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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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#41 Blue Barchetta

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Posted 27 May 2017 - 11:30 PM

View Posttheredtamasrule, on 27 May 2017 - 10:17 PM, said:

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 - 11:35 PM

To me, practically everything from Permanent Waves through Grace Under Pressure was pretty much the band's best four album run.  Then "Power Windows" was released, and I thought, "Damn!  Listen to the different sounds these f***ers can make!"  I've said before..their only bad album over 40 years was "Test for Echo"  They mailed that shit in.

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Posted 27 May 2017 - 11:41 PM

View PostReRushed, on 27 May 2017 - 07:13 PM, said:

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.
I wish I could have liked this twice!

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Posted 27 May 2017 - 11:57 PM

I think anyone that says "Moving Pictures" isn't a masterpiece is either a fan that hasn't heard the full album or is trying for "Hipster" status by putting it down.  Moving Pictures is a perfect album from go to stop.  Buuuut..Permanent Waves is even better.  Guys...Rush made two of the best albums back-to-back that the rock world may ever know!

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Posted 27 May 2017 - 11:58 PM

View PostBlue Barchetta, on 27 May 2017 - 11:57 PM, said:

I think anyone that says "Moving Pictures" isn't a masterpiece is either a fan that hasn't heard the full album or is trying for "Hipster" status by putting it down.  Moving Pictures is a perfect album from go to stop.  Buuuut..Permanent Waves is even better.  Guys...Rush made two of the best albums back-to-back that the rock world may ever know!
I guess I should add...IMO

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Posted 28 May 2017 - 01:59 AM

View PostBlue Barchetta, on 27 May 2017 - 11:58 PM, said:

View PostBlue Barchetta, on 27 May 2017 - 11:57 PM, said:

I think anyone that says "Moving Pictures" isn't a masterpiece is either a fan that hasn't heard the full album or is trying for "Hipster" status by putting it down.  Moving Pictures is a perfect album from go to stop.  Buuuut..Permanent Waves is even better.  Guys...Rush made two of the best albums back-to-back that the rock world may ever know!
I guess I should add...IMO

BRAVO

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Posted 28 May 2017 - 02:00 AM

People who hero worship Nightwish on here are probably the same ones who think Moving Pictures is simply corporate commercial fodder with a few overplayed hits.

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Posted 28 May 2017 - 08:14 AM

View PostRUSHHEAD666, on 28 May 2017 - 01:59 AM, said:

View PostBlue Barchetta, on 27 May 2017 - 11:58 PM, said:

View PostBlue Barchetta, on 27 May 2017 - 11:57 PM, said:

I think anyone that says "Moving Pictures" isn't a masterpiece is either a fan that hasn't heard the full album or is trying for "Hipster" status by putting it down.  Moving Pictures is a perfect album from go to stop.  Buuuut..Permanent Waves is even better.  Guys...Rush made two of the best albums back-to-back that the rock world may ever know!
I guess I should add...IMO

BRAVO

Maybe there are a few more NO votes due to the phrasing of the question. Maybe some think MP is a masterpiece but not perfect so they felt compelled to vote NO. After all, "masterpiece" could simply mean, "anything done with masterly skill". But "perfect"? That's a hard thing to ask people to commit to. Hell, 2112 isn't perfect to me (it nearly is) but it sure is a masterpiece that I'd still give an "A" grade.

http://www.dictionar...masterpiece?s=t

Imho, Rush made 3 perfect albums and even a few more masterpieces.

I voted YES if it isn't already obvious.

Edited by JohnnyBlaze, 28 May 2017 - 08:37 AM.


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Posted 28 May 2017 - 08:59 AM

It is a f***ing masterpiece.  Not just a masterpiece, but a f***ing masterpiece.  I love every second of the album.

The Camera Eye is NOT too long.
Witch Hunt is brilliant as it makes you feel like you are in an actual witch hunt.  Some of Neil's best lyrics too.

Vital Signs, while not a classic per se, still rocks out with a cool vibe.

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Posted 28 May 2017 - 09:30 AM

Yes.

Song for song, there is no better Rush album (although PeW, PoW and 2112 rotate with it in my 1-4 spots on a regular basis).

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Posted 28 May 2017 - 10:46 AM

View PostMithrandir, on 28 May 2017 - 08:59 AM, said:

It is a f***ing masterpiece.  Not just a masterpiece, but a f***ing masterpiece.  I love every second of the album.

The Camera Eye is NOT too long.
Witch Hunt is brilliant as it makes you feel like you are in an actual witch hunt.  Some of Neil's best lyrics too.

Vital Signs, while not a classic per se, still rocks out with a cool vibe.

I f***ing agree with every thing your post. :P

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Posted 28 May 2017 - 01:43 PM

View PostMithrandir, on 28 May 2017 - 08:59 AM, said:

It is a f***ing masterpiece.  Not just a masterpiece, but a f***ing masterpiece.  I love every second of the album.

