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2.97 | 1438 ratings

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The T
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1 stars The problem with this album by YES is not that it's not as progressive as its predecessors, for many albums I like a lot are just as not-so-progressive as this. The problem with this album is not that it has no epics, for the same reasons mentioned above; the problem with this album is not that its main single aired and was a hit in MTV, for in those days MTV, as commercial as it was, was not the utter sewer crap that it is today...

The problem with this album is that's just plain BAD.

Owner of a Lonely Heart (7/10), this is hard to recognize, but this ultra-pop song is actually the BEST (or second best) of the album, if only because, as POP goes, is catchy and it's enjoyable Hold On (3/10), worst Yes' song ever (disclaimer: still haven't heard Big Generator) I usually don't like blues-like, 3/4 or 6/4 rhythms, as they tend to make songs really slow and dragging. Good insomnia-medicine, that's for sure.

It Can Happen (5/10), This one is marginally better than the disaster that preceded it, but it's not good, the chorus specially is awful.

Changes (7.5/10), the best track, pretty enjoyable. Good chorus, good verse.

Cinema (4/10), a poor, weak instrumental. What was the point? To show that White can do eternal snare-drum-rolls?

Leave It (5/10), most every track from now on would be boring, not atrocious like Hold On, but boring, and above all, forgettable.

Our Song (4/10) , what is this song? Again, when Trabin sings it sounds less terrible than when Anderson does it.

City Of Love (5/10) , bad and boring.

Hearts (5/10), it lasts only 7+ minutes, but it's too-long.

If you have every YES record, get it. If you like to be prog-music culturally informed, get it. You have to listen to everything that made our music like it is today.

But if you want a good album, spend your money somewhere else.

The T | 1/5 |


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