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Old 01-20-2014, 04:32 PM   #211 (permalink)
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TBH I have not heard any Yes 70s albums at all. I've seen them live (on TV) and was bored to tears. Of course that could stem from the fact I knew none of the material. But it just seemed to ramble on forever and I didn't like it. I may try some other albums --- oh wait, I have heard Drama --- no that's 80s isn't it? --- but for me the whole 80s/90s Yes was where I came to love their music, along with the totally underrated ABWH album.
I think you should check out Fragile, as well then. It's got gems like this on it and doesn't have the long tracks.



My overall favourite album of theirs is Tales From Topographic Oceans, but that may not be your style. Couldn't hurt to give it a listen, though.
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Old 01-20-2014, 05:33 PM   #212 (permalink)
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The fact of the matter is that Close to the Edge needs several listens even by an experienced music listener to fully absorb what's on offer. Personally I think its better than anything comparable put out by the likes of Pink Floyd and Genesis.I'd also recommend reading several reviews about the album to give you a good lowdown on the album.
I like your response, it was short and to the point and didn't have all those albums no one cares about.


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I love it but it is in no way superior to Pink Floyd's Animals.
I love Pink Floyd's Animals but it is no way is it superior to Dark Side of the Moon.

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TBH I have not heard any Yes 70s albums at all. I've seen them live (on TV) and was bored to tears. Of course that could stem from the fact I knew none of the material. But it just seemed to ramble on forever and I didn't like it. I may try some other albums --- oh wait, I have heard Drama --- no that's 80s isn't it? --- but for me the whole 80s/90s Yes was where I came to love their music, along with the totally underrated ABWH album.
When a decade starts and ends is the same problem for when centuries and millennium begin and end where some consider the (January 1st of 1900 the beginning of the century or 01.01.2000 was the beginning of the millennium.) January 1st, 1981 begins the '80s ...unless a person starts off counting with zeros then 1980 is the last year of the '70s.

Drama was recorded April–June 1980 and was released on 22 August 1980. Problem with that was it was released in the 70s, but was part of the music landscape of the 80s... so it is a '70s album or '80s album?

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It's all relative as I say. I'm one of those who much prefers "Trespass", "Wind and wuthering" and even "Nursery cryme" to "Selling England." It's not my least favourite Genesis album but it's definitely not my favourite. That said, it's a great album. I just think I was disappointed, after the fanfare put up about "Close to the edge", that I expected to be totally smacked upside the head and I wasn't. It was a good, even a great Yes album but I'd still rather listen to "Big Generator", "Union" or "90125", maybe even "ABWH". It's just how I feel.
That is why I guess I am more personal (protective) of my music taste. And probably have a horrible time sharing my music in a journal. Given and taking recommendations isn't my thing. I need to find things out on my own and figure out what artists are worth looking into on my own. And I don't want to be like person who says 'hey listen to this...' only for it to be a disappointment... if I had to give you a rec it would probably CttE and that would be shot down.

I guess I am lucky because I saw fanfare after Close to the Edge became a personal favorite. When I first heard it there was no hype or no negative opinions about the album for me. It was just me and the album with my all time favorite line-up of Yes: Squire + Anderson, Bruford, Wakeman & Howe; and Eddy Offord at the helm steering the band close to the edge of Prog's uncharted territory.
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I love it but it is in no way superior to Pink Floyd's Animals.
It is, so stick that in your pipe and smoke it.

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I was trying to think of interesting albums to add to this thread, and if you've never heard Hospice by The Antlers, I think that could be a cool addition.

It's definitely a more recent album (released in 2009), but there are a lot of people that would agree that it deserves to be called a classic, I think. It's a pretty amazing dreamy/folk/postrock album and I think you'd find it interesting.
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Old 01-24-2014, 11:18 AM   #215 (permalink)
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I was trying to think of interesting albums to add to this thread, and if you've never heard Hospice by The Antlers, I think that could be a cool addition.

It's definitely a more recent album (released in 2009), but there are a lot of people that would agree that it deserves to be called a classic, I think. It's a pretty amazing dreamy/folk/postrock album and I think you'd find it interesting.
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I know you hate punk Trollheart but you should listen to some of the classic post-punk albums. Technically brilliant so you can't use that complaint this time and it'd be interesting to hear your thoughts! Have you heard Gang of Four's 'Entertainment!' or This Heat's 'Deceit'?
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I want him to do Screamadelica.
Be even better if he was off his tits on E while he was listening to it.
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Be even better if he was off his tits on E while he was listening to it.
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I want him to do Screamadelica.
Be even better if he was off his tits on E while he was listening to it.
Trollheart if you listen to Screamadelica while high on ecstasy can you please film it for all of us to enjoy
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I'd rather see a film of him trying to buy ecstasy.
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