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    Prog Demographics Part 3: Yes vs Pink Floyd

    Now we get down to it. Yes vs. Pink Floyd. Which do prefer?
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    Floyd
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    Floyd.

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    Yes, but it really depends upon my mood.
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    Never Floyd

    But when I get to it, never YES after Going for the one.

    Rather early Floyd than late YES...

    Oh, its getting complicated now...

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    it varies depending on the line ups. with Floyd you got the early years, Waters years and Gilmour years. with Yes you got so many different eras it's hard to keep track.

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    Easily Yes, but I like a lot of Pink Floyd. I'm probably alone on this, but I like the shortened 30 minute version of Dark Side of the Moon without "Money" and "Us and Them"

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    Yes - by a wide margin but I love Floyd.

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    YES up through Going for the One.

    Not even close for me.

    But then, I was never a Floyd fan, nor do I consider them prog.
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    Latest Yes album I purchased: The Ladder
    Latest Floyd album I purchased: The Wall

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    Quote Originally Posted by yamishogun View Post
    Easily Yes, but I like a lot of Pink Floyd.
    Easily Floyd, but I like a lot of Yes.

    Left Twix.

    Coke.

    Less Fattening.

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    Two great bands. I cannot choose one.
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    I think Floyd.
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    Love them both, own all albums by both, seen both multiple times. Impossible to choose....

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    No contest: Floyd... Until TFC (incl) in 83, nothing to throw away



    I wish I could say the same for Yes until 83 >> except 90125, nothing tottaly awful (wellllllll... Tales' artwork saves it), but sometimes only one track worth saving (Awake, Whales, Messiah) on later albums
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    Yes for me, but I own both bands' entire catalogues.
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    I like them both equally... Would never be able to choose one over the other.
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    Floyd by a mile

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    In my mind ranking the albums gives Floyd three of the top 4, with only GFTO challenging Dark Side through Animals. So, Pink Floyd.

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    Floyd, always a fan in particular of the earlier stuff.

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    For me, Pink Floyd plumbs the depths of the human experience and resonates in a timeless way. Whereas Yes can create some astounding musical arrangements & textures and perhaps overall exhibit better musicianship but seldom plumb the depths in a way the resonates with me. No contest. Floyd.

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    If taken by what I consider their best:

    Yes - The Yes Album, Fragile, Close to the Edge and Relayer, versus:

    Floyd - Meddle, Dark Side of the Moon, Wish You Were Here, Animals

    I'll have to go with Yes by a nose. At their peak, both bands were tremendous.

    Overall, for me, Floyd's output was consistently stronger. I am thinking about the early 1970s era for both bands, as the sixties Floyd was more psychedelic and the post seventies Yes was more pop.

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