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3.05 | 1857 ratings

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2 stars The album 90125. A piece of trash or worth one's hard-earned money? In my opinion, neither. I will say the music is at least well written and produced, and when you especially compare it to Big Generator you get a sense of musical decency about the album. Back in the day (about a year ago) I was really into 80s bands like Def Leppard and Journey, and some songs off 90125 fit well with my tastes and at the time, and at least put it into my mind that Yes was a band worth listening to. I'm pretty sure that if it really were a piece of crap album it wouldn't have done that, even if my musical tastes were a bit degenerate compared to the present. I still occasionally like to listen to some of the album sometimes and I think it's at least worth having it in your Yes collection if you are a fan. It obviously doesn't compare with any of their 70s albums. I mean, I do believe later crappier albums by a band should be still compared to their early stuff (like Rush), especially given this IS a PROGRESSIVE website, but I honestly think this album really isn't that bad. Nor do I think it is absent of progressiveness at all, it certainly is lacking, but it isn't exactly mainstream music, especially as an 80s album. Let me put it this way, there's other Yes albums I'd be happy to give only one star (cough union cough) but this isn't one of them. I'd say... a 2.3 covers it.
Draith | 2/5 |


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