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THE YES ALBUM

Yes

 

Symphonic Prog

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Alitare
3 stars The Yes Album ? 1971 (2.8/5) 10 ? Best Song: I've Seen All Good People

Battleships confide in me and tell me where you are? Does this line speak tomes to you of deep, compelling emotional depth? If so, then you most likely have a metal heart. You also most likely masturbate to moog solos. Speaking on that note, isn't Howe a great guitarist? Too bad he doesn't play on this album. But that guy, that hacky-thwacky dude they did get to play on the Yes Album, he's a real monster of a six-string genie. He turns the awful jam session noodling of 'Yours is No disgrace' (complete with one of the worst moog accompaniments in all of progressive rock history.

In case you didn't know, this is the album that propelled the band forward into the overbearing 'art rock' territory. If you're interesting in what I think, then you've came to the wrong place, because this isn't my site, it's Madden's site. Here's what he thinks of the Yes album: When ya got them guys, guys he he heh when ya got them guys, with the great guitarist playing his whiddles and ?guys the mooger guy is running down the field. TOUCHDOWN! Hur hur. And that's great football. A+

There you have it. John Madden gives the Yes album a 15/15. Not me. I think it's alright. But you wouldn't care anything about how I think that Howe just gave the band a bigger consensus ego and led them to allowing his plodding acoustics into the sets more often than not, even when they did nothing for the song. 'Clap' shows how Howe (how how?hoo ha how howwowow) can fiddle his diddle with and acoustic riddle. I hate the piece. It has nothing to it. What makes this so different from your typical Rush record? High-pitched, obnoxious vocalist, check. Melodically restrained, technically complex jamming with 'space opera' lyrical themes, check. 'Starship Trooper' was one of their big hits, but this is another case where the keyboard elements totally turn me off from the whole shenanigan. The guitar tone takes on this astral whorl, which only adds to the music if you dig that style. Props to their bassist, though, he does good things. For such a bloated prog rock giant, they did keep a head up on pop (lightweight, inoffensive, unassuming, bland 1960's pop).

Alitare | 3/5 |

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