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4 stars Well folks this is the album whether you love it or hate it you decide. I was very worried when i bout this two disc set (for 11.99 by the way heheheh) that it was gonna be horrible like most reviews have said. However i love epics and dude out of all the CDs i have this is the only one with 4 songs all at a great rate of 20 minutes which sparked my attention of how much instrumentation they can put in for a four song 20 minutes each CD. Well they're are some weird moments in these songs but don't let that dissappoint you because Yes to me is one of the best old prog rock bands in making epics. I think the stucture of the song was brillant as each member displays his talent on each track. As we have the vocal talents of mr. Anderson on THE REVEALING SCIENCE OF GOD, and we have mr. wakeman dealing with some spacy keyboard stuff on THE REMEMBERING, we have many guitar styles of Steve Howe on the guitar and sometimes crazy weird song of THE ANCIENT, and then the awesome rhythm section of WHITE AND SQUIRE in RITUAL. Now this is a love/hate album but hey almost every band i know has these kinds of albums so their is really no trouble in them heck i buy them for the heck of it and i still love them. i definitely it a 5 star for the concept and the structure that the band has made for TALES FROM TOPOGRAPHIC OCEANS but i do give a 4 for the songs i mean i like them all the same but a times i don't like certain sections that they bring in the songs. Still if you wanna just relax this is the album to buy because i always feel better when i'm done listening to this album.
Progdrummer05 | 4/5 |


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