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Larks' Tongues In Aspic

King Crimson

1973

Larks' Tongues In Aspic

Album Summary

Larks' Tongues in Aspic is the fifth studio album by the English progressive rock group King Crimson, released on 23 March 1973 through Island Records in the UK and Atlantic Records in the United States and Canada. This album is the debut of King Crimson's third incarnation, featuring co-founder and guitarist Robert Fripp along with four new members: bass guitarist and vocalist John Wetton, violinist and keyboardist David Cross, percussionist Jamie Muir, and drummer Bill Bruford. It is a key album in the band's evolution, drawing on Eastern European classical music and European free improvisation as central influences.

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Rating

2.93

Votes

475

Genres

  • Rock
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Thu Oct 27 2022
5

Ohhh, finally! An album that I already listened complete before I started this challenge! Ok, so let's start by saying that King Crimson is my favourite band. Like, not just my favourite prog rock band, my favourite band of ALL times alongside The Beatles, Queen and Black Sabbath. Each of its albums, except for In The Wake of Poseidon, are extremely different from each other and almost feel like they were made by different bands, and they technically are, since the lineup of the project has changed thousands of times, the only constant member being Robert Fripp. And from all of their studio albums, LTIA is definitely one of the weirdest ones, but it has some of the most talented musicians working on it, namely Jamie Muir and Bill Bruford, and many others. Even though this is not my favourite album of King Crimson (I would put it in fifth or sixth place in a ranking) it is still a great and hugely influential album, mixing classic prog rock with world music, neo-classical sounds, heavy metal and possibly one of the earliest prog metal and avant-garde metal songs in history: the Larks' Tongues in Aspics suite, which has five parts, that span four albums and 30 years in the making. It is possible that bands like TOOL or Dream Theater would have never existed without this album so I guess that deserves at least four stars. Screw it, the album cover is my profile photo of Discord, I'll give it five stars

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Wed Oct 26 2022
3

prog noodling outweighs good tunes

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Wed Nov 02 2022
4

C'est sûr qu'à la base j'aime beaucoup King Crimson, donc j'ai un préjugé favorable envers le groupe. J'aime beaucoup cette série de 3 albums (les 2 autres étant Red et Starless and Bible Black). Red reste mon préféré de cette série, mais Larks' Tongues est très près. J'aime les dissonances dans les pièces et ses côtés très rock par moment. Les percussions aussi sont intéressantes. Le côté deux drums sur Larks' Tongues part 2 donne un aperçu de ce que le groupe fera plus tard avec sa formation en double trio. La pochette est superbe.

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Thu Nov 03 2022
4

Un album simpatico. Bello il sound degli anni '70. Interessante la combinazione degli strumenti.

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Sun Nov 06 2022
4

Belle découverte, je trouve ça vraiment intéressant, même si je ne l’écouterais pas tous les jours

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Sun Nov 13 2022
4

Samo se nadam da je dobar kao što je album cover. 8:21. // 9:07 - ovaj album mi je bolji od In the Court of Crimson King, don't @ me.

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Mon Nov 14 2022
4

Normally this progressive songwriting and instrumentals would frustrate me, but I was intrigued from beginning to end! Cool adventure of sounds.

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Mon Nov 21 2022
4

ok

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Thu Nov 24 2022
4

Sko, þetta er alltaf áhugavert, oft skemmtilegt, og ég mun alltaf vera þakklátur fyrir Robert Fripp. Ég ætla samt ekki endilega að hlusta á hverjum degi.

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Fri Nov 25 2022
4

Ein gutes Album, das ich ausnahmsweise schon kannte. Ist nicht zu lang, hat aber ein paar Längen.

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Fri Oct 21 2022
3

Rock progresivo. Ni fu ni fa.

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Wed Nov 02 2022
3

Il s’essaie beaucoup de trucs sur cet album. Je n’y reviens pas souvent, mais j’aime bien.

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Mon Nov 14 2022
3

Not bad but just a bit too much progressive and not enough rock to keep me entertained and intrigued

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Sun Nov 27 2022
3

It’s prog rock biatch

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Tue Oct 25 2022
2

prog rock not my thing

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Tue Oct 25 2022
2

Nothing particularly interesting about this one. Prog rock like this just cracks me up. 1.5/5

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Wed Oct 26 2022
2

I don't want to say that one shouldn't record jam sessions, but to me, most of this album sounded like unrefined or unapplied musical exploration – the kind of playing that might be helpful in creating songs or warming up for gigs. This overall impression was overcome neither by the one song I enjoyed in its entirety nor the poetic intro and outro ordering of Parts I and II.

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Sun Nov 27 2022
2

experimental

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Fri Nov 04 2022
1

Too much like a yoga retreat

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Tue Nov 08 2022
1

Pretty bad

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