Okay, a little update from me here.
Like I said a few months back, Yes is among my favourites now.
I have not listened that much to the very first album "Yes" yet. But it's not bad at all. Same goes for "Time And A Word". These two albums are before their prog days, but they're still very charming. I really like the "Time And A Word"'s title-song.
I can see why they called the next album "The Yes Album". It's obvious from the start that this is where Yes is really beginning to sound like Yes.
To me "Fragile" and "Close To The Edge" are still my favourite Yes albums. I really like everything on these.
Previously I said that "Tales From Topographic Oceans" didn't grip me that much. Well, this has changed. The first half of the album (and especially the first song) is really good! In fact, The Revealing Science Of God
is perfect. But I still have major problems with The Ancients
, which I try to listen to, but admittedly skip most of the time.
Then there's "Relayer", of which I also said that it didn't grip me much. Many have said this one to be their favourite Yes album, but not for me. It's alright, but simply doesn't get me in the same way as the other Yes albums do.
"Going For The One" is indeed a winner. I think it's better than "Relayer" and more accessible than "Tales...". So it's up there with "Fragile" and "Close To The Edge" for me. Nicky, you're right, the title song is bursting with energy. I like it.
I also like Wonderous Stories
, and Awaken
is indeed a worthy Yes epic.
I also have "Tormato", but due to mostly bad reviews this has no listening priority for me. I think I listened to it twice and found nothing really interesting. But I'll get back to this. Nicky, I saw you listing "Tormato" as number three on the best Yes albums list (on the first page of this topic). I was wondering what you like so much about this album.
"Drama" is really strange. I like it, but doesn't sound like a Yes album. I admit that I need to listen to it more.
I think "90125" is a very good album! I like everything on it. It's no classic Yes of course, but it's as catchy as an album can get.
"Fly From Here" is nice. But is not up there with the classics. But of course more listens could solve this.
So here's my homework:
I need to listen more to "Relayer", "Tormato", "Drama" and "Fly From Here". The next step is getting "Talk" and (I guess) "The Ladder". I also want a few Yes related albums. Where do I start?
- "The World Is A Game" (Benoît David)Squackett
- "A Life Within A Day" (Chris Squire)Rick Wakeman
- "Journey To The Centre Of The Earth" (2012 version)