This album can be considered as one of the masterpieces of 1980's King Crimson. Along with "Discipline" and "Beat", "Three of a Perfect Pair" re-defined the sound of the new King Crimson after its 70's era of psychodelic melodies and excentric passages. Adrian Belew(guitars), Tony Levin (bass, stick) and Robert Bruford (drums) who also was part of King Crimson during the 70's, answered the call of guitar virtouso Robert Fripp to mold a new image and sound for the band. The new King Crimson offered a combination of mellow sounds and melodies with hard and heavy rock riffs, whitout leaving out the excentricity and the constant search for new sounds that defined King Crimson. In this album, one can find different pop-related pieces, such as "Man With an Open Heart", or more psychodelic songs like "Dig Me". The virtousity of bassist Tony Levin can be appriciated in songs like "Sleepless". As in all progressive music, complicated time signatures are also present in this album. Each and every sound of this album is so unique and succesful that one almost dare to say that "Three of a Perfect Pair" is to King Crimson what "Sgt. Pepper's" is to the Beatles.