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2 stars My opinion is that this album is one more of the second part of the history of the band. Yessongs finished an excellent period, and then it seems like if they had lost that key which makes the difference between a common band and a band like the YES we all love. Gates of Delirium maybe is the principal problem with Relayer. It's supposed to be an epic like Close to the Edge, but ends far away from that. Although, I enjoy a lot the instrumental part. Sound Chaser has the greatest moments of the album. You can't stand indifferent while hearing the "cha, cha, cha." But only those chaotic moments, and the rest of the song goes just like filling. About To Be Over, I don't have much to say. Again a song that cannot impress me.

After all, I give this record only two stars, because like a fan of YES you will surely find reasons to applaud, but only a few reasons.

Now, considering the almost masterpiece rate it has, which I can't understand, I conclude that Relayer (as well as Tales From Topographic Oceans) is midway to the late seventies and eighties period of YES, and I really don't like some of the changes. But it's just a matter of personal appreciation.

Proglodita | 2/5 |


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