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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Blinkyjoh Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 11 2017 at 09:34
Neither are my favourite but...
I was going to vote Oceans, but reading the above posts...i'm changing my mind and voting Close to the Edge :)

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Tapfret Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 11 2017 at 09:41
The most "prog"? CttE.

As you worded it "...most progressive....", The Yes Album.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Terrapin Station Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 11 2017 at 12:55
Honestly, for "most progressive," I'd probably say Fragile.  They were approaching everything in a literally experimental way on that album, deconstructing normal song structures, normal ways of approaching instrumental parts, exploring contrapuntal structures in odd ways, and they were willing to try any and eveything--throwing together all sorts of different genres, especially on the short solo tracks.
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My fav is the Yes Album
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote micky Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 11 2017 at 16:34
Originally posted by Terrapin Station Terrapin Station wrote:

Honestly, for "most progressive," I'd probably say Fragile.  They were approaching everything in a literally experimental way on that album, deconstructing normal song structures, normal ways of approaching instrumental parts, exploring contrapuntal structures in odd ways, and they were willing to try any and eveything--throwing together all sorts of different genres, especially on the short solo tracks.


yeah I could see that.  My first inclination is to say Tales for the shear brass balls it took to do that album, a disaster in the waiting for any other group but in the end it was just some really A+ sympho sh*t.... 

while Tales might have been the album that pushed the boundaries of prog to its zenith,  as I often say, everything prog was worked itself up TO Tales.. everything after was downhill sylistically and it became a parody of itself (continued still today with all these f**king retro prog by teh numbers bands)

but musically...  yeah... I could see Fragile.Clap
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Dopeydoc Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 12 2017 at 14:57
Most crazy prog: Relayer
Most classic prog: Close to the edge
Most innovative prog: Fragile
Most conceptual prog: Tales....
Most soft prog: Going for the one

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Originally posted by Son.of.Tiresias Son.of.Tiresias wrote:

For my senses thereīs nothing progressive in relayer. I have always found it utterly dull and unbalanced and harsh sounding, the first time I heard sound chaser I burst out laughing. Still do. Actually a rather funny album  LOL  

The mighty Soon section ? A typical brilliant Yes piece but feels like doesnīt quite belong there. Iīd put it into Oceans instead. Without it that Moraz era album would have been a total disaster. Not his fault of course, he did the best he was allowed to contribute, and actually itīs totally irrelevant who plays keys there. Progīs rock bottom nevertheless Dead

The harsh sounding is essentially what makes it so progressive.


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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Terrapin Station Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 13 2017 at 05:25
Saying that there's nothing progressive about Relayer definitely indicates using a different definition of progressive than I use.  ;-)
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote emigre80 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 13 2017 at 06:50
Originally posted by BaldFriede BaldFriede wrote:

Originally posted by Son.of.Tiresias Son.of.Tiresias wrote:

For my senses thereīs nothing progressive in relayer. I have always found it utterly dull and unbalanced and harsh sounding, the first time I heard sound chaser I burst out laughing. Still do. Actually a rather funny album  LOL  

The mighty Soon section ? A typical brilliant Yes piece but feels like doesnīt quite belong there. Iīd put it into Oceans instead. Without it that Moraz era album would have been a total disaster. Not his fault of course, he did the best he was allowed to contribute, and actually itīs totally irrelevant who plays keys there. Progīs rock bottom nevertheless Dead

The harsh sounding is essentially what makes it so progressive.
 
Exactly. It was an album intended to push musical boundaries rather than please the listener. It did please a lot a of listeners (me included) but that was not what it was designed for.
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Originally posted by Dopeydoc Dopeydoc wrote:

Most crazy prog: Relayer
Most classic prog: Close to the edge
Most innovative prog: Fragile
Most conceptual prog: Tales....
Most soft prog: Going for the one

 
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Rednight Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 13 2017 at 08:36
Originally posted by emigre80 emigre80 wrote:

Originally posted by Dopeydoc Dopeydoc wrote:

Most crazy prog: Relayer
Most classic prog: Close to the edge
Most innovative prog: Fragile
Most conceptual prog: Tales....
Most soft prog: Going for the one


 
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote SteveG Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 13 2017 at 13:32
Originally posted by Rednight Rednight wrote:

Originally posted by emigre80 emigre80 wrote:

Originally posted by Dopeydoc Dopeydoc wrote:

Most crazy prog: Relayer
Most classic prog: Close to the edge
Most innovative prog: Fragile
Most conceptual prog: Tales....
Most soft prog: Going for the one


 
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Relayer is crazy, bayyyyy-bee! It's out of sight!
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Yes, Relayer does have some madness in the method! Great descriptive. Smile 
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