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Poll: 21st century Rush (46 member(s) have cast votes)

Which is your favorite 21st century Rush song?

  1. One Little Victory (2 votes [4.35%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 4.35%

  2. Ceiling Unlimited (1 votes [2.17%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 2.17%

  3. Ghost Rider (4 votes [8.70%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 8.70%

  4. Peaceable Kingdom (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  5. The Stars Look Down (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  6. How It Is (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  7. Vapor Trail (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  8. Secret Touch (1 votes [2.17%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 2.17%

  9. Earthshine (3 votes [6.52%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 6.52%

  10. Sweet Miracle (1 votes [2.17%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 2.17%

  11. Nocturne (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  12. Freeze (1 votes [2.17%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 2.17%

  13. Out of the Cradle (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  14. Far Cry (3 votes [6.52%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 6.52%

  15. Armor and Sword (1 votes [2.17%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 2.17%

  16. Workin' Them Angels (1 votes [2.17%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 2.17%

  17. The Larger Bowl (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  18. Spindrift (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  19. The Main Monkey Business (1 votes [2.17%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 2.17%

  20. The Way The Wind Blows (2 votes [4.35%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 4.35%

  21. Hope (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  22. Faithless (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  23. Bravest Face (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  24. Good News First (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  25. Malignant Narcissism (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  26. We Hold On (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  27. Caravan (1 votes [2.17%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 2.17%

  28. BU2B (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  29. Clockwork Angels (3 votes [6.52%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 6.52%

  30. The Anarchist (7 votes [15.22%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 15.22%

  31. Carnies (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  32. Halo Effect (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  33. Seven Cities of Gold (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  34. The Wreckers (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  35. Headlong Flight (9 votes [19.57%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 19.57%

  36. BU2B2 (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  37. Wish Them Well (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  38. The Garden (5 votes [10.87%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 10.87%

  39. ((I can't choose because I haven't heard some/all of these songs.)) (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

How many of these 21st century Rush tunes do you like/love? (("It's ok/passable" does NOT count.))

  1. ALL 38 BABY!!! (1 votes [2.17%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 2.17%

  2. 34-37. It's a near perfect trifecta! (7 votes [15.22%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 15.22%

  3. 28-34. There's plenty of lovin' in there to be had. (11 votes [23.91%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 23.91%

  4. 22-27. A lot of good stuff to be found. (10 votes [21.74%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 21.74%

  5. 17-22. Around half. (8 votes [17.39%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 17.39%

  6. 12-16. A lot of stuff I don't care about or dislike but I can still find some goodies. (4 votes [8.70%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 8.70%

  7. 7-11. I wish there were more but there just aren't. (2 votes [4.35%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 4.35%

  8. 1-6. Very disappointing Rush era for me. (3 votes [6.52%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 6.52%

  9. NONE!!!! Absolute crap!!! (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  10. ((I can't choose because I haven't heard some/all of these songs.)) (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

As a whole, how do 21st century Rush songs stack up against the 20th century stuff? ((Check all that apply.))

  1. 21st century Rush > 1970s Rush (5 votes [10.20%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 10.20%

  2. 21st century Rush > 1980s Rush (2 votes [4.08%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 4.08%

  3. 21st century Rush > 1990s Rush (24 votes [48.98%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 48.98%

  4. It's not as good as any of the 20th century stuff. (18 votes [36.73%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 36.73%

  5. ((Again, I can't vote because I haven't heard it all.)) (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

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#1 JohnnyBlaze

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Posted 13 April 2017 - 08:30 AM

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Posted 13 April 2017 - 09:57 AM

It was toss-up between Clockwork Angels and Armor and Sword, but I went with A & S.
I like around 10 songs.
And 21th century stuff cannot come close to either the 70's or 80's(PeW - PoW), and the 90's are slightly better(because Vapor Trails totally sucks).

Edited by Texas King, 13 April 2017 - 10:01 AM.


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Posted 13 April 2017 - 10:06 AM

Only better than 70s RUSH, mostly because both Clockwork Angels and Vapor Trails were disappointing for different reasons. Still, 6 or 7 great songs to be had on each of those albums. Mixed in with the stellar songwriting on Snakes & Arrows, make it an "A lot of good stuff to be found" decade of music. There are a lot of songs that I could choose as a favourite from this era on Snakes & Arrows, the one I went with could be interchanged with We Hold On, Bravest Face, Workin' Them Angels, or Far Cry. So many great choices for favourite from that album! Easily one of the best albums ever recorded.

Edited by diatribein, 13 April 2017 - 10:14 AM.


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Posted 13 April 2017 - 10:21 AM

View Postdiatribein, on 13 April 2017 - 10:06 AM, said:

Only better than 70s RUSH, mostly because both Clockwork Angels and Vapor Trails were disappointing for different reasons. Still, 6 or 7 great songs to be had on each of those albums. Mixed in with the stellar songwriting on Snakes & Arrows, make it an "A lot of good stuff to be found" decade of music. There are a lot of songs that I could choose as a favourite from this era on Snakes & Arrows, the one I went with could be interchanged with We Hold On, Bravest Face, Workin' Them Angels, or Far Cry. So many great choices for favourite from that album! Easily one of the best albums ever recorded.

I pretty much disagree with all of that but I like the thought behind what you wrote :cheers:

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Posted 13 April 2017 - 02:54 PM

CA all the way all day every day!

