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Poll: Last great Rush album? (82 member(s) have cast votes)

Last great Rush album?

  1. Moving Pictures (8 votes [9.76%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 9.76%

  2. Signals (5 votes [6.10%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 6.10%

  3. Grace Under Pressure (3 votes [3.66%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 3.66%

  4. Power Windows (3 votes [3.66%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 3.66%

  5. Hold You Fire (8 votes [9.76%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 9.76%

  6. Presto (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  7. Roll the Bones (2 votes [2.44%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 2.44%

  8. Counterparts (3 votes [3.66%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 3.66%

  9. Test for Echo (2 votes [2.44%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 2.44%

  10. Vapor Trails (6 votes [7.32%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 7.32%

  11. Snakes & Arrows (1 votes [1.22%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 1.22%

  12. Clockwork Angels (41 votes [50.00%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 50.00%

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#61 Blue Barchetta

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Posted 05 August 2017 - 11:27 PM

I could listen to "RUSH" through "Hold Your Fire" on continuous loop.  After that, it's a bit spotty.  Presto?  Some of those songs I had a personal connection with back in the day.  Roll the Bones?  Not so good by Rush standards, but still a solid album.  Counterparts?  Really love it, but not great within the Rush cannon.  Test for Echo?  Should have been aborted.  Vapor Trails?  If you can get your system set up just right, the songs are fantastic!  Snakes and Arrows?  Very good album.  Not great.  Clockwork Angels: Again- great album with great songs, but it is so much f***ing work to get it to SOUND good on your system, just like Vapor Trails...I'm sorry...what was the question again?

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Posted 06 August 2017 - 05:43 AM

Hold your Fire for me. It's great for me and probably not for the majority, which is ok. It's like the band stop to make "great albums" after the synth era. It's like the magic has disappeared from their music since then.

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Posted 06 August 2017 - 08:06 AM

The word "great" is subjective. As an equalizer and a common denominator, I'd suggest we use the dictionary definition of "great". Great - of an extent, amount, or intensity considerably above the normal or average. If that's the definition, I'll take Clockwork Angels.

#64 JohnnyBlaze

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Posted 06 August 2017 - 08:23 AM

View PostPhantom, on 06 August 2017 - 08:06 AM, said:

The word "great" is subjective. As an equalizer and a common denominator, I'd suggest we use the dictionary definition of "great". Great - of an extent, amount, or intensity considerably above the normal or average. If that's the definition, I'll take Clockwork Angels.

Fair enough.

What do you think is the average Rush album?

And what are a couple examples of below average Rush albums?

#65 Phantom

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Posted 06 August 2017 - 09:36 AM

For me, all Rush albums are above average when compared to other bands. But if the benchmark here is Rush, measured against themselves, then for me, from the above list, GUP through  RTB would classify as average or below average and i might include caress and fbn. From those not on the list above, I'd classify MP, Permanent Waves, Farewell, Hemispheres,2112, Counterparts, Clockwork and maybe Snakes as all well above their average... Imo

Edited by Phantom, 06 August 2017 - 09:45 AM.





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