The Best Song From Each King Crimson Album

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King Crimson is one of the few rock acts who found their sound from the get-go and launched their career with a musical masterpiece. Perhaps the only downside to it was that every other record paled in comparison and forever lived in the shadow of their debut LP. Let’s revisit the best songs in every King Crimson album:

In the Court of the Crimson King (1969) – The Court of the Crimson King

Featuring that iconic, distinctive riff, it’s epic through and through. Even if the band only released this and nothing else, they would still achieve legendary status.

In the Wake of Poseidon (1970) – Pictures of a City

It’s eight minutes of pure musical bliss.

Lizard (1970) – Cirkus

There’s a reason why King Crimson members are prog-rock titans, this is one of them.

Islands (1971) – Islands

This slow number isn’t just a song, it’s a journey.

Larks’ Tongues in Aspic (1973) – Exiles

Yet another proof they were ahead of their time in terms of soundscape.

Starless and Bible Black (1974) – The Night Watch

It may shorter than the other songs previously listed but it’s just as amazing.

Red (1974) – One More Red Nightmare

The drumming is pretty insane.

Discipline (1981) – Elephant Talk

It’s fascinating and a bit trippy.

Beat (1982) – Sartori in Tangier

It’s hypnotic and it definitely captured the sound of the ’80s.

Three of a Perfect Pair (1984) – Sleepless

From the guitar work to the beat, it’s on another level.

THRAK (1995) – Sex Sleep Eat Drink Dream

This aged well, it doesn’t sound dated.

The Construkction of Light (2000) – Into the Frying Pan

One of their most underrated tunes.

The Power to Believe (2003) – Eyes Wide Open

Hauntingly beautiful.

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