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Victor Or My Favorite Headache, Which Solo album is better?

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Poll: Victor Or My Favorite Headache, Which Solo album is better? (44 member(s) have cast votes)

Which Solo Album Is Better?

  1. Victor (7 votes [15.91%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 15.91%

  2. My Favorite Headache (37 votes [84.09%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 84.09%

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#1 Permanent-Rush

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Posted 03 September 2016 - 02:00 AM

If this topic has been done before, just let me know.

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I like both solo albums a lot(both 10/10 for me), but I will go with Victor!

Victor Favorite Track: I Am The Spirit

My Favorite Headache Favorite Track: Moving To Bohemia

Edited by Surrender74, 03 September 2016 - 02:50 AM.


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Posted 03 September 2016 - 05:11 AM

Geddy wins this pretty easily for me. A really solid album , I would even rank it higher than certain Rush albums. The Victor record is a more hit and miss affair. It's still got some excellent stuff on it (Start Today is a brilliant song imo.) , but Geddy's album is more consistent I think.

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Posted 03 September 2016 - 07:26 AM

I go for well crafted songs. My Favorite Headache

Both albums represent what each bring to the table. Alex brings the inspiration and left turns. Geddy brings the craft and structure. Thank the music gods they found each other.

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Posted 03 September 2016 - 09:34 AM

I like both, but I'd go with My Favorite Headache.

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Posted 03 September 2016 - 10:17 AM

This album by miles.

Here's a great documentary on it





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Posted 03 September 2016 - 10:33 AM

Victor's highs are higher than MFH's and Victor's lows are lower than MFH's. MFH takes no chances -- Geddy is playing it absolutely safe.

For those reasons, I like Victor better.

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Posted 03 September 2016 - 10:41 AM

MFH by miles.

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Posted 03 September 2016 - 10:43 AM

I thought polls like this were supposed to be in Feedback?

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Posted 03 September 2016 - 10:43 AM

I couldn't even get through Victor. MFH for me.

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Posted 03 September 2016 - 10:55 AM

I wouldn't know...

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Posted 03 September 2016 - 11:09 AM

Some of those Victor samples freaked me out...and I picked up MFH a while back.  No contest. MFH.

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Posted 03 September 2016 - 11:14 AM

MFH by a long shot.

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Posted 03 September 2016 - 11:18 AM

I love what Lifeson was doing on Victor. He took every chance there was, tried everything he couldn't do in Rush, turned the humor dial way up, took every left turn, and he sounds like he enjoyed the pure freedom of creativity.

It is chock full of missed marks, but just as full of creative curiosities that I would love to have seen explored more.

What it is not is structured. It's clearly an artist who has emerged from the boundaries set by Lee and Peart. He needs to be reined in, but Victor is a great testimony to how important he is to Rush.

Nevertheless, MFH is a better album. It's also very safe and very Rush. Lifeson didn't play any Rush on Victor. Lee clearly is better at making a great album. He is controlled and meticulous. It's very very good and it seems that he is definitely the one who keeps Rush from getting out of control.

I think what both albums do best is show how they need each other.

Edited by Mosher, 03 September 2016 - 11:19 AM.


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Posted 03 September 2016 - 11:20 AM

View PostJARG, on 03 September 2016 - 10:33 AM, said:

Victor's highs are higher than MFH's and Victor's lows are lower than MFH's. MFH takes no chances -- Geddy is playing it absolutely safe.

For those reasons, I like Victor better.
I don't think Geddy was intentionally "playing it safe". I think he was just making the album he wanted to make.

I do agree with your first sentence though. Still, overall I'd have to go with MFH.

A few points...

- Geddy's MFH vocals are way more listenable than Edwin's on Victor.
- Dalbello's vocals were fun but I'm glad it was just one tune. Don't think I would've liked a whole album of her.
- I really could've done without Charlene & Esther and let that tune be a full on instrumental.
- I wish Geddy had the desire to make at least one instrumental on MFH.
- Geddy's lyrics > Alex's lyrics...by a huge margin

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Posted 03 September 2016 - 11:28 AM

View PostMosher, on 03 September 2016 - 11:18 AM, said:

I love what Lifeson was doing on Victor. He took every chance there was, tried everything he couldn't do in Rush, turned the humor dial way up, took every left turn, and he sounds like he enjoyed the pure freedom of creativity.

It is chock full of missed marks, but just as full of creative curiosities that I would love to have seen explored more.

What it is not is structured. It's clearly an artist who has emerged from the boundaries set by Lee and Peart. He needs to be reined in, but Victor is a great testimony to how important he is to Rush.

Nevertheless, MFH is a better album. It's also very safe and very Rush. Lifeson didn't play any Rush on Victor. Lee clearly is better at making a great album. He is controlled and meticulous. It's very very good and it seems that he is definitely the one who keeps Rush from getting out of control.

I think what both albums do best is show how they need each other.
I agree with most of what you're saying there. But I think Lifeson DID play Rush (albeit just a little) in "Promise". I just have to ignore the Edwin vocals and forgettable lyrics in that one and I'll hear some Lifeson Rush.

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Posted 03 September 2016 - 11:52 AM

Do I have to hand in my Rush fanclub membership if I admit that I haven't  listened to either album?

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Posted 03 September 2016 - 12:06 PM

View PostLorraine, on 03 September 2016 - 10:43 AM, said:

I thought polls like this were supposed to be in Feedback?

Then nobody would ever see it.

I mean, who goes to the Feedback section :huh:

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Posted 03 September 2016 - 12:13 PM

View PostJ2112YYZ, on 03 September 2016 - 12:06 PM, said:

View PostLorraine, on 03 September 2016 - 10:43 AM, said:

I thought polls like this were supposed to be in Feedback?

Then nobody would ever see it.

I mean, who goes to the Feedback section :huh:

Precisely.  That was what I said when a handful of members wanted the polls out of this section and complained about them being here.  If you'd like, I can try to find the thread when we argued about moving the polls into Feedback.


Here you go:  http://www.therushfo...u/#entry3496898

Edited by Lorraine, 03 September 2016 - 12:17 PM.


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Posted 03 September 2016 - 12:29 PM

I like both. but I'd pick My Favorite Headache.

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Posted 03 September 2016 - 12:31 PM

View PostLorraine, on 03 September 2016 - 12:13 PM, said:

View PostJ2112YYZ, on 03 September 2016 - 12:06 PM, said:

View PostLorraine, on 03 September 2016 - 10:43 AM, said:

I thought polls like this were supposed to be in Feedback?

Then nobody would ever see it.

I mean, who goes to the Feedback section :huh:

Precisely.  That was what I said when a handful of members wanted the polls out of this section and complained about them being here.  If you'd like, I can try to find the thread when we argued about moving the polls into Feedback.


Here you go:  http://www.therushfo...u/#entry3496898

I was behind the idea at first because in theory it did make sense. But I guess too many of us were already used to skipping that section and never broke out of that habit.





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