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Poll Question: Which of these is your favorite?
Poll Choice Votes Poll Statistics
15 [20.55%]
44 [60.27%]
5 [6.85%]
3 [4.11%]
2 [2.74%]
0 [0.00%]
4 [5.48%]
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Mascodagama Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 10 2017 at 14:38
In my world it's axiomatic that any of the first seven albums beats anything that came after. TAAW is the weakest of the seven, so TFTO it is.
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Yep, tales.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Olape Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 10 2017 at 21:10
Tales without any doubt!!
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Dellinger Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 10 2017 at 21:51
Originally posted by AFlowerKingCrimson AFlowerKingCrimson wrote:

Originally posted by Dellinger Dellinger wrote:

Mostly weak albums for me. Tales from this set, mostly because of Revealing Science of God, which is really beautiful... the rest, I can't say it's bad, but I just don't have the patience for them (well, actually, if I do put the whole album and listen to it without doing anything else, yeah, it's an enjoyable experience, but I hardly give myself the time to do that). Time and a Word is OK, and Union has some few really great songs, though the rest is indeed underwhelming (as are the rest of the albums on the list).


Well, yeah that was kind of the point. Everyone knows CTTE, TYA, relayer and one or two others. I wanted to choose the more controversial or lesser known albums. I didn't want to make it easy(no pun intended).†Wink


Yeah, well, it seems that including Tales made the poll very easy and one-sided.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Flight123 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 11 2017 at 03:50
Indeed - the poll would have been more interesting as I would struggle to find a second choice after Tales - probably Tormato...
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Argo2112 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 11 2017 at 09:46
Of those I would have to go Tormato. I could never fully get in to Topographic Oceans.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote dr wu23 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 11 2017 at 12:44
A skewed poll by including TFTO since so many Yes boys like that one.....imo I'd rather listen to Time and a Word for Then and Astral Traveler.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Blaqua Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 11 2017 at 16:20
Originally posted by dr wu23 dr wu23 wrote:

A skewed poll by including TFTO since so many Yes boys like that one.....imo I'd rather listen to Time and a Word for Then and Astral Traveler.

Seconded! 
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote twosteves Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 11 2017 at 21:46
hard for me to understand if you are into progressive rock that you can't see the value of an album that screams prog like Tales---has so many powerful beautiful parts.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Man With Hat Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 12 2017 at 10:09
Easily, Tales. 
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Argo2112 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 12 2017 at 14:52
Originally posted by twosteves twosteves wrote:

hard for me to understand if you are into progressive rock that you can't see the value of an album that screams prog like Tales---has so many powerful beautiful parts.


You're right it does have some amazing moments on it. The problem for me is getting to them. It just fell like there is a lot of filler in between. Even Wakeman wasn't crazy about that album.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Xonty Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 12 2017 at 16:30
Time and a Word - I seem to listen to it more than any other Yes album in recent years, but that may be down to me exhausting all their Howe-Rickman-era albums. Still, I find the rawness and poor production a little irresistible, and tracks like "Clear Days" are glorious and can't quite be found in the same way later on in their career. Maybe its just the quirky string section that's touching me, but it overall strikes a solid balance between ambitiousness and keeping its signature sound from their enjoyable debut. Still tracks like Astral Traveler get on my tits and maybe The Prophet goes on a little too long, but it takes a lot for me to sit through TFTO now. I do love that record more than it's given credit for but the whole of side 1 on Time And A Word is pretty impeccable for me, and all those 90s records are garbage no offence;)
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote maryes Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 18 2017 at 17:54
Tales From Topographic Oceans
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Logan Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 18 2017 at 18:16
An easy vote from me for Time and a Word, which to my purulent ears is Yes' most enjoyable album.

Edited by Logan - July 18 2017 at 18:16
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Lewian Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 23 2017 at 19:08
I thought that I'm part of the anti-Tales group but from this list I can't really pick anything else.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote YESESIS Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 26 2017 at 19:50
Tales from this list. But definitely not my favorite Yes album, not even top 3. Might just squeak in my top 5(at number 5). 
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Tales.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Tapfret Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 27 2017 at 02:44
Taylor Swifts from Topographic Oceans is tedious to be sure, but the least unlistenable in this group of albums.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote scruffydragon Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 06 2017 at 04:14
If I had to choose just from the list it would be Tales followed closely by Time and a word. Tormato had a few good or interesting tracks but not a favourite. It is the last Yes album I listen to now and again. After that I tend to give up with their albums.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Tom Ozric Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 06 2017 at 04:18
Originally posted by Barbu Barbu wrote:

Yep, tales.
Yep, Tales - easy peasy.
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