Relayer

Yes - Relayer
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Based on 2 reviews
1974 Ratings: #73 / 85
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Based on 42 ratings
1974 Ratings: #30
November 28, 1974 / Release Date
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Atlantic / Label
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GarethA
80
EDIT: I relistened and like the second and third tracks more rn, think I didn't give them enough of a chance beforehand.

This is a very difficult album for me to rate, given it's such a tale of two sides: I really like "The Gates of Delirium" and would call it a bona fide Yes epic. However, the second half of the album has a serious drop in quality, and really exposes a lot of the flaws Yes were experiencing at this time, with songs feeling oversaturated and bloated, not to mention a ... read more
GABRIELinHELL
70
Good
notbuzzzila
96
MASTERPIECE

For a Yes album, this is pretty heavy. Heavier than one might expect from Yes, at least. It’s super noisy and complex, and it’s another one of those short tracklist/long tracks kinda gigs. Personally, Relayer is one of my favorites because there’s no other Yes album like it. Nothing SOUNDS like Relayer, nothing is as COMPLICATED as Relayer, etc. etc. Just give it a listen and you’ll see what I mean. You might even be able to call it a proto-progressive metal ... read more
gas_souza
80
The Gates of Delirium - 80
Sound Chaser - 75
To Be Over - 85
TreyLikesBands
70
Good

Color: Bright White
FAV TRACKS: All three
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