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3.00 | 1627 ratings

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4 stars Seriously, I am sick of reading the myopic views of those 'armchair critics' that pass themselves of as "true Yes fans" or "true Prog fans" and then give their 'definitive' opinions of this album as if they are some sort of moral authority on whether or not a band has the right to even evolve! This IS a Yes is by the band YES. It displays a musical evolution into a broader genre which ACTUALLY made them some decent money. Without this album, Yes would have been dead years ago. This album allowed them to keep making music on their terms, not the terms of those 'loyal' fans who were sadly rooted to the past.

I consider myself a true prog fan and a true Yes fan but most of all, I consider myself a true 'music' fan and find it offensive to be told not to like this album. As a music fan, I love this album. As a music fan, I also love Yes 'true prog' albums as well......I just don't have a narrow mind.

This album displays superb musicianship and superb vocal harmonies throughout. Sure, the songwriting is not up to the standard of earlier Yes output but it is far more accessible to the masses. We don't want our music fandom to always be like a being in an exclusive club do we.....and to leave that club means excommunication of the 'heathens'? Sounds like a strict cult.....but I guess that suits some of the more arrogant among us. Get over're narrow bias is showing.....and it's sad.

stevoz | 4/5 |


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