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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)

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#301 JohnRogers

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Posted 08 June 2017 - 12:56 PM

View PostRutlefan, on 08 June 2017 - 11:41 AM, said:

Absolutely! I might prefer Hemi and PeW on a given day, but MP should be obviously be a "hitting on all cylinders, lightning in a bottle" album, even to the most disinterested observer. Drive by post so I'm probably repeating things that have been said twenty times already, but any and all of the tracks can be called great, even if I don't personally love it/them. For example, I've never loved YYZ, but I totally get why other people do, and I recognize the defect (if one has to be assigned) is in me, not the track. Witch Hunt is not a great stand alone track, but in the run of the album it is perfect. Just a perfect album really, even how the two sides complement one another in that side two doesn't try to retread the same ground as the first. Hearing it for the first time in '81 I was totally floored. Rush was by far my favorite band, and I was a huge believer, but even I listened in disbelief as one glorious track after another rolled by. Apart from Zeppelin IV, or along with Zep IV, I still don't think I've ever heard an album that so nailed it track after track.
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#302 YYZ Working Man

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Posted 11 June 2017 - 04:55 PM

perfect side 1
95% side 2
perfect recording
perfect timing
about 97% overall
Ranks #1 Rush album for me

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Posted 11 June 2017 - 09:47 PM

Are we defining masterpiece as a perfect album where one loves every single song on said album? If so, then my answer is no. Moving Pictures was the right album for the right time with some spectacular songs that really caught the ear of the general public as much as people who already knew RUSH. For me though, it contains two songs I do not like, The Camera Eye & YYZ. By this definition I would only rank Grace Under Pressure and Geddy Lee's My Favourite Headache as masterpieces. Power Windows comes very close, but I do not like Emotion Detector and Permanent Waves is ruined by Jacob's Ladder in my opinion. I think in terms of public perception it could be a masterpiece, but if we are going by that definition, so is Bon Jovi's Slippery When Wet, Def Leppard's Hysteria, U2's The Joshua Tree, Michael Jackson's Thriller... you get the point.

Top 5 RUSH album, yes; Masterpiece, no.

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Posted 11 June 2017 - 09:50 PM

View Postbluefox4000, on 07 June 2017 - 11:58 AM, said:

Perfection is in the eye of the beholder really.

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Posted 11 June 2017 - 11:06 PM

View Postdiatribein, on 11 June 2017 - 09:47 PM, said:

Are we defining masterpiece as a perfect album where one loves every single song on said album? If so, then my answer is no. Moving Pictures was the right album for the right time with some spectacular songs that really caught the ear of the general public as much as people who already knew RUSH. For me though, it contains two songs I do not like, The Camera Eye & YYZ. By this definition I would only rank Grace Under Pressure and Geddy Lee's My Favourite Headache as masterpieces. Power Windows comes very close, but I do not like Emotion Detector and Permanent Waves is ruined by Jacob's Ladder in my opinion. I think in terms of public perception it could be a masterpiece, but if we are going by that definition, so is Bon Jovi's Slippery When Wet, Def Leppard's Hysteria, U2's The Joshua Tree, Michael Jackson's Thriller... you get the point.

Top 5 RUSH album, yes; Masterpiece, no.

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Posted 12 June 2017 - 01:23 AM

View Postgoose, on 11 June 2017 - 09:50 PM, said:

View Postbluefox4000, on 07 June 2017 - 11:58 AM, said:

Perfection is in the eye of the beholder really.

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HAHAHAHAHA!!!

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Posted 12 June 2017 - 01:28 AM

View PostLucas, on 11 June 2017 - 11:06 PM, said:

View Postdiatribein, on 11 June 2017 - 09:47 PM, said:

Are we defining masterpiece as a perfect album where one loves every single song on said album? If so, then my answer is no. Moving Pictures was the right album for the right time with some spectacular songs that really caught the ear of the general public as much as people who already knew RUSH. For me though, it contains two songs I do not like, The Camera Eye & YYZ. By this definition I would only rank Grace Under Pressure and Geddy Lee's My Favourite Headache as masterpieces. Power Windows comes very close, but I do not like Emotion Detector and Permanent Waves is ruined by Jacob's Ladder in my opinion. I think in terms of public perception it could be a masterpiece, but if we are going by that definition, so is Bon Jovi's Slippery When Wet, Def Leppard's Hysteria, U2's The Joshua Tree, Michael Jackson's Thriller... you get the point.

Top 5 RUSH album, yes; Masterpiece, no.

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Classic Lucas.

Like I just said tonight, "opinions are like assholes, everybody has one" but WOW!

The common housefly I mean RUSH fan must have no clue about the brilliance and intellect of a masterpiece.

