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#141 houseofclouse

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Posted 26 August 2017 - 05:03 PM


We are now at my favorite Rush album and perhaps the best progressive rock album of all time.

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.

1. Hemispheres
Year: 1978
Track Listing:

1. Cygnus X-1 Book II: Hemispheres
This is probably my favorite Rush song of all time. It's a 18 minute epic with an amazing concept with flawless story telling. Lyrically and musically it's perfect for me.

Grade: Superb

2. Circumstances
The most mainstream track from the album is Circumstances and it really rocks. That chorus is killer.

Grade: Great

3. The Trees
The Trees is a lyrical masterpiece and is also terrific musically. I love the mix of acoustic and electric guitar.

Grade: Superb

4. La Villa Strangiato
This is probably my favorite instrumental of all time. This is the best track to demonstrate Lifeson's terrific abilities. It clocks in at around 9.5 minutes and it doesn't drag for a second.

Grade: Superb

This is the perfect progressive rock album. It has an epic, an instrumental, a shorter prog track, and a hard rocker. It's the perfect length and there isn't a minute of time being wasted on this album.

Rating: 10/10

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Posted 26 August 2017 - 05:04 PM

Well there you go guys and I hope you enjoyed!


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Posted 26 August 2017 - 05:20 PM

View Posthouseofclouse, on 26 August 2017 - 05:04 PM, said:

Well there you go guys and I hope you enjoyed!

Whatever shall you do now?

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Posted 26 August 2017 - 05:25 PM

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View Posthouseofclouse, on 26 August 2017 - 05:04 PM, said:

Well there you go guys and I hope you enjoyed!

Whatever shall you do now?

Rank every Rush song!

#145 Entre_Perpetuo

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Posted 26 August 2017 - 07:20 PM

View Posthouseofclouse, on 26 August 2017 - 05:25 PM, said:

View PostEntre_Perpetuo, on 26 August 2017 - 05:20 PM, said:

View Posthouseofclouse, on 26 August 2017 - 05:04 PM, said:

Well there you go guys and I hope you enjoyed!

Whatever shall you do now?

Rank every Rush song!


....maybe just come discuss music in some other threads? lol, idk if folks will have the patience to see a ranking of every Rush song if you lay it out as detailed as this.

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Posted 09 November 2017 - 09:58 AM

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View Posthouseofclouse, on 26 August 2017 - 05:04 PM, said:

Well there you go guys and I hope you enjoyed!

Whatever shall you do now?

Looks like houseofclouse has left us.

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Posted 16 November 2018 - 05:06 PM

19: VT- 1  
One Little Victory-  Below Average
Ceiling Unlimited-  Very Poor
Ghost Rider-  Poor
Peaceable Kingdom-  Below Average
The Stars Look Down-  Average
How It Is-  Very Poor
Vapor Trail-  Poor
Secret Touch-  Below Average
Earthshine-  Below Average
Sweet Miracle-  Poor
Nocturne-Below-  Average
Freeze-  Poor
Out Of The Cradle- Awful

18. T4E- 2
Test For Echo-  Average
Driven-  Average
Half The World-  Below Average
The Color Of Right-  Poor
Time and Motion-  Poor
Totem-  Very Poor
Dog Years-  Awful
Virtuality-  Great
Resist-  Poor
Limbo-  Good
Carve Away The Stone-  Awful

17: S&A- 2
Far Cry-  Below Average
Armor And Sword-  Poor
Workin' Them Angels-  Good
The Larger Bowl-  Poor
Spindrift-  Great
The Main Monkey Business-  Above Average
The Way The Wind Blows-  Poor
Hope-  Poor
Faithless-  Poor
Bravest Face-  Good
Good News First-  Below Average
Malignant Narcissism-  Average
We Hold On-  Poor

16: CA- 3   
Caravan-  Above Average
BU2B-  Great
Clockwork Angels-  Good
The Anarchist-  Average
Carnies-  Average
Halo Effect-  Below Average
Seven Cities Of Gold-  Poor
The Wreckers-  Below Average
Headlong Flight-  Great
BU2B2-  Great
Wish Them Well-  Very Poor
The Garden-  Superb

15: RTB- 4   
Dreamline-  Average
Bravado-  Superb
Roll The Bones-  Good
Face Up-  Below Average
Where's My Thing-  Great
The Big Wheel-  Average
Heresy-  Good
Ghost Of A Chance-  Poor
Neurotica-  Awful
You Bet Your Life-  Below Average

14: Presto- 4
Show Don't Tell-  Great
Chain Lightning-  Average
The Pass-  Average
War Paint-  Below Average
Scars-  Average
Presto-  Good
Superconductor-  Above Average
Anagram (For Mongo)-  Good
Red Tide-  Good
Hand Over Fist-  Below Average
Available Light-  Below Average

13: HYF- 5
Force Ten-  Great
Time Stand Still-  Above Average
Open Secrets-  Above Average
Second Nature-  Great
Prime Mover-  Above Average
Lock And Key-  Above Average
Mission-  Above Average
Turn The Page-  Good
Tai Shan-  Below Average
High Water-  Average

