Articles tagged yes

The 25 Best Classic Progressive Rock Albums

The purpose of this column has been to revisit, reassess and, above all, celebrate classic prog rock, so it’s inevitable we name names and select the best of the best.

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Toto’s Steve Lukather Has Something to Prove

The veteran rock group’s guitarist talks about Toto XIV and the band's summer tour with Yes.

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Onward: The Trials (and Tours) of Yes

On the eve of a US tour with Toto, Yes bassist Billy Sherwood talks about the band's past, future, and the phone calls that forever changed his life.

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Blood and Thunder: Didacts, Narpets, and Epic Rush

It's not as if Rush's classic '70s output needed reassessment, but their new vinyl reissues are still revelatory.

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Yes: Progeny: Seven Shows From Seventy-Two / Progeny: Highlights From Seventy-Two

Prepare to travel back in time to an era where an eight-minute progressive rock song was a smash hit.

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24 Apr 2015 // 1:02 AM

Steve Howe: Anthology

Anthology serves its purpose -- that is, to compile Howe’s solo stock and spotlight him outside the confines of his day job.

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23 Sep 2013 // 2:14 AM

The Holy Trinity: Yes

In addition to being one of the pivotal bands of the early '70s, Yes perfected prog-rock as a kind of performance art in sound.

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22 Nov 2011 // 9:00 PM

Pink Floyd: Animals

It's 1977. You're young and pissed off. If you wanted noise and petulance, you had the Sex Pistols. But if you really wanted to rattle some cages, you had Animals.

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13 Jul 2011 // 11:00 AM

Yes: Fly From Here

Yes is now without Jon Anderson again, and they manage to not fall flat on their faces with Fly From Here.

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The 25 Best Progressive Rock Songs of All Time

Put as simply -- and starkly -- as possible, many beautiful babies were thrown out with the bath water by hidebound critics who were content to sniffingly dismiss the more ambitious (pretentious!) works that certain bands were putting out as a matter of course in the early-to-mid-‘70s.

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Hey Gibson, Let’s Talk Guitar Albums: An Alternative Top 10

When it comes to matters of taste and ranking (a particularly combustible combination), there is no pleasing everyone. In fact, there is no pleasing anyone, since the list makers themselves are invariably disappointed or frustrated. And yet...

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Letting the Freaks and Geeks Into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

A growing list of bands unpopular with critics, but genre-defining nevertheless, is impatiently awaiting their admittance into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

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Prog-rock guitarist Steve Howe does double duty with Yes and Asia

Steve Howe had gotten distracted again. “What’s the word again? ‘Taxing’?” We were chatting by phone a few hours before Michael Jackson died. Howe,

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The second music video for the second single from the Pet Shop Boys’ latest album Yes. Electro bands are a dime a dozen these days

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21 Apr 2009 // 8:58 PM

Yes: Symphonic Live

It's a solid concert from 2001, but it won't be converting a new generation of fans.

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20 Apr 2009 // 9:00 PM

Pet Shop Boys: Yes

Finally, a superproducer/veteran pairing that yields dividends. Sorry, PETA, Pet Shop Boys aren't going anywhere.

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Pet Shop Boys fans finally get a taste of the duo’s forthcoming album Yes and they should be pleased. It’s cold, catchy, synth-pop

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7 Aug 2008 // 9:56 PM

Asia: Phoenix

Easily the best Asia album in 25 years. If only it hadn't been released a quarter of a century ago.

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	Yes: House of Yes: Live from the House of Blues [DVD]

If you can ignore Yes's somewhat ridiculous stage habits, and the confetti, you'll find that this semi-recent live DVD shows that progressive rock, at its best, can atone for its sins.

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29 Aug 2004 // 10:00 PM


How can anyone but the most hard-hearted cynic hate Yes?"

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//Mixed media

Because Blood Is Drama: Considering Carnage in Video Games and Other Media

// Moving Pixels

"It's easy to dismiss blood and violence as salacious without considering why it is there, what its context is, and what it might communicate.

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