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THE YES ALBUM

Yes

 

Symphonic Prog

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FloydsaysYes1497
5 stars My second favorite Yes album, THE Yes Album has many flaws, but most of these flaws are helpful to the album's amazing quality. Sometimes it does seem to drag on a bit, but for me, that doesn't ruin the music.

Yours is No Disgrace (10/10): Amazing, proggy, and epic start to the album. Great guitars, impressive keys (for Kaye), and excellent vocals are the showcase of this masterpiece.

The Clap (8/10): A nice little acoustic guitar solo, which would be improved upon on Fragile with Mood for a Day, but why didn't they keep the studio version? It sounds much better on the remastered album than the live version that they kept.

Starship Trooper (10/10): Great song, probably the best on the album, that sounds quite a bit like what they would do on later song of the same length, like And You and I.

I've Seen All Good People (9.5/10): Great beginning, excellent tune, but if the first part had been longer and the second part have been less repetitive, I would give this song a 10.

A Venture (7/10): A boring piece of filler, my least favorite track on the album.

Perpetual Change (9/10): Nice way to close the album. Drags on a bit for me, though.

This album was first in what was to become Yes' eventual progressive direction. It would be my favorite Yes album, if I swapped two Fragile tracks, Mood for a Day and Long Distance Runaround, to replace The Clap and A Venture, and if I've Seen All Good People was changed up a bit.

FloydsaysYes1497 | 5/5 |

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