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RELAYER

Yes

 

Symphonic Prog

4.36 | 2097 ratings

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3 stars Is it just me or does Jon Anderson's vocals and lyrics begin to wear thin on TFTO and really start grating on this record?... I enjoyed his different style of abstract imagery on my first Yes record "Close To The Edge" but on these ones it seems like he's just rehashing the same old words and images. In this album, that is the main cause for being non-enamored with it. Jon brings nothing new to the table lyrically or vocally. As far as the music goes I will say it is quite good in parts. ""Sound Chaser" especially sounds awesome in a musical-show off way. I love Alan Whites tom work on this track, it made me respect him as a drummer more. (I've always thought that Bruford was the ultimate Yes drummer) As far as epics go, "Gates of Delirium" indeed is good, however, "Close To The Edge" seemed a little bit more clear and to the point. Good, better than the meandering "Tales" but not as good as the earlier stuff.
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