The Camera Eye is NOT too long.
Witch Hunt is brilliant as it makes you feel like you are in an actual witch hunt.  Some of Neil's best lyrics too.

Vital Signs, while not a classic per se, still rocks out with a cool vibe.

Are humans on here really complaining about how long The Camera Eye is?  LOL!!!!

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Posted 28 May 2017 - 01:45 PM

View PostRUSHHEAD666, on 28 May 2017 - 01:43 PM, said:

View PostMithrandir, on 28 May 2017 - 08:59 AM, said:

It is a f***ing masterpiece.  Not just a masterpiece, but a f***ing masterpiece.  I love every second of the album.

The Camera Eye is NOT too long.
Witch Hunt is brilliant as it makes you feel like you are in an actual witch hunt.  Some of Neil's best lyrics too.

Vital Signs, while not a classic per se, still rocks out with a cool vibe.

Are humans on here really complaining about how long The Camera Eye is?  LOL!!!!

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Posted 28 May 2017 - 01:46 PM

Camera Eye stops it from being perfect.

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Posted 28 May 2017 - 01:57 PM

View Posttreeduck, on 28 May 2017 - 01:45 PM, said:

View PostRUSHHEAD666, on 28 May 2017 - 01:43 PM, said:

View PostMithrandir, on 28 May 2017 - 08:59 AM, said:

It is a f***ing masterpiece.  Not just a masterpiece, but a f***ing masterpiece.  I love every second of the album.

The Camera Eye is NOT too long.
Witch Hunt is brilliant as it makes you feel like you are in an actual witch hunt.  Some of Neil's best lyrics too.

Vital Signs, while not a classic per se, still rocks out with a cool vibe.

Are humans on here really complaining about how long The Camera Eye is?  LOL!!!!

:facepalm:


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Posted 28 May 2017 - 01:58 PM

View PostTurbine Freight, on 28 May 2017 - 01:46 PM, said:

Camera Eye stops it from being perfect.

What????  Jonny really?  It must be the keyboards that drive you nuts.  Why????????

This is mad!

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Posted 28 May 2017 - 02:01 PM

View PostRUSHHEAD666, on 28 May 2017 - 01:58 PM, said:

View PostTurbine Freight, on 28 May 2017 - 01:46 PM, said:

Camera Eye stops it from being perfect.

What????  Jonny really?  It must be the keyboards that drive you nuts.  Why????????

This is mad!

I know I'm in a minority of one but I just never liked that song.

Never ever.

Heresy!

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Posted 28 May 2017 - 02:01 PM

View PostRUSHHEAD666, on 28 May 2017 - 01:57 PM, said:

View Posttreeduck, on 28 May 2017 - 01:45 PM, said:

View PostRUSHHEAD666, on 28 May 2017 - 01:43 PM, said:

View PostMithrandir, on 28 May 2017 - 08:59 AM, said:

It is a f***ing masterpiece.  Not just a masterpiece, but a f***ing masterpiece.  I love every second of the album.

The Camera Eye is NOT too long.
Witch Hunt is brilliant as it makes you feel like you are in an actual witch hunt.  Some of Neil's best lyrics too.

Vital Signs, while not a classic per se, still rocks out with a cool vibe.

Are humans on here really complaining about how long The Camera Eye is?  LOL!!!!

:facepalm:


Rush Fraud Fans do exist.  Sad.
Ever see a 26 year old woman headbang to Megadeth in a shopping mall??


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Posted 28 May 2017 - 02:05 PM

View PostTurbine Freight, on 28 May 2017 - 02:01 PM, said:

View PostRUSHHEAD666, on 28 May 2017 - 01:58 PM, said:

View PostTurbine Freight, on 28 May 2017 - 01:46 PM, said:

Camera Eye stops it from being perfect.

What????  Jonny really?  It must be the keyboards that drive you nuts.  Why????????

This is mad!

I know I'm in a minority of one but I just never liked that song.

Never ever.

Heresy!

Well at least you are honest mate.

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Posted 28 May 2017 - 02:06 PM

View Posttreeduck, on 28 May 2017 - 02:01 PM, said:

View PostRUSHHEAD666, on 28 May 2017 - 01:57 PM, said:

View Posttreeduck, on 28 May 2017 - 01:45 PM, said:

View PostRUSHHEAD666, on 28 May 2017 - 01:43 PM, said:

View PostMithrandir, on 28 May 2017 - 08:59 AM, said:

It is a f***ing masterpiece.  Not just a masterpiece, but a f***ing masterpiece.  I love every second of the album.

The Camera Eye is NOT too long.
Witch Hunt is brilliant as it makes you feel like you are in an actual witch hunt.  Some of Neil's best lyrics too.

Vital Signs, while not a classic per se, still rocks out with a cool vibe.

Are humans on here really complaining about how long The Camera Eye is?  LOL!!!!

:facepalm:


Rush Fraud Fans do exist.  Sad.
Ever see a 26 year old woman headbang to Megadeth in a shopping mall??


Haha!  Nope!

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HAHAHAHA!!!!  CLASSIC DUCK!




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