After your audience with the Crimson King, you have to witness the wake of Poseidon
After their first legendary album, Fripp decided to follow the formula that made it soo good.
This, of course, comes with the expense of some originality.
The main grudge people have with this record is that it sounds a lot like the Court.
I'm not going to say Pictures of a City sounds as good as Schizoid Man, but Cadence and Cascade and the Title track gain their spot for being majestic on their own.
The title track is my favorite song on the album, I feel Giles' drums and, Greg's vocals and Peter's lyrics are all perfected in this track, making it the definitive experience for fans of this lineup.
Not to mention the great "Crimsonised" version of Mars: The Bringer of War and the delicious wink to Syd Barred and Floyd in "Cat Food" makes this an obligatory listen to King Crimson fans.