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3.90 | 2497 ratings

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3 stars I really love and dislike (not hate) this album. I have to get this right out there; Revealing and Remembering are two of the most godly pieces of music I've ever heard.

Anyway, The concept of the album and naturally, the lyrics are on ocean depth proportions. The four songs, in track order symbolize the concepts of Truth, Knowledge, Culture, and Freedom. The thought put into this album, never mind the actual music, just blows me away. (something that is completely lost in modern music, in most cases) And then the music itself is, well, brilliant as we by now expect from Yes.

As I said the first two tracks Revealing and Remembering are great, the third however, The Ancient is not, I'm not a fan, its just plain noise a lot of the time, and then the fourth and final track, The Ritual is puzzling, I like it, but it bothers me a bit. It has flashes of brilliance and you think something amazing is coming but its just complete randomness, peaking at just plain crap. Its disappointing for sure. I like this song, but have to fast forward parts, which sucks.

This album is 3.5 stars, its an excellent addition to any collection as the greatness on the album is must have, but there's too much disappointment to go 4 stars.

I'll leave you with this, and its so true

"Any attempt to describe the intricacies and interplay in words can do it no justice"

Kix | 3/5 |


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