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MAGNIFICATION

Yes

 

Symphonic Prog

3.73 | 1085 ratings

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Nash
4 stars Yes is, for me, one of the five most importants band of the progressive rock history, and this last album, after doing some albums that are not really good, for example "Drama" or "90125", and after this albums, "The Ladder" appears, as a beginning of a new yes era, and so it is.

Magnification, is, for me, the best album of yes since some years, and a little better than "The ladder".

The most interesting thing of this album are the orchestral arrangements, wich made this album a beautiful peace of music, with some songs that are really interesting, and beautiful, and some of them, the least, that are not great, but they are still good.

To remark, the first track, Magnification, as the album name, is a powerful song, full of orchestral arrangements, and makes me remember the yes 70s era.

Then we also have some very good songs as Spirit of survival, and the amazing Give love each day. Both are great songs, but the last one, is really spectacular, the orchestra is perfect, beautiful lyrics, Jon Anderson in a magnificent vocalist moment (HE IS ALWAYS LIKE THAT!), and Howe showing us why he is one of the best guitar players of history, if he is not the best one.

The end of the album is also amazing, Dreamtime, In the precense of and Time is Time, are also great songs, that make this album really difficult not to listen it over and over again.

The worst of the album, songs as Dont go and Can you imagine, that are quite cold, and almost enjoyable for our ears.

Magnification is a great Yes album, some songs will make anyone remember the "golden" era of the band, and the orchestra, I insist, is amazing.

To finish, I love this album, it may be a 5 stars album, but being objective, and noticing that not all the songs are really good (two of them are almost enjoyable, as I said before), its a 4 stars album, an obligation to every symphonic rock lover, and Yes fan of course

Nash | 4/5 |

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