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 1,418 votes)
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Award Top 5 albums of 1972 (4th)
Award Top 50 albums of the 1970s (24th)
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 85.2/100, a mean average of 84.3/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 85.3/100. The standard deviation for this album is 15.5.

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95/100
From 03/14/2024 14:33
One of the greatest musical achievements ever. Especially in prog rock. 3 songs, 38 minutes. High replay value. Wish more prog albums were like this. Favourite track: And You And I, strongly followed by Close To The Edge.

Heresy: I sometimes skip the intro to Close To The Edge and the last minute or so of Siberian Khatru. It depends heavily on my mood though.
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From 12/02/2023 11:50
One of the best progs album
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From 06/10/2023 18:50
Perfection. It’s that simple
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90/100
From 04/30/2023 21:14
An essential prog rock album that is not only extremely influential but is backed up by some fantastic music as well that is some of the best in the genre. The instrumentation on here is simply stunning with the experimentation and creativity truly flowing from the band. This leads to one of the best atmospheres I have ever found on a prog record. They build tension so well as a group and the pay offs are always so rewarding which makes this such a fulfilling listen every time you pick this release back up. It is just one of those records where you get to the conclusion and you just sit back and admire the phenomenal experience that you have been treated to by Yes as they truly blow us away on here. Overall, this is a rollercoaster ride with a huge amount of highs making it a must listen for everyone even people who aren't fans of this genre.
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From 08/31/2022 03:40
Solid album
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From 08/18/2022 15:41
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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Best Albums of 1972
1. The Rise And Fall Of Ziggy Stardust And The Spiders From Mars by David Bowie
2. Exile On Main St. by The Rolling Stones
3. Pink Moon by Nick Drake
4. Close To The Edge by Yes
5. Harvest by Neil Young
6. Transformer by Lou Reed
7. Machine Head by Deep Purple
8. Thick As A Brick by Jethro Tull
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10. Ege Bamyası by Can
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19. Vol 4 by Black Sabbath
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