We are now at number 4. This is the best album from the synth era.
Each track will be rated as follows: Awful, Very Poor, Poor, Below Average, Average, Above Average, Good, Great, Superb
Each album will be rated on a scale of 1 to 10.
4. Grace Under Pressure
1. Distant Early Warning
This song has a perfect blend of synths, guitar, and vocals to deliver a stellar track.
Afterimage has fantastic lyrics and synths. I love Geddy's vocals and I really enjoy the guitar solo.
3. Red Sector A
Another memorable lyrical beast from this album. Throw in the synths and guitar work and you have an awesome song.
4. The Enemy Within
The great reggae style guitar mixed with the fantastic chorus make this another synth heavy classic.
5. The Body Electric
This song has a great chorus and guitar solo, but the rest of the song is not great.
6. Kid Gloves
Kid Gloves has a very unique guitar solo and a very catchy chorus. I really enjoy the guitar work throughout.
7. Red Lenses
Red Lenses is a really odd track that reminds me of U2. It's a decent experimental tune.
Grade: Above Average
8. Between the Wheels
Now comes one of the strongest tracks from the album. It has a great opening synth line and great guitar work throughout.
Grace Under Pressure is an excellent release with great lyrics, guitar, synths, and production. The album is dark lyrically and is musically as good as synth rock gets.
My #9. I like or love everything on GUP.
At the time Bones was new I read an article in which Geddy stated that Distant Early Warning is the ultimate Rush song because it ((and this part is paraphrased--->)) has the perfect mix of Rush at their best in all areas. That was a surprising thing to read from Geddy. It is an awesome, perfect 10 song for me though.