Saturday, 31 January 2015

Poll: Best Yes-related album of 2014, part 1

Happy new year, and we begin the year by looking back to last year and our poll of the best Yes-related albums of the first half of 2014. There were 59 votes:

1. Asia: Gravitas (w/ Downes), 28 (47%)
2. Dylan Howe: Subterranean: New Designs on Bowie's Berlin (w/ Howe), 11 (19%)
3. Glass Hammer: Ode to Echo (w/ Davison), 6 (10%)
4= Billy Sherwood: Divided by One, 5 (8%)
4= Light My Fire - A Classic Rock Salute to The Doors (w/ Sherwood, Kaye, Howe, Downes, Wakeman, Moraz), 5 (8%)
6. Marty Walsh: The Total Plan (w/ Sherwood), 2 (3%)
7= Missing Persons feat. Dale Bozzio: Missing in Action (w/ Sherwood), 1 (2%)
7= Downes Braide Association: Record Store Day EP, 1 (2%)

There were no votes for Birds of Satan (with Davison) or Marcelo Paganini's 2012 Space Traffic Jam (with Sherwood, Kaye). An emphatic win for Asia with their first album since Howe left the band, and a clear second place for Dylan Howe's Kickstarted Subterranean with dad guesting. I voted for Subterranean myself, but nearly went with third place Ode to Echo, one of the band's best albums to date, in my opinion. Various Sherwood-related projects bring up the rear, although collectively they get more than Subterranean.

[9 Apr 2015: I missed a candidate album in the poll, Checkpoint Charlie's Love Karma, co-produced by Igor Khoroshev. Not that anyone voted for it under other...]

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