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    Amplitude

    I found a new angle on the albums!
    Which one has the highest highs and the lowest lows?

    I say Open Your Eyes.

    #2
    so your asking for inconsistency? Hmmm..

    possibilities:

    Fragile? Tales From Topographic Oceans, Anderson Bruford Wakeman Howe, Union, Open Your Eyes

    perhaps my choice though would be :

    Magnification
    , Highs- Dreamtime, In the Presence Of; Lows- Soft As a Dove
    The Definitive YES Albums

    -The Yes Album-Fragile-Close to the Edge-Tales From Topographic Oceans-
    -Relayer-Going for the One-Drama-90125-Big Generator-Union-Talk-
    -The Ladder-Magnification-Fly From Here-The Quest-

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      #3
      In what way? Like, dynamic range?
      Rabin-esque
      my labor of love (and obsessive research)
      rabinesque.blogspot.com

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        #4
        Originally posted by luna65 View Post
        In what way? Like, dynamic range?
        I was confused as well. Even more than usual...
        Sometimes the lights all shining on me, other times I can barely see.
        Lately it occurs to me what a long strange trip it’s been.

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          #5
          Could you clarify? Do you mean in terms of Yes albums that are mostly brilliant but with one or two noticeable sub-par moments that bring down the album a bit? If That's the case, ABWH and to a lesser extent maybe OYE comes to mind.

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            #6
            I get up, I get down....
            Sometimes the lights all shining on me, other times I can barely see.
            Lately it occurs to me what a long strange trip it’s been.

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              #7
              Ok, I’ll clarify. What I meant was the album with the highest number of favourite songs and least favourite songs on them. I didn’t mean technically the most dynamics. Shouldn’t have used amplitude. I just like that word. But that’s another thread of mine…

              So for me OYE has a lot of excellent songs and a lot of really bad ones, and few in between.
              Last edited by Ceasar’s Palace; 11-28-2022, 05:33 AM.

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                #8
                Possibly Going For The One for me, as Awaken and Turn of the Century are among my favourite pieces of Yesmusic, but I can't stand the title track.
                Similarly, Magnification has several songs on it I really like as much as anything from the 70s golden period/main sequence, but it also has Don't Go, Soft as a Muff, and Timey Whimey.
                Sometimes the lights all shining on me, other times I can barely see.
                Lately it occurs to me what a long strange trip it’s been.

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                  #9
                  I don’t really feel there is a Yes album that fits that description. They hit their highest highs in the 70’s, there aren’t really any lows on those main sequence albums. Their lowest lows came with mediocre to poor releases that don’t remotely offer high expressions of creative musical output.

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                    #10
                    In the main sequence I think Fragile doesn't hold together that well.
                    I think the opposite from Ash for Going for the One: love the title track, Parallels and Wondrous Stories, hate Awaken.

                    the more recent albums are pretty much consistently lower than the classic run

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                      #11
                      Tales From Topographic Oceans. It's the no. 10 spot in my favourite Yes albums list. It is so high on the list because of Revealing Science of God and Ritual. It is that low on the list because of The Remembering and The Ancient.

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                        #12
                        Big Generator-
                        Highpoint- Shoot High Aim Low
                        Low Point- The rest of the album!

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                          #13
                          Originally posted by Ceasar’s Palace View Post
                          Ok, I’ll clarify. What I meant was the album with the highest number of favourite songs and least favourite songs on them. I didn’t mean technically the most dynamics. Shouldn’t have used amplitude. I just like that word. But that’s another thread of mine…
                          Ah okay. I don't know if there's a Yes album like that for me,
                          Rabin-esque
                          my labor of love (and obsessive research)
                          rabinesque.blogspot.com

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                            #14
                            Well, there are some Yes albums that I feel have NO weak songs, or any 'least favorite' songs on 'em:

                            Talk
                            TfTO
                            Relayer
                            Fragile
                            TYA
                            90125

                            And a few with only a minimal number of 'least favorite' songs (like, one):

                            CttE
                            Drama

                            As for albums with a bunch of 'least favorite' songs? Nah, none.

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                              #15
                              Amplitude
                              ​Albums with ample attitude?​

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