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Poll: What is your favorite era of Rush (59 member(s) have cast votes)

What is your favorite era of Rush

  1. A. Early hard rock period - First album up to and including 2112 and AtWaS (3 votes [5.08%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 5.08%

  2. B. Prog era- A Farewell to Kings up to and including Moving Pictures (34 votes [57.63%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 57.63%

  3. C. Synth driven period- Signals up to and including Hold Your Fire (4 votes [6.78%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 6.78%

  4. D. Post synth driven period- Presto up to and including Test for Echo (1 votes [1.69%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 1.69%

  5. E. Later period- Vapor Trails up to and including Clockwork Angels (3 votes [5.08%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 5.08%

  6. F. No particular favorite but I like some more than others (8 votes [13.56%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 13.56%

  7. G. I like them all equally (6 votes [10.17%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 10.17%

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#41 goose

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Posted 10 February 2017 - 12:05 AM

View PostNew_World_Man, on 09 February 2017 - 08:34 PM, said:

I like a lot of different stuff too not just prog. I have two B52's albums and need to get more. I also have the Police, Talking Heads, Devo
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Posted 10 February 2017 - 03:02 PM

Those who want to consider 2112 as part of the prog period can do so or even Signals and those who want to consider Presto as part of the synth period can do so also. The options were just meant to be a general guideline as to what your favorite era is. I think most will agree with how I set it up though.

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Posted 10 February 2017 - 03:31 PM

The Stormtron era:

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Posted 10 February 2017 - 10:07 PM

View PostNew_World_Man, on 10 February 2017 - 03:02 PM, said:

Those who want to consider 2112 as part of the prog period can do so or even Signals and those who want to consider Presto as part of the synth period can do so also. The options were just meant to be a general guideline as to what your favorite era is. I think most will agree with how I set it up though.

I actually think you set it up perfectly, because it follows the 4 albums then a live album pattern to signal a change in style. The only problem is that RUSH sometimes evolved within an era. For example, most of Permanent Waves and Moving Pictures is not really very prog because of songs like Entre Nous, Freewill, The Spirit Of Radio, Tom Sawyer, Vital Signs, Limelight and Witch Hunt. So the way I listed the eras in my top 5 reflected more of the fact that I dislike progressive rock as a genre than my personal like or dislike for certain albums that deviated from the era theme. In actuality I like Moving Pictures & Permanent Waves a lot (although not more than the synth era albums) and certainly more than I like Presto, Counterparts, Clockwork Angels, Feedback or Vapor Trails, but having them lumped in with prog-rock means that they are given a little less weight in the rankings. But none of this matters, since it is a fun exercise to think of the eras as you had defined them and consider how we feel about them under these thematic umbrellas.

Edited by diatribein, 10 February 2017 - 10:50 PM.


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Posted 11 February 2017 - 05:46 AM

View Posttreeduck, on 10 February 2017 - 03:31 PM, said:

The Stormtron era:

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Posted 11 February 2017 - 08:39 AM

View PostJohnnyBlaze, on 11 February 2017 - 05:46 AM, said:

View Posttreeduck, on 10 February 2017 - 03:31 PM, said:

The Stormtron era:

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"If you don't like it, learn to love it!"

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Posted 11 February 2017 - 09:04 AM

I enjoy them all....more knowing there will be ( most probably) no more :rush:

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Posted 13 February 2017 - 09:10 PM

^ Bands don't typically put out albums after they stop touring(the Beatles were a notable exception though). I guess if there is another Black Sabbath album then there is hope for Rush too though. :P

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Posted 30 May 2017 - 04:43 PM

1.Prog era - A Farewell to Kings up to and including Moving Pictures, by a fair margin
2.Early hard rock period - First album up to and including 2112 and AtWaS
3. Synth driven period - Signals up to and including Hold Your Fire

then distant fourth and fifth:
4.Later period- Vapor Trails up to and including Clockwork Angels
5.Post synth driven period - Presto up to and including Test for Echo

Edited by Texas King, 30 May 2017 - 04:46 PM.


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Posted 31 May 2017 - 02:57 AM

I like them all equally. That's what makes Rush :rush: !

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Posted 31 May 2017 - 08:31 AM

View PostLucas, on 04 February 2017 - 03:52 PM, said:

If it were A Farewell To Kings and Hemispheres, I would have gone with the prog era, but I went with the early hard rock years due to the fact that I like Fly By Night and Caress better that Permanent Waves and Moving Pictures (emphasis added).

I am completely stunned right now Lucas.




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