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Album Review: King Crimson – In the Court of the Crimson King (40th Anniversary Series)

There was little precedent for the music on King Crimson‘s 1969 debut album. Titled In the Court of the Crimson King — An Observation by King Crimson, the album gave a clear signal that something had changed in the world of music. In 1969 rock and popular music were in the midst of a fertile

Album Review: King Crimson – Red (40th Anniversary Series)

From the first ominous, jagged chord of “Red”, the opening track on the 1974 King Crimson album of the same name, listeners know they’re in for a bracing, uncompromising experience. The song is now widely accepted as an exemplar of instrumental progressive rock. The song’s high-wire act balances brutal riffs (modern day listeners, think of