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THE YES ALBUM

Yes

 

Symphonic Prog

4.29 | 1997 ratings

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elcaballodecaligula
5 stars I would not consider "The Yes Album" as a turning point in the band's music. The previous can be considered as almost 'flawless', but so is this one. The curcial point is to consider it as an expansion (technologically and technically but also lyrically speaking) towars further horizons in the astonishing carrer of 70's Yes.

Your's Is No Disgrace, Starship Trooper, I've Seen All Good People and Perpetual Change can be considered the best songs in the album. And this because of their wide range of options, that include: a variety of theme's and motives in constant dialogue and compenetration; sharp turns in compass and "rhythm"; excellent combination of emotional inflections (in the vocals) with musical (or rather instrumental) emphasis; and strong well structured main themes.

However, this could be read as a subestimation of Clap and A Venture, which is not. Considered alone, both songs stand pretty close in importance to the ones mentioned before, not just because of their inclusion in the album per se, but because of their extremely well elaborated "simplicity" that dances around a kind of musicality close to the inaugurating external influences that made progressive rock the milestone of 20th century rock music.

elcaballodecaligula | 5/5 |

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