Yes

Info about Yes
Country United Kingdom
Added By Mike
13 years ago
Base Genre
1969-1999 Rock
2001 Independent
2011-2014 Rock
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http://www.myspace.com/yesworld
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8.0 x48
English/British Technical Prog Rock N Roll/Independent
Reception
90 users rate this artist 7.0 or better, 9 users rate it lower. 81 users think it is prog, nobody thinks it is merely related to prog and nobody thinks that it's not prog. show details
Track Statistics The database currently contains 162 studio tracks by Yes.
Track durations range from 37s to 21m 55s, averaging at 6m 33s with a standard deviation of 4m 06s.
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Comment by zwordser 6 years ago
YesListen - Relayer 1974
9.6
Prog
Took a while for me to get to even like this, but it slowly grew on me until I realized just how beautiful and unique this album is. It is the most "progressive" music I've heard, and easily Yes's finest work.
Comment by zwordser 6 years ago
YesListen - Time And a Word 1970
8.8
Yes's most underrated album.
Comment by UKENPAGE 7 years ago
YesListen - Fly From Here 2011
5.0
Very happy that Yes endures, but truthfully, the epic track feels routine and uninspired to me, the shorter songs are forgettable, save Steve Howe's wonderful "Hour of Need".
Review by Time_Signature 7 years ago <Permalink>
YesListen - Fly From Here 2011
8.5
Prog Rock
With Benoît David taking up the vocals instead of Jon Anderson, "Fly From Here" is bound to get its share of detractors, but if one can deactivate the irrational parts of the fan brain, I think that one will find that this sounds like, well, it sounds like Yes.

We are dealing with progressive rock here, and it has all the things that the classic, and less classic albums from the 70s had - that is spacey keyboards, genre transgressions, complex song structures and other twists and turns, and, of course, long songs - on this album, they have limited the number of epics to the five part 20+ minutes title song. Musically, everything is the way it should be, I think.

And vocalswise? Well, I like what Benoît David is doing. His voice is similar to that of Jon Anderson, but it has a finer, or perhaps more delicate, quality, and he certainly has his own vocal-identity and contributes to the sound in his own way.

I like this album, and I hope that it will be received positively and that fans will be open-minded, challenging the view that progheads are intolerant and narrowminded snobs, and accept a fine album with a fine vocalist in stead of decrying Jon Anderson's absence.
Comment by lazland 8 years ago
YesListen - Close to the Edge 1972
9.5
English/British Symphonic Technical Prog Rock
Based on a recommendation, I've got a new vinyl to digital programme, and what better album to start experimenting with? A true classic of the genre, and groundbreaking in its day.
Comment by J-Man 9 years ago
YesListen - Fragile 1972
6.0
Symphonic Prog Rock
Maybe the most overrated album ever. Some great songs, but there isn't anything that special about this album.
Comment by J-Man 9 years ago
YesListen - Close to the Edge 1972
9.7
Symphonic Prog Rock
This is my favorite Yes album, and it is essential listening for any prog fan. I don't know any prog fan that doesn't have this, but if you don't, you must get it. Three songs of pure greatness.
Review by Time_Signature 9 years ago <Permalink>
YesListen - Magnification 2001
9.4
Symphonic Prog Rock
I really like this one. I think it bears comparison with classics such as "Relayer", "Fragile", "Time and a Word", "Tales from Topographis Oceans", and "Close to the Edge" without being too similar to them, yet containing elements that long time fans will recognize. The production is top notch and musically, while shorter and simpler than the classics from the 70s, all of the tracks on this release are interesting listens - even the so-called pop-song "Don't Go" which is more reminiscent of "90125" (so there's a link there, too - another link's the guitar pattern in "Soft as a Dove" which vaguely resembles the main riff of "Hearts"). In fact, this album might be an appropriate gateway into the world of prog to "prog noobs".
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Review by zitro 9 years ago <Permalink>
YesListen - Magnification 2001
8.8
Symphonic Prog Classical
Best Yes album since Relayer?

