Fragile (studio album) by Yes

Fragile
Fragile by Yes
Year: 1971
Overall rank: 252nd   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
84/100 (from 946 votes)
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Accolades:
Award Top 10 albums of 1971 (10th)
Award Top 100 albums of the 1970s (58th)
Award Top 500 albums of all time (252nd)
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Fragile is ranked 2nd best out of 46 albums by Yes on BestEverAlbums.com.

The best album by Yes is Close To The Edge which is ranked number 96 in the list of all-time albums with a total rank score of 16,182.

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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 83.8/100, a mean average of 82.8/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 83.9/100. The standard deviation for this album is 13.5.

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70/100
From 04/22/2021 19:40
yes top prog rock offering a little dreamy
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From 03/01/2021 20:32
interesting. Not my favorite, but pretty good.
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From 01/09/2021 11:07
The three "bigs" are big indeed. The rest is a bit disappointing.
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75/100
From 09/15/2020 16:21
Let me start by saying, I love Yes. It’s the music I listened to endlessly in high school (on a Best Of compilation), and let me say, most of the songs on here are just nonsense. The best songs (Roundabout, Long Distance, Heart) are beautiful pieces of art, but the music in between the phenomenal songs is not worth it.
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From 07/13/2019 04:07
A masterpiece, arguably the #1 Lp in the history of progressive rock. But what of King Crimson, you might ask? The elites love KC... deep, brooding and complex. This album stands above, to me, personally, because of the more melodic structures.
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From 05/24/2019 17:05
Roundabout is up there with Stairway to Heaven and Bohemian Rhapsody for me! It's mind boggling to think that such an incredible composition could even be written! Yes was known for their albums, but that song is really what cemented them in Prog history.
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From 12/15/2018 05:19
Good album. I wish "America" was included.
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From 11/07/2018 19:06
This album is an amazing collection of complex yet accessible tunes. Roundabout and Heart of the Sunrise in particular are amazing. My only complaint is that the songs don't flow very well together, in my opinion.
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From 10/06/2018 17:59
Phenomenal! Why is this band not rated higher than they are?
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From 09/21/2018 23:00
I don't think this album flows super well, but the individual songs are so amazing that it still shines as a masterpiece. Roundabout is obviously great and the song that non-yes fans will recognize, but Heart of the Sunrise blows my mind even more.
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Best Albums of 1971
1. Untitled (Led Zeppelin IV) by Led Zeppelin
2. Who's Next by The Who
3. Hunky Dory by David Bowie
4. Sticky Fingers by The Rolling Stones
5. What's Going On by Marvin Gaye
6. Blue by Joni Mitchell
7. Tago Mago by Can
8. Meddle by Pink Floyd
9. L.A. Woman by The Doors
10. Fragile by Yes
11. Tapestry by Carole King
12. Bryter Layter by Nick Drake
13. Master Of Reality by Black Sabbath
14. Aqualung by Jethro Tull
15. Imagine by John Lennon
16. Electric Warrior by T. Rex
17. Ram by Paul & Linda McCartney
18. There's A Riot Goin' On by Sly & The Family Stone
19. At Fillmore East by The Allman Brothers Band
20. Maggot Brain by Funkadelic
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