Progarchives, the progressive rock ultimate discography
Yes - Big Generator CD (album) cover




Symphonic Prog

2.55 | 1248 ratings

From, the ultimate progressive rock music website

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 |


As a registered member (register here if not), you can post rating/reviews (& edit later), comments reviews and submit new albums.

You are not logged, please complete authentication before continuing (use forum credentials).

Forum user
Forum password

Share this YES review

Social review comments () BETA

Review related links

Copyright Prog Archives, All rights reserved. | Legal Notice | Privacy Policy | Advertise | RSS + syndications

Other sites in the MAC network: — jazz music reviews and archives | — metal music reviews and archives

Donate monthly and keep PA fast-loading and ad-free forever.