Don't really understand the almost indignant negativity displayed by some reviews here. Ok, it's not Close to the Edge, or Relayer, but by no means is this album poor or lacking in musical enjoyment. In fact, it really is a good album. The songs display a spirituality, musicality and cohesion that is mature and well delivered. It's meant to be listened to in depth, not simply excite on a first listen with raw bass energy or long moog solos. In some respects it has an echo of 'Lamb lies down' Genesis to it, in that it's probably the most collective, ensemble, orientated sound for a long time - no long, complex solos, but each member contributing fully to the whole, resulting in layered sound which envelopes the listerner. Some great and distinctive melodies, Davison has a superb and well suited voice, classic harmonies, Howe's guitar is fluid and Downes provides sheets of layering. Some complain that Squire and White are not playing with power, or the production is vague - but listen to the vinyl copy - crisp separation of instruments and voices, with depth and definition. Honestly, this is a good Yes album, which reveals much of what you expect from a Yes sound, with a new dimension that is (I agree) distinct from the '70s music, but nevertheless well connected with the past. I really like it.