Sunday, May 22 2011
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.
Wednesday, May 7 2014
Steve Howe and his Yes bandmates are obviously driven by a desire, perhaps an obsession, to measure up favorably, and to improve upon what they’ve already achieved.
Thursday, November 17 2011
Prog that doesn't actually progress anywhere.
Wednesday, July 13 2011
Yes is now without Jon Anderson again, and they manage to not fall flat on their faces with Fly From Here.
Tuesday, April 21 2009
It's a solid concert from 2001, but it won't be converting a new generation of fans.
Wednesday, April 6 2005
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.
Sunday, August 29 2004
How can anyone but the most hard-hearted cynic hate Yes?"
Wednesday, August 18 2010
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...
Monday, January 25 2010
Paul McCartney wanted one, the story goes; so did Led Zeppelin. Promoted in the 1970s as the "orchestra at your fingertips," it was an unlikely