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Beloved by many, Yes are considered to be one of the greatest progressive rock bands of all time. Here are the best Yes albums of all time, including pictures of the album covers when available. This Yes discography is ranked from best to worst, so the top Yes albums can be found at the top of the list. To make it easy for you, we haven't included Yes singles, EPs, or compilations, so everything you see here should only be studio albums.

Since its formation in 1968, English rock band Yes started off with rearranged covers of rock, pop, blues, and jazz songs before transitioning into progressive rock and later, into a more pop style. In 1985, Yes won the Grammy for Best Rock Instrumental Performance wth "Cinema." Yes have been nominated for inclusion into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2014, 2015, and 2016. With singles like "Roundabout" and "Owner of a Lonely Heart," Yes may get inducted in the future. 

If you think the greatest Yes album isn't high enough on the list, then be sure to vote for it so it receives the credit it deserves. Make sure you don't just vote for critically acclaimed albums; if you have a favorite Yes album, then vote it up, even if it's not necessarily the most popular. If you want to know, "What is the Best Yes album of all time?" or "What are the top Yes albums?" then this list will answer your questions. 

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Close to the Edge is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Yes Albums of All Time

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The Yes Album is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Yes Albums of All Time

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Fragile is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Yes Albums of All Time
Fragile 1971

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Going for the One is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Yes Albums of All Time

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Tales From Topographic Oceans is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Yes Albums of All Time

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Relayer is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Yes Albums of All Time
Relayer 1974

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90125 is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Yes Albums of All Time
90125 1983

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Drama is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Yes Albums of All Time
Drama 1980

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Time and a Word is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Yes Albums of All Time

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Yes is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Yes Albums of All Time
Yes 1969

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Tormato is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Yes Albums of All Time
Tormato 1978

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Talk is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Yes Albums of All Time
Talk 1994

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Fly From Here is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Yes Albums of All Time

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Big Generator is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Yes Albums of All Time

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Anderson Bruford Wakeman Howe is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Yes Albums of All Time

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The Ladder is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Yes Albums of All Time
The Ladder 1999

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Magnification is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Yes Albums of All Time

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Heaven and Earth is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Yes Albums of All Time
Heaven and Earth 2014

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Keys to Ascension is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Yes Albums of All Time
Keys to Ascension 1996

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Keys to Ascension 2 is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Yes Albums of All Time
Keys to Ascension 2 1997

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(Re)Union is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Yes Albums of All Time
Union 1991

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Open Your Eyes is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Yes Albums of All Time