All posts by Conor Fynes

  • Yes – Union

    I can’t rightly decide whether Union was a good idea in concept or not. The idea of teaming up the ‘classic’ Yes with the fashionably poppish ’80s Yes is about as...

  • Yes – Big Generator

    Although I’m part of the clear minority when it comes to my appreciation for the much- loathed 90125 album, there’s no doubt that Yes‘ music became increasingly difficult...

  • Yes – 90125

    If there’s anything Yes‘ latest disasterpiece Heaven and Earth has taught me, it’s that I will always prefer a solid pop album over a dogshit prog one. Writing...

  • The Flock – The Flock

    Even while many of the then-obscure acts of the late 60s and early 70s have earned the status of legend, The Flock remains something of a footnote....

  • Blackwater Park – Dirt Box

    Blackwater Park is a band whose brief existence was made notable not through their own doing, but rather through those (or, in this case, someone) they...

  • GLASS HAMMER: Something Fragile, Yet Powerful

    Though it’s possible the weight of the band’s recent publicity has been hinged on their vocalist Jon Davison lending his voice with prog legends Yes,...

  • Brainchild – Healing of the Lunatic Owl

    I don’t believe I had ever heard the term ‘brass rock’ before reading reviews of Brainchild‘s first (and only) LP, Healing of the Lunatic Owl. Sure, I’ve...

  • PoiL – Dins O Cuol

    If there was any other band out there today I might compare PoiL to, it would be miRthkon. Like those loveable avant-prog banana afficionados, PoiL virtually defy conventional definitions of...

  • Yes – Heaven & Earth

    For whatever reason, I got the weird idea in my head that a good album cover was a promising indicator of a good album. It...

  • Agora – Agora 2

    Although Agora‘s 2 might imply a predecessor, this was actually their first studio output. Agora‘s first album was Live at Montreux; even if they hadn’t released anything yet, Agora had earned respect...