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4.44 | 3237 ratings

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5 stars The perfect way to join Yes, or maybe join progressive rock.

At the same level than the almighy ones, Close To The Edge, this previous album is their first complete masterpiece, and what a relevant album! This was suddenly one of the most influential progressive rock piece and still rocks. Anderson + Squire + Howe vocals marked a whole woldwide generation. Lot of brazilian mpb/rock bands were sounding like a soft yes- influenced rock. Even symphonic, the band presented from classical acoustic tracks (Mood For A Day) to avant-garde and creative short passages (Five Percent For Nothing). Fragile is a very ecletic album.

Bruford shows the importance of the drums on making the music sound "progressive". Even in the supreme presence of Rick Wakeman, my favorite Yes characters here are Chris Squire and Steve Howe. Squire catchy bass lines are the meaning of awesome, right from Roundabout. Roger Dean art cover is intriguing, and perfectly represents the "Strong" sound of Fragile. After all those years, Yes early days are fresh more than ever.

VOTOMS | 5/5 |


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