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Chris H
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1 stars Folks, this is not the Yes we of the prog world know and love. This is the Yes that MTV knew and loved when it actually played music videos. Now when you say your favorite band is Yes, somebody will go "Oh, the Owner of a Lonely Heart guys!?!" GRRRRR!!!!

First off, this is the most commercial Yes has gone, and "Owner of a Lonely Heart" contains no prog elements, its more of a techno-esque number. "Hold On" is a perfect title for the song. As in hold on to a railing so you dont get blown over by its pathetic-ness. "It Can Happen" and "Changes" both feature weird attempts at percussion variation with xylophones and what-not but they fail miserably. "Cinema" is a short-but-sour track that you don't want to bother with. Dear I say it, but the beginning of "Leave It" is actually decent! Yeah! well then it goes downhill from there. It's like a world champion skier on a gold medal run, but then he trips and rolls dwon the hill in one of those big snowballs you see on cartoons. "Our Song", "City Of Love" and "Hearts"? Don't even bother with them. Crazy lyrics, more percussion mess-ups, just, well ugh.

Are you a completionist? No? Well then keep this out of your collection. I mean come on, what kind of an original name is your album's catalogue number??

Chris H | 1/5 |


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