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90125

Yes

 

Symphonic Prog

2.89 | 1033 ratings

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Prog Leviathan
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3 stars OK, let's be honest:

This is not a true progressive-rock album, at least in the conventional sense, and is only really a YES album because of the names which appear on the liner notes. That being said, I don't think it's very fair to judge it alongside the better, classic Yes albums because, well... it doesn't even come close to being a competition-- 90125 is not even in the same sphere of existence as Fragile or CTTE.

However!

As a absurdly fun and cheesy diversion into a distinctly '80's sound, 90125 is tops. It's OK to admit that you like Owner of a Lonely Heart and sing-along to It Can Happen to You-- that's what they were written for! Go slumming; you may just walk away satisfied. After all, Anderson's (and Rabin's, for that matter) voice sounds better here than on anything else he's recorded since. I can almost guarantee that even the die-hard Yes fan will find more real music to like here than just about anything the band has produced up until now, despite the fact that it doesn't sound anything like our classic proggers. Besides, this is the kind of album available for $3 in the bargain bin.

MUCH better than the band's other pop albums.

Songwriting: 2 Instrumental Performances: 2 Lyrics/Vocals: 3 Style/Emotion/Replay: 3

Prog Leviathan | 3/5 |

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