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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. 

The list you're viewing has a variety of albums, like Close to the Edge and 90125. This list of popular Yes albums has been voted on by music fans around the world, so the order of this list isn't just one person's opinion. 

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1
243 45
Close to the Edge is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Yes Albums of All Time

2
205 47
The Yes Album is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Yes Albums of All Time

3
216 52
Fragile is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Yes Albums of All Time
1971

4
175 71
Relayer is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Yes Albums of All Time
1974

5
149 61
Going for the One is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Yes Albums of All Time

6
152 68
Tales From Topographic Oceans is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Yes Albums of All Time

7
116 67
Drama is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Yes Albums of All Time
1980

8
133 82
90125 is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Yes Albums of All Time
1983

9
94 50
Yes is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Yes Albums of All Time
1969

10
85 48
Time and a Word is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Yes Albums of All Time

11
82 51
Tormato is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Yes Albums of All Time
1978

12
68 40
The Ladder is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Yes Albums of All Time
1999

13
46 25
Anderson Bruford Wakeman Howe is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Yes Albums of All Time

14
60 42
Magnification is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Yes Albums of All Time

15
69 55
Talk is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Yes Albums of All Time
1994

16
67 55
Fly From Here is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Yes Albums of All Time

17
37 23
Keys to Ascension is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Yes Albums of All Time
Keys to Ascension 1996

18
30 24
Keys to Ascension 2 is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Yes Albums of All Time
Keys to Ascension 2 1997

19
54 59
Big Generator is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Yes Albums of All Time

20
41 64
(Re)Union is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Yes Albums of All Time
1991

21
34 63
Heaven and Earth is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Yes Albums of All Time
jhpk added Heaven and Earth 2014

22
26 63
Open Your Eyes is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Yes Albums of All Time