All posts by Conor Fynes

  • Yes – Live at Montreux 2003

    Live albums have fallen out of favour in the past generation, and I think it’s for the reason that a recording of a live performance...

  • Yes – Symphonic Live

    Whatever doubts I may have had about post-90125 Yes were dispelled with 2001′s Magnification. Sure, most of the 90s had been wasted on bad pop and lazy songwriting,...

  • Yes – Magnification

    In so many ways, Magnification rides on the precedent set by The Ladder. As was the case on The Ladder, the strong epic tracks may not be quite enough...

  • Yes – The Ladder

    If The Ladder had a voice and could literally speak to its listeners, here’s what I think it would say: “…well, hey everybody! So, I know that...

  • Live report: KING CRIMSON at Moore Theater, Seattle USA – October 6, 2014

    On the cover of a recent issue of PROG Magazine I came across this morning (issue 47, to be precise), Yes were quoted as declaring...

  • Sigur Rós – Ágætis Byrjun

    I think I’ve come a long way in my appreciation for Sigur Rós. Sometime during high school, I came across a copy of Takk… available for loan in...

  • Yes – Keys to Ascension 2

    Even if it fell short of its promise to bring back Yes as they were in their golden age, the Keys to Ascension duology made for a thankful respite,...

  • Yes – Keys to Ascension 1

    As well-intentioned as some of their reinventions may have been over the course of their career, Yes have been notoriously bad at handling lineup changes since their...

  • Dean Watson – Fantasizer!

    Upon occasion, I’ll open up a review of an album by commenting on its artwork, and this is one such case wherein I’ll indulge my...

  • Yes – Yesshows

    There seems to be a general consensus that Yes‘ first live album Yessongs is something of a masterpiece. At two hours and six sides long, it takes the...