By Chuck Eddy
Updated November 28, 1997 at 05:00 AM EST

Yes opt for well-shaped songwriting over showing off on their umpteenth studio album. And said Open Your Eyes‘ navel-gazing hogwash about ”the universal garden” and ”new spirit” is made palatable by angelic harmonies. Neither as self-indulgent nor as magnificent as they’re capable of being, Yes never quite manage the down-to-earth hooks that have kicked their best cosmic explorations into high gear. C+

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