King Crimson United Kingdom

Aliases: ProjeKct X.

The best album credited to King Crimson is In The Court Of The Crimson King which is ranked number 28 in the overall greatest album chart with a total rank score of 38,225.

King Crimson is ranked number 26 in the overall artist rankings with a total rank score of 61,865.

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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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1969
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Total albums: 78. Page 1 of 8

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 bestography composition

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1930s 0 0%
1940s 0 0%
1950s 0 0%
1960s 1 0%
1970s 9 0%
1980s 4 0%
1990s 20 0%
2000s 27 0%
2010s 17 0%
2020s 0 0%
Compilation? Albums %
No 60 77%
Yes 18 23%
Live? Albums %
No 33 42%
Yes 45 58%

King Crimson best tracks

Include tracks from compilations & live albums | Exclude tracks from compilations & live albums The same track can appear on multiple albums, so excluding tracks from compilations and live albums helps to remove duplicates from this list.

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Rating: 93 (410 votes)Comments: 15
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(from the album Red)
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Rating: 90 (284 votes)Comments: 3
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(from the album Red)
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Rating: 89 (270 votes)Comments: 1
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(from the album Red)
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Rating: 88 (288 votes)Comments: 3
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(from the album Red)
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Rating: 87 (85 votes)Comments: 0
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(from the album Starless And Bible Black)
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Rating: 86 (75 votes)Comments: 2
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(from the album Starless And Bible Black)
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Rating: 86 (93 votes)Comments: 0
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(from the album In The Wake Of Poseidon)
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Rating: 86 (64 votes)Comments: 1
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(from the album Islands)
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Rating: 85 (81 votes)Comments: 1
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(from the album Lizard)
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Rating: 84 (106 votes)Comments: 5
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(from the album Discipline)
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Rating: 84 (109 votes)Comments: 1
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(from the album Larks' Tongues In Aspic)
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Rating: 84 (72 votes)Comments: 0
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(from the album Lizard)
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Rating: 84 (122 votes)Comments: 2
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(from the album Larks' Tongues In Aspic)
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Rating: 83 (83 votes)Comments: 0
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(from the album In The Wake Of Poseidon)
N.B. Tracks must have received at least 3 ratings to appear in the above list.

King Crimson ratings

Average Rating: 
87/100 (from 216 votes)
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This artist is rated in the top 1% of all artists on BestEverAlbums.com. This artist has a Bayesian average rating of 87.1/100, a mean average of 86.4/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 87.7/100. The standard deviation for this artist is 13.5.

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From 3 days ago
loved by everyone for good reason
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From 09/08/2019 16:45
XXI Century Schizoid men
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From 01/21/2019 21:27
Rightfully one of the prog big six, but really like different bands over time with variable results.
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From 11/07/2018 19:13
One of the greatest bands ever, I'd say. Their influence seems to have extended further than any of the other bands labeled "Progressive Rock" with the exception of Pink Floyd, but I feel like Pink Floyd was different from all those other bands and more like spacey blues rock. Anyway, part of the reason I like them personally is because they could get extremely experimental and abstract throughout all their different incarnations but they always hold my attention extremely well in spite of this.
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From 08/26/2018 01:22
Highly imaginative, a visionary band. Only flaw may be the inconsistent line ups (makes their identity questionable)
I would have liked to see the original line up endure at least 4 years more.
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From 03/06/2018 21:09
ITCOTCK is my favorite album of all time. I would rate the band a 100/100 probably if it wasn't such a pain in the ass to listen to their albums. I have no problem with buying albums I enjoy and want to support the artist, but not being able to find a sample of a song anywhere makes me not want to support Fripp. If he wasn't such a grumpy old man and allowed streaming I'm sure he would make more money in the long run because then people like me who like an album will buy a physical copy for their collection. Fripp really expects people to pay 30-50 bucks for an album they've never heard before, its ridiculous.
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From 01/31/2018 23:03
Alway in progress. Reinvent themselves in each decade. An example of risky band
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From 10/17/2017 02:29
Robert Fripp, after Zappa and maybe Gilmour, is my favorite Guitar player. Adrian Belew is pretty close.
If you don't include Zappa or Floyd as progressive rock. The best is King Crimson all the way Yes and Jethro Tull round out Top 5
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From 10/09/2017 20:50
Consistently Weird
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From 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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