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Top 3 and filler track(s) on the album Hold Your Fire?


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Poll: Top 3 and filler track(s) on the album Hold Your Fire? (32 member(s) have cast votes)

Top 3 tracks on the album Hold Your Fire?

  1. Force Ten (15 votes [15.46%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 15.46%

  2. Time Stand Still (17 votes [17.53%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 17.53%

  3. Open Secrets (12 votes [12.37%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 12.37%

  4. Second Nature (6 votes [6.19%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 6.19%

  5. Prime Mover (9 votes [9.28%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 9.28%

  6. Lock and Key (8 votes [8.25%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 8.25%

  7. Mission (17 votes [17.53%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 17.53%

  8. Turn the Page (8 votes [8.25%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 8.25%

  9. Tai Shan (1 votes [1.03%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 1.03%

  10. High Water (4 votes [4.12%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 4.12%

Filler track(s) on the album Hold Your Fire?

  1. Force Ten (2 votes [2.60%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 2.60%

  2. Time Stand Still (2 votes [2.60%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 2.60%

  3. Open Secrets (7 votes [9.09%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 9.09%

  4. Second Nature (9 votes [11.69%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 11.69%

  5. Prime Mover (5 votes [6.49%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 6.49%

  6. Lock and Key (5 votes [6.49%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 6.49%

  7. Mission (3 votes [3.90%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 3.90%

  8. Turn the Page (5 votes [6.49%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 6.49%

  9. Tai Shan (20 votes [25.97%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 25.97%

  10. High Water (19 votes [24.68%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 24.68%

Rate the album HYF on the scale 1-10

  1. 1 (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  2. 2 (1 votes [3.12%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 3.12%

  3. 3 (1 votes [3.12%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 3.12%

  4. 4 (1 votes [3.12%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 3.12%

  5. 5 (2 votes [6.25%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 6.25%

  6. 6 (3 votes [9.38%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 9.38%

  7. 7 (10 votes [31.25%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 31.25%

  8. 8 (9 votes [28.12%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 28.12%

  9. 9 (2 votes [6.25%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 6.25%

  10. 10 (3 votes [9.38%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 9.38%

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#1 Texas King

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Posted 09 July 2017 - 03:45 PM

I'm not a fan of this album but my top 3 picks are: Time Stand Still, Force Ten and Mission.
Filler: pretty much everything else

My rating for this album: 5

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Posted 09 July 2017 - 04:01 PM

My three filler tracks are High Water, Tai Shan, and...Second Nature. I never pass up an opportunity to bash Second Nature. It would be a filler track on a Celine Dion album. I still can't believe it was written and recorded by Rush, and then actually included on a Rush album. Awful.

My three faves are Open Secrets (the guitar solo and bass are excellent), Lock and Key, and Mission.

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Posted 09 July 2017 - 04:22 PM

Second Nature is one of my all time favourite RUSH songs along with Prime Mover and Turn The Page. I especially like the lyrics of Second Nature. This is some of Neil Peart's best work and really touches on the crux of important social issues. I absolutely LOVE it! This is a really strong album from start to end, only slightly less awesome than the two that preceded it. The only song I would have taken off is Tai Shan, but I also find Lock And Key & Mission to be a little weaker than most of the rest of the album.

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Edited by diatribein, 09 July 2017 - 04:27 PM.


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Posted 09 July 2017 - 05:28 PM

Top 3

Mission
Time Stand Still
Prime Mover

Filler - When the Tai hits the Shan

7 overall

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Posted 09 July 2017 - 07:32 PM

Can't vote as I don't think there's any filler there.

Tai Shan's not great but it's passable enough for me to say it's not filler.

I'll say this though...

Top 3: Force 10, Mission, Time Stand Still

Additionally, it's Peart's overall best stuff lyrically.

Oh, I'd give it an 8.

Edited by JohnnyBlaze, 09 July 2017 - 07:33 PM.


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Posted 09 July 2017 - 08:20 PM

For me the top ones are Turn the Page, Open Secrets and Lock and Key

Filler: Tai Shan and High Water just those two. All the rest are good. I think if this album just had 8 tracks or 40 minutes like most of the previous albums then this one might be the best of the synth era, it might still be, it's definitely underrated anyway...

