King Crimson - THRAK
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Based on 3 reviews
1995 Ratings: #202 / 446
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Based on 71 ratings
1995 Ratings: #103
April 3, 1995 / Release Date
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Discography Diaries #7: King Crimson
Album #11: THARK
Genre: Progressive Rock
Date: 16/09/2020
Time: 2:10 PM

Let's move on with our dive through King Crimsons discography with their 11th album THARK. So the 80s haven't been the kindest of decades to King Crimsons evolution, the decade started off strong with Discipline which was honestly really great take on New Wave, but after that we just got hit with drivel on Beat and Three of a Perfect Pair, two of the weakest King Crimson albums in my ... read more
So, "THRAK" has some outstanding instrumentation and great production, with a few highlights like "Dinosaur". But this album has so much filler that it ends up being King Crimson's most bloated release yet.

Fav Tracks: Dinosaur, Sex Sleep Eat Drink Dream, THRAK, People, VROOOM, Walking On Air

Least Fav Tracks: Radio, Inner Garden

This is one of King Crimsons most hypnotic albums in year, and I loved most of what was presented here.

This album just grabbed my attention right from the start with VROOOM. And it's so weird because I just thought every track was so hypnotic and mesmerizing that there were a few tracks that I can barely even talk about. Usually I would consider that a bad thing, but I think that's what they were going for here: something hypnotic that you can just sit back, relax and listen to without caring ... read more

This is probably the most 90's-sounding King Crimson album the band ever put out. There are even some vaguely grunge-inspired moments on tracks like Dinosaur. There's also some of the first experimentation King Crimson had ever done with industrial rock. Other than that, though, THRAK isn't the most engaging or experimental project. It tries to relive the glory days of the 70's at times with instrumental passages thrown into the mix every few tracks, but that doesn't necessarily make it ... read more
THRAK sees Crimson return to their former glory of the 70’s with this record. The tracks and the instrumental work are miles better than anything the band put out in the 80’s, with the guitar work being particularly brilliant on here. After the bands quite terrible 80’s work, I wasn’t sure if the could climb back out of it, but fortunately they did, and the band released their strongest album since “Red” in this release. However, I do believe that the band ... read more
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Added on: April 14, 2014