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BIG GENERATOR

Yes

 

Symphonic Prog

2.46 | 801 ratings

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1 stars I can put up with '90125', I actually like 'Talk' but "Big Generator" is one album I just cannot stand. It is the biggest load of drivel I have ever heard come out of Yes, everything about the album seems very weak, and commercial. Something which I liked about Yes is that they never went terribly commercial until '90125.' The Only song worth mentioning is "Holy Lamb" which, coincidently is written by Jon Anderson. Songs "like Almost like Love", "I'm Running", "Shoot High Aim low" I cannot stand. Yes however did get commercial success with "Big Generator", in particular the singles which were released from the album. "Big Generator" reached number 17 in the UK and number 15 in America.

1.Rhythm of Love (1/5) 2.Big Generator (2/5) 3.Shoot High Aim Low (1/5) 4.Almost Like Love (1/5) 5.Final Eyes (1/5) 6.I'm Running (1/5) 7.Holy Lamb (Song for Harmonic Convergence) (4/5) Total = 11 divided by 7 (number of songs) = 1.5 (rounded down) = 1 star Poor. Only for completionists

"Big Generator" really is a flop ('90125' is not bad) by normal Yes standards and it really disappointed me, I knew it was not very good but not this bad. I recommend "Big Generator" only to hardcore Yes fans. Luckily the band were able to redeem themselves with 'The Ladder', 'Magnification' and in particular the 'Keystudios' stuff. It is with a heavy heart I give a Yes album 1 star but it must be done.

Australian | 1/5 |

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