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Anderson - Bruford - Wakeman - Howe


Symphonic Prog

3.19 | 414 ratings

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2 stars I have listened to a lot of records, a lot a lot of records. I have listened too a lot of good, and a lot of bad. This year alone I listened too uncountable amounts of records, each different from the last. Some of these records are by Yes, the famous Prog rock band. I listened to them all, the first LP, Close to the Edge, Relayer, Then and Now, Union, The Ladder, 90125, I have been too them all, and I heard them all. However like most bands, their discography was kinda mixed but usually speaking, their classic line up in their Prog days was usually considered the best. Jon Anderson, Bill Bruford, Rick Wakeman, and Steve Howe, however like most bands, this line up wouldn't last long. Members come and go and that is just life. But this album has the names of the original quartet, the fab 4, the boys. I was pretty excited and had high hopes for this album. I want to hear what my boys had to offer so I clicked play.

Right from the bat, the first song Themes was pretty promising. Sure it was sorta 80s like, that was too be expected but it has promise. And then Fist Of Fire, and after that Brother of Mine, and then?yeah. I wasn't really expecting something like the 70s but, I wasn't expecting this. The drums are pretty basic, Jon's vocals can get kinda annoying, the guitar is kinda weak and the pianos while good, just aren't really worth more than that. But this album also has some good in it. The songs are pretty fun too listen too, they are pretty upbeat for the most part, and they definitely get the whole Yes flow across. But despite that, I don't know, this is a weird album.

I haven't felt this mixed about an album in so long and I am just confused? I don't know whether to dislike or like this album. And I don't think I ever will.

Dapper~Blueberries | 2/5 |


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