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    Ranking the Yes Studio Albums

    It has to be done! To mark the beginning of this new forum, let's rank the albums once again
    1. Going for the One (1977) 10/10
    2. Close to the Edge (1972) 10/10
    3. Relayer (1974) 10/10
    4. The Yes Album (1971) 10/10
    5. Fragile (1971) 10/10
    6. Drama (1980) 9/10
    7. 90125 (1983) 9/10
    8. Magnification (2001) 9/10
    9. Fly From Here (2011) 9/10
    10. Big Generator (1987) 9/10
    11. The Ladder (1999) 8/10
    12. Tales From Topographic Oceans (1973) 8/10
    13. Union (1991) 8/10
    14. The Quest (2021) 8/10
    15. Talk (1994) 7/10
    16. Anderson, Bruford, Wakeman, Howe (1989) 7/10
    17. Time and a Word (1970) 7/10
    18. From a Page (2019) 7/10
    19. Tormato (1978) 7/10
    20. Keys to Ascension 2 (1997) 7/10
    21. Open Your Eyes (1997) 6/10
    22. Heaven and Earth (2014) 6/10
    23. Yes (1969) 5/10
    24. Keys to Ascension 1 (1996) 5/10
    Last edited by soundchaser09; 03-09-2022, 06:14 AM.
    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-

    #2
    Do it again, some thing changes very time:

    The nine Masterworks, the big generators:

    1: Tales From Topographic Oceans
    2: Relayer
    3: Big Generator
    4: Drama
    5: The Yes Album
    6: Close To The Edge
    7: Talk
    8: Fragile
    9: 90125

    Still keys to aural ascension:

    10: Tormato (still grows - close to a masterpiece)
    11: Going For The One (side one is a masterwork)
    12: Magnification
    13: Union (ascends as well)
    14: Open Your Eyes (Open Your Ears)
    15: The Ladder (Yes' Sgt. Peppers)
    16: Keys To Ascension

    The word ist still - yes:

    17: Fly From Here
    18; Yes
    19: Time And A Word
    20: Anderson, Bruford Wakeman And Howe

    Well, ...

    21: The Quest
    22: From A Page (must try again, might be somewhat better than that)
    23: Heaven And Earth

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      #3
      I'll give it a shot

      1.Close To The Edge
      2.Going For The One
      3.Tales From Topographic Oceans
      4.the Yes album
      5.Fragile
      6.Relayer
      7. The Ladder
      8. Magnification
      9. Keys To Ascension
      10. Talk
      11. ABWH
      12. Union
      13. 90210
      14. Big Generator
      15. Open Your Eyes
      16. Tormato
      17. Time And A word
      18. Yes First Album
      19. Drama
      20. Heaven And Earth
      21. The Quest
      22. Fly Form Here
      23. From A Page



      "We all gotta climb mountains!" - Jon Anderson 2003

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        #4
        Relayer
        CTTE
        Tales
        Fragile
        Yessongs
        G4T1

        Drama
        FFH
        TQ

        Mag
        The Ladder
        Keys 1+2

        The rest

        ______________


        So a Trooper with Panther tendencies.



        ELECTRIFY EVERYTHING

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          #5
          Originally posted by John Vehadija View Post
          I'll give it a shot

          1.Close To The Edge
          2.Going For The One
          3.Tales From Topographic Oceans
          4.the Yes album
          5.Fragile
          6.Relayer
          7. The Ladder
          8. Magnification
          9. Keys To Ascension
          10. Talk
          11. ABWH
          12. Union
          13. 90210
          14. Big Generator
          15. Open Your Eyes
          16. Tormato
          17. Time And A word
          18. Yes First Album
          19. Drama
          20. Heaven And Earth
          21. The Quest
          22. Fly Form Here
          23. From A Page


          ouch you must really be not enjoying Yes right now based on your bottom 4
          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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          • Gilly Goodness
            Gilly Goodness commented
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            Yeah, but see his next choices...

            24. Let It Be
            25. Led Zeppelin 4
            26. Dark Side of the Moon

          #6
          Triple Summit:
          Close to the Edge
          Relayer
          Tales

          - I can't separate these three albums in order of preference; for me they represent the band at its creative peak. Similarly, in the groupings that follow I can't/won't separate individual albums within those groupings.

