King Crimson - Lizard
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Based on 38 ratings
1970 Ratings: #38
December 11, 1970 / Release Date
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Charlie99
83
This album can be very confusing on first listen, but repeated listens reward the listener. This album doesn’t live up to the bands first two albums, but it’s still a great effort, combining prog rock with elements of jazz. The 23 minute title track (Featuring Jon Anderson of Yes) really saves this album, as the other tracks kind of lose me; they aren’t as strong as the epic title track and kind of fall flat on their instrumental noodling. Despite this, this album is still a ... read more
CheapandLethal
90
Superb
daFigz
97
Positively my favorite King Crimson record. A heady mix of surreal Prog Rock... Jazz tinged [Fripp]... Mythical, lyrical storytelling... Poetic [Sinfield]... Just a damn, almost a perfect modern rock record. Tracks such as Indoor Games and Happy Family give the listener not only intelligent music to listen to, but, lyrical poetry that cause you to ponder. Then you launch into the loveliness of Lady of the Dancing Water and the closer, Lizard... Which features vocals by Jon Anderson. And ... read more
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