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Posted 13 April 2017 - 02:55 PM

Though it's really only better than 90s Rush. The 80s had MP, Signals, and Pow. The 70s had...oh so much. VT and SnA just can't compete.

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Posted 13 April 2017 - 04:41 PM

Headlong Flight. Very disappointing era.  Not as good as the 20th century stuff.  Looking at it this way where all the songs are laid out like this it makes me realize how little I really love about this era. A lot of it is likable but just not very lovable.

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Posted 13 April 2017 - 06:32 PM

Headlong Flight.

Better than the 90's.

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Posted 13 April 2017 - 06:33 PM

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A whopping 33.

It only can top the 90's though.

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Posted 13 April 2017 - 06:48 PM

View PostEagleMoon, on 13 April 2017 - 04:41 PM, said:

Headlong Flight. Very disappointing era.  Not as good as the 20th century stuff.  Looking at it this way where all the songs are laid out like this it makes me realize how little I really love about this era. A lot of it is likable but just not very lovable.
:yes:

That's what I was thinking as I was typing it all out.
I think I'm counting around half for the poll

Edited by JohnnyBlaze, 13 April 2017 - 06:49 PM.


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Posted 13 April 2017 - 07:07 PM

Too many great songs here for me to choose a favourite. I love all three of these albums, with only perhaps 5 of the songs on this list sinking to the level of okay/passable in my estimation.

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Posted 22 April 2017 - 09:47 PM

Workin' Them Angeles gets the vote in response to the 1'st question.  That was easy.

"I wish their were more but their just arn't" was my answer to the 2nd question.  There are a fair number of songs from CA that are in the "Its ok / passable" category but since they don't count, well it is what it is.

For the 3'rd question I had to vote that it was the worst era for Rush.  Its not close to the 70's or 80's.  The only hard question was if it was better than the 90's.  S&A is great but is flanked by 1 album I strongly dislike (VT) and one that is full of songs that are I either don't like (CA up to Halo Effect) or mostly "ok / passable" (CA from Halo Effect on).

The 90's have one album (Counterparts) which is on par with S&A.  It's very close.  Flanking it is one album (T4E) that has Rush's 2 worst (IMO) songs but then a lot of work that is either good or "ok / passable".  On its other side is album (RTB) with a lot of "ok / passable" songs plus a couple of very good songs.

So at its best the 90's are just about on par with the best 21'st century Rush work.  At its worst, the 90's are slightly worse but they have a lot of material that is slightly better then the normal 21'st century work.   Its this last group of work which pulls the 90's ahead.

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Posted 23 April 2017 - 03:41 PM

Secret Touch or Vapor Trail. I spent a good 5 minutes debating between the two so i just ended up flipping a coin and it landed on Secret Touch.

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Posted 23 April 2017 - 03:42 PM

I chose "around half" but I should've picked the one below that,

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Posted 11 May 2017 - 12:50 PM

So many great songs (31), maybe The Anarchist !!!

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Posted 11 May 2017 - 07:03 PM

Clockwork is better than any album of the 90's, but I still think that the 90's were better overall.

Clockwork to me is the bang that every band would like to go out on.

But although Vapor is the weakest album, Earthshine is an amazing tune.

Nothing off Snake comes close to being a top song for me, but as a whole it's a terrific album, and perhaps on another day would help the 21st rise above the 90's.

70's and 80's win easy, but that's also because they recorded so much more often then.

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Posted 11 May 2017 - 08:56 PM

View PostJohnnyBlaze, on 13 April 2017 - 10:21 AM, said:

View Postdiatribein, on 13 April 2017 - 10:06 AM, said:

Only better than 70s RUSH, mostly because both Clockwork Angels and Vapor Trails were disappointing for different reasons. Still, 6 or 7 great songs to be had on each of those albums. Mixed in with the stellar songwriting on Snakes & Arrows, make it an "A lot of good stuff to be found" decade of music. There are a lot of songs that I could choose as a favourite from this era on Snakes & Arrows, the one I went with could be interchanged with We Hold On, Bravest Face, Workin' Them Angels, or Far Cry. So many great choices for favourite from that album! Easily one of the best albums ever recorded.

I pretty much disagree with all of that but I like the thought behind what you wrote :cheers:

Yeah, I'm the exact opposite.  VT and CA were great, and S&A had 4 great songs, a couple of ok ones, and a bunch of junk.  On average, I like 21st century more than the 1980's, which outside of the stellar MP, had a lot of really weak material to bring down the average song quality.

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Posted 14 May 2017 - 09:42 AM

Headlong Flight is definitely the best Rush song of the century, but I like almost all of them.  There are a couple S Ames & Arrows songs I'm not a fan of, but Vapor Trails and Clockwork Angels are practically flawless in my opinion.

I think that 21st century Rush is better than 1990s Rush, mainly because of the weakness of Test for Echo.

I also happen to enjoy new Rush as a whole more than '70s Rush.  (Wait, let me explain!). The '70s had songs that were better (I can't begin to compare the likes of Xanadu and 2112 to something like Far.Cry or Caravan), but there are just so many absolute clunkers from that era (The Fountain of Lamneth, Hemispheres, Need Some Love, Making Memories, etc.), that make 21st century Rush more consistently enjoyable as a whole.  There aren't as many flat-out bad songs.  There are a few (The Larger Bowl, Bravest Face, The Stars Look Down), but not many.

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Posted 17 May 2017 - 03:27 PM

My 3 fave 21st century songs are all off CA but I went tith the anarchist.  21st>90s for me.




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