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2.97 | 1438 ratings

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2 stars I have been dreading the day I have to review this album, this is the turning point for the most brilliant band of all time. 1980 Yes releases Drama, and tours for a while, then the band breaks up for three years. During this absence, Squire and White, work with Jimmy paige for a bit just to have the project collapse, SteveHowe joins the prog super group asia to make a vry embarassing album, Jon makes various solo albums and works with Vangelis. The bands gets back together in 83' and recruits the terrible poppy mind of Trevor Rabin, and the old and untalented Yesman Tony Kaye, then everyone sits down to write some of the worst songs in Yes history.

The music of the album is pretty bad, though songs like, it can happen and Hold on are the only songs keeping me from rating this album so terribly. If you want this albums description in a sentence it would be: stereotypical eighties pop. Trevor does have some nice moments, but his solo's are constantly cut short to maintain radio play time. Alan Whites drumming is very boring, strictly beats, but this is to be excpected since he started this trend since Going for the one. Chris Squire quits making intereting basslines, and Jon's voice is no longer the flowing harmonious river it once was. Tony Kaye is just a typical eighties keyboardist putting in random sounds at random times, I guess this is better than his terrible display of power on the Yes album, which out dose this album a million to one.

The songs are all the same except the first three, The overly poppy owner of a lonely heart, the very nice hold on, and the suprisingly artistic it can happen. The rest of the songs are completely useless, I have tried a couple of times to get into into the latter side of the album, but I cant even seem to get past cinema. I honestly do believe that big generator is a lot better than this one, but Drama was also very bad, so, I do not know where to place these two.

I was displeased at first, and I am unsatisfied now. A whopping...


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