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Last great Rush album?

  1. Moving Pictures (8 votes [9.64%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 9.64%

  2. Signals (5 votes [6.02%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 6.02%

  3. Grace Under Pressure (3 votes [3.61%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 3.61%

  4. Power Windows (3 votes [3.61%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 3.61%

  5. Hold You Fire (8 votes [9.64%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 9.64%

  6. Presto (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  7. Roll the Bones (2 votes [2.41%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 2.41%

  8. Counterparts (3 votes [3.61%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 3.61%

  9. Test for Echo (2 votes [2.41%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 2.41%

  10. Vapor Trails (6 votes [7.23%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 7.23%

  11. Snakes & Arrows (2 votes [2.41%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 2.41%

  12. Clockwork Angels (41 votes [49.40%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 49.40%

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#1 Texas King

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Posted 15 July 2017 - 05:23 PM

What is the last album that you would rate at least 8/10?

For me it's Power Windows. Anything after that album I would rate lower than 8. Counterparts and Clockwork Angels are close and they would get 7/10.

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#2 Lorraine

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Posted 15 July 2017 - 05:33 PM

You used the word "great."

I think that Rush had good albums after Signals, but no great albums.

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Posted 15 July 2017 - 05:34 PM

I feel Clockwork Angels is a good album and a return to form ... But the last truly great Rush album is Moving Pictures

Grace comes close though

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Posted 15 July 2017 - 06:24 PM

Even a 6- 7/10 :rush:  album is way  better than most other rock bands'  albums.......best rock band ever. Sorry ,  I am a :rush: fanatic.

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Posted 15 July 2017 - 06:47 PM

2 votes for Vapor Trails!
Suck it, Signals!
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Posted 15 July 2017 - 08:41 PM

View PostLucas, on 15 July 2017 - 05:34 PM, said:

I feel Clockwork Angels is a good album and a return to form ... But the last truly great Rush album is Moving Pictures

Grace comes close though

Agrees with this^^^

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Posted 15 July 2017 - 08:49 PM

I'll go as far as Grace Under Pressure but I'm being loose with the word great...

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Posted 15 July 2017 - 09:58 PM

CP gets my vote. It is the last album I can listen to without skipping a track (and yes, there are albums before that where I would skip at least one track).

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Posted 15 July 2017 - 10:21 PM

I give CA an 8/10, so I don't need to call back to the "glory days" of Rush.

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Posted 15 July 2017 - 11:47 PM

I flip between RTB and Counterparts as the last really good Rush album(s) before one highly flawed album after another. And even those two have issues (RTB has good lyrics and music with thin sound, CP has an awesome powerful sound but with questionable at best cheesy at worst lyrics and music)

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Posted 15 July 2017 - 11:50 PM

Before CA, I'd have said PoW, though I do love T4E and Presto and do appreciate HYF and CP. Not to mention VT and SnA are each solid efforts in their own right.

However, CA is the greatest thing the've done since PoW, maybe even since Signals, so they definitely have gone out with their last great album, and what a great it is! :)

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Posted 16 July 2017 - 12:05 AM

If I were to stretch things I'd say HYF...I'd say it was the last album worthy of the brand...If I were honest, I'd probably say GUP

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Posted 16 July 2017 - 12:14 AM

In the original post, TK states "at least 8/10."

Going by that, my answer is HYF. An 8.

Currently, Counterparts and CA would get 7s while Presto, Bones, VT, Feedback, and Snakes would be under that or knocking on SEVEN's door.

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Posted 16 July 2017 - 12:35 AM

HYF For me.  Last record for me that was a truly great listen.

but  even as far back as 87 they were starting to pad their albums with unnecessary tracks.

High Water and Tai Shan........not needed.

but minus those tracks.  HYF still is my fav Rush Album

Mick

Edited by bluefox4000, 16 July 2017 - 12:36 AM.


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Posted 16 July 2017 - 01:22 AM

Simple....

"Counterparts"

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Posted 16 July 2017 - 05:50 AM

Clockwork Angels

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Posted 16 July 2017 - 07:07 AM

Grace Under Pressure.

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Posted 16 July 2017 - 10:30 AM

After Moving Pictures they became self conscious and tried too hard not to repeat themselves and the result was still great but not as great. After Hold Your Fire they became more self conscious and tried to push the guitar, and while I agree that keyboards were not their strength, I think they found themselves on a search for their sound and made things more difficult for themselves. I like most of all the albums after HYF but I often skip a track or two on most of them.

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Posted 16 July 2017 - 11:16 AM

MP. It's been a long slow decline since.

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Posted 16 July 2017 - 11:27 AM

CA.




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