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Do you consider Moving Pictures to be a perfect album, a masterpiece?

  1. Yes (53 votes [63.10%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 63.10%

  2. No (22 votes [26.19%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 26.19%

  3. Unsure (9 votes [10.71%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 10.71%

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#21 JohnRogers

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Posted 27 May 2017 - 03:52 PM

I question whether children are safe in the homes of some of these people!

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Posted 27 May 2017 - 04:15 PM

Yes it is a masterpiece but i am a bit over Tom Sawyer these days.Funny i just seem to skip over opening tracks like Spirit,Farewell to Kings,Subdivisions,Distant Early Warning,Big Money,Force Ten,just heard them too much and some of them are the weaker tracks on the album.I find myself listening to the second side more often if i play it on vinyl.For years i didn't like Alex's guitar tone  on the album and i thought the guitar solo on TS was terrible but he followed it up with one of his best on Red Barchetta.But apart from all these trifling little quibbles it is a classic and i am wearing my MP t-shirt today and i will lay my copy of HYF to rest

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Posted 27 May 2017 - 04:15 PM

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I question whether children are safe in the homes of some of these people!

Humor him.

He's not feeling well.

I think his public lice are acting up.

Edited by Lorraine, 27 May 2017 - 04:16 PM.


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Posted 27 May 2017 - 04:22 PM

I would say yes. In my opinion, there is only one minor flaw: The Camera Eye doesn't need to be as long as it is. It's a good song, but it would have been just as good (if not better) if it were only about 5-6 minutes long.

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Posted 27 May 2017 - 04:23 PM

It's a great album not perfect. I like all of the songs on the album except Vital Signs. With all due respect to fans of the song I always thought it was a real stinker (the ending is the best part but most of the song sounds like they're channelling Supertramp; it sounds more like a Signals song and I always thought it's positioning as the final track on the album - although it was one of the first recorded - seemed to 'signal' the sonic direction in which they were headed).

Edited by rftag, 27 May 2017 - 04:24 PM.


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Posted 27 May 2017 - 04:31 PM

View PostJustus_2112, on 27 May 2017 - 04:22 PM, said:

I would say yes. In my opinion, there is only one minor flaw: The Camera Eye doesn't need to be as long as it is. It's a good song, but it would have been just as good (if not better) if it were only about 5-6 minutes long.
I used to think it was too long and for years i couldn't really get into it but somewhere in the 90s it all clicked.It is probably my fave track after Red Barchetta.Now if we could just crop ten minutes off Xanadu.

Edited by grasbo, 27 May 2017 - 04:40 PM.


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Posted 27 May 2017 - 05:54 PM

It's part 70s and part 80s.

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Posted 27 May 2017 - 06:12 PM

Why is the most popular album by any given band referred too as overrated?

Be grateful music lovers at large appreciate on any level an artist you love.

And be grateful unlike most you enjoy that bands music beyond the mere "hits".

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Posted 27 May 2017 - 06:15 PM

It's pretty darn close.

I guess I'll vote yes for being pretty close.

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Posted 27 May 2017 - 06:22 PM

Yes!  Every Rush album is a masterpiece until the boys wrote "Test For Echo."  Once Neil changed his drumming style forget it.  WOOF!

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Posted 27 May 2017 - 06:34 PM

View PostJohnRogers, on 27 May 2017 - 03:22 PM, said:

You "No" or "Unsure" voters need to log out. Then go sit in a dark quiet corner to think aboot yourselves, really do deep introspection. After a few hours of that give Moving Pictures another listen. Really question whether you should log back in.

When 25% of the album is tied up in one track that is awful, this doesn't help.

Lorraine probably nails it.

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Posted 27 May 2017 - 06:38 PM

View PostSegue Myles, on 27 May 2017 - 06:12 PM, said:

Why is the most popular album by any given band referred too as overrated?

Be grateful music lovers at large appreciate on any level an artist you love.

And be grateful unlike most you enjoy that bands music beyond the mere "hits".
I never said it was overrated.
That wasn't the question. The question was whether you thought it was perfect. And I don't. It's a great, great album, but, for me, side 2 puts it just a little way outside of perfection.

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Posted 27 May 2017 - 06:54 PM

View PostYour_Lion, on 27 May 2017 - 06:38 PM, said:

View PostSegue Myles, on 27 May 2017 - 06:12 PM, said:

Why is the most popular album by any given band referred too as overrated?

Be grateful music lovers at large appreciate on any level an artist you love.

And be grateful unlike most you enjoy that bands music beyond the mere "hits".
I never said it was overrated.
That wasn't the question. The question was whether you thought it was perfect. And I don't. It's a great, great album, but, for me, side 2 puts it just a little way outside of perfection.

What's wrong with you Myles?  Did you skip down the street and slip and fall and crack open your beautiful head?
You don't seem to be understanding certain posts correctly of late.

Are you ok?

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Posted 27 May 2017 - 07:13 PM

I do my best to not personally rate every album I love as perfect or a 10 out of 10 or a masterpiece. I usually rate albums the same way I rate Hall of Famers in sports. If I find there's a second of doubt or I have to debate or rationalize, then no, an album is not a masterpiece. I don't feel that way about Moving Pictures. It's a masterpiece. It's a perfect listening experience. It's a masterpiece. It's one of those albums.

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Posted 27 May 2017 - 07:29 PM

Its a great album.  A Masterpiece yes.  Perfect?  No.  On a scale of 1 to 5 (1 being a horrible song and 5 being a truly great song) it has 3 songs I rank as a 5 (TS, Red Barchetta, & Limelight).  It also has 3 songs I would rank as solid, strong 4's (Witch Hunt, The Camera Eye & Vital Signs - Vital Sign being the weakest of those but still very good).  Then it has one song I would rank as a 2 (YYZ).

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Posted 27 May 2017 - 09:37 PM

View PostJohnRogers, on 27 May 2017 - 03:22 PM, said:

You "No" or "Unsure" voters need to log out. Then go sit in a dark quiet corner to think aboot yourselves, really do deep introspection. After a few hours of that give Moving Pictures another listen. Really question whether you should log back in.
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Posted 27 May 2017 - 09:40 PM

View PostTheAccountant, on 27 May 2017 - 07:29 PM, said:

Then it has one song I would rank as a 2 (YYZ).
^^^ :laughing guy:

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Posted 27 May 2017 - 09:56 PM

I really do, even though it is not my favorite Rush album

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Posted 27 May 2017 - 10:17 PM

Yes. It is a masterpiece on several levels:

1. Sonically it sounds amazing. Great production, great mix & master...all of the post music work is flawless.
2. The musicianship is stellar all the way around. Amazing playing from The Guys at Work.
3. Each song is either perfectly constructed or damn close, they hit their songwriting stride (a mean, mean stride that is...) on this album.

Masterpiece.

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Posted 27 May 2017 - 11:24 PM

I would sum it up this way:(and not being a smart-ass because it's my honest opinion):  Moving Pictures was a testament to what a three-man band can achieve..sonically, vocally, spirit...a near perfect album!  But Permanent Waves is still better.




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