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4 stars I really like just a few Yes albums (mostly from their classic period), so I can't count myself as band's fan. Possibly it helps in case with "Drama" - I don't care too much who is vocalist on this album, and about line-up as well.

More important for me is I really like this music! Opener " Machine Messiah" is one between some Yes best song ever. Compositions are great again, Trevor's vocals are quite similar to Anderson's, and I can't feel problem with that.

Musically (including vocals) this album really continues classic Yes evolution, and some more modern keyboards sound only gave another chance to the band to find their place in musical scene of 80-s. But at the same time band on this album very successfully balances on the ground of progressive rock, almost never crossing the border with synth-pop, etc. And it is serious experience, we all perfectly know how later line-ups will bring band into electronic pop mud very soon.

Even if absolutely different from classic line-up, this band's album is for me still one of the last their great album, and the evidence they could have much better future as well.

Very recommended release for every fans of best Yes works and just lovers of symphonic prog of high quality.

snobb | 4/5 |


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