King Crimson - Red
Critic Score
Based on 2 reviews
1974 Ratings: #16 / 93
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Based on 347 ratings
1974 Ratings: #2
Liked by 12 people
October 6, 1974 / Release Date
LP / Format
Island / Atlantic / Label
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JustSomeGuy
94
Well, I certainly wasn't expecting this. I wasn't expecting that I would rate this as high as I did. I also wasn't expecting to be seriously considering any more King Crimson albums to be as high as The Court Of The Crimson King. I was actually considering giving this a higher score than that album, but a few things did make me decide to go a few points below that one.

So, this track listing is damn near flawless. Every track on here was perfect. The intriguing opener and title track; the ... read more
TreyLikesBands
100
The first time I ever sat through this record, I cried by the end. I felt like King Crimson as a band made their way into my brain and stuck an idea in there that I would never comprehend. I listened way too deep into the music, and as I reminisce about it, this album is a triumph in human thought and a peak of modern art. The fact that this album's title is 'Red' makes me think that Robert Fripp had chromesthesia, as that color is the most prominent in the King Crimson discography. This makes ... read more
Aotyman58
100
Not gonna lie, I prefer this to ITCOTCK.
Plats
100
Ok. So... I might sound crazy, but I actually love "Red" more than "In the Court of The Crimson King". This record actually connected with me more than that album and, all in all, felt more exciting! There was never a dull moment here because everything here is so perfectly orchestrated! The lyrics are great, the melodies are outstanding, the riffs are incredible and that bass tone is so adrenaline-pumping! Overall, while their debut will always be a masterpiece, ... read more
CheapandLethal
95
Exceptional
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