Sure, "Don't Go" is an out of place pop song where its deep texture can't save it. Other than that, I've never heard the band so inspired since the Machine Messiah composition in Drama. The composition is the best point of the album: the way all instruments and orchestra harmonize is sublime. The only other rock+orchestra effort that is as successful as this one is Rick Wakeman's "Journey". Those two epics might be the best songs they wrote since Machine Messiah (you can tell I love that song).
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Comment by HughesJB4
YesListen - 90125 1983
0.0
Non-Prog
Utterly atrocious pop/rock record.
Comment by Time_Signature
YesListen - Live at Montreux 2003 2007, DVD
9.1
Prog Rock
Great live DVD characterized by Steve Howe's clean jazzy guitar sound.
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Comment by rushfan4 11 years ago
YesListen - Magnification 2001
9.5
Orchestral Prog Rock
This is an excellent album; even better than some of their classics. They miss Rick Wakeman, but the use of a whole symphony makes up for his absence. This is one of the few albums that I have heard using a symphony where the symphony sounds like part of the songs. It seems to me that symphonies usually just fill in intros and outros with little added extras throughout the song, but that is definitely not the case with this album.
Comment by Time_Signature
YesListen - Close to the Edge 1972
9.9
Epic Prog Rock
In many ways the epitome of progressive rock, "CttE" is an epic masterpiece with almost everything in it.
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Review by Time_Signature 11 years ago <Permalink>
YesListen - 90125 1983
9.4
Prog-Related Rock
This may be poppy compared to the Yes of the pre-80s, but it's quality pop-rock. And this album contains many songs which, although short and catchy, are still somewhat complex (at least for the pop-rock of the time), the album still containing many progressive elements (while nowhere near the Yes of the pre-80s). I like it a lot, and I don't care if people bash it.
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Comment by progaeopteryx
YesListen - Open Your Eyes 1997
2.0
Non-Prog Pop
This is Yes' worst album. Even 90125, Big Generator and Union
are more listenable than this.
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Close to the Edge 1972
 #1

9.4 x85
English/British Technical Prog Rock
Relayer 1974
 #2

9.3 x59
English/British Technical Experimental Prog Rock/Jazz
Fragile 1972
 #3

9.0 x61
English/British Technical Prog Rock
Tales From Topographic Oceans 1974
 #4

8.8 x45
English/British Atmospheric Prog Rock
The Yes Album 1971
 #5

8.7 x46
English/British Symphonic Technical Prog Rock
Going For The One 1977
 #6

8.5 x32
English/British Technical Prog Rock
Magnification 2001
 #7

7.8 x16
English/British Symphonic Prog Independent/Rock
90125 1983
 #8

7.1 x20
English/British Non-Prog Rock/Pop
Drama 1980
 #9

8.0 x19
English/British Symphonic Prog Rock
Time And a Word 1970
 #10

7.9 x18
English/British Technical Experimental Prog Rock
Fly From Here 2011
 #11

7.4 x18
English/British Symphonic Retro Prog Rock
Tormato 1978
 #12

7.0 x20
English/British Symphonic Prog-Related Rock
Yes 1969
 #13

7.2 x19
English/British Technical Experimental Prog-Related Rock
Talk 1994
 #14

7.3 x9
Technical Prog Rock
The Ladder 1999
 #15

7.0 x10
Prog Rock
Keys to Ascension 1996
 #16

8.2 x5
Symphonic Prog Rock
Big Generator 1987
 #17

6.0 x14
English/British Neo Non-Prog Rock N Roll/Pop
Heaven & Earth 2014
 #18

6.0 x8
Prog Rock/Pop
Union 1991
 #19

5.0 x11
Symphonic Prog Rock
Open Your Eyes 1997
 #20

5.0 x7
Prog Rock
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8.0
English/British Symphonic Technical Prog Rock
Tormato 1978
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8.0
Symphonic Technical Prog Rock
The Yes Album 1971
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lazland
9.0
English/British Experimental Technical Prog Rock
Relayer 1974
 7 months ago
lazland
9.0
English/British Symphonic Technical Prog Rock
The Yes Album 1971
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9.0
English/British Experimental Technical Prog Rock
Open Your Eyes 1997
 8 months ago
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8.1
Prog Rock
The Ladder 1999
 8 months ago
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8.8
Prog Rock
Heaven & Earth 2014
 10 months ago
rushfan4
8.5
Prog Rock
Going For The One 1977
 10 months ago
lazland
9.9
English/British Symphonic Technical Prog Rock
The Yes Album 1971
 11 months ago
lazland
9.0
English/British Experimental Technical Prog Rock
Talk 1994
 11 months ago
lazland
9.0
Symphonic Prog Rock
Going For The One 1977
 11 months ago
lazland
9.9
English/British Symphonic Technical Prog Rock
Union 1991
 12 months ago
lazland
5.0
Prog Rock