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Symphonic Prog

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The Mystical
2 stars "Big Generator" is a strange album, as the creative directions of each individual member were obviously clashing. There is evidence here that some of the band member wanted to make progressive rock music, but Yes had fallen into the trap. The 80s trap.

This album is by no stretch terrible; there are some very good songs and the band is tight. The undeniable 80s-ness of the album does not affect it's quality, but there is only a small amount of progressive rock tossed into the mix. The only songs that stick out as being progressive are "I'm Running" and "Holy Lamb", and even these songs are in the vein of 80s pop.

All in all, Big Generator is a good album, but pretty average in terms of prog. I recommend to fans of 80s pop/rock.

The Mystical | 2/5 |


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