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5 stars I really am not sure what to say that hasn't been said a billion times before--Yes' concept album slash tribute to Siddartha is perfect in every way imaginable. The title track has the honour of being one of the greatest songs ever written in the genre, in my estimation. The catchy yet unpredictable versechorus sections juxtaposed with the lengthier ambient sections work extremely well and create an unparalleled musical catharsis. I swear, if you're not tearing up as you sing along with the climax of this song, there is something medically wrong with you. "And You And I" is another fabulous piece, the acoustic guitar intro and main riff being amongst my favourites. And of course, "Siberian Khatru" has got to be one of the best rockers ever written, even for a nine-minute epic. It has what can only be described as a "kick-ass" riff. You won't even be able to tell when it switches into 15/4 right under your nose. I really wish that I could do this album justice in a short review, but I cannot. Just take everyone else's testimony along with my own and listen to this freaking album.
msphelps | 5/5 |


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