King Crimson - Islands
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1971 Ratings: #36
December 3, 1971 / Release Date
LP / Format
Island, Atlantic / Label
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TreyLikesBands
97
Amazing

God this album gets all the shit, when really, it's ALL the shit (in a good way, of course). With its stripped back and minimalist aesthetic, this record creates an amazing experience of a listen overall. The perfect mix and blend of all that King Crimson has done so far, and it's awesome!

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FAV TRACKS: all of them!
100
bruh king crimson is no doubt one of the best expeirmental rock bands out there
Charlie99
78
I went into this album with low expectations, after reading many reviews that dub this record the worst album of King Crimson's first era, and though its not as good as the bands first three albums, it's still an amazing record. This album is very quiet and has a more stripped back sound than the bands previous releases, however that does not take away from the magic. The album cover reflects the music very well, as it feels sparse and space like, but still has the signature KC sound. My ... read more
daFigz
98
On this King Crimson release, I almost immediately accepted it as being on par with modern rock classics such as The Beatles, 'Sgt. Pepper'... Yeah, I know. Kind of a reach and then some. But, in the context of when this recording was made, the style of music it represented, the melding of Jazz, Classical and Electronic styling along with Peter Sinfield's poignant lyrics... And the maestro of modern guitar rock, Robert Fripp... I was and remain, awestruck. Amusingly, this was a record that ... read more
LilGatorade
89
The most underrated King Crimson album
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