AOTY 2021

The Quest

Yes - The Quest
Critic Score
Based on 4 reviews
User Score
Based on 36 ratings
Liked by 1 person
October 1, 2021 / Release Date
LP / Format
InsideOut / Label / Website
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There's no coming back from this one.

No, this isn't the worst album Yes have ever made. Truth be told, it's better than their last album, Heaven & Earth. But honestly, even though the best material here is much better than what was found there, there just isn't anything to this album that saves it from being categorized in the same tier. The thing is, at least with Heaven & Earth it felt like a classic band trying to sound hip and fresh. But here, it sounds like they haven't grown one ... read more
Progressive Power Pop headache. The Ice Bridge sounded like a track from "Fly From Here", one of very few Yes records post-70's that did progressive rock right. The rest was about as shitty as every other Yes album of the last 15 -20 years, awful.
Yes - The Quest

Genre: Progressive Rock
Country: UK

Final Verdict: 69% (Good Album)
Yearly Ranking: 147th / 784

Highlight: The Ice Bridge

Made me think of:
Ad Infinitum
Pink Floyd

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The Quest is another mediocre at best release by the Yes (cover) band. The underdeveloped, repetitive instrumental section that seems to go nowhere combined with painfully average songwriting makes this a completely skippable listen
I was curious to see what such a legendary band as Yes could have possibly done to warrant such an apathetic response to their new album. It quickly became clear that the band had succumbed to the all too familiar "painfully shallow imitation of their past work" syndrome.

There's nothing outwardly offensive about The Quest; it's well produced, well performed, and perfectly listenable, but there is not a single unique bone in its body. This sounds like a 70s band doing their best Yes ... read more
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Track List

  1. The Ice Bridge
  2. Dare To Know
  3. Minus The Man
  4. Leave Well Alone
  5. The Western Edge
  6. Future Memories
  7. Music To My Ears
  8. A Living Island
  9. Sister Sleeping Soul
  10. Mystery Tour
  11. Damaged World
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Added on: July 7, 2021