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Old 06-24-2011, 01:16 AM   #101 (permalink)
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Apparently they have a new album: "Fly From Here" that has leaked. I'm putting off listening to it until I catch up on my backlog.
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Old 06-24-2011, 03:22 AM   #102 (permalink)
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their first album is quite good too
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Old 10-06-2021, 10:48 AM   #103 (permalink)
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They have a new album out. I just started listening through a playlist on YT. It's decent.

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Old 10-06-2021, 11:18 AM   #104 (permalink)
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I just... no I really couldn't. I'll just stick with my Yessongs.
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Old 10-06-2021, 07:32 PM   #105 (permalink)
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This iteration of Yes is Steve Howe, Alan White, Geoff Downes, Jon Davison and Billy Sherwood. Temper your expectations accordingly.
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Old 10-06-2021, 07:33 PM   #106 (permalink)
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I listened to the first 4 songs. The problem with all these aging-rocker albums is that they tend to sound like generic versions of the stuff from their youth, but without any of the edge, and this album is no different. Compounding the problem is that modern recording and production techniques make everything sound so sterile and over-produced.
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Old 10-07-2021, 08:26 AM   #107 (permalink)
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I think I feel asleep.
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Old 10-07-2021, 09:00 AM   #108 (permalink)
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"Dare To Know" does nothing for me. It's neither great nor is it horrible; it's just there.

Trying to analyse my problem with it, is that it sounds unmistakably like Yes, vocals-wise, production-wise, and even in the way the sound jumps around musical styles. The problem is that the structure of the music - the tune motifs and the chord changes - do not live up to the adjective "progressive". There is just too much repetition and predictability. The terribly preachy nature of the lyrics does not help. It sounds almost as though Yes hired someone like Red Hot Chilli Peppers to supply a song for Yes to record.
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Old 10-11-2021, 06:24 PM   #109 (permalink)
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Yes is not Yes without Trevor Rabin. I've seen them in concert exactly 4 times, all with Trev, from 1984 to 1994. And Yes without Jon, is well, not even worth mentioning.
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Old 01-28-2022, 05:59 PM   #110 (permalink)
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I haven't even bothered with any of the albums they put out after Magnification because of the lack of Jon, it's not that I think a Yes album absolutely can't be done without him, I like Drama quite a bit but I don't think of it as a proper Yes album so much as some Yes/Buggles hybrid supergroup. Plus Trevor did his own thing, he had a kinda similar voice to Jon but he didn't imitate him, they made it work.

But now they got a guy who tries SO HARD to be Jon and even has the same first name. It's like they replaced Jon with a younger robot clone version of himself, it's so forced it reeks of desperation, sure a lot of boomer bands end up this way becoming complete husks of themselves but as someone who has championed this band for so long it really makes me sad.

And now Chris Squire is gone. Chris was the one guy who was always there and his bass playing is the heart of the band. Yes died with him.
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