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    Posted: September 23 2017 at 11:52
I'm just wondering. It's been number one on here for as long as I can remember. 
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I haven't checled the top 100 in a long time but the number one spot used to alternate between Foxtrot, Thick As A Brick, Wish You Were Here and Close to the Edge.
Be that as it may it still serves as a pretty good starting guide for noobs. For the rest of us it is far more interesting diving in at the deep end of the pool. There is so much brilliant stuff out there beneath the surface.

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Originally posted by Guldbamsen Guldbamsen wrote:


Be that as it may it still serves as a pretty good starting guide for noobs.


There are plenty of other albums I think deserve the #1 spot, but based on the above I agree it's a great album for the uninitiated to start with.  Shoot, it was my first Yes album followed a month later by Relayer then Tales a month after that so it's apparently a perfect prog-gateway album Wink
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Yeah I bought it, hated it, listened to it again, hated it even more....and then it seemed to gel from there. Wasn't my introduction to the world of pork though but it may just have been the first album I bought, where I knew what prog meant...and sure enough just after I'd come across this site.
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Originally posted by Guldbamsen Guldbamsen wrote:


Yeah I bought it, hated it, listened to it again, hated it even more....and then it seemed to gel from there.


Funny, the 1st time I heard it I remember loving that little break in the intro where Howe's solo stops and Jon and the guys sing, "Ahhhhhh".  I thought it was the coolest thing I ever heard...fast forward a month when I bought Relayer and dropped the needle on Sound Chaser and got, "Cha-Cha-Cha-Cha-Cha" which I thought was about the silliest thing I'd ever heard LOL
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It’s been #1 for me ever since I first heard it back in… 1978?

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How can any prog fan not dig this?


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Relayer is clearly their peak. Tales comes close but you need to be in a certain mood for it.
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Prefer the Yes Album!!.....Wink
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote ForestFriend Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 23 2017 at 16:28
I don't know if PA keeps a recording of the historical top album rankings, but looking at various snapshots on the Wayback Machine, it looks like Close To The Edge started to dominate the #1 place around 2005 - before then, Genesis reigned supreme. You can have a look for yourself here: http://https://web.archive.org/web/*/progarchives.com


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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote AFlowerKingCrimson Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 02 2017 at 16:06
Thanks. I'll look into that. 

What really puzzles me is the fact that Dark side of the Moon has sold over 20 million copies but CTTE has "only" sold one million as of 1998(both according to the RIAA so US sales only). I wonder if an updated tally would show it has sold more by now(it has certainly received a lot of coverage and accolades in recent years). Not sure.


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Ok, I wasn't able to access that page unfortunately. I take your word for it though.
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I've seen TAAB in top spot a few times over recent years.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote siLLy puPPy Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 02 2017 at 18:19
Can anyone change the top 250 have additional columns as postition 2 years ago, 5 years ago, the first year of PA? That would be cool. It's been #1 since i started frequenting the site around 2009 or so
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I've been around for a while now and can tell you the top 10 have changed very little in the past 10-12 years.  They change order from time to time but CTTE, Selling England, WYWH, DSotM, Red, Animals, TAAB, Foxtrot and ITCHYCOCK have pretty consistently been in the top 10 for at least a decade.  Selling England, WYWH, DSotM have held the top spot for periods but it's been mostly Yes for the past few years.  Given the number of reviews those albums have it would be difficult to unseat them from where they are.

There are temporary surges from time to time but they don't last long.  Supertramp's 'Crime of the Century' had a run in the top 10 about seven years ago, as did Anglagard's 'Hybris', Rush's 'Moving Pictures' and Yezda Urfa's 'Boris', but they've long since dropped off.
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Originally posted by Nogbad_The_Bad Nogbad_The_Bad wrote:

I've seen TAAB in top spot a few times over recent years.



Not to stray off topic too much...
...okay, straying...
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...has got IT goin' ON!

lol

By which I mean I like it.

A lot.

The other night I just fixated on it for some time...lmao...
...blew it up and stared at it...

Now, a mostly vain attempt at topicality...

When I first heard CTTE in 1973, I somehow anticipated, foresaw this moment so many years yet to come. Such was the album's apparent greatness even to ears as young as mine were, then.

Not so young, now but the greatness of CTTE is not lessened by the years. Rather it is amplified.
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I had bouncy goats before that one :)
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote AFlowerKingCrimson Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 05 2017 at 14:21
Apparently Hitler hates any Yes that doesn't have Steve Howe on it too. Who knew that he was a prog snob. Lol.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Frankh Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 05 2017 at 14:29
Originally posted by AFlowerKingCrimson AFlowerKingCrimson wrote:

Apparently Hitler hates any Yes that doesn't have Steve Howe on it too. Who knew that he was a prog snob. Lol.


Ade and I. We're tight.

Although I tried to warn him against that whole "two fronts" thing.

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Nogbad_The_Bad Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 05 2017 at 14:38
Originally posted by Frankh Frankh wrote:

Originally posted by AFlowerKingCrimson AFlowerKingCrimson wrote:

Apparently Hitler hates any Yes that doesn't have Steve Howe on it too. Who knew that he was a prog snob. Lol.


Ade and I. We're tight.

Although I tried to warn him against that whole "two fronts" thing.


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