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3 stars Second Yes album is much better than their debut, but still not so essential as their more classic works. Musicians there all are great, and I really enjoy Anderson vocals, Chris Squire excellent bass and Brufford drumming!

Music generally is very orchestrated, but often there are jazz-rock basis under the skin of many compositions. Sound in moments is a bit bombastic (in ELP style), but I believe two main problems there are Yes still didn't find their own musical style and compositionally songs are a bit unfocused.

As a result there are plenty of really great moments, but it's difficult to chose fully great composition, and during one song there always are some great sections, and some not so good.

Often criticized by Yes fans, I still believe this album is really good one, with many interesting moments on it. It really shows band's potential and basis where from band started their fantastic flight. No comparable with best band's albums for sure...

My rating is 3+, almost 3,5.

snobb | 3/5 |


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