Tuesday 10 November 2020

Yes - Heaven & Earth (2014)

The 19th album from this British band.

The band was a quintet with a lineup of drums, percussion, programming, keyboards, bass, guitars and vocals.

Jon Davison was the vocalist on this album and I guess he is still the vocalist in Yes when they play live. In these Covid 19 times, that is not often.

The 2011 album Fly From Here was not too bad. It had some positivities.

Heaven & Earth sees the band move into the pop/rock territory.

Some of the songs are pretty long. But they are still sugary sweet pop/rock. Some of the music is bordering to bubblegum pop and that is really, really bad.

There is no progressive rock here at all and very few things that reminds us about the once so great band Yes. The band has become too lazy and too bloated to even attempt progressive rock these days.

A couple of half decent ideas and songs is saving this album from the turkey yard. 

But this album is very sad indeed.

1.5 points


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