King Crimson - Beat
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Based on 3 reviews
1982 Ratings: #74 / 155
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Based on 163 ratings
1982 Ratings: #185
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GeMann
60

King Crimson continues to dabble in their new wave sounds with a disappointing record. There's a lot of good on here, but at 35 minutes, this album feels quite a bit longer. The cover also sucks lol.

JustSomeGuy
63

I've had a pretty strong love/hate relationship with Beat over the years. When I first heard it, I thought it was easily the worst King Crimson ever made. But every time I return to it, it either impresses me enough to consider it better than I usually think, and other times I just think it's a bit too... I dunno... I guess mainstream?

To be honest, I'm not entirely sure if "mainstream" is the term I'd necessarily use, simply because it is still distinctly King Crimson. Something ... read more

MickyT
60

Discography Diaries #7: King Crimson
Album #9: Beat
Genre: Progressive Rock, New Wave
Date: 14/09/2020
Time: 6:30 PM

The next album in my dive through King Crimsons discography is their 9th album, Beat. So the last album Discipline saw the band adapt to the sounds of New Wave that was dominating at the time and they manage pull off another brilliant album, so all I'd hope is that they'd continue to strive in this new sound or improve on it and hopefully keep going with a very consistent ... read more

Unoriginal
64

“Beat” is a pretty fun album from King Crimson, albeit a fairly forgettable one. It feels very brief, considering it is one of the only King Crimson albums where most of the songs are under four minutes. It doesn’t have much personality compared to any of the albums from Lizard to Red, or even Discipline. The lyrics feel dumbed down and meandering. Despite that, I don’t think it’s their worst album.

Neal And Jack And Me: 92
Heartbeat: 72
Sartori in Tangier: ... read more

kirboangry
70

although this album is a 6 bc my new rating scale is based of how much i like albums its a 7

JustSomeGuy
63

I've had a pretty strong love/hate relationship with Beat over the years. When I first heard it, I thought it was easily the worst King Crimson ever made. But every time I return to it, it either impresses me enough to consider it better than I usually think, and other times I just think it's a bit too... I dunno... I guess mainstream?

To be honest, I'm not entirely sure if "mainstream" is the term I'd necessarily use, simply because it is still distinctly King Crimson. Something ... read more

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Added on: April 14, 2014