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Symphonic Prog

2.48 | 885 ratings

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1 stars Since 90125 sold millions for Yes, the band followed up with Big Generator. This album is basically 90125 Part 2 as it isn't really any different. It is chock full of AOR/pop rock/stadium anthem material with only the very slightest of "progressive tendencies" (notably on Shoot High Aim Low and Holy Lamb). The harmonies are still there, but they seem more "in your face" and louder than they should be. Rabin's guitar work has improved, but the worst part of this whole thing is that the pop-style songs aren't even any good making this an annoying listen of skipping nearly every track just a minute or so into each one. An uninspired mess that should have been labeled as Cinema's second album, as it is far removed from the skilled performances of earlier Yes works. One star for one of the worst albums by a prog band in the 1980s. For completionists only.
progaardvark | 1/5 |


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