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Symphonic Prog

3.76 | 1523 ratings

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Eetu Pellonpaa
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4 stars I found this actually as a quite pleasing album! When I first heard this record as a teenager, I was unaware of the events in the band's history, and I must admit that I didn't even first notice that JON ANDERSON had been replaced with TREVORN HORN on this one. (!)Also though I like YES, I don't have any strong emotions towards it's cult members, so Jon's nor Rick's absence isn't a blasphemy to me.

The opener "Machine Messiah" is one of my most favorite YES songs. It has quite heavy riffs (at lest by YES standards), and it's interesting to hear some proggy tunes being done with the aestethics of 80's sound. The following "White Car" is also funny, as it's so short (under two minutes). Rest of the four songs are not so imaginative, but I think they are still OK and hold some fine moments and feelings in them.

I managed to listen through a remastered CD of this album with some bonus tracks, but none of them sounded very interesting. I recommend this album for those interested of YES or alternative 80's music, but this album (or it's line-up) divides the views strongly, so I think it would be wise to give it a listen before spending your hard earned money for it. After this album YES renewed their style with the album "90125", and sadly they moved to a direction that didn't create nearly anything that would please my tastes.

Eetu Pellonpaa | 4/5 |


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