The Power to Believe

King Crimson - The Power to Believe
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Based on 3 reviews
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Based on 48 ratings
2003 Ratings: #132
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February 24, 2003 / Release Date
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Sanctuary / Label
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Just like their previous outing, I was expecting this to be much worse than what it actually is. Thankfully, I was wrong and this album is actually pretty good.

To me, this album felt like a great ending to a long career (assuming that this will be their final album). There were so many songs on here that I just couldn't help but love that I don't think these guys could have made something better this far into their career. Then again, this is King Crimson we're talking about, and I'm sure ... read more
"The Power To Believe" is a solid ending (?) to a great career. While the title tracks are unnecessary at best, the rest of the album is surprisingly fun. The industrial production is unique, the instrumentation is solid and the highlights are really high here (like the genuinely funny "Happy With What You Have To Be Happy With"). Overall, this is another underrated record from them.

Fav Tracks: Eyes Wide Open, Happy With What You Have To Be Happy With, Facts of Life, Level ... read more

Yet another King Crimson album that had a score I was sure would change after a listen on Spotify, but turned out to have been appropriately rated. The Power to Believe is so, SO underrated, guys. I know most people just want traditional prog when listening to King Crimson, but if you're looking for a unique, creative industrial rock album, this is the one for you. It borrows so many ideas from prog that no industrial musician would dare to think of and implants it into their newfound ... read more

With its industrial art rock and unique sound for King Crimson, this record creates the kind of atmosphere one would want on a final album(?). Although the acapella sections are a bit awkward and sound really corny, the songs on this album showcase how King Crimson was held back from this industrial sound ever since its inception. With the more wide variety of mastering effects and editing techniques that the band would've not had earlier than this release, it pays off a little. This ... read more
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