So I've noticed that there's no Yes thread. I was searching for one and when I didn't find one, I got the idea to start a Yes thread myself. It was only when Perun posted the Artist Thread Index thread that I decided to actually start it. Well, here it is. For myself at least, Yes was one of the great mysteries for me during my relatively recent music journey (which started about one and a half year ago, by the way). People said the band was one of the absolute greats in progressive rock, but people also said they were the worst progressive rock group ever so I was a bit confused. It took a while until I eventually decided to listen to Fragile which I heard was one of their best albums. I recognized Roundabout since I had heard that one on classic rock radio. I really liked the album on first listen - I was especially taken by the group compositions, such as South Side Of The Sky and Heart Of The Sunrise. It, however, didn't take long before I fell in love with the solo numbers as well. In the end, Fragile remains my third favourite album ever. Its status is very well deserved in my opinion. I then listened to The Yes Album where I found my favourite Yes song; Starship Trooper. However, I found that the keyboard playing wasn't as top notch as Fragile was. I looked it up and sure, a guy named Tony Kaye played on that album. He's good for sure, but I don't find him as great as Rick Wakeman. Steve Howe, the new guitarist was possibly the best part of the album - The Clap is great. I then turned to Close To The Edge. I wasn't quite as impressed with this one on first listen but repeated listens did the trick nicely. I especially liked Siberian Khatru and its guitar work. The song Close To The Edge itself wasn't exactly the magnum opus that everyone said it was, at least in my opinion. I did really like some parts of the song; the I Get Up, I Get Down section specifically. Actually, what I like the most about Close To The Edge is that it's pretty much a 18-minute pop song. At least that's what I see from the song structure. There was also And You And I on the album but that song didn't make the mark for me. I could talk about my experiences with every album but that would be very boring, wouldn't it? So, I won't be talking much longer. Now, with all that said, I'll start out with three questions for anyone interested in posting. 1: What is your favourite song by them? 2: What is your favourite album by them? (there is a poll for this) 3: What is your subjective opinion on the band as a whole? Optionally, you can also state your reasons why. Well, then, I think that's all. Now, discuss!