Drama (studio album) by Yes

Drama
Drama by Yes
Year: 1980
Overall rank: 3,834th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
75/100 (from 124 votes)
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Accolades:
Award Top albums of 1980 (76th)
Award Top albums of the 1980s (592nd)
Award Best albums of all time (3,834th)
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Yes - Topographic Drama: Live Across America [CD]
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Yes ‎- Drama - 1980 - K50736 - UK 1st Pressing - A12/B12 Matrix - Vinyl LP
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Yes bestography

Drama is ranked 10th best out of 41 albums by Yes on BestEverAlbums.com.

The best album by Yes is Close To The Edge which is ranked number 100 in the list of all-time albums with a total rank score of 16,077.

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Drama track list

Track ratingsTrack ratings The tracks on this album have an average rating of 78 out of 100 (all tracks have been rated).

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Average Rating: 
75/100 (from 124 votes)
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07/23/2020 08:38 thekrauter  Ratings distributionRatings distribution 40782/100
 
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07/18/2020 16:49 jnfbn  Ratings distributionRatings distribution 8,04882/100
 
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06/26/2020 13:12 emptysquares  Ratings distributionRatings distribution 60773/100
 
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06/24/2020 01:19 fabm0  Ratings distributionRatings distribution 6,64057/100

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This album is rated in the top 24% of all albums on BestEverAlbums.com. This album has a Bayesian average rating of 74.6/100, a mean average of 74.2/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 74.7/100. The standard deviation for this album is 14.1.

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90/100
From 11/24/2019 11:15
This album is excellent! I don't know why it has taken me so long to buy it really. The opening track is epic prog Yes with a slightly heavier edge. The vocals are not a million miles away from Jon Anderson and really work in retaining the classic Yes sound. Hats off to Chris Squire, Alan White and Geoff Downes who put in equally stunning performances.
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80/100
From 11/15/2019 16:20
This album should have been a disaster. How do you replace your voice and one of rock's all time greatest keyboard players? The loss of Anderson and Wakeman should have been devastating, but the 40% new Yes still put out a killer record. This album is heavier than Yes' previous output, almost metallic at times, and as it turns out, there's absolutely nothing wrong with that! Great job.
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75/100
From 03/21/2018 19:47
A lot better than I expected. No Jon Anderson but Trevor Horn does sound similar to his predecessor but without his range. It's certainly a heavier sounding Yes and a huge improvement on, Tormato. Not bad at all.
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From 12/27/2017 01:33
Just got this on vinyl. Decent. Not quite the proggy intricacy and grandeur of their best, but this album certainly has an energy and tightness to it. Chris Squire dominates this record. Machine Messiah is a pretty impressive track too.
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From 02/10/2017 21:54
A solid release
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From 02/20/2016 17:50
This is actually a pretty good record. Almost a throw back to their earlier material. Their best record besides "Relayer" without the classic "Yes" line up.
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