Saturday, June 2, 2012
148 of 1001 Albums: King Crimson's In The Court of Crimson King
This debut album from King Crimson reached number 5 on the U.K. charts, and went gold in the United States. It is said that this is one of the most influential progressive rock albums released to roll in the sounds of the 70s. Critical reception at the time of it's release was mixed though. The views raged from negative to very positive ones, and sometimes it was indifference. AllMusic was probably known for giving it the best reviews.
I honestly was surprised by how much I enjoyed the music on the album. It also sounded very different than I had expected. I would say the music almost seems like a storytelling production. The way the lyrics, and music comes together creates this atmosphere for a story to be taking place. I will say that the cover art through my off, because I was expecting something quirky like, Frank Zappa. The tone was more serious, and more enjoyable than I expected though. I feel like a new era of music is rolling in.
Rating 4 of 5.