Yes   Big Generator
2.3
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Ranking: #75 for 1987

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5.0 classicWickedBuddhi | December 19th 10

Must be one of the few that think this album is underrated. I think many Yes fans have this idea of what Yes should sound like but don't fuckin' realize that the only consistent member that has been in the band is Chris Squire. I've heard the same childish bullshit with every review for this album. "It's too poppy.... It doesn't have Steve Howe....It isn't prog." Fuck you! How any one can call themselves a Yes fan just be all pansy.

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0.5 Zebra | June 21st 06

Yes were one of the greatest progressive rock bands of all time. Unfortunately once the 80's came around the corner you knew that things were changing and it was completely obvious once the group released Big Generator. Instead of playing long prog-rock songs Yes decided to play upbeat, overlly joyful new-wave/pop songs that focused on love. The downside is that they still kept the song lengths and every one of these tracks are at least over four and a half minutes long. Throughout the course of the album you will experience sugary keyboards, upbeat guitar riffage, and worst all the horrid, high pitched vocal performance. The cheesy glimmering keyboards make their way into every one of these songs and it's like Yes are trying to make seven minute long pop songs. When people poke fun at 80's music this is the kind of music that are making fun of.

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0.0 zetsumeisama | April 8th 19

Favorite Tracks: Big Generator, Holy Lamb, I'm Running.

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2.5 averagekheman1317 | February 5th 19

This album could have been so much better. Almost nothing works here. To me, it doesn't matter if they are trying to sound "pop" but at least it could be good pop music. But the band fails to achieve even that. There are some good parts in each and every song but none of them are ever really explored. It is an album that is really not worth coming back to.

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2.0 poorMythodea | November 20th 14

I initially gave this a 3, because I had not that much of a problem listening to it.But after a while I realized I couldn't remember anything and I had absolutely no need to relisten to it. I forced myself and then again I had the same feeling of apathy and blundness. Avoid.

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1.5 very poorNecrotica | June 5th 14

One of the most mind-blowingly awful albums in existence. If you like 80s pop, don't listen. If you like prog music, this will make you bareback a gorilla while tearing your hair out. If you like Yes, well, you'll die of music poisoning. It's a real condition, trust me

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1.5 very poorPokermask | September 19th 13

Wha... What the hell is this?! I don't even.... uuuuuugh!

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2.5 averageNightmareCinema16 | October 31st 12

This sounds good, but its run dry of creativity and sounds like the previous album, but worse. Also, can you stop overwriting about love in at least one song?

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0.0 Bouben | July 9th 09

A fine pop-rock album with some standouts and ideas, for which would other bands kill. Nothing special in the context of the rest of their discography tho.

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