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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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#21 jnoble

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Posted 07 May 2017 - 10:19 PM

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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.

if any of you noticed, Everyday Glory is noticeably louder..especially the bass guitar....then the rest of the album. The intro cranks out of the speakers and smacks you in the face right away. A fellow Rush fan told me that they recorded that song differently then the rest on analog tape instead of digital format thus the sonic change.
I've always liked this song. But it does seem tacked on since, aside from the sonic mix differences I pointed out, lyrically it doesn't seem to go with the rest of the album.

Edited by jnoble, 07 May 2017 - 10:21 PM.


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#22 treeduck

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Posted 07 May 2017 - 10:31 PM

View Postjnoble, on 07 May 2017 - 10:19 PM, said:

View PostJohnnyBlaze, on 07 May 2017 - 05:33 PM, said:

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.

if any of you noticed, Everyday Glory is noticeably louder..especially the bass guitar....then the rest of the album. The intro cranks out of the speakers and smacks you in the face right away. A fellow Rush fan told me that they recorded that song differently then the rest on analog tape instead of digital format thus the sonic change.
I've always liked this song. But it does seem tacked on since, aside from the sonic mix differences I pointed out, lyrically it doesn't seem to go with the rest of the album.
It's the bonus track that you craved but never knew you had all along... :smoke:

#23 HemiBeers

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Posted 08 May 2017 - 07:03 AM

top 3: animate, cttc, double agent

bottom 3: everyday gory, speed of thud, cold tired

leave my thing alone is probably one of their worst instrumentals. I follow the song's advice and never play it. The only saving grace was that it didn't have Neil's love/relationship advice as lyrics.

obviously an album that starts out strong and ends poorly.

Edited by HemiBeers, 08 May 2017 - 07:12 AM.


#24 HemiBeers

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Posted 08 May 2017 - 07:08 AM

View Posttreeduck, on 07 May 2017 - 10:31 PM, said:

View Postjnoble, on 07 May 2017 - 10:19 PM, said:

View PostJohnnyBlaze, on 07 May 2017 - 05:33 PM, said:

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.

if any of you noticed, Everyday Glory is noticeably louder..especially the bass guitar....then the rest of the album. The intro cranks out of the speakers and smacks you in the face right away. A fellow Rush fan told me that they recorded that song differently then the rest on analog tape instead of digital format thus the sonic change.
I've always liked this song. But it does seem tacked on since, aside from the sonic mix differences I pointed out, lyrically it doesn't seem to go with the rest of the album.
It's the bonus track that you craved but never knew you had all along... :smoke:
much much too poppy sounding...like they were making an effort at creating a 'radio friendly' hit.

#25 Mithrandir

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Posted 08 May 2017 - 09:06 AM

Top 3 :

CTTC
Speed of Love
Cold Fire

Bottom 3 :

Leave that thing
Nobody's Hero
Everyday Glory

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Posted 08 May 2017 - 09:19 AM

Top three: Animate, Cut to the Chase, and Cold Fire. I love Double Agent too.

Bottom: Stick It Out, Alien Shore, and The Speed of Love.

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Posted 08 May 2017 - 10:35 AM

View Posttreeduck, on 07 May 2017 - 06:15 PM, said:

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!

Eh.  A few years ago, I listened to Counterparts several times in an attempt to "get" it, since so many people seem to like it, and came away unimpressed.  I don't remember Cut To The Chase as standing out in any way from the rest of the sludge, but perhaps I'll listen to it again, and see if any appreciation can develop :)

Edited by GeddysMullet, 08 May 2017 - 10:36 AM.


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Posted 08 May 2017 - 10:43 AM

View PostGeddysMullet, on 08 May 2017 - 10:35 AM, said:

View Posttreeduck, on 07 May 2017 - 06:15 PM, said:

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!

Eh.  A few years ago, I listened to Counterparts several times in an attempt to "get" it, since so many people seem to like it, and came away unimpressed.  I don't remember Cut To The Chase as standing out in any way from the rest of the sludge, but perhaps I'll listen to it again, and see if any appreciation can develop :)
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Posted 08 May 2017 - 11:15 AM

When I listen to the album, the only songs I listen to are Animate, Alien Shore and, everybody's favorite, The Speed of Love.

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Posted 08 May 2017 - 11:26 AM

Between Sun & Moon, Cold Fire, and Everyday Glory are my faves.. with Animate right behind it.


Weakest? hmmm... Not crazy bout Speed or Alien.

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Posted 10 May 2017 - 08:52 AM

Animate, Cut to the Chase, and Leave That Thing Alone are the three best tracks on the album.  The Speed of Love is by far the weakest.

Edited by Disk98, 10 May 2017 - 08:53 AM.


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Posted 10 May 2017 - 12:42 PM

Best   Between Sun and moon, Leave that thing alone, and Cold Fire.

Worst -- Alien Shore, Speed of Love , Double Agent.

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Posted 10 May 2017 - 03:16 PM

I'd like Alien Shore better if Lee didn't pronounce it "show-whore"

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Posted 10 May 2017 - 03:52 PM

My 3 faves:  Everyday Glory, Leave that Thing Alone, and Cold Fire

Weakest:  Stick it Out, Between Sun & Moon, Double Agent

I don't understand the dislike of EG by some people.  It is an awesome song.  And Leave that Thing Alone is one of my favourite instrumentals.  But then, I like all of Rush's instrumentals - I have a hard time picking my favourite.

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Posted 11 May 2017 - 09:05 PM

Top 3: Animate, Nobody's Hero, Leave That Thing Alone
Weak tracks: Everything else

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Posted 13 May 2017 - 04:23 AM

View PostTexas King, on 07 May 2017 - 10:49 AM, said:

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

Stick It Out instead of Alien Shore. The chorus in that song is pretty lame to my ears.

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Posted 20 May 2017 - 09:01 PM

For the top 3 I went with:

1.   Everyday Glory

2.   Cold Fire

3.   Alien Shore (a very hard pick over the excellent Speed of Love)

For the weak songs I vote for Double Agent, Leave that Thing Along and the entire album prior to Nobody's Hero.

For the top 3 song the first 2 were easy picks but that 3rd one was a hard pick.  Really like both Alien Shore & Speed of Love.  Between the Sun & Moon contended as well, but it really came down to the 2 I mentioned.

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Posted 27 May 2017 - 11:06 PM

Top 3 - Animate, Leave That Thing Alone, Everyday Glory (Honorable Mention: Cold Fire)
Weak 3 - Cut to the Chase, Between Sun and Moon, Double Agent

Love live version of LTTA, Geddy's bass playing is unreal. Big fan of lyrics/verses of Everyday Glory.

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Posted 28 May 2017 - 04:44 AM

Best tracks on this my least favorite Rush album are: Animate, Cut To The Chase & The Speed Of Love.
I really don't like Between Sun & Moon that much...Leave That thing Alone! is good...rest of the songs are middle of the road & akward sounding.

Edited by Na na na, 28 May 2017 - 04:46 AM.


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Posted 24 June 2017 - 08:26 PM

Top 3: Animate, Nobody's Hero, Cold Fire
Bottom 3: Alien Shore, The Speed of Love, Double Agent

I love this album. I love every song besides Alien Shore for some reason I've never been able to get into.




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