Relayer

Yes - Relayer
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Based on 2 reviews
1974 Ratings: #83 / 97
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Based on 63 ratings
1974 Ratings: #47
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November 28, 1974 / Release Date
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Atlantic / Label
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JakerpGuy
75
I wish Yes came back to this more chaotic style- it made this album feel really distinct compared to their other records from this time
daFigz
68
Too frenetic. Lost in its effort to transcend previous masterpieces such as 'Fragile' and 'Close To The Edge'. Very high pitched...upper register...non-fans find it immediately grating and anything but soothing. On this release & reissue...I couldn't agree more. However, the artwork of Roger Dean is as fantastic as ever and lends itself nicely to the band's efforts to produce truly progressive rock music.
GarethA
70
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
Resontone
90
Abrasive and difficult to listen to, but isn't that the point of jazz fusion? Like Heaven and Hell by Vangelis, or Bitches Brew, this is the kind of album you put on when you want music to belt sand your inner ear
lucacdornelles
70
SONGS RANKED:
3. To Be Over
2. The Gates of Delirium
1. Sound Chaser
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