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Poll: Your top 3 and weak song(s) on Counterparts? (60 member(s) have cast votes)

Your top 3 tracks on the album Counterparts?

  1. Animate (33 votes [17.37%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 17.37%

  2. Stick It Out (10 votes [5.26%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 5.26%

  3. Cut to the Chase (27 votes [14.21%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 14.21%

  4. Nobody's Hero (12 votes [6.32%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 6.32%

  5. Between Sun & Moon (25 votes [13.16%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 13.16%

  6. Alien Shore (14 votes [7.37%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 7.37%

  7. The Speed of Love (2 votes [1.05%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 1.05%

  8. Double Agent (12 votes [6.32%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 6.32%

  9. Leave That Thing Alone (27 votes [14.21%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 14.21%

  10. Cold Fire (14 votes [7.37%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 7.37%

  11. Everyday Glory (14 votes [7.37%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 7.37%

Weak track(s) on Counterparts?

  1. Animate (4 votes [2.37%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 2.37%

  2. Stick It Out (17 votes [10.06%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 10.06%

  3. Cut to the Chase (10 votes [5.92%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 5.92%

  4. Nobody's Hero (12 votes [7.10%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 7.10%

  5. Between Sun & Moon (8 votes [4.73%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 4.73%

  6. Alien Shore (13 votes [7.69%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 7.69%

  7. The Speed of Love (42 votes [24.85%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 24.85%

  8. Double Agent (20 votes [11.83%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 11.83%

  9. Leave That Thing Alone (9 votes [5.33%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 5.33%

  10. Cold Fire (10 votes [5.92%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 5.92%

  11. Everyday Glory (24 votes [14.20%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 14.20%

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#1 Texas King

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Posted 07 May 2017 - 10:49 AM

Top 3: Animate, Nobody's Hero, Leave That Thing Alone
Weak tracks: The Speed of Love, Alien Shore and Double Agent

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Posted 07 May 2017 - 10:54 AM

Strongest: Cut To the Chase, Alien Shore, Between the Sun and Moon.

Weakest: Leave That Thing Alone, Everyday Glory, The Speed of Love.

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Posted 07 May 2017 - 10:58 AM

My top three are Animate, Leave That Thing Alone, and Cold Fire.

Nobody's Hero and Between Sun and Moon are the weakest tracks.  I spared Everyday Glory in my voting, but I'm not a huge fan of that one either.

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Posted 07 May 2017 - 11:04 AM

View Posttreeduck, on 07 May 2017 - 10:54 AM, said:

Strongest: Cut To the Chase, Alien Shore, Between the Sun and Moon.

Weakest: Everyday Glory, The Speed of Love.
I agree completely on those!    EG and SoL are cringe-worthy.

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Posted 07 May 2017 - 11:06 AM

View PostCyclonus X-1, on 07 May 2017 - 10:58 AM, said:

My top three are Animate, Leave That Thing Alone, and Cold Fire.

Nobody's Hero and Between Sun and Moon are the weakest tracks.  I spared Everyday Glory in my voting, but I'm not a huge fan of that one either.
Between the Sun and Moon is METAL mate! :haz: And you're scared of it! Now get back under the bed where you're safe! :nya nya:

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Posted 07 May 2017 - 11:08 AM

I know Leave That Thing Alone is popular, but to me it's always sounded like a nothing instrumental, the epitome of filler. Especially when you compare it to the great instrumentals that preceded it like La Villa and YYZ.

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Posted 07 May 2017 - 11:08 AM

My favorites are Animate, Between the Sun and Moon and Everyday Glory

Everyday Glory is just a gem to me I love it so much.

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Posted 07 May 2017 - 11:31 AM

View Posttreeduck, on 07 May 2017 - 11:06 AM, said:

View PostCyclonus X-1, on 07 May 2017 - 10:58 AM, said:

My top three are Animate, Leave That Thing Alone, and Cold Fire.

Nobody's Hero and Between Sun and Moon are the weakest tracks.  I spared Everyday Glory in my voting, but I'm not a huge fan of that one either.
Between the Sun and Moon is METAL mate! :haz: And you're scared of it! Now get back under the bed where you're safe! :nya nya:
I really like Between the Sun and Moon, although I think "Ahh yes to yes to ahh ahh to yes" is just a really weird lyric Posted Image

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Posted 07 May 2017 - 11:33 AM

View Posttreeduck, on 07 May 2017 - 11:06 AM, said:

View PostCyclonus X-1, on 07 May 2017 - 10:58 AM, said:

My top three are Animate, Leave That Thing Alone, and Cold Fire.

