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Poll Question: Which of these is the last great Yes album?
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    Posted: February 01 2014 at 05:17
Going for the One. Of their later work, as far as I know it, I like 90125 best.

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Post Options Post Options   Quote Atavachron Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 01 2014 at 05:54
If pushed I'd say Drama but 90125 will do in a pinch
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Matti Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 01 2014 at 06:51
I enjoy 90125 but DRAMA is my obvious choice! Such a terrific one of a kind album! Now 8 - 8 with Going For The One. Smile
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For me Drama was the last really good one, but the last great one was Relayer.

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Post Options Post Options   Quote giselle Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 01 2014 at 08:06
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Metalmarsh89 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 01 2014 at 11:05
Originally posted by King Crimson776

Originally posted by uduwudu

I think the incarnations of Yes have brought out fine extended piece and song writing. So I do prefer some to others but really they have so many ideas and considerable creativity I doubt I could be so presumptuous as to think I know enough to know when an album from these guys is anything less than superb.

It's pretty easy to tell a blazingly inadequate composition from a good one. After CTTE they start writing a hell of a lot of the former.


You'd probably enjoy Relayer and Going for the One a lot more, if the highly regarded 'Close to the Edge' was never made, but I guess ratings can be relative.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Metalmarsh89 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 01 2014 at 11:07
I'd say Going for the One was their last great album.

But I'd also list Drama, 90125, Talk, The Ladder, Magnification, and Fly from Here as good albums. Oh and ABWH.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote dwill123 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 01 2014 at 11:07
Close to the Edge
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Post Options Post Options   Quote HolyMoly Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 01 2014 at 11:37
GFTO is the last truly great one, but I still like most of the albums that came after it quite a bit.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote TerLJack Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 01 2014 at 12:54
Drama here.  But with the exception of Open Your Eyes, they're all very listenable.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Barbu Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 01 2014 at 14:01
Fly from Here
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Post Options Post Options   Quote snowsnow Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 02 2014 at 02:45
GFTO - which is a great album from start to finish - including the dynamic title track, which many don't seem to like. But surprised Drama is considered a great album. Apart from the superb opening track, it seems just decent to me.

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Post Options Post Options   Quote Chris S Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 02 2014 at 03:06
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Post Options Post Options   Quote chopper Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 02 2014 at 09:04
If you were to plot a graph, I think the downward slide would really start after GFTO, but there is still enough good music there - Drama, bits of Tormato, even Fly From Here is pretty good.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote cstack3 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 02 2014 at 11:16
Tormato looked lonely, and it was a very good effort, so it got my vote.  For some reason, I cannot tolerate FFH at all.  
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Post Options Post Options   Quote genbanks Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 02 2014 at 12:54
As a classic answer, I could say that the great last album of Yes in his crescent slope, was Going for the one. An excellent album. But after that they have great album too, but not in the classic format of the seventies. 90125, Talk, The Ladder are great albums too.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Svetonio Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 02 2014 at 19:42
Another vote for Tormato
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Chris S Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 02 2014 at 20:18
Originally posted by chopper

If you were to plot a graph, I think the downward slide would really start after GFTO, but there is still enough good music there - Drama, bits of Tormato, even Fly From Here is pretty good.

So much good music :-) as you say. I like FFH a lot, well put together album, must thank Trevor Horn for that
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Post Options Post Options   Quote digdug Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 03 2014 at 07:10
if great = 5 star
last great album is Close to the Edge for me
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Mormegil Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 03 2014 at 07:26
Really, too many "eras" to choose from. What sounds awesome depends on my mood. I simply can't pick one for this poll.

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