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KEYS TO ASCENSION 2

Yes

 

Symphonic Prog

3.97 | 450 ratings

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a_sak
2 stars After showing a few glimpses of promise on the two studio tracks of KTA1, which in themselves sounded rushed but hinted of better things to come, the enduring lineup of Yes pick up pretty much where they left off...on Tormato. Incomplete songwriting ideas, questionable sound selections, and amateurish mixing combine to recreate Tormato-era Yes at their worst. Some Yes-fans seem to swoon over the studio tracks, particularly "Mind Drive", but I've always felt this was post-Rabin desperation for anything "proggish". The best thing about KTA2 was that the intense disappointment experienced upon listening to it made the lifeless "Open Your Eyes" expected and "The Ladder" a pleasant surprise.
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