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In the Wake of Poseidon

King Crimson - In the Wake of Poseidon
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1970 Ratings: #109 / 156
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“In the Wake of Poseidon” is a great early Prog album, that will unfortunately always be in the shadow of the superior predecessor, and in many ways older brother: “In the Court of The Crimson King”. King Crimson was reduced to only 2 members (even though contributions from the original vocalist Greg Lake & drummer Michael Giles appear on numerous tracks), the band was clearly in a transitional period. Robert Fripp luckily was a multi-instrumentalist and was the glue ... read more


Did King Crimson ever get as close to pure filler in their golden run as In The Wake Of Poseidon?

It should probably be noted before I get any further that I don't dislike In The Wake Of Poseidon at all. But in a discography as flawless as Crimsons 1969-1974 run, this is the album that easily sticks out the most as aimless and pointless. And regardless of how understandable that may be, it's undeniably disappointing. I don't think I've come across a single person that hasn't come across this ... read more


Favourite: Cat Food
Worst: Peace - An End

1. Peace - A Beginning
[Not Included]

2. Pictures of a City (including 42nd at Treadmill) - 7
[Got sick of the darn guitar by the end but not bad other than that]

3. Cadence and Cascade - 8
[oooo This will be added to my study playlist joy!]

4. In the Wake of Poseidon (including Libra's Theme) - 9
[Now this was just a delight]

5. Peace - A Theme - 7
[The title is all you need to know]

6. Cat Food - 9
[That man on the piano can play. Love the ... read more


▲ = Pictures of a City, In The Wake of Poseidon, Cat Food, The Devils Triangle
▬ = Cadence and Cascade, Peace Interludes
▼ =


out the hall of the turqouise queen


Obviously when you compare this to the genre defining masterpiece that came before it, it’s not even gonna come close, but as its own album it’s really pretty good.

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Added on: April 14, 2014