Progarchives, the progressive rock ultimate discography
Yes - The Yes Album CD (album) cover




Symphonic Prog

4.31 | 3308 ratings

From, the ultimate progressive rock music website

el böthy
Prog Reviewer
5 stars My introduction to the wonderful world that is Yes, and it couldn't have been a better one. It's always good to start off with a band with one of their best album, but not their absolute best (Close to the edge in this case) as it happens some times that after having listen to THE GREATEST album of a band the rest seems like a bit of a step down. Luckily Yes made so many excellent albums between 1971 and 1977 that this is not likely to happen, even if you start off with Close to the edge, yet it's nice to know that there is something even "better" waiting for you in a bands catalog.

"The Yes album" may not be as colossal as "Close to the edge", "Tales..." or "Relayer" and yes, Tony Kaye obviously is not Rick Wakeman, but I still like it , and a lot. And why is that? First of all, this record really shacked me the first time I heard it, more than any other Yes album. Second, songs like "Yours is no disgrace", "Starship Trooper" and "Perpetual change" would be the foundations of what Yes would be later on, so there is a certain "historic" feel to it that makes it extra good for the fans, and third.Steve Howe. I mean, this guy always plays some awesome stuff, but he really owns this album, rarely has a band improved that much with the arrival of a new member. very rarely. A classic!!!

el böthy | 5/5 |


As a registered member (register here if not), you can post rating/reviews (& edit later), comments reviews and submit new albums.

You are not logged, please complete authentication before continuing (use forum credentials).

Forum user
Forum password

Share this YES review

Social review comments () BETA

Review related links

Copyright Prog Archives, All rights reserved. | Legal Notice | Privacy Policy | Advertise | RSS + syndications

Other sites in the MAC network: — jazz music reviews and archives | — metal music reviews and archives

Donate monthly and keep PA fast-loading and ad-free forever.