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The Yes Album (album) by Yes

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The Yes Album
The Yes Album by Yes (1971)
Overall rank: 455th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
82/100 (from 503 votes)
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Accolades: Award Top albums of 1971 (22nd)
Award Top albums of the 1970s (114th)
Award Top 500 albums of all time (455th)

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Yes bestography

The Yes Album is ranked 3rd best out of 39 albums by Yes on BestEverAlbums.com.

The best album by Yes is Close To The Edge which is ranked number 115 in the list of all-time albums with a total rank score of 22,039.

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FragileThe Yes AlbumRelayer

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The Yes Album track list

Overall chart historyOverall chart history The tracks on this album have an average rating of 83 out of 100 (all tracks have been rated).

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1.Track pickYours Is No Disgrace
 87/100 (132 votes)
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2.The Clap
 78/100 (90 votes)
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3.Track pickStarship Trooper: A. Life Seeker/B. Disillusion/C. Würm
 88/100 (142 votes)
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4.Track pickI've Seen All Good People
 86/100 (138 votes)
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5.A Venture
 78/100 (90 votes)
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6.Perpetual Change
 83/100 (93 votes)
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From Brad1770
Dad ?

Yes Son ?

What's Prog Rock ?

Here son , listen to The Yes Album on that turntable over there , it's the proggiest prog rock album from progsville

Gee thanks Dad your swell
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A very great prog album. I can see why people prefer this over other Yes albums but Fragile and Close to the Edge are better IMO.
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From phopwood
By far my favorite Yes Album. Not as self indulgent as Fragile and shorter with more tasteful arrangements than Close to the Edge. Not a bad song on the album. The addition of Steve Howe proves to be an enhancement to the Yes sound rather than a complete departure from Time and a Word. Listen to Yours is no Disgrace with headphones. The layering of Steve Howes guitar tracks are brilliant!
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85/100
Steve Howe's solo acoustic piece "the Clap" later inspired AC/DC to write their classic "The Jack".
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Yes' first truly great album. Time and a word is good, but nowhere near as amazing as The Yes Album. I could listen to it forever and still find something new every time
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Too Bland and Uncultured for a 90
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90/100
There's something impressive and satisfying about the level of complexity but also accessibility of this album given the relatively small number of instruments used. Hammond and piano are the only keyboards, and who cares? It all sounds so fun and energetic without being pretentious.
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I had never heard this album unti this morning. Sitting in my dining room with a strong black coffee listening to a new vinyl on a colld winters Sunday morning is a pleasure indeed, particularly when the quality of instrumentation and production is as good as this! What a debut album this was for Yes. You can pick out every instrument clearly and they all sit just right in the mix. The lead guitar exit at the end of track 1 is superb. Favourite tracks are 'Starship Trooper' and 'Yours is no Digrace' No fillers on this album.
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90/100
From Caesar01
What strikes me about this album is how LISTENABLE it is. While the songs certainly qualify as prog rock, they never fall into the trap of being overly complex and challenging for the sake of it, a criticism that can be made of many of the legendary prog rock groups such as ELP or King Crimson (not to mention later Yes).
As it is, The Yes Album is an exceptionally enjoyable album to listen to. The vocals of Jon Anderson, as well as Steve Howe and Chris Squire in harmony, are a treat to hear. The instrumentation is, of course, excellent.
The standout tracks to me are Starship Trooper and I've Seen All Good People, which expertly mix quite distinct musical sections into cohesive wholes. Both songs have beautiful openings and truly epic conclusions, with Trooper's gradual intensification and I've Seen All Good People's descending key changes being particularly hair-raising moments.
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From junodog4
Yes Album, Fragile & Closer to the Edge are the Yes albums I can manage. I know Yes fans will find me a pleb, but I like them better when they tidy it up a bit.
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