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Posted 10 July 2017 - 04:38 PM

Top 3 : Mission , Lock And Key, Time Stand Still

Filler : Tai Shan

My rating : A strong 6

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Posted 10 July 2017 - 04:57 PM

Hasn't aged well to my ears.  That said, I like Time Stand Still, Mission, and High Water a lot. I'll give it five out of ten Casios...

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Posted 10 July 2017 - 06:02 PM

Time Stand Still, Mission and Prime Mover.   #3 choice could easily be Force Ten or Turn the Page depending on the day.

Filler? Tai Shan (reluctantly). Yes, I like it.


I may wind up being the only person on the forum to give this album a 10 but I love it that much.

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Posted 10 July 2017 - 08:48 PM

It was the album that came out when I was becoming a Rush fan. Its also the first cd I bought (not at the same time). Incidentally I still own that cd.

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Posted 11 July 2017 - 12:05 AM

View PostDigital Dad, on 10 July 2017 - 08:48 PM, said:

It was the album that came out when I was becoming a Rush fan. Its also the first cd I bought (not at the same time). Incidentally I still own that cd.
I had it on cassette, and loved it on its release.  At the time it seemed that they'd realized the modern sound they'd been working toward.  Oddly, what was once a modern sound now sounds very dated to me.

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Posted 11 July 2017 - 06:05 PM

View PostMystic Slipperman, on 10 July 2017 - 06:02 PM, said:

Time Stand Still, Mission and Prime Mover.   #3 choice could easily be Force Ten or Turn the Page depending on the day.

Filler? Tai Shan (reluctantly). Yes, I like it.


I may wind up being the only person on the forum to give this album a 10 but I love it that much.

Nope...you're not the only one.

And I believe we're not the only two!

(But close to it, hahaha).

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Posted 13 July 2017 - 01:54 AM

Top tracks for me would be Mission, Turn The Page, Force Ten and Time Stand Still.

"Kinda like" tracks would be Lock and Key and Prime Mover

Filler tracks would be Tai Shan, Open Secrets, High Water and Second Nature.



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Posted 13 July 2017 - 12:17 PM

Top three, and there are only three...
Force Ten, Time Stand Still, Turn the Page...and I don't even particularly like Time Stand Still (Aimee Mann is overrated).  It's just that if I have to choose three that'd have to be one of them because at least it's tolerable.

All the rest is filler.
Mission's acapella opener makes me cringe.  Tai Shan is just embarrassing.  All the rest are just no.

I rated it a 3.  If I was in a worse mood I'd rate it a 2.

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Posted 14 July 2017 - 05:59 AM

Top three for me are Open Secrets (lyrics=ouch!), Turn the Page and Mission

Filler is Tai Shan, High Water, and Second Nature.

IMO this album is the last record that could actually be called "great" and the last album to be truly worthy of the Rush brand, even though the rot had started to set in slightly.

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Posted 14 July 2017 - 06:18 AM

Top 3 are Force Ten, Open Secrets & Prime Mover
Filler is Tai Shan, still like the song though!
Hold Your Fire is 9, almost as good as Power Windows!!!

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Posted 15 July 2017 - 12:04 AM

1. Mission

2. Prime Mover

3. Second Nature


The only filler track to me is High Water. Tai Shan was not a filler track, as Neil had climbed and knew he had to write a song about it. A great song it is too.

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Posted 15 July 2017 - 07:57 PM

For me the top 3 are:

1.   Time Stand Still (my 3rd favorite Rush song)

2.  Force 10

3.   Under Lock & Key

Filler?  None.  However the poll is forcing me to pick so  I picked the weakest song (by far - even though I can't call it filler material) and thats High Water.

I rate the album a 10 and voted accordingly.  It has some of Neil's best lyrics and I very much enjoy the music.

The only Rush albums I like more are 2112 & (perhaps) Power Windows.  Its a great album.

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Posted 15 July 2017 - 09:11 PM

View Postgoose, on 10 July 2017 - 04:57 PM, said:

Hasn't aged well to my ears.  That said, I like Time Stand Still, Mission, and High Water a lot. I'll give it five out of ten Casios...

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Posted 15 July 2017 - 10:32 PM

Got no thriller, it's all filler.

If stranded on a desert island with only this album to listen to, I'd frisbee chuck it out into the ocean.

I hate this POS album.

Edited by HemiBeers, 15 July 2017 - 10:35 PM.





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