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BIG GENERATOR

Yes

 

Symphonic Prog

2.46 | 821 ratings

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Tarcisio Moura
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2 stars I realy liked '90125' . It wasnt exceptional, but it did mix well the classic Yes sound with some pop sensibilities and gave them a modern arrangement. Not their very best, but good anyway. The same cannot be said of Big Generator. Here those guys went too much over the top. Their techno-pop approach is no convincing at all. The songs are very weak, the arrangements are forced and the gereranl feeling is of that theyre in for the money.

No that the album is a total disaster. Things improve from Love Will Find A Way on. Ok, that tune looks like a an Asia rip off, but at least it works. It is a good AOR song. Final Eyes and Im Running have a more progressive feeling to them, but still they are below '90125' best moments (not to mention their classic, 70s stuff). Holy Lamb is a cute little song that is quite diffferent from the rest of the album. And I really dont like most of the keyboards and effects (too much Duran Duran, Depeche Mode and the like. Id rather hear the original ones for this kind of music).

I cannot recommend this CD to anyone but completionists, collectors and hardcore fans. Yes released much better stuff, even in 80s. 2 stars.

Tarcisio Moura | 2/5 |

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