Jump to content


Last great Rush album?


  • Please log in to reply
55 replies to this topic

Poll: Last great Rush album? (65 member(s) have cast votes)

Last great Rush album?

  1. Moving Pictures (6 votes [9.23%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 9.23%

  2. Signals (5 votes [7.69%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 7.69%

  3. Grace Under Pressure (2 votes [3.08%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 3.08%

  4. Power Windows (3 votes [4.62%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 4.62%

  5. Hold You Fire (6 votes [9.23%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 9.23%

  6. Presto (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  7. Roll the Bones (2 votes [3.08%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 3.08%

  8. Counterparts (3 votes [4.62%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 4.62%

  9. Test for Echo (1 votes [1.54%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 1.54%

  10. Vapor Trails (4 votes [6.15%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 6.15%

  11. Snakes & Arrows (1 votes [1.54%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 1.54%

  12. Clockwork Angels (32 votes [49.23%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 49.23%

Vote Guests cannot vote

#41 RUSHHEAD666

RUSHHEAD666

    My name is Earl

  • Members
  • 28661 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:California

Posted 17 July 2017 - 02:32 AM

"Grave Over Pressure"

Sponsored Post

#42 JohnnyBlaze

JohnnyBlaze

    The Ghost Rider

  • Members *
  • 28487 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Lost in Translation
  • Interests:mind control, cloning, re-animation

Posted 17 July 2017 - 04:00 AM

View PostRUSHHEAD666, on 17 July 2017 - 02:24 AM, said:

View PostJohnnyBlaze, on 17 July 2017 - 12:26 AM, said:

View PostRUSHHEAD666, on 17 July 2017 - 12:18 AM, said:

View PostJohnnyBlaze, on 17 July 2017 - 12:07 AM, said:

View PostRUSHHEAD666, on 16 July 2017 - 11:55 PM, said:

View PostJohnnyBlaze, on 16 July 2017 - 11:46 PM, said:

View PostRUSHHEAD666, on 16 July 2017 - 10:45 PM, said:

View PostEagleMoon, on 16 July 2017 - 10:34 PM, said:

Moving Pictures was the last GREAT album. Nothing else came close to that run before it.

Not a synth girl?

Earlier I said HYF was the last album that I'd give an "8". If 8 equals "great" then Signals is "greater" and Moving Pictures is "the greatest"...while all of them still falling under the label of GREAT.

I get it.  "Counterparts" is my last "Great" record but perhaps I jumped the gun.

As I have stated many times on here when I heard "Signals" for the first time when I was 14 I cried because I hated it.  I was so shocked about the lack of guitar on that record.  Hell I was so damn young.  I was either ahead of my time or stupid.

So over the years I finally fell in love with "Signals."  It's like my ex wife.  When I met her at Safeway when she was 21 and I was 27, I didn't care for her at all upon a first glance.
Yet over time I did fall in love with her.

Same thing with "Signals."

Then "Grace" came out and after one listen I totally fell in love.

"Power Windows"  love at first listen.  "The Big Money" video blew my mind. Neil's drumming with that long ass pony tail.  Off the charts.

"Hold Your Fire." Well you who know me know how much I love this record.  So fun to play the drums too.
But I get it.
If you aren't a musician then you probably think this album is weak!

"Presto" is a masterpiece to my ears.  

"Counterparts" yes, ok so "Speed Of Love" sucks for my taste but overall "Counterparts" is close to great.

All I know is everything after "Counterparts" is NOT GREAT!

I loved "Snakes And Arrows" and I still do.  But great?


No.

Cockwork Angles?

Some moments of brilliance.

Oh did I skip a record?

"Viper Trails" stings and stinks like a meat bee biting a human leg in the dark at a midsummer carny fair.

It sucks.

I'm probably a hard ass with my ratings and judgment.
Any album that has a song or songs I don't like I can't consider a great album. For me, that means everything after HYF isn't great. From Presto to Clockwork there ARE several songs that I'd give a '10' though. But overall, none of those albums would get an 8 or higher. So, from Presto onwards I'm left with albums in the "so so" to "very good" range.

