Starless and Bible Black

King Crimson - Starless and Bible Black
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1974 Ratings: #35 / 99
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They actually put this album cover on the side of British army vehicles. Those first 4 tracks were mind-blowing, but it kinda trailed off into not-so interesting stuff. The improvisation was pretty impressive, but nothing like Moonchild. There's a lot of great in this album, so I'll give it a great score :)
The most bombastic King Crimson record, one where their avant-garde and free improvisation takes the complete reigns for something which strangely manages to work itself together in a magical way, now obviously the lack of structure does hinder the overal experience for me, but King Crimson manages to make this super entertaining and truly abstract listen and The Great Deceiver is super overshadowed track by King Crimson

Track Review

The Great Deceiver 9.5/10
Lament 7.5/10.
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meeeeeh i mean in the defense of this album is the 4th album of king crimson i hear today but cmon
nvm i reheared some stuff in it and i liked it more
The "it just works" gang go for an improvised, jazzier approach on "Starless And Bible Black". It works well most of the time but there are some points where it kind of meanders. The last couple of tracks are quite spectacular, though.

Fav Tracks: The Great Deceiver, Fracture, Starless And Bible Black, The Night Watch

Least Fav Track: The Mincer

Discography Diaries #7: King Crimson
Album #6: Starless and Bible Black
Genre: Progressive Rock
Date: 11/09/2020
Time: 11:00 AM

Continuing on with my dive through King Crimsons discography we have the bands 6th album Starless and Bible Black. So yeah, I've been loving King Crimsons work up to this point, its just been filled to the brim with incredible album after incredible album and all I'd hope going into the next album is another great edition to the bands catalogue. Well after listening ... read more
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Added on: March 16, 2013