Three of a Perfect Pair

King Crimson - Three of a Perfect Pair
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1984 Ratings: #66 / 100
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1984 Ratings: #58
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March 27, 1984 / Release Date
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Discography Diaries #7: King Crimson
Album #10: Three of a Perfect Pair
Genre: Progressive Rock, New Wave
Date: 15/09/2020
Time: 10:10 PM

The next album in the King Crimsons discography is the bands 10th album, Three of a Perfect Pair (probably one of the worst album titles I've heard). The last album Beat was the first unfortunate miss in King Crimsons discography, normally this is a pretty big red flag so I was a bit worried going into this album. Three of a Perfect Pair is a little bit ... read more
And so the King Crimson 80s new-wave era has come to an end. While I don't think this is as bad as Beat, I still think this is one of the weaker outings from the group.

I thought that, as a whole, this album works a lot. It's a lot better than their previous release, but it's definitely one of their worse projects that I've heard. Still, it says a lot about them that one of their worst projects is still a 7/10. I feel like this is very much a mixed album in terms of quality. The tracks that I ... read more
As a farewell to the new wave era for King Crimson, "Three of a Perfect Pair" does a pretty good job. Sure, it will never live up to the other iterations' efforts, but the highlights are really high and the closer, which is yet another part of "Larks' Tongues In Aspic", is a great way to cap it off. It stands as one of their weaker albums, but even then it's still solid.

Fav Tracks: Larks' Tongues In Aspic, Pt. III; Sleepless; Model Man; Three of a Perfect Pair; Nuages ... read more
this album is weird but Larks Tongues in Aspic, Pt. III slaps
I really don't have much to say other than it's a better and more consistent version of Beat
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Added on: April 14, 2014