  81/100 (282 votes)
Comments: 12 comments
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5.

LizardUnited Kingdom King Crimson
Year of Release:1970Appears in:83 charts
Rank in 1970:50Rank Score:936
Rank in 1970s404Overall Rank:1,939
Average Rating:  78/100 (171 votes)
Comments: 7 comments
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6.

Starless And Bible BlackUnited Kingdom King Crimson
Year of Release:1974Appears in:89 charts
Rank in 1974:38Rank Score:864
Rank in 1970s422Overall Rank:2,071
Average Rating:  79/100 (159 votes)
Comments: 5 comments
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7.

In The Wake Of PoseidonUnited Kingdom King Crimson
Year of Release:1970Appears in:100 charts
Rank in 1970:52Rank Score:819
Rank in 1970s436Overall Rank:2,151
Average Rating:  77/100 (193 votes)
Comments: 7 comments
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8.

IslandsUnited Kingdom King Crimson
Year of Release:1971Appears in:68 charts
Rank in 1971:51Rank Score:792
Rank in 1970s453Overall Rank:2,223
Average Rating:  77/100 (138 votes)
Comments: 5 comments
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9.

BeatUnited Kingdom King Crimson
Year of Release:1982Appears in:47 charts
Rank in 1982:60Rank Score:410
Rank in 1980s598Overall Rank:3,668
Average Rating:  72/100 (89 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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10.

ThrakUnited Kingdom King Crimson
Year of Release:1995Appears in:35 charts
Rank in 1995:97Rank Score:357
Rank in 1990s837Overall Rank:4,110
Average Rating:  77/100 (65 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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Overall band rank: 38

This may not be a complete discography for King Crimson. This listing only shows those albums by this artist that appear in at least one chart on this site. If an album is 'missing' that you think deserves to be here, you can include it in your own chart from the My Charts page!

King Crimson best tracks

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1.21st Century Schizoid Man (Including Mirrors)
(from the album In The Court Of The Crimson King)
 93/100 (430 votes)
Comments: 9 comments
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2.The Court Of The Crimson King (Including The Return Of The Fire Witch/The Dance Of The Puppets)
(from the album In The Court Of The Crimson King)
 93/100 (432 votes)
Comments: 10 comments
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3.Starless
(from the album Red)
 92/100 (198 votes)
Comments: 8 comments
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4.Epitaph (Including March For No Reason/Tomorrow And Tomorrow)
(from the album In The Court Of The Crimson King)
 92/100 (386 votes)
Comments: 7 comments
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5.I Talk To The Wind
(from the album In The Court Of The Crimson King)
 89/100 (328 votes)
Comments: 6 comments
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6.Fallen Angel
(from the album Red)
 89/100 (140 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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7.One More Red Nightmare
(from the album Red)
 89/100 (136 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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8.Red
(from the album Red)
 87/100 (144 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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9.Larks' Tongues In Aspic, Part Two
(from the album Larks' Tongues In Aspic)
 86/100 (59 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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10.The Night Watch
(from the album Starless And Bible Black)
 86/100 (38 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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11.Larks' Tongues In Aspic, Part One
(from the album Larks' Tongues In Aspic)
 84/100 (62 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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12.Exiles
(from the album Larks' Tongues In Aspic)
 84/100 (48 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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13.In The Wake Of Poseidon
(from the album In The Wake Of Poseidon)
 84/100 (45 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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14.Fracture
(from the album Starless And Bible Black)
 84/100 (32 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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15.Lizard
(from the album Lizard)
 84/100 (40 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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16.Easy Money
(from the album Larks' Tongues In Aspic)
 83/100 (58 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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17.Cadence And Cascade
(from the album In The Wake Of Poseidon)
 83/100 (41 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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18.Moonchild (Including The Dream/The Illusion)
(from the album In The Court Of The Crimson King)
 82/100 (300 votes)
Comments: 8 comments
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19.Cirkus
(from the album Lizard)
 82/100 (38 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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20.Lament
(from the album Starless And Bible Black)
 82/100 (31 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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King Crimson ratings

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From Steppenwolf666 01/24/2017 12:49
A very difficult band to rate because they could be brilliant as on Red, Larks Tongue's, and the debut, but their other lp's seem some way short of these high points.
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From rliberty 12/21/2016 04:28
Robert Fripp may be the most pretentious person to ever exist, but he made some great music.
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From marklg 06/17/2016 18:03
Fripp is a genius, end of the story.
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From LegacyEighties 03/24/2016 13:41
I really don't like their old stuff but their 80s stuff was like an offshoot of Talking Heads. Kinda cool ^_^
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From Ottokar 07/30/2014 14:31
Monsters of prog rock. Not every album they made is a masterpiece, but all deserve to be listened to. Although that is quite demanding sometimes.
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From mostlymor 04/25/2014 17:40
Probably the greatest prog rock band in history! Definately the greatest album in prog rock! Love that this band existed, that such great musicians passed through it's membership, that it was all possible for one brief period of time. If Great Britain still cared about passionate, brilliant, difficult music we would have statues of them in our town centre's, if our Royal Family mattered at all they'd all be Knighted, like our great actors and composers of the past! Arise Sir Robert Fripp!
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From fdistani 06/30/2013 21:13
King Crimson pretty much invented prog, I.T.C.C.K. is obviously their best work (and possibly one of the best albums ever) but In The Wake Of Poseidon and Red really aren't that much worse and Islands, Larks & ect., and Discipline are still all worth a listen, I don't know much about their other stuff but it doesn't attract me too much.
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75/100
From junodog4 07/24/2012 16:17
I once worked with a guy who had two musical obsessions - King Crimson and Kate Bush (he had that great poster of Kate Bush in the workout gear on his wall... perv.) Anyway, he kept on trying to convince me that they had dozens of fantastic albums. I never got past In the Court of the Crimson King. It's brilliant. It created a whole new genre. I just found the other more work to listen to... whereas their debut rewards me every time.
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From pouria 03/03/2012 20:21
Wanted to add that King Crimson is Harun Tekin's favorite band. He is vocalist of Mor ve Ă–tesi band.
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King Crimson varies so much from album to album that liking or hating one does not allow you to predict how you will feel about the next one.
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