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It's a "no turning back" moment
The way I see it, jumping the shark is an obvious and dramatic sign of decline. It doesn't mean that no more good is possible, but it does mean that they have forgotten how to recapture what they used to have in the first place. Also it's important to say that jumping the Shark is simply a sign, it doesn't mean the effects are immediate (though sometimes they are), or that the effects are caused by the event itself (though again, sometimes they are). I like many of Yes's late-period albums, but that doesn't change the fact that they feel fundamentally different from their classic material.
I like the album a lot but 90215 is probably the most significant "Jump the Shark" moment for Yes as it permanently altered the group's dynamic. They would no longer forge new paths in music after that. either they would follow trends, do what their record label wanted, play the nostalgia circuit, or attempt to recapture their old sound to varying levels of success and never quite get it right. The ABWH-era series of fiascos were another major moment since it led to the band's lowest point ever with Union.
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