For my eyes, I mean "ears"  lol

Every RUSH record is a MASTERPIECE up to "COUNTERPARTS."

Then once Neil had to change his fuckking grip and drum configuration it was all downhill from there.


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Posted 12 June 2017 - 01:31 AM

View Postgoose, on 11 June 2017 - 09:50 PM, said:

View Postbluefox4000, on 07 June 2017 - 11:58 AM, said:

Perfection is in the eye of the beholder really.

Mick
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"Presto" Bunnies

Another album I adore and love.  Saw that tour four times with Mr. Big opening.  It got really old fast with Eric Martin on the mic screaming "ARE YOU ADDICTED TO RUSH?"

Jesus!  It killed me!!

People hate "Presto."

HAHAHA!

People probably hate to Breathe... breathe in the air too.

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Posted 12 June 2017 - 02:25 AM

View PostLucas, on 11 June 2017 - 11:06 PM, said:

View Postdiatribein, on 11 June 2017 - 09:47 PM, said:

Are we defining masterpiece as a perfect album where one loves every single song on said album? If so, then my answer is no. Moving Pictures was the right album for the right time with some spectacular songs that really caught the ear of the general public as much as people who already knew RUSH. For me though, it contains two songs I do not like, The Camera Eye & YYZ. By this definition I would only rank Grace Under Pressure and Geddy Lee's My Favourite Headache as masterpieces. Power Windows comes very close, but I do not like Emotion Detector and Permanent Waves is ruined by Jacob's Ladder in my opinion. I think in terms of public perception it could be a masterpiece, but if we are going by that definition, so is Bon Jovi's Slippery When Wet, Def Leppard's Hysteria, U2's The Joshua Tree, Michael Jackson's Thriller... you get the point.

Top 5 RUSH album, yes; Masterpiece, no.

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Posted 12 June 2017 - 02:32 AM

View Postdiatribein, on 11 June 2017 - 09:47 PM, said:

Are we defining masterpiece as a perfect album where one loves every single song on said album? If so, then my answer is no. Moving Pictures was the right album for the right time with some spectacular songs that really caught the ear of the general public as much as people who already knew RUSH. For me though, it contains two songs I do not like, The Camera Eye & YYZ. By this definition I would only rank Grace Under Pressure and Geddy Lee's My Favourite Headache as masterpieces. Power Windows comes very close, but I do not like Emotion Detector and Permanent Waves is ruined by Jacob's Ladder in my opinion. I think in terms of public perception it could be a masterpiece, but if we are going by that definition, so is Bon Jovi's Slippery When Wet, Def Leppard's Hysteria, U2's The Joshua Tree, Michael Jackson's Thriller... you get the point.

Top 5 RUSH album, yes; Masterpiece, no.

All those albums you mentioned are masterpieces.

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Posted 12 June 2017 - 01:52 PM

View PostPermanent-Rush, on 08 June 2017 - 11:44 AM, said:

View PostTexas King, on 08 June 2017 - 11:42 AM, said:

MP is not a 10/10 album, it's about 8.5/10 in my book. Vital Signs is probably the main reason and not much of AWESOME songs on the album. Looking on average, songs are very good, but not awesome!

10/10 imo, and all the songs are awesome! Some of Rush's best work to date!

"Some of Rush's best work to date!" You're expecting something better to come along? :D  I have to congratulate you on being the most optimistic person I think I might have ever come across! It's a gift, congratulations. :ebert:

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Posted 12 June 2017 - 03:21 PM

I love every track.

They had two perfect records.

Waves and Pictures.

The pinnacle of their brilliance.

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Posted 12 June 2017 - 08:07 PM

I think Moving Pictures is an album that goes to 11.

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Posted 12 June 2017 - 08:58 PM

View PostReRushed, on 12 June 2017 - 08:07 PM, said:

I think Moving Pictures is an album that goes to 11.


Like the volume in This Is Spinal Tap.

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Posted 12 June 2017 - 09:09 PM

View PostRUSHHEAD666, on 12 June 2017 - 08:58 PM, said:

View PostReRushed, on 12 June 2017 - 08:07 PM, said:

I think Moving Pictures is an album that goes to 11.


Like the volume in This Is Spinal Tap.

or Peter North's tape measure

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Posted 17 June 2017 - 05:31 PM

View PostReRushed, on 12 June 2017 - 08:07 PM, said:

I think Moving Pictures is an album that goes to 11.

Kind of like Vapor Trails, Snakes And Arrows, and Clockwork Angels...

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Posted 25 October 2017 - 05:52 PM

36 years old and it still sounds as good today as it did back then.

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Posted 25 October 2017 - 06:09 PM

A big ol' YES on that!!!!

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Posted 25 October 2017 - 06:32 PM

Perfect?  No.  Masterpiece?  Absolutely!




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