The 1969 progressive rock odyssey 'In the Court of the Crimson King' is our classic album for the month.
There isn't much higher regard for an album to be held in than this one. King Crimson's debut is a benchmark for all genres as it fuses Jazz and Rock to form one of the most influential sonic landscapes of music history. The mind-melting opener '21st Century Schizoid Man' is a powerful statement of aggression and critique on war and modernity while creating a sound that would form the basis for Heavy Metal. Without hesitation, the record pivots into the woodwind folk of 'I Talk to the Wind' and continues to challenge and develop every genre it takes into its sonic arsenal across its sparse 45-minute length.
If you know the record, we implore you to pick up the 200g remaster by Robert Fripp. Considering the history of the vinyl release, this pressing amends all issues and creates the perfect listening experience. And if you haven't heard it, start now.
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