Close To The Edge (studio album) by Yes

Close To The Edge by Yes
Year: 1972
Overall rank: 90th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
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85/100 (from 1,345 votes)
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Award Top 5 albums of 1972 (4th)
Award Top 50 albums of the 1970s (23rd)
Award Top 100 albums of all time (90th)
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This album is rated in the top 1% of all albums on BestEverAlbums.com. This album has a Bayesian average rating of 85.3/100, a mean average of 84.5/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 85.4/100. The standard deviation for this album is 15.1.

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From 28 hours ago
Obvious choice for one of the most essential prog albums of all time! Essentially perfect.
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From 07/05/2022 14:53
I've had to raise my rating from 95 to 100 after repeated listens. This album is an absolute masterpiece - and flawless, I am lost for words...I feel like I finally understand it's true meaning (maybe). Yes were at the absolute top of their game here and in another dimension. It is one of those very rare albums that will continue to stand the test of time, indefinitely.
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From 02/09/2022 21:40
Such a beautiful experience, one of the best prog rock albums. The atmosphere of this record is amazing and unique - sometimes you feel like in nature and sometimes like in outerspace. Very consistent throughout but the first two tracks are unbelievable.
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From 01/08/2022 15:47
I only got this album in last year or so - I had a Jon & Vangelis Greatest Hits for years and loved the vocalist Jon on it. But hadn't done any checking - so when I heard this album I couldn't believe when the voice came on. I thought - yes - gonna enjoy this album. I need to explore it further over the upcoming years, but already intrigue with it
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From 12/20/2021 20:08
Good album but I just do not like Jon Anderson's vocals. So for me there are better prog bands and better albums.
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From 10/02/2021 16:15
El rock progresivo es de difícil escucha. Y la verdad que con muchos discos me cuesta...
Este es uno de ellos. Hay algo, sabes que suena bien, pero no termina de convencerte.
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From 07/04/2021 21:31
ALL SONGS ARE MY FAV. TRACKS!
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From 06/18/2021 15:02
amazing phenomenal unparalleled reality
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From 06/06/2021 11:23
This album took me so long to get into but with all the positive reviews I just had to persevere, that perseverance eventually bought me one of my top ten albums of all time, it is a thing of beauty that will never grow old, it’s not a great place to start, I would say ‘The Yes Album’ is a good introduction and much easier to get into and almost condition you for the majesty of ‘Close To The Edge’. Never give up as you will be richly rewarded.
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