          In Sight of the Summit:
          Fragile
          The Yes Album
          Magnification
          Going For The One

          Sunlit Uplands:
          The Ladder
          Tormato
          ABWH
          Union
          Time and a Word
          Keys to Ascension 1 & 2

          Lower Slopes:
          Drama
          Fly From Here
          From a Page

          Silence of the Valley:
          Talk
          Big Generator
          90125
          The Quest
          Open Your Eyes

          Swamp:
          Heaven and Earth

          Last edited by Ash Armstrong; 11-23-2021, 04:35 AM.
          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
            Originally posted by soundchaser09 View Post

            ouch you must really be not enjoying Yes right now based on your bottom 4
            Well, no, I am enjoying them a lot, but I just think they are quite different in style
            "We all gotta climb mountains!" - Jon Anderson 2003

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              #8
              1. Close to the Edge
              2. Relayer
              3. Fragile
              4. Drama
              5. Going for the One
              6. Tales from Topographic Oceans
              7. The Yes Album
              8. Fly from Here
              9. Tormato
              10. Yes
              11. The Quest
              12. Heaven & Earth
              13. The Ladder
              14. Keys to Ascension 2
              15. Talk
              16. 90125
              17. Time and a Word
              18. Magnification
              19. Big Generator
              20. Union
              21. Keys to Ascension
              22. Open Your Eyes

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                #9
                1. Close to the Edge
                2. Fragile
                3. The Yes Album
                4. Tales from Topographic Oceans
                5. Relayer
                6. Going for the One
                7. Tormato
                8. Magnification
                9. Big Generator
                10. Drama
                11. ABWH
                12. Union
                13. Open Your Eyes
                14. The Ladder
                15. Keystudio
                16. 90125
                17. Talk
                18. Time and a Word
                19. Yes
                20. Fly from Here
                21. The Quest
                22. Heaven & Earth
                23. From a Page


                Bonus round:
                Non make-up years ranked:
                1. Asylum
                2. Lick It Up
                3. Animalize
                4. Hot In The Shade
                5. Revenge
                6. Carnival Of Souls
                7. Crazy Nights

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                  #10
                  5/5

                  The Yes Album
                  Close To The Edge
                  Fragile
                  90125
                  Relayer
                  Going For The One
                  Tales From Topographic Oceans

                  4.5/5

                  Drama
                  Magnification
                  Talk
                  Big Generator
                  The Ladder

                  4/5

                  Yes
                  Time And A Word
                  Tormato
                  Keystudio
                  ABWH

                  3.5/5

                  Fly From Here Return Trip
                  From A Page

                  3/5

                  Fly From Here
                  Ultimate Yes EP

                  2.5/5

                  Union
                  The Quest
                  Open Your Eyes

                  2/5
                  Heaven & Earth
                  “Well ain’t life grand when you finally hit it?”-David Lee Roth

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                    #11
                    10/10 Infinite Repeat Forever
                    Close To The Edge, Big Generator

                    *chef's kiss*
                    The Yes Album, Fragile, Relayer, Going For The One, 90125, Talk, Fly From Here

                    Pretty Okay
                    Time and A Word, Tales from Topographic Oceans, Tormato, Keys to Ascension, Magnification

                    Ehhhh
                    Yes, Union, The Ladder, The Quest

                    I guess I just don't get it?
                    Drama, Open Your Eyes, Heaven & Earth
                    Rabin-esque
                    my labor of love (and obsessive research)
                    rabinesque.blogspot.com

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                      #12
                      Originally posted by Dantalion Rides Again View Post
                      Bonus round:
                      Non make-up years ranked:
                      1. Asylum
                      2. Lick It Up
                      3. Animalize
                      4. Hot In The Shade
                      5. Revenge
                      6. Carnival Of Souls
                      7. Crazy Nights
                      I have to take exception with Asylum being listed higher than Animalize, which is clearly the most fun of that entire slate.
                      Rabin-esque
                      my labor of love (and obsessive research)
                      rabinesque.blogspot.com

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                        #13
                        Best to Worst... [I can really do without The Quest downwards]

                        Relayer

                        Tales From Topographic Oceans
                        Close To The Edge
                        Drama
                        the Yes album
                        Talk
                        Going For The One
                        Open Your Eyes
                        The Ladder
                        Fragile
                        Time And A word
                        Yes First Album

                        Keys To Ascension
                        Fly From Here
                        Heaven And Earth

                        The Quest
                        Magnification
                        From A Page
                        ABWH
                        Union
                        Tormato
                        90210
                        Big Generator

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                          #14
                          Originally posted by madbear View Post
                          Best to Worst...

                          Open Your Eyes
                          ...
                          90210
                          Wow, that's a, hmm, unusual take… As always, lots of people in agreement on the top few albums, it's the middle and bottom of the pack that shows a real diversity of opinion, but great to see everyone finding different things of value on such a range of albums. (Still and all, that's a bit like someone ranking Jethro Tull's Under Wraps over Songs from the Wood…)

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                            #15
                            Originally posted by Homemade Parachute View Post

                            (Still and all, that's a bit like someone ranking Jethro Tull's Under Wraps over Songs from the Wood…)
                            Not really for my taste, because Songs From The Wood is my favourite Tull, followed by Heavy Horses and Secret Language Of Birds by th way (all Tull and all Anderson)

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