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FRAGILE

Yes

 

Symphonic Prog

4.45 | 3624 ratings

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Rodrigo Andrade7
5 stars This album is good stuff, no doubt. It's pretty awesome to have a prog album like this one, however this record doesn't reach the "Close to the edge" greatness for me. After understanding the magic of "Close to the edge" I knew that I would have a hard time appreciating any other Yes album. But I wasn't disappointed at all listening to it, its a different record from "Close to the edge" so people have to learn how to appreciate each of them. This album features the usual greatness from every element of the band, amazing vocals,bass,guitar,keyboard and drums work as expected. The album structure is fine, I've seen better, even with modern prog, but the good thing about it is that it has really remarkable songs in between, but I really found some of the fillers really unnecessary as they only distracted me from the original sounding itself, tracks like "We have heaven" and "five per cent for nothing" are really meh, they lead into great songs but I wish they weren't there. As for my highlights: "Roundabout" , "South side of the sky" , "Long distance runaround" , "The Fish" and obviously "Heart of the sunrise"

I am giving this album 5 stars because it really is a masterpiece of prog rock and the feel I got from listening to it is that I want other prog rock lovers to listen to it aswell, specially if you know Yes and still didn't listen to this record for whatever reason... it's an amazing album!

Rodrigo Andrade7 | 5/5 |

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