••• YES albums poll ••• 3 votes •••

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  1. Eleventh Earl of Mar

    Eleventh Earl of Mar Somehow got them all this far.

    New York
    The Yes Album

    I have to be the only person with that vote. Fragile would be fourth, possibly fifth behind Going For The One but I seriously blame Roundabout for being the opener as to why I never reach for it. Maybe my least favorite of the classic Yes tracks, I can hear Owner and enjoy the hell out of it but Roundabout got old pretty fast in terms of how much I heard it outside the context of the album - the worst part is if I just skip that one, Fragile would easily be fourth I think.
  2. broos

    broos Forum Resident

    Close To The Edge
    Going For The One
    Tales From Topographic Oceans
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  3. Front 242 Addict

    Front 242 Addict I Love Physical format for my listening pleasure

    Tel Aviv ,Israel
    Me too,until I read the posts here:)
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  4. tug_of_war

    tug_of_war Sassafras & Moonshine

    Yes - the debut album
    - this one, not Yessongs.

    These three albums represents Yes at their very absolute best imo.
  5. samthesham

    samthesham Forum Resident

    Moorhead MN
    The 3 acknowledged classics...

    1.The Yes Album
    3.Close To The Edge
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  6. Tullhead

    Tullhead Forum Resident

    Drama, Going, Relayer. But so much to choose from...
  7. Fischman

    Fischman RockMonster, ClassicalMaster, and JazzMeister

    New Mexico
    For me, easy choice for CTTE, Yes Album, and Relayer, although this cries out for a fiver as TFTO and Fragile are both up there as well. Easily one of the best if not the very best five album run in music history.
  8. Andersoncouncil

    Andersoncouncil Forum Resident

    upstate NY
    Hard for me to choose just three. But the fact that union and open your eyes got some votes leads me to believe someone is playing a joke.
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  9. leonafonte

    leonafonte Ah Um is life’s first and deepest impulse!

    1 - Fragile
    2 - Closer to the Edge
    3 - The Yes Album
    4 - Drama
    5 - 90125
  10. Fabsmith

    Fabsmith Forum Resident

    Livonia, MI
    I need to finally hear albums such as Relayer and Tales of Topographic Oceans, so I can only vote based on a handful of albums I do own. My vote is as follows:
    1. Close to the Edge
    2. Going for the One
    3. The Yes Album
  11. Ray29

    Ray29 Forum Resident

    Brooklyn, NY
    The more interesting poll would be top 3 Yes albums outside of The Yes Album, Fragile & Close to the Edge.

    I’ve really warmed up to the debut album recently. I’d basically go with S/T Debut. Relayer & Drama. (The 1972 Progeny compilation is my favorite live Yes)
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  12. ohnothimagen

    ohnothimagen "Live music is better!"

    Fragile, Close To The Edge and Relayer for me. Though I admit that if Topographic Oceans consisted merely of sides 1 and 4 it'd probably take the place of CTTE.
  13. Score17

    Score17 Forum Resident

    Close to the edge
    Going for the one

    drama and fragile would round out my top 5
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  14. Keith todaro

    Keith todaro Forum Resident

    Don’t understand the love for Relayer...I just cannot listen to it. I like everything up to it... Someone help me understand?
  15. NJ Englishman

    NJ Englishman Forum Resident

    Bergenfield, NJ
    In chronological order:

    The Yes Album
    Going for the One

    It was very tough not including Close to the Edge, Relayer just edged it out. Can’t decide which is my favorite out of the other two.
  16. Steve G

    Steve G Senior Member

    los angeles
    I guess I voted with the overwhelming majority
  17. yesstiles

    yesstiles Senior Member

    To Be Over?
  18. Fischman

    Fischman RockMonster, ClassicalMaster, and JazzMeister

    New Mexico
    The instrumental wizardry on that album is off the charts insane. Listen to the way all these incredible parts weave their way in and out of each other. It is both athletic and musical. If it was future skating, it'd win bu blowing away yhe judges with max scores in both technical difficulty and artistic impression.
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  19. Jamsterdammer

    Jamsterdammer Forum Resident

    Málaga, Spain
    Close To The Edge (because this is simply Yes' finest 4o minutes)
    Tales From Topographic Oceans (the closest any rock band has ever come to composing a real symphony, and that without the addition of any orchestration)
    Relayer (Yes takes jazz-fusion into unchartered territory)

    But The Yes Album and Going For The One are very fine albums too. I am a bit less enamored by Fragile, because of some of the silly short tracks that interrupt the flow of the album. Prefer to listen to Heart Of The Sunrise, Long Distance Runaround and Roundabout on Yessongs.
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  20. Jamsterdammer

    Jamsterdammer Forum Resident

    Málaga, Spain
    Are you a long-time Yes fan? If so, just accept that it’s apparently not your thing. If not, give it time. It’s probably their most challenging album. And oh yeah, you may want to read up on Tolstoy’s War and Peace...
  21. 1. The Yes Album
    2. Tales from Topographic Oceans
    3. Close to The Edge
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  22. Echoes71

    Echoes71 Forum Resident

    My three as well.
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  23. I agree with you about Relayer. The album does absolutely nothing for me. I'd rather read Tolstoy if given the choice. (And that's saying a lot!)
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  24. Jamsterdammer

    Jamsterdammer Forum Resident

    Málaga, Spain
    Relayer is in my top three and I have read War and Peace. Both are wonderful, but perhaps not for everyone.
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  25. Fabsmith

    Fabsmith Forum Resident

    Livonia, MI
    1. Close to the Edge
    2. The Yes Album
    3. Going For The One
    Tied for fourth: Tales from Topographic Oceans and Fragile

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