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Symphonic Prog

4.29 | 2618 ratings

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4 stars "The Yes Album" was released in March 1971. It was a major leap from Yes' two first albums as it featured Steve Howe, replacing original guitarist Peter Banks. The songs here are generally longer and more epic. Notably "Starship Trooper" is a standout as well as Yes' first "suite" divided in three parts and clocking in at more than 9 minutes. The guitar solo at the end is a classic Progressive Rock moment if you ask me. The shorter tracks, "Clap" and "A Venture" is both good and pretty underrated. While not really up to pair with the rest of the album, they surely are both very intersting tracks.

The mood on this album is kinda dark, In my opinion. Maybe it's the green and creepy band-picture cover that affect the music for me, but it doesn't make the album weaker. This is a very good Yes album, their first "real" Yes album too. While I like "Fragile" and "Close to the Edge" better, this one is not to be missed in any prog fans collection. Highly recommended! 4/5

Bj-1 | 4/5 |


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