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90125

Yes

 

Symphonic Prog

2.89 | 1035 ratings

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1967/ 1976
2 stars Essentially the return of Yes with Trevor Rabin in the name of New Wave. Without infamy and without praise. Luckily for them here is a big hit immortal (unfortunately): "Owner Of A Lonely Heart".

I do not want to make judgments on the fact that the transition to the New Wave is right or wrong but... How odd, Yes fall back in the gender change when fashion... Now the change of genre is due to a new reformation with a new axeman. But the other times? Two Proto Prog albums a la Deep Purple (cover+ new songs) and a first change of genre in Symphonic Prog, on the other made ​​only with the arrival of Rick Wakeman. After the unfortunate "Tales from Topographic Oceans" and the strange (but extremely good) "Relayer" Yess pass to Art Rock with too Prog insertions. Not good, for me. But with Symphonic prog in the veins this phase is not good. No Anderson in 1980 and with a good album as "Drama"... Now, in 1983 with Trevor Rabin and Tony Kaye Yes return with a New Wave album (and a future changes in 90's... Another changes... With the return in Symphonic prog and in Art Rock...)! Strange band Yes!

"90125" is not a bad album. Not Prog, this is it! That, after all, is a pure normal New Wave. course, after inventing the Neo Prog Art Rock playing, I would have expected something different. I read reviews extraordinary ("Yes are back with the the choirs of beginnings of career and YesSound") that I had pushed to buy "90125." Hmmm... It is almost better to listen to Duran Duran and Spandau Ballet!

At the end of the road with "90125" I think that this album is great for 1983 and for Yes. And it is aged in great manner. But in my opinion Prog is not in the DNA of these Yes (with Trevor Rabin).

1967/ 1976 | 2/5 |

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