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4 stars So, I'll put in my 2 cents worth on this one. I feel that too many people have lambasted this album, and, while I agree it is not their best, it definitely isn't their worst. I would consider "Open Your Eyes", "Far From Here" and "Heaven and Earth" easily their worst albums, especially since the last two I mentioned were recorded by imposters. It is true that Yes has set a high bar on many of their albums that if one comes out that isn't quite as good, it can have a rather exaggerated response from the fans.

"Big Generator" does not deserve a one star rating however. While it is true it has two very radio friendly songs in "Love Will Find a Way" and "Rhythm of Love" which are very poor by Yes standards, the remaining songs are still quite decent, and at least four of them are very good at least. "Shoot High, Aim Low", "Big Generator", "Final Eyes" and "Holy Lamb" are all stellar songs which most lesser bands could be very proud of.

Compared to "Close to the Edge", "TfTO", "Relayer" and several others, it does pale overall, but, really? One Star? It is better than that. I know I have rated it at 4 stars because I round it up from 3.5 since I find it enjoyable. But I don't know how anyone could rate it lower than 3 stars.

TCat | 4/5 |


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