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Poll: The poppiest and heaviest Rush song on Counterparts? (31 member(s) have cast votes)

The poppiest Rush song on Counterparts?

  1. Animate (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  2. Stick It Out (1 votes [3.23%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 3.23%

  3. Cut to the Chase (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  4. Nobody's Hero (3 votes [9.68%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 9.68%

  5. Between Sun & Moon (2 votes [6.45%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 6.45%

  6. Alien Shore (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  7. The Speed of Love (15 votes [48.39%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 48.39%

  8. Double Agent (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  9. Leave That Thing Alone (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  10. Cold Fire (4 votes [12.90%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 12.90%

  11. Everyday Glory (6 votes [19.35%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 19.35%

The heaviest Rush song on Counterparts?

  1. Animate (3 votes [9.68%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 9.68%

  2. Stick It Out (20 votes [64.52%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 64.52%

  3. Cut to the Chase (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  4. Nobody's Hero (1 votes [3.23%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 3.23%

  5. Between Sun & Moon (1 votes [3.23%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 3.23%

  6. Alien Shore (1 votes [3.23%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 3.23%

  7. The Speed of Love (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  8. Double Agent (5 votes [16.13%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 16.13%

  9. Leave That Thing Alone (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  10. Cold Fire (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  11. Everyday Glory (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

Rate the album CP on a scale from 1-10

  1. 1 (1 votes [3.23%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 3.23%

  2. 2 (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  3. 3 (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  4. 4 (1 votes [3.23%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 3.23%

  5. 5 (2 votes [6.45%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 6.45%

  6. 6 (4 votes [12.90%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 12.90%

  7. 7 (9 votes [29.03%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 29.03%

  8. 8 (6 votes [19.35%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 19.35%

  9. 9 (8 votes [25.81%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 25.81%

  10. 10 (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

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#1 Texas King

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Posted 05 July 2017 - 04:12 PM

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Posted 05 July 2017 - 04:39 PM

What is your definition of "heaviest"?

Never mind, I'll just use my own.  Not many songs to choose from anyway.

Edit:  On second thought, there isn't one song on the album that I'd consider heavy.

The entire album is poppy from start to finish.

I'll just rate it:  3

Edited by Lorraine, 05 July 2017 - 04:45 PM.


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Posted 05 July 2017 - 05:23 PM

Cold Fire is a poppy lurve song but thats ok.Everyday Glory and Nobody's Hero musically are poppy but the lyrics are too deep for brain dead radio bogans.Stick it Out is heavy but i am not too keen on it.Cut to the Chase is much better.I love Counterparts because came out at a difficult time of my life and i still have that scratchy cd.Its digital data dots must be getting thin.

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Posted 05 July 2017 - 05:32 PM

Speed Of Love is easily the poppiest.

Stick It Out is easily the heaviest.

Neither are close to the best on the album.

Rates around a B in general but a C in Rush for me, so 7.

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Posted 05 July 2017 - 06:02 PM

Nobody's Hero is the heaviest lyric wise.

Everyday Glory poppiest

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Posted 05 July 2017 - 08:21 PM

View PostEntre_Perpetuo, on 05 July 2017 - 05:32 PM, said:

Speed Of Love is easily the poppiest.

Stick It Out is easily the heaviest.

Neither are close to the best on the album.

Rates around a B in general but a C in Rush for me, so 7.

Same here!
Speed is the poppiest, Stick the heaviest, neither are close to the best on there, and a 7 overall.

Not sure on the B and C grades as I haven't given that bit too much thought.

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Posted 05 July 2017 - 11:32 PM

It didn't age well with me over the years and I don't care for the songs about relationships (Animate, SOL, Alien Shore) but sound wise that was a fine record. Sadly the last really great produced Rush album. Everything after paled in comparison...TFE was too fuzzy and bland, VT and CA a wall of noise, S&A sounded OK I suppose music aside but the music didn't rock as hard as many on CP

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Posted 05 July 2017 - 11:32 PM

It didn't age well with me over the years and I don't care for the songs about relationships (Animate, SOL, Alien Shore) but sound wise that was a fine record. Sadly the last really great produced Rush album. Everything after paled in comparison...TFE was too fuzzy and bland, VT and CA a wall of noise, S&A sounded OK I suppose music aside but the music didn't rock as hard as many on CP

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Posted 05 July 2017 - 11:33 PM

Oops. Double post!

