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#21 TexMike

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Posted 04 January 2017 - 12:20 AM

Sorry, I can only give it 3.  Subdivisions and Analog are fabulous tracks right out of the gate, but there's not a whole lot else that I strongly connect with.  Digital Man has great musicianship, but I'm not a fan of the vocal melody.  I like NWM in spite of the pop flavor, but it fades out of the ending jam too soon.  For me, both P/G and PoW are stronger and more consistent albums than Signals.

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Posted 04 January 2017 - 12:26 AM

5 stars.  It's my favorite album, plus I tried to duplicate Neil's Peart high-hat beat on "Subdivisions."  Top 3 tracks: Subdivisions, Losing It, and Countdown.

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Posted 04 January 2017 - 06:14 AM

I'll give it four; a couple of months ago I might have said three, but I'm liking it more lately. My perspective about this album has changed a number of times over the years, though. To say it's weaker than the run from 1976-'81 is not to say it's weak, at all...very strong album.

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Posted 04 January 2017 - 06:19 AM

Four Stars

Of the 'older albums' Signals is the one I still listen to regularly.

key tracks:
The Analog Kid
Digital Man
Countdown

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Posted 04 January 2017 - 12:31 PM

Oh, I forgot-

The Analog Kid
Digital Man
Countdown

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Posted 04 January 2017 - 01:57 PM

7/10 album, so I'll be generous and give it four stars.

Subdivisions
The Analog Kid
Countdown

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Posted 04 January 2017 - 02:04 PM

Top three tracks:

Subdivisions
The Analog Kid
Digital Man

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Posted 14 January 2017 - 08:43 PM

4 Stars.

This album has my second favorite Rush song (Subdivisions - an easy 5 star song) plus New World Man, another 5 star song.  It also has 3 songs I would give 4 stars to (Analog Kid, Losing It & Countdown).  For the record, Countdown was a song I had never paid much attention to until one day I read a post by Rushgoober who was praising the song.   I posted that I thought it was only ok and he suggested I give it another listen.  I did and started to realize I had overlooked a gem.  Wonder what ever happened to Rushgoober - wish he would come back - I miss his posts.

IMO Signals drops off a bit with Digital Man, The Weapon & Chemistry but the good material is so good it more than makes up for the material thats only ok.

As for 3 songs, my 3 would be Subdivisions, New World Man & Analog Kid.

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Posted 14 January 2017 - 09:11 PM

A fine 4 star album.

It's a nice mix of great music, and throughout my life a few different songs have been faves.

Subdivisions, Analog Kid, Countdown, Weapon- they've all held the top spot before, so I give them all 5's.

New World Man is a great song, and the first one I owned before I even new I was a 'RUSH' fan. It was on a comp my mom got me along with a record player. 4 star song.

I've always loved the lyrics and sentiment of Losing It., so I give that 4 stars as well.

Digital Man gets 4 stars, love the groove.

Chemistry is the 3 star song. Some of it is very good, some of it just doesn't work. 'Seems to me it's chemistry'- worst part of the song.

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Posted 16 January 2017 - 10:51 AM

3 stars

This has a few great tracks, 1 real clunker, and a few songs that are just ok.  It is also hurt by being the beginning of a 5 album decline.

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Posted 16 January 2017 - 11:30 AM

5 stars

A great album, even Countdown is a solid tune with a greath synth line.

Favorites in order;

Weapon
Subdivisions
New world
Analog
Digital
Losing it
Chemistry
Countdown

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Posted 17 January 2017 - 05:32 PM

I changed my mind. 4 stars for this record!

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Posted 25 May 2017 - 02:30 AM

4 stars. This was the first "electronic" Rush album to me. Most of the songs were great, but some took time to grow on me.

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Posted 25 May 2017 - 04:35 AM

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Posted 29 May 2017 - 04:20 PM

Love this album. It's my Dad's favorite, so I remember seeing and hearing it a lot as a kid before I knew who they were.

I gave it 4 stars. I enjoy the album a lot.

Favorite tracks:
1. Subdivisions
2. New World Man
3. The Analog Kid




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