Yep!

I get it buddy.  I'm not a fan of "Second Nature." I think it kills the record.  Perhaps greatness doesn't always have to equate to a 10.

I think a "9" is still a great score.

So I remember everyone typing about if "Moving Pictures" was a 10.
I said it was overplayed but certainly a 10 record.

I think "Signals' is a 10
"Grace" an easy 10.
"Power" a 10.

"Hold Yer Fire" A 9

So I get it.

I am surprised that Chokework Angels has so many votes.

Either I am a complete idiot or the younger generation of Rush fans love to vote for that album.

Meh


Not a fan of millennials. But I do love the Milliennium Falcon!

Well on the Texas King scale "8" is "great". I was going by that. I'm not sure if anyone else was though.

Oh sorry amigo!  I didn't catch that scale.  An eight is not great.  Deviate from the norm......


A 9 is great.  A 10 is perfect.

Doesn't matter. Those that voted CA were going to do so no matter what.

I wonder how much the scores would've changed if it would've been phrased "What was Rush's last album with a minimum score of 8 on a 1-10 scale?"

Perhaps some were focused on "great" and not the number?

Who knows?

1-0-0-1-0-0-1-S-O-S....

#43 Stormtron

Stormtron

    The God Of Balance

  • Members *
  • 6858 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:VA

Posted 17 July 2017 - 05:18 AM

Power Windows.

#44 ILSnwdog

ILSnwdog

    King Of Car Porn

  • Members *
  • 49747 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Chicago Suburbs
  • Interests:My kids. Music. Cars. Sports. Snowmobiling. Just about anything outdoors.

Posted 17 July 2017 - 01:10 PM

For me, it was Power Windows...until Clockwork Angels came out.

#45 Alien Girl

Alien Girl

    Rushaholic

  • Members *
  • 1598 posts
  • Gender:Female
  • Location:The Event Horizon
  • Interests:Interests?...I have no interests...I'm not an interesting person. Very one dimensional...like cardboard...or toast.

Posted 17 July 2017 - 01:39 PM

I voted GUP for the last great album, because I love everything on that album.  So that'd be the last of the 10s.

Power Windows I like but songs like Middletown Dreams and Emotion Detector I loath so that brings its scoring down.

Every album after that has a handful of songs I like, but overall their high ratio of filler to meat brings their scores way down...

So GUP it is...but what an album! :heart:

Edited by Alien Girl, 17 July 2017 - 06:14 PM.


#46 goose

goose

    Honkin' in Nevada

  • Members *
  • 50332 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Sierra Nevada foothills, East Slope
  • Interests:Comical conies

Posted 17 July 2017 - 01:47 PM

View PostAlien Girl, on 17 July 2017 - 01:39 PM, said:

I voted GUP for the last great album, because I love everything on that album.  So that'd the last of the 10s.

Power Windows I like but songs like Middletown Dreams and Emotion Detector I loath so that brings its scoring down.

Every album after that has a handful of songs I like, but overall their high ratio of filler to meat brings their scores way down...

So GUP it is...but what an album! :heart:
:yes:



#47 Na na na

Na na na

    Rushaholic

  • Members
  • 1880 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Bergen, Norway
  • Interests:Music, cooking, wine, fine clothing, wet shaving, traveling & football (soccer)

Posted 17 July 2017 - 01:58 PM

Clockwork Angels is a 10

#48 diatribein

diatribein

    The Seeker

  • Members
  • 303 posts
  • Gender:Not Telling

Posted 17 July 2017 - 02:47 PM

Snakes And Arrows was a brilliant return to form and the last RUSH album to make my personal Top 5. The follow up was probably the most disappointing RUSH release ever and the worst album of originals released by the band in 33 years. So for me the run stops at Snakes And Arrows.

Edited by diatribein, 17 July 2017 - 04:32 PM.


