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Going For The One (album) by Yes

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Going For The One
Going For The One by Yes (1977)
Overall rank: 1,170th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
75/100 (from 254 votes)
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Accolades: Award Top albums of 1977 (26th)
Award Top albums of the 1970s (257th)
Award Best albums of all time (1,170th)

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Yes bestography

Going For The One is ranked 6th best out of 39 albums by Yes on BestEverAlbums.com.

The best album by Yes is Close To The Edge which is ranked number 114 in the list of all-time albums with a total rank score of 22,174.

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Going For The One track list

Track ratingsTrack ratings The tracks on this album have an average rating of 82 out of 100 (all tracks have been rated).

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1.Going For The One
 82/100 (52 votes)
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2.Turn Of The Century
 81/100 (47 votes)
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3.Parallels
 80/100 (45 votes)
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4.Wonderous Stories
 83/100 (48 votes)
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5.Track pickAwaken
 86/100 (75 votes)
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75/100 (from 254 votes)
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80/100
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90/100
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80/100
I agree with the comment made by mikeonfrreserve, as I often refer to in my album review comments, a fantastic cover most often holds within a fantastic album. This in my opinion is an excellent album and I do wonder where it would stand with a cover like Tales From Topographic Oceans. The cover is very different from previous albums and perhaps psychologically triggers an expectation that the music will be very different too.
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90/100
This album lacks cohesion and gets a bit lost between songs 3 and 4, but overall it is really good. 8/10.
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65/100
This continues the band's trend of slightly poor production starting with Relayer, although Relayer's music is damn good. This album, not so much. The shorter tracks become a bit tedious after a few listens for me. Awaken on the other hand is astonishing, I feel positively overwhelmed every time I hear it, especially as it builds towards its crescendo.
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70/100
It has merit, but it's not spectacular
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80/100
The last great Yes album. A great quirky start with that rock'n'roll guitar, that fuses brilliantly with the more proggy sounds of a typical Yes track. The title track, Parallels, and, wonderous stories, are all superb, and the other two are fine also. Completely out of touch with the punk/new wave sounds at the time, it stands out now as a solid album. One of Yes' top five albums.
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65/100
The last album of Yes' best era. Some great tracks on this one.
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This may sound strange but if GFtO had a Roger Dean cover more people would like it. It has some of the bands greatest tracks, especially Awaken.
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95/100
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The beginning of the end of the classic "Yes" sound. This is not their worst album by far but things start to slip a little on this one.
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75/100
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Sorry, but Going for the One is an annoyingly screechy song. I find nothing remotely pleasurable about the song, except that it finally ends. The rest of the album isn't bad at all, but I just loathe the title track.
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100/100
The best album of Yes. The best of 1977!
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