King Crimson - Discipline
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Based on 2 reviews
1981 Ratings: #39 / 120
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Based on 168 ratings
1981 Ratings: #17
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September 22, 1981 / Release Date
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Warner Bros. / Label
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7 years after the demise of King Crimson, Robert Fripp makes a new band so that he wouldn't ever revive King Crimson. That band's name is... King Crimson.

This is an interesting new sound for them, as they mix their prog rock roots with the New Wave craze that was dominating the airwaves back in the 80's. It's also one of their most experimental releases in that regard. The production is creative, the new set of vocals and writing is fresh and there are a few incredible moments. Unfortunately, ... read more

Little bit of a rant here... (edit: which is obsolete at this point)

I have mixed feelings about Mr. Fripp. While he holds dear the good old days of music sharing and purchasing, he does not allow the King Crimson records to be on Spotify. This means I had to manually do the whole local files thing and it's kind of a hassle. I do get that he's a hardass with that sort of stuff, but if he wanted more people to listen to this band and, in return, get more revenue from merch, then I think ... read more
Not the best King Crimson have to offer, but it's still an interesting prog record.

Here we see that King Crimson aren't afraid to experiment with different genres. Discipline shows them going in a more new-wave direction, and it works pretty well. Most of the tracks on here ranged from good to great. There weren't any that I could confidently say are the best I've heard from them, but they all have the potential to grow on me. I loved pretty much every track on here, or at least every track ... read more
I just find this a lot of fun. Sad to see how underrated it is on this website. I think the new wave influences make for a very interesting and unique prog and it’s really catchy honestly. The instrumentals, from the groovy percussion to the hard-hitting riffs and bass lines, make this one of the band’s most addicting albums with high replay value (at least for me).

The influences are obvious—Talking Heads being a notable one (aside from the New Wave + art rock fusion, ... read more

Hey, this released on my birthday. Cool.

Discipline is one of King Crimson's most straightforward releases, as well as being one of their most experimental and open to new ideas. On Discipline, we see the band experimenting with new wave and electronic music to a further extent than they ever would in the future. As a result, the bass is funky and lively the whole way through (especially on Frame by Frame). I'd even go as far as to say Discipline is top 3 when it comes to best ... read more
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Track List

  1. Elephant Talk
  2. Frame by Frame
  3. Matte Kudasai
  4. Indiscipline
  5. Thela Hun Ginjeet
  6. The Sheltering Sky
  7. Discipline
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Added on: April 14, 2013