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TALK

Yes

 

Symphonic Prog

3.05 | 989 ratings

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progadicto
3 stars At least for me, the best Yes Rabin-era album... No, I'm not joking. Maybe is the worst cover Yes album but "Talk" has at least three decent Yes songs that you could put into the better tracks made by this band during the last 70's, 80's and early 90''s.

Definetively is not a masterpiece, but the pop-prog-rock made by Yes with Rabin inffluences really works here. Solid songs as the beautiful "I'm Waiting", with a perfect mix of sections of Jon's vocals and almost metal and epic guitar riffs. The heavy State of Play, a strong song with powerful guitar sections. The epical "The Calling", maybe one of the best album starters made by Yes during their entire career and the awsome "Endless Dream", a kind of modern "Awaken" with a superb intro and well elaborated changes during the 15 minutes of the song.

In my opinion, far better than "Union", more compromised and honest. Yeah, sometimes the album sound closer of Rabin solo album "I Can't Look Away" than the classic Yes but so what? Because of Rabin, Yes could survive the 80's and the early 90's so, in this range, "Talk" is a very good album: sometimes proggy, sometimes poppish, sometmes heavy but overall, solid and musically strong.

3.4*

progadicto | 3/5 |

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