I've always been a fan of classic prog-rock. I listen to bands like Pink Floyd, Rush, Led Zeppelin and the usual stuff. I've always been a little bit biased about trying something new. One of my friends told me about Yello. I've never even heard of the band. He borrowed me the Flag CD, and my first impression was: "This is w-e-i-r-d". "Tied Up" and "The Race" didn't impress me that much, but when I heard "Third of June" and "Of course I'm lying", that was it.
"Third of June" is one of the greatest songs I've heard. It's very powerful and exciting song, and makes alone this album worth buying.
It's difficult to put a label to Yello, or place it into one specific category. To me, albums like "Flag", "You gotta say yes to another excess" and "Stella" mean a lot. I wish they stayed on that "progressive synth-rock" style, and didn't go for the usual techno-route.