Islands is a much more sedate album than the previous offerings, i myself did not give it enough attention in my younger days, to my amazement upon listening to it again a few years back, i heard a very different album to what i remembered. Islands is now my favourite of all crimson LPs, such subtlety and delicate colours that are truly unique and beautiful. I struggle for the words to describe this LP. Amazing and underrated is the best i can do. If like me you dismissed this LP back in the day. Give it another listen, you may have your mind blown. I know i did.