Wow did this became strangely relevant in the past day or so. In case you are not aware KING CRIMSON IS BACK! 3 drummers, two guitars, bass/stick, and horn. This line-up has a lot to be excited for, and a lot to wonder about. What kind of sound this monster will make is something I can not even fathom.
The fun part about this activity is the process. Most times when I read a “best of” piece it usually is in the form of a list. Lists provide a definite ranking to the items , which I guess can be good. On the other hand when I think of a list, it requires a definite answer to “how do these items line up?”. That is part of the reason I went with this bracket format instead. You will see albums that are genuinely great lose in the first round simply to the pairing. What that does not say is where it “ranks”, but rather it defines what I feel is better between two different albums. That is much easier to define than a straightforward list. I would never be able to provide a list such as that, it would be impossible for me to differentiate between some of those albums. If you see an album you like out in the first round, you can now take solace in that it is not necessarily because it is a bad album, but rather because I would rather listen to the other option.