Nobody's Hero and Between Sun and Moon are the weakest tracks.  I spared Everyday Glory in my voting, but I'm not a huge fan of that one either.
Between the Sun and Moon is METAL mate! :haz: And you're scared of it! Now get back under the bed where you're safe! :nya nya:

It's anti-metal.

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Posted 07 May 2017 - 11:46 AM

View PostCyclonus X-1, on 07 May 2017 - 11:33 AM, said:

View Posttreeduck, on 07 May 2017 - 11:06 AM, said:

View PostCyclonus X-1, on 07 May 2017 - 10:58 AM, said:

My top three are Animate, Leave That Thing Alone, and Cold Fire.

Nobody's Hero and Between Sun and Moon are the weakest tracks.  I spared Everyday Glory in my voting, but I'm not a huge fan of that one either.
Between the Sun and Moon is METAL mate! :haz: And you're scared of it! Now get back under the bed where you're safe! :nya nya:

It's anti-metal.
It's mega metal!

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Posted 07 May 2017 - 11:47 AM

View PostYour_Lion, on 07 May 2017 - 11:31 AM, said:

View Posttreeduck, on 07 May 2017 - 11:06 AM, said:

View PostCyclonus X-1, on 07 May 2017 - 10:58 AM, said:

My top three are Animate, Leave That Thing Alone, and Cold Fire.

Nobody's Hero and Between Sun and Moon are the weakest tracks.  I spared Everyday Glory in my voting, but I'm not a huge fan of that one either.
Between the Sun and Moon is METAL mate! :haz: And you're scared of it! Now get back under the bed where you're safe! :nya nya:
I really like Between the Sun and Moon, although I think "Ahh yes to yes to ahh ahh to yes" is just a really weird lyric Posted Image
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Posted 07 May 2017 - 02:00 PM

All songs on this album is strong ones, except for The Speed Of Love (Probably NeilĀ“s worst lyrics) and Leave That Thing Alone (A bit boring in my opinion).

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Posted 07 May 2017 - 02:07 PM

View Posttreeduck, on 07 May 2017 - 11:08 AM, said:

I know Leave That Thing Alone is popular, but to me it's always sounded like a nothing instrumental, the epitome of filler. Especially when you compare it to the great instrumentals that preceded it like La Villa and YYZ.

I so agree with you on this!

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Posted 07 May 2017 - 02:15 PM

Top 3 : Animate, Cut to the Chase, Double Agent

Weakest : Between Sun & Moon , although I don't find any songs weak. Counterparts is one of my favorite Rush albums, top 5 for sure!

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Posted 07 May 2017 - 03:01 PM

Best:
Animate, Stick It Out, Cut To The Chase

Worst:
Everyday Glory, Between Sun and Moon, The Speed of Love

I really like Double Agent and Leave That Thing Alone too. The rest are meh.

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Posted 07 May 2017 - 05:08 PM

Best - Animate (studio over live for sure), Cut To The Chase, Between the Sun & Moon.

Weakest - Speed, Leave That Thing Alone (I just prefer every other Rush instrumental, Stick It Out (ok, but...,"don't swallow da poi-suuuun" etc kinda grates).

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Posted 07 May 2017 - 05:33 PM

View Postgoose, on 07 May 2017 - 11:04 AM, said:

View Posttreeduck, on 07 May 2017 - 10:54 AM, said:

Strongest: Cut To the Chase, Alien Shore, Between the Sun and Moon.

Weakest: Everyday Glory, The Speed of Love.
I agree completely on those!    EG and SoL are cringe-worthy.

The only difference in all that for me would be to substitute Between the Sun & Moon with Animate. And even then, BS&M would be my #4 tune on Counterparts.

SoL is in my top 5 of Worst Rush tunes, probably top 3.

EG sounds like it's trying to be part of a crappy soundtrack for a sappy TV movie...I'm imagining at the final scene or end credits. In this sense, I can see why Rush chose to put it at the end of the album. It just sounds like that's where it should be.

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Posted 07 May 2017 - 06:08 PM

The only songs on this album I like are Animate, Leave That Thing Alone and Between Sun and Moon. Everyday Glory is okay but I pretty much loathe the rest.

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Posted 07 May 2017 - 06:15 PM

View PostGeddysMullet, on 07 May 2017 - 06:08 PM, said:

The only songs on this album I like are Animate, Leave That Thing Alone and Between Sun and Moon. Everyday Glory is okay but I pretty much loathe the rest.
What about Cut To the Chase?? It's as metal as osmium! And it has an amazing Eric Johnesque ALEX guitar solo!

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Posted 07 May 2017 - 07:00 PM

Leave 'Stick it out' off Counterparts and I'd give the album 9/10 as a whole.
I love pretty much every song on the album.
And the sound/engineering is drool-worthy.




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