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This review is from: Close to the Edge (Audio CD)
amount of tracks:7
Ok - this, along with offerings by 'gong' and 'caravan' is the third album i originally hated which ive revisted through amazon due to the passing of time, re-mastering and reviewers comments. it will be the last one! - goddamn it people, what are you listening to? i was right in 1972 and im right now. yes were and remain a waste of good electricity! yes yes yes they can play! theyre fantastic musicians, of course i know that. but the SONGS people, the songs!!!! where is the substance where is the passion wheres the bite, the fire, the soul? - this is bland bland bland stuff. boring is a better word. twee, twittering art-rock which never goes anywhere except staying its own la de da pretensious and souless world. steve howes guitar shimmers and shines but not once does it, or this album, rock or let rip with anything consequental. its all airy fairy and no guts. its bollocks! it was then and it is now. the only time yes ever got any fire in their belly was when trevor rabin joined and they quickly ousted him. i wonder why? get your heads out of your backsides and see this for what it is!
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Initial post: 9 Nov 2007 16:57:17 GMT
Francis J. Woods says:
They "quickly" ousted Rabin? Yeah, after like 10 years.
Posted on 11 Apr 2008 21:37:44 BDT
Stupid reviewer - stupid comments
Posted on 12 Apr 2008 08:46:51 BDT
The reviewer seems to dislike Yes just because they aren't a heavy metal band.
Presumably, by the same definition, the Beatles lack 'bite', the Rolling Stones don't have enough 'power chords', and Bob Dylan should have learnt how to play guitar solos.
Posted on 4 May 2008 00:41:40 BDT
A. kennedy says:
Posted on 16 Aug 2008 23:27:24 BDT
Mr. F. Beckett says:
The comment lacks 'substance' not the album. Yes, the album doesn't 'rock' in ways that the 'vend-a-bands' churn out clichés and cheap thrills. No, it's a lot more meaningful than that and music rocks in Yes's own unique way. Like all great albums it takes a while to get into and shouldn't be commented upon through one listen. It took me a while too!
Posted on 17 Jan 2009 01:04:16 GMT
John Ferngrove says:
Dude - why do you keep buying albums you hated just to get angry and upset about them all over again? Is it some weird compulsion thing? Methinks some therapy required, probably supported by medication, which just might have the side effect of fixing your rather strange musical judgement.
Posted on 9 Feb 2009 14:01:51 GMT
Last edited by the author on 9 Feb 2009 14:03:44 GMT
R. Pievaitis says:
DEAR EVIL HIPPY,
no ,you put your head up your own arse - you stupid opinionated idiot.
whats your thing then -led zep,stones,nirvana,sabbath ?
it would seem that anything that doesn,t have powerchords and goes on for more than 3 minutes is not worthy of existing in your world.
well in my world this album is the best record ever made.as for power try listening to the title track turned up around the 10 minute mark squires bass literally rips the woofers out.
sure its not for everyone but to state that we have our heads up our own backsides is quite simply nonsense- wait i,ve got it, your favourite record must have ;
nice tune,short song,god rock and roll riff,catchy melody - i,ver got it ---its "MY DINGALING ".!?!?@~@ff
love you too xxxxx
In reply to an earlier post on 8 Jan 2010 20:50:42 GMT
Last edited by the author on 8 Jan 2010 20:54:29 GMT
Mr. L. M. Pomeroy says:
You've absolutely nailed it, Richard and John (above).
Note - I actually hate Kylie but why would I go onto Amazon, like the idiot reviewer here has with Yes, and slag her off, her records and her fans under the guise of a "review" and - Jeez - why would I buy her records? In other words, let those who are "into her music, etc" review her stuff as they actually CARE about it. Same with the above "reviewer" re: Yes.
Posted on 15 Jan 2010 20:15:24 GMT
Su Danim says:
What everyone else said + you must have sh*t in your ears Evil Hippy. This is one of the finest albums ever made, full of detail, fine musicianship, mood shifts and complex melodies. Yes at their absolute peak. Each to their own, I suppose but for me this is an album I can listen to alone and it never fails to make me smile and lift my spirit. I was only 2 when they released it - how I wish I'd seen them perform it live. When people say its pretentious I get spikey, it isn't easily accessible, I agree but there are so many moments of genuine musical beauty/genius especially where the songs on this album transition into the next part. I read somewhere that Yes albums are slow burners - you need to listen to them several times to get it and more to truly love it and finally you get something new from every subsequent listen. That sums it up for me for CTTE - not many bands can do that.
In reply to an earlier post on 31 Mar 2010 19:09:20 BDT
This is beneath contempt: It is tantamount to criticising red for not being green enough.........