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4 stars Second opus by 83' Yes lineup is the 90125 follower. I realy thought it would be better (or at least at the same level) than 90125, but i'm dissapointed. One thing i can say with confidence: this is not the worst Yes album ever, hear their 90's albums first! This isn't classic prog rock like in the 70's, same as with 90125 the style here is AOR/Pop-rock, sometime melodic rock, and at 10% progressive (rather 90125 was much more progressive than this). Prog rock of the 80's doesn't have any contact with 70's sympho prog stuff, so sometimes this Prog- AOR mix called Neo Progressive rock. But this album is not neo prog, it's almost aside to AOR and Pop- Rock, very small part of prog.

Rythm of Love is such a good pop and AOR song for hearing it on a radio, Rabin's style, Owner of a lonely heart #2. 5/5 Big Generator is much boring than the first track, Jon's piece. 4/5 Shoot high aim low is a long song, language doesn't turn to call it ballad, just a slow song. 4,25/5 Almost Like Love is my favourite on this record. Marvellously tempo and cheerful track, one the best 5 minute Yes performed in 80's, i'm serious! 5/5 Love will find a way is a pure pop-rock song for radiostations and TVs. Most unloved on this album. 3,5/5 Final Eyes is a pleasant thing to hear in difference from the previous. 4,75/5 I'm Running sounding not so serious for band such like Yes at first 20 seconds as a latin music. But after this intro it comes progressively up to the end. And this is not a radio format. 5/5 Holy Lamb is a short ballad by Jon, not bad for ending. 5/5

So this album is an example of Yes creativity not only in pure prog! And my estimation is 4 stars!!!

Resurrected | 4/5 |


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