Top Ten Most Underrated King Crimson Songs

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King Crimson have such a huge discography full of perfect songs and albums, but they get very little attention nowadays. Outside of the progressive realm, that is. This list is dedicated to the songs that are musically fantastic but really don't get the attention they deserve.

The Top Ten

1 The Devil's Triangle

Great instrumental from In the Wake of Poseidon. Mesmerising drum beat with some very interesting sounds. The most original song on their sophomore album, along with Cat Food. - IronSabbathPriest

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2 Moonchild

As a user on this site once said "the ugly duckling of the debut". I actually think this 12 minute track is very good. If you actually take a step back and examine the improv section, you'll realise that it is actually very well structured. Every member is involved while being careful not to tread on each other. - IronSabbathPriest

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3 The Talking Drum

A crescendo building instrumental inspired by Eastern European music. - IronSabbathPriest

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4 Starless and Bible Black

Often overshadowed due to the song "Starless" and the song that comes after this, the immensely complicated "Fracture" (also brilliant songs). - IronSabbathPriest

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5 Trio

Bill Bruford selflessly took a step back in this melotron driven track. - IronSabbathPriest

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6 Prelude: Song of the Gulls UListen to Sample
7 The Sheltering Sky

First King Crimson song I heard in full. Absolutely mesmerising. - IronSabbathPriest

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8 Cat Food UListen to Sample
9 Cadence and Cascade

Great ballad that I think rivals it's ITCOTCK counterpart "I Talk to the Wind". Guest vocals by Gordon Haskell. - IronSabbathPriest

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The Contenders

11 Lizard

This is my favorite KC song.

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12 Formentera Lady

Favourite song on the album.

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13 I Talk to the Wind UListen to Sample
14 Larks' Tongues in Aspic, PT 2 UListen to Sample
15 Pictures of a City UListen to Sample
16 Requiem - King Crimson UListen to Sample
17 No Warning UListen to Sample
18 Industry UListen to Sample
19 Fracture UListen to Sample
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