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Posted 06 July 2017 - 02:10 AM

View Postjnoble, on 05 July 2017 - 11:32 PM, said:

It didn't age well with me over the years and I don't care for the songs about relationships (Animate, SOL, Alien Shore) but sound wise that was a fine record. Sadly the last really great produced Rush album. Everything after paled in comparison...TFE was too fuzzy and bland, VT and CA a wall of noise, S&A sounded OK I suppose music aside but the music didn't rock as hard as many on CP
Good description.TFE i still love although a step backwards overall from Counterparts.Loved the production on S&A but some of the songs weren'thappening .Counterparts is the last Rush studio album i can sit through without reaching out for the skip button.

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Posted 06 July 2017 - 04:56 AM

"Counterparts" is the last great RUSH record.  Every song is solid except for "The Speed Of Love."  A slow train-wreck of a song.

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Posted 06 July 2017 - 05:36 PM

Interesting factoid another fan told me: the reason Everyday Glory sounds so much louder than the rest of the album (especially the warmth of the bass guitar which was already aggressive enough in the other songs) was because it was recorded on analog tape instead of digital in a separate studio session. I never read that in any of the Rush bio books but it makes sense. I always had to reach over and turn down the volume on that song when it came on super loud and in your face

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Posted 06 July 2017 - 07:41 PM

View Postjnoble, on 06 July 2017 - 05:36 PM, said:

Interesting factoid another fan told me: the reason Everyday Glory sounds so much louder than the rest of the album (especially the warmth of the bass guitar which was already aggressive enough in the other songs) was because it was recorded on analog tape instead of digital in a separate studio session. I never read that in any of the Rush bio books but it makes sense. I always had to reach over and turn down the volume on that song when it came on super loud and in your face

Get the Audio Fidelity AFZ-152 Counterparts CD. The mastering on that is great and not loud at all. Everyday Glory does not sound out of place at all and is mastered perfectly. Alternatively, the 96 kHz / 24 bit flac download that is available for free with the purchase of the 2015 vinyl remaster also has very good and even mastering.

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Posted 06 July 2017 - 09:39 PM

1. Nobody's hero.
2. Double agent.
3. 9/10

Absolutely love Counterparts.

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Posted 07 July 2017 - 07:36 AM

Speed of Love gotta be the poppiest. Stick It Out is heaviest. I give the album a 5.

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Posted 07 July 2017 - 11:48 AM

This shitfest of a piece of petroleum by product (can't bring myself to call it a record) is possibly the very nadir of their catalogue...I had to pause and think about it,but yes it is worse than Snakes and Arrows and VT (oh, and that forgettable thingy about wind up angels) which is a considerable achievement,and I think it even edges out RTB in the stinker stakes.

Not sure terms like "heavy" and "poppy" have any relevance here, but I can almost stomach Animate (on a good day), however the cringeworthy,buttock-clenchingly embarrassing Nobody's Hero takes the moldy cake......the sentiment of the song is worthy, even noble, but totally destroyed by the most ham fisted, inept and socially gauche lyrics I have heard in a long time.

Rating?....if it were possible I'd give it a minus 10, but in the spirit of the poll I shall say a barely deserved 1

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Posted 07 July 2017 - 07:11 PM

Counterparts is nowhere near my favourite RUSH album, but I have to say, Fridge, that you and I are fans of two completely different bands both named RUSH.



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Edited by diatribein, 07 July 2017 - 07:14 PM.


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Posted 07 July 2017 - 07:16 PM

Alien Shore has an awesome guitar riff so that's why I chose that as the heaviest. Stick It Out starts as being more heavy, but kind of goes down from there.

I chose The Speed Of Love as the poppiest.

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Posted 07 July 2017 - 07:25 PM

For me this period of Rush was very strange. It was like they'd lost direction. First we had Roll the Bones which is hard to categorise, imagine introducing someone to Rush on the back of Ghost of a Chance! Then they went grunge with Counterparts with which what amounts to heresy I sold, everything was bland even the cover. Then all change again for Test for Echo which I couldn't connect with either, songs seemed disjointed even the instrumentals were beginning to wear a bit thin and that album was way too long.

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Posted 08 July 2017 - 12:19 AM

I don't get why Between Sun&Moon wasn't performed live more often. Its one of their most energetic loose rock-out jams of the last 25 years and has a great chorus




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