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Poll Question: Which Yes album do you prefer?
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14 [42.42%]
2 [6.06%]
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    Posted: July 27 2020 at 14:36
People seem to keep saying time and a word isn't so good because of the strings. Were the strings that much better on Magnification. Please say in the comments section which album you prefer but also on which album you think the strings work better on or maybe you like the strings more on Magnification but still think time and a word is better. 
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Squonk19 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 27 2020 at 14:41
The strings work better on Magnification, and I think it is a good late-period Yes album, but Time and a Word is a better album overall with several classic tracks on it that have stood the test of time reasonably well (although overshadowed by the albums to follow)
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Psychedelic Paul Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 27 2020 at 14:45
Yes, I like both of the albums in the poll equally, although The Ladder is on the top rung of Yes albums for me. Smile
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Time and a Word.
Just couldn't ever get into Magnification, even though I know some really like it
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Manuel Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 27 2020 at 16:51
Originally posted by Squonk19 Squonk19 wrote:

The strings work better on Magnification, and I think it is a good late-period Yes album, but Time and a Word is a better album overall with several classic tracks on it that have stood the test of time reasonably well (although overshadowed by the albums to follow)
You took the words out of my mouth.
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easily Magnification for me.Big smile
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote judahbenkenobi Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 27 2020 at 17:16
It's Magnification for me
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote AFlowerKingCrimson Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 27 2020 at 17:26
Yeah, I actually thought I had done this poll before but couldn't find it. 
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It is a combination of things that make Magnification the better of the two: Better arrangements, better sound fidelity, and planning to use the string orchestra from the beginning. Most of Time and a Word works out okay, but there are places where the orchestration is either intrusive or sappy.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote iluvmarillion Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 28 2020 at 00:26
Actually when it comes down to it neither are Prog Rock. Magnification is better because they got the orchestra right by getting a competent film composer who can score an orchestra.
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Magnification.

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I really like Magnification, but any after Relayer album canīt compete Time and a Word.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Dellinger Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 28 2020 at 10:41
Magnification very easily for me. Better songs and better orchestrations. I only wish Wakeman had been on board for this one too (though it's exactly the lack of a keyboard player that pushed them into doing the orchesta thing, as far as I remember).
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Time + Word as it actually got radio play.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Dopeydoc Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 28 2020 at 13:49
Time and a word. Fresh, varied, I really love it. Magnification is just good for me.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote geekfreak Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 31 2020 at 22:09
Originally posted by Manuel Manuel wrote:

Originally posted by Squonk19 Squonk19 wrote:

The strings work better on Magnification, and I think it is a good late-period Yes album, but Time and a Word is a better album overall with several classic tracks on it that have stood the test of time reasonably well (although overshadowed by the albums to follow)

You took the words out of my mouth.
    



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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Cristi Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 01 2020 at 00:17
Time and a Word by far, surprised to see Magnification (which I do like) getting so many votes. 
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote tdfloyd Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 02 2020 at 01:53
Magnification is my fav YES album that was released after 90125.  So this is easy for me.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote richardh Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 02 2020 at 03:43
Just for No Opportunity needed , No Experience necessary (btw great cover version by Morse, Portnoy and George on their recent covers album) but Time and A Word overall is an excellent album.  Magnification is nice enough but the last Yes album I really want to play is Talk.
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