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THE LADDER

Yes

 

Symphonic Prog

3.27 | 638 ratings

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Marty McFly
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Crossover and E&O Teams
4 stars Yes always played with a fire called Pop. Sometimes drenching more into it, sometimes less, but there was always one constant - Jon Anderson's vocals. No matter if it's 3 minute short song or 20 minute epic, he always did his job. So he's doing here. For some, he may be a big saving feature and to be honest, I am quite fond of his skills.

Homeworld is the best track here, obviously, as it's bringing back memories of 70s epics (even it is noticeable that it's "worse" somehow. The rest of tracks are unfortunately just a shadows of its master song, while some emerges above averageness (It Will Be a Good Day New Language). The good thing is that there is not heavily weak song and whole composition feels solid.

Other songs tries to be better, but Homeworld doesn't have to try, it simply is. The best of this album and one of the best by Yes. My concern was if other songs can stand the test and survive the heat. They can.

4(-), "truth is a simple place".

Marty McFly | 4/5 |

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