#49 goose

goose

    Honkin' in Nevada

  • Members *
  • 50332 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Sierra Nevada foothills, East Slope
  • Interests:Comical conies

Posted 17 July 2017 - 02:54 PM

View Postdiatribein, on 17 July 2017 - 02:47 PM, said:

Snakes And Arrows was a brilliant return to form and the last RUSH album to make my person Top 5. The follow up was probably the most disappointing RUSH release ever and the worst album of originals released by the band in 33 years. So for me the run stops at Snakes And Arrows.
I'm with you on the relative brilliance of Snakes...much of it, anyway.  I don't see Clockwork aa the masterpiece many do, but give it more credit than you seem to.  With both albums truncated and re-ordered. I really enjoy them, with Snakes the more listenable of the two.

#50 Rutlefan

Rutlefan

    Rushaholic

  • Members
  • 1873 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Maryland
  • Interests:Things that roll and fly, esp. Alfa Romeo (God I love Alfas; it's an illness); Tolkien, classic sci-fi, history and such

Posted 17 July 2017 - 03:02 PM

View PostJARG, on 16 July 2017 - 11:16 AM, said:

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

This, though I like what they've been doing from VT on. I'd give Signals and VT a 7 of 10, but there hasn't been an 8/10 since MP (which was a 10/10).

#51 Lorraine

Lorraine

    Dial-Up Diva

  • Members *
  • 39777 posts
  • Gender:Female

Posted 17 July 2017 - 03:13 PM

As much as I love Snakes, CA is a much better album. Could've been a great album, but something was missing.

#52 ILSnwdog

ILSnwdog

    King Of Car Porn

  • Members *
  • 49747 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Chicago Suburbs
  • Interests:My kids. Music. Cars. Sports. Snowmobiling. Just about anything outdoors.

Posted 17 July 2017 - 03:20 PM

View PostLorraine, on 17 July 2017 - 03:13 PM, said:

As much as I love Snakes, CA is a much better album. Could've been a great album, but something was missing.
I also love Snakes, but I do score CA as a great album.  There is some incredible material on that album.

#53 Wil1972

Wil1972

    Superconductor

  • Members
  • 1129 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Alabama

Posted 17 July 2017 - 03:29 PM

CA for me. Before that, it was probably PoW. Although CP and VT are strong albums.

#54 ytserush

ytserush

    The Professor

  • Members *
  • 3670 posts
  • Gender:Not Telling
  • Location:United States

Posted 17 July 2017 - 09:13 PM

Pretty much every album after Roll The Bones is at least an 8 and Roll The Bones is at least a 7.5.

#55 goose

goose

    Honkin' in Nevada

  • Members *
  • 50332 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Sierra Nevada foothills, East Slope
  • Interests:Comical conies

Posted 20 July 2017 - 12:21 AM

View PostLorraine, on 17 July 2017 - 03:13 PM, said:

As much as I love Snakes, CA is a much better album. Could've been a great album, but something was missing.
Way too long.


The album, not your post.

#56 JohnnyBlaze

JohnnyBlaze

    The Ghost Rider

  • Members *
  • 28487 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Lost in Translation
  • Interests:mind control, cloning, re-animation

Posted 20 July 2017 - 12:36 AM

View Postgoose, on 20 July 2017 - 12:21 AM, said:

View PostLorraine, on 17 July 2017 - 03:13 PM, said:

As much as I love Snakes, CA is a much better album. Could've been a great album, but something was missing.
Way too long.


The album, not your post.

I would've been fine with just these tracks. "Fine" as in "I would've like CA more"...

1) Caravan
2) BU2B
3) Clockwork Angels
4) The Anarchist
5) Carnies
6) Headlong Flight
7) The Garden

*8) Bonus track: Seven Cities of Gold

((It's a bonus track because it's borderline filler for me.))

I don't dislike anything on CA but Seven Cities of Gold and the other four I omitted don't do anything for me. Four fillers plus one that's borderline filler...that's a lot!




0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users