Re: I wouldn't say 74 is that unreasonable a Yes cut off
Relayer, well that one did go to #5 in 1974, but I guess nobody cares about that sort of history. Going For The One also did okay in 1977 but I don't know that very many Yes fans let alone casual listeners consider it a classic. I adore Drama but it's a cult favorite at best and I'm not even sure why I'd be able to explain to a skeptic why it's a good album let alone a great one. 90125 was the comeback but to most people who weren't around in 1983 "Owner Of A Lonely Heart" is like a novelty tune and you have to overcome a slight whiff of 80s cheesery to appreciate it, and that's if you're NOT approaching it from the prog-fanatic POV which will simply hate it for not being prog, or some sort of bad sellout.
I wrote the "good covers of Kashmir" remark with the "good" qualifier because that's the first one everyone will think of, and it was pretty much universally laughed off the face of the planet when it came out, in addition to being on the soundtrack to a zero-star turd of a movie.
I like hearing Jimmy play the guitar riff with a metal tone but Puffy's vocals
I'm trying to gauge mentally whether Puffy in 1998 was more annoying than Kanye West is in 2018, which is sort of like trying to gauge whether Gone With The Wind was a bigger hit in 1939 than Titanic was in 1997. My memory is distorting it, but I remember both "metal" and "rap" crowds were both pretty unhappy with "Come With Me."