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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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184 32
Close to the Edge is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Yes Albums of All Time

2
161 39
Fragile is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Yes Albums of All Time
Fragile 1971

3
150 39
The Yes Album is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Yes Albums of All Time

4
131 51
Relayer is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Yes Albums of All Time
Relayer 1974

5
107 46
Going for the One is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Yes Albums of All Time

6
108 51
Tales From Topographic Oceans is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Yes Albums of All Time

7
88 49
Drama is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Yes Albums of All Time
Drama 1980

8
98 60
90125 is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Yes Albums of All Time
90125 1983

9
66 35
Yes is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Yes Albums of All Time
Yes 1969

10
61 34
Time and a Word is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Yes Albums of All Time

11
60 37
Tormato is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Yes Albums of All Time
Tormato 1978

12
58 38
Talk is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Yes Albums of All Time
Talk 1994

13
46 29
The Ladder is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Yes Albums of All Time
The Ladder 1999

14
42 30
Magnification is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Yes Albums of All Time

15
26 15
Anderson Bruford Wakeman Howe is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Yes Albums of All Time

16
26 14
Keys to Ascension is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Yes Albums of All Time
Keys to Ascension 1996

17
45 40
Big Generator is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Yes Albums of All Time

18
46 46
Fly From Here is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Yes Albums of All Time

19
22 16
Keys to Ascension 2 is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Yes Albums of All Time
Keys to Ascension 2 1997

20
28 45
(Re)Union is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Yes Albums of All Time
Union 1991

21
26 43
Heaven and Earth is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Yes Albums of All Time
1 added Heaven and Earth 2014

22
19 42
Open Your Eyes is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Yes Albums of All Time