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TALK

Yes

 

Symphonic Prog

3.06 | 955 ratings

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Enigmaticus Rex
1 stars First of all, let me say that Yes is one of my favorite "progressive rock" groups. That is why, it pains me greatly to say that no matter how much I have tried, I could not enjoy this disc. It is unquestionably the absolute nadir of Yes' output. There should have been tell-tale signs. Certainly there was no Roger Dean artwork on the cover, which in my honest opinion, said, "Stay away, stay very far away!" In any event, I did enjoy only one song on this album, 'The Calling.' The rest of it, I had found to be quite derivative of itself; I could not differentiate between the remaining tunes. To me, it had seemed like a hodgepodge of ideas which had gone nowhere. I had found 'The Endless Dream' to be endlessly tedious. One song however, does not a good album make.

If this had been released as a Trevor Rabin solo album, it may not have been so atrocious. Unfortunately, I was expecting something better. I had been used to expecting greatness from Yes, even "90125," although "pop-oriented" was still a very good recording. Fortunately, Yes' next release was "Keys To Ascension," which was a brilliant recording. This recording however should never have been released as a part of Yes' catalogue. Would I recommend this recording to a Yes aficionado? Absolutely, not!

Enigmaticus Rex | 1/5 |

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