In the Wake of Poseidon

King Crimson - In the Wake of Poseidon
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1970 Ratings: #38 / 98
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Based on 170 ratings
1970 Ratings: #57
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May 15, 1970 / Release Date
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Island / Atlantic / Label
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What's that? King Crimson's discography is on streaming services now? YESSSSS!!! Robert Fripp? More like Robert FRICK!!! OOOOOHHHHH!!! WHERE YOU AT?!?! WHERE YOU AAAATTT?!?!

On with the review, it looks like we're revisiting "In The Court of the Crimson King"... oh? This is an entirely different album, you say? Well I'll be damned! Yes, they decided to ride off the critical success of their debut by following the exact same structure on "In the Wake of Poseidon". It's not a ... read more

Ugh, I feel like this album gets too much shit for being right after 'In the Court of the Crimson King', when really, I don't think that's a right statement. While this record contains tracks comparable and rivaling to their past release, there's this addition of extra charm encased in the track list. This album creates more of a mood that 'In the Court', and while still being outstanding, is not as legendary.

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FAV TRACKS: In the Wake of Poseidon, Cadence and Cascade, all ... read more
It is always rough to follow up a masterpiece. Its like trying to land on the moon twice.
King Crimson returned right after the enormous cultural moment that was "In the Court of the Crimson", an album that sent and would continue to send shock waves throughout the musical world. The next album after that critical success was "In the Wake of Poseidon", or as i like to call it in the wake of the crimson king. In the wake of Poseidon borrows many of the rules from In the ... read more
In The Wake Of Poseidon is without question a good album, but I feel like it's trying too hard to be In The Court Of The Crimson King and ends up falling in its shadow.

There are quite a few moments in The Wake Of Poseidon that I absolutely adore. All of the main songs were nothing short of great. In particular, Pictures Of A City was a great way to start off the album and ended up being one of the more memorable moments on the entire album. The title track was absolutely fantastic and ... read more

And our journey through the King Crimson discography continues! In 1970, King Crimson were tasked with a feat that would be impossible for most bands: release an album that could live up to the masterpiece that is In The Court of the Crimson King in just over half a year. This could have been a death sentence, but luckily, King Crimson pulled through with In The Wake Of Poseidon, a worthy sophomore effort that stands as one of the band's best records.

The band opted to go for a safe ... read more
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