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Relayer vs Larks Tongues

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Poll Question: Which album do you prefer?
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Gimme dat tongues boy .

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Originally posted by chopper chopper wrote:

Relayer wins it as each track is brilliant, whereas a couple on LTIA are not.
 
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Manuel Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 27 2016 at 11:11
Both are excellent albums, when both bands were at the best period of their creativity, but I'll vote for "Larks Tongues in Aspic" for very personal reasons.
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Lark's Tongues is a masterpiece that carved out its own terrain and remains unique even to this day.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Mascodagama Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 27 2016 at 13:55
Oh hell, LTIA every day. LTIA pt 1 burned itself into my cortex first time I heard it, been there ever since.
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Originally posted by Logan Logan wrote:

I consider Relayer to be a good album. I consider Larks' Tongues in Aspic to be a masterpiece. LTiA for me.

This. Revolutionary album and my favorite by one of my favorite bands. Relayer is probably my third favorite Yes album.
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LTIA is the one that did it for me. 
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Wanorak Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 27 2016 at 16:51
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote The Bearded Bard Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 27 2016 at 17:09
Originally posted by Magnum Vaeltaja Magnum Vaeltaja wrote:

Both fantastic albums, and certainly some of the most extreme offerings from each group, but Larks' wins this one for its consistency. With Relayer, Yes always struck me as having put all their eggs in one basket (Gates of Delirium) while side two leaves you wanting a bit more.
My thoughts exactly.
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LTiA by a wide margin.
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The contrast between live and studio Crimson in this period has been painstakingly documented.  Larks' Tongues in Aspic has some of Crimson's most memorable material, but it is presented in such a tamed, controlled environment that you cannot perceive the potential power these songs hold.

Relayer, by contrast, is the Yes record which captured the power of this band like no other.  Other records have more amazing compositions, perhaps, but the playing on Relayer is tight, forceful, and authoritative.

If we had been comparing Relayer and the shows captured on The Great Deciever, Crimson would win in my evaluation.  But between these two studio outings, I think that Relayer is by far more remarkable. 
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Dellinger Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 27 2016 at 20:58
Originally posted by Blacksword Blacksword wrote:

Larks I guess.

Not my fave albums by either artist, but there are parts of Relayer which irritate me.


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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote miamiscot Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 17 2017 at 09:20
Two of the best albums ever released.

Yes by the slightest of margins...
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Darious Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 17 2017 at 11:51
At first I thought "Where is the 'I like them both equally' option"? As I couldn't make my choice. But, after giving it a bit of a thought and time, I think I am going to leave my vote with Larks. Yes, Larks, definitely. Why? It's quite a masterpiece, while Relayer is "just" a very good work. But this, obviously, is only my personal opinion.

Edited by Darious - March 17 2017 at 11:52
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The filler in the Lark's Tongue sandwich is rather disappointing; the same can't be said for Relayer.  Surprised it is being beaten in this poll...
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Guldbamsen Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 18 2017 at 07:11
I really dig Relayer...but I love Larks. One of those exceedingly rare progressive rock albums. Not that that matters in terms of how much enjoyment I get out of the music...but some times it walks hand in hand with sheer quality and you get something like Larks and the universe opens up a small window in your brain closet.
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