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Symphonic Prog

2.95 | 1222 ratings

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3 stars "90125 " is Yes's transition into the realm of pop/rock music, it also heralds the arrival of the invocative Trevor Rabin. Weather you like it or not, Trevor got Yes back onto the high road with this album, in particular the "Owner of a Lonely Heart" single which went number 1 in the US for quite a long time. Yes basically loses all it's prog elements if Steve Howe and Rick Wakeman aren't in the bands, which can be proven by this album and the next few that followed. Luckily Steve and Rick re joined the band and made some very good albums reminiscent of their legendary period. As for this album, well let's just say it isn't that bad. Even though it is not progressive there are some nice songs such as "Owner of a Lonely Heart", "Changes", "Hold on" and "Leave it". One Reflection there isn't really anything terrible on this album. When compared to most other drivel that forced its way onto the music scene, "90125" is very good. The Vocal harmonies on "Leave it" are a highlight of this album.

1. Owner Of A Lonely Heart (3/5) 2. Hold On (4/5) 3. It Can Happen (3/5) 4. Changes (3/5) 5. Cinema (2/5) 6. Leave It (4/5) 7. Our Song (3/5) 8. City Of Love (2/5) 9. Hearts (3/5)

Total = 28 divided by 9 (number of songs) = 3.222 = 3 stars Good, but non-essential

All up not a bad album and it would not hurt having it; I would recommend "90125" to all Yes fans, especially a budding fan. "90125" is a pretty good place to start with a band like Yes. No where near as good as stuff from their classic era though.

Australian | 3/5 |


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