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2.97 | 1439 ratings

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1 stars Well, this isn't too much of Yes. It's more a good pop metal hair band sound that they are going for here, maybe because it's because of the new guitarist Trevor Rabin. This album does feature a long time no see member, Tony Kaye. That means no Steve Howe, Rick Wakeman, and no Bill Bruford (which I'm pretty sure some of us live with it because Alan White is a fairly good drummer, but some of us are still a bit mad after Close to the Edge).

"Owner of a Lonely Heart" is a song that I thought I would never hear Yes do. It's a good pop song but it is so different from the normal sound we hear from them. I want to hear more Rickenbacker on this track, and other than Jon's voice, it dosen't sound like Yes. "Hold On" is an alright song, kind of inspirational sound, but I really don't catch the lyrics very well. The bass can actually be heard on this song! I knew that Chris Squire could pull out a good bass sound on this album, even though the album isn't amazing. "It Can Happen" has a very nice intro, but that about it. The drums on this track are very nice and the bass is good, but the vocals don't make me feel right when listening, and the music isn't that great when I listen really closely. "Changes" again, has a nice intro, but the rest of it is slightly boring. It's a very upbeat song, but it really isn't so uplifting with it's keyboards and it's odd bassline. "Cinema" is a short instrumental, and won a grammy. It's a farily interesting track with some nice guitar playing, for sure a nice solo. It's very much on the poppy song, but has some very nice drums on this track. Chris plays with the effects on this track with the bass, and it really comes out very well. No bass solo. It kind of fades into "Leave It" which is a boring song, but has a nice intro, but the rest of the song just dosen't cut it. it's like most of the songs on here, nice intro, but the rest is terrible. "Our Song" has some really nice keyboards in the beginning, for sure. Not too long after, the rest of the band joins in with som really upbeat and uplifting playing, and it truely is our song. "City of Love" is okay, odd intro, okay much, but overall it's a fairly forgetable track because it just dosen't latch onto your attention. Lyrics aren't good at all, to me at least. "Hearts" is the longest track and is fairly poppy like the rest of the album. I don't care for the intro because it gets a bit annoying with the happy noises by the keyboards and percussion instruments, but the vocals are nice by Jon. I don't like Trevor Rabin's voice at all, thats why this track never stands out.

Besides one good track, this is a forgetable album. One star, sorry Yes.

Rushlover13 | 1/5 |


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