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Virtually Perfect, Virtually Unknown,
This review is from: The Power to Believe (Audio CD)
Well, it seems that King Crimson has done it. They've released an album that not only sounds good, but really explores new ground. The percussive PTB II is perhaps the most interesting on the album. Dangerous Curves is unlike anything that i've heard. The distorted vocals on the title tracks and throughout the album are appropriate and cool, to say the least.
Two vocal tracks really shine on this album - Eyes Wide Open, and Facts of Life. Eyes Wide Open takes a well-deserved break from the heaviness of the surrounding tracks, and is unforgetable to say the least. Facts of Life is an incredible song with music that's as biting and jumpy as the lyrics. Appropriately harsh, yet somehow very classy.
While "Happy With What You Have to be Happy With" is a decent song with a powerful message, I don't like it as much as the other longer and more powerful vocal tracks.
While I noticed those four incredible standout tracks, the rest of the album deserves equal attention. Really, you can't go wrong with this album as long as you have an open mind towards music.
My only problem is that there could have been one more song (4 or 5 minutes long) similar in structure to the three present. I didn't quite feel a balance in that respect. Otherwise, perfect.