12: CP- 5
   Animate-  Great   
Stick It Out-  Great
Cut To The Chase-  Great
Nobody's Hero-  Average
Between Sun And Moon-  Average
Alien Shore-  Superb
The Speed Of Love-  Awful
Double Agent-  Average
Leave That Thing Alone-  Great
Cold Fire-  Average
Everyday Glory-  Below Average

11: PoW- 5
The Big Money-  Superb
Grand Designs-  Great
Manhattan Project-  Superb
Marathon-  Great
Territories-  Above Average
Middletown Dreams-  Below Average
Emotion Detector-  Below Average
Mystic Rhythms-  Good

10: p/g- 6  
Distant Early Warning-  Great
Afterimage-  Above Average
Red Sector A-  Great
The Enemy Within-  Good
The Body Electric-  Superb
Kid Gloves-  Great
Red Lenses-  Good
Between The Wheels- Good

9: Signals- 7
Subdivisions-  Great
The Analog Kid-  Superb
Chemistry-  Great
Digital Man-  Great
The Weapon-  Average
New World Man- Below Average
Losing It-  Great
Countdown-  Great

8: RUSH- 7
Finding My Way-  Superb
Need Some Love-  Great
Take A Friend-  Great
Here Again-  Good
What You're Doing-  Great
In The Mood-  Good
Before And After-  Good
Working Man-  Superb

7: MP- 8  
Tom Sawyer-  Great
Red Barchetta-  Superb
YYZ-  Superb
Limelight-  Good
The Camera Eye- Superb
Witch Hunt-  Great
Vital Signs-  Good

6: FBN- 8
Anthem-  Superb
Best I Can-  Great
Beneath, Between And Behind-  Superb
By-Tor And The Snowdog-  Superb
Fly By Night-  Good
Making Memories-  Great
Rivendell-  Good
In The End-  Superb

5: PW- 8
The Spirit Of Radio-  Great
Freewill-  Superb
Jacob's Ladder-  Great
Entre Nous-  Superb
Different Strings-  Great
Natural Science-  Superb

4: AFTK- 9
A Farewell To Kings-  Superb
Xanadu-  Superb++
Closer To The Heart-  Great
Cinderella Man- Superb
Madrigal-  Great
Cygnus X-1 Book I: The Voyage-  Superb          

3: CoS- 9
Bastille Day-  Superb
I Think I'm Going Bald-  Great
Lakeside Park-  Great
The Necromancer-  Superb
The Fountain of Lamneth-  Superb

2: 2112- 10
2112-  SUPERB +++
A Passage to Bangkok-  Superb
The Twilight Zone-  Superb
Lessons-  Superb
Tears-  Great
Something For Nothing-  Superb

1: HEMISPHERES- 10+  

Cygnus X-1 Book II: Hemispheres-  SUPERB +++
Circumstances-  Superb+
The Trees-  Superb +
La Villa Strangiato-  Superb ++















































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Posted 17 November 2018 - 04:46 PM

Earthsine is below avg, but Madrigal is great?

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Posted 17 November 2018 - 04:54 PM

Far Cry is below average, but Virtuality is great?

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Posted 17 November 2018 - 04:58 PM

Half the World is below average and anything is poor, very poor, or awful?

Not sure if :D  or :banghead:

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Posted 17 November 2018 - 05:13 PM

View Posttks95747, on 16 November 2018 - 05:06 PM, said:

  
      

3: CoS- 9
Bastille Day-  Superb
I Think I'm Going Bald-  Great
Lakeside Park-  Great
The Necromancer-  Superb
The Fountain of Lamneth-  Superb


Now this we agree on!  :cheers:

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Posted 17 November 2018 - 06:13 PM

Old Rush good, New Rush bad.

You really miss out on a lot of great music when you're so prejudiced to their modern stuff.

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Posted 17 November 2018 - 06:18 PM

View Posthouseofclouse, on 12 August 2017 - 10:28 PM, said:

View Postlaughedatbytime, on 12 August 2017 - 10:19 PM, said:

View Posthouseofclouse, on 12 August 2017 - 09:46 PM, said:

View Postlaughedatbytime, on 12 August 2017 - 09:41 PM, said:

The category just below awful should be named for "Half the World".
Hey man I'm not a fan either ������

No, but in my opinion it's the worst thing in their catalog, especially lyrically, and that includes the debut.

Yeah it's pretty bad, but Dog Years for me is the worst

for me its Anagram. I am ashamed how much I loathe it.

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Posted 17 November 2018 - 06:42 PM

View PostRushman14, on 17 November 2018 - 06:18 PM, said:

View Posthouseofclouse, on 12 August 2017 - 10:28 PM, said:

View Postlaughedatbytime, on 12 August 2017 - 10:19 PM, said:

View Posthouseofclouse, on 12 August 2017 - 09:46 PM, said:

View Postlaughedatbytime, on 12 August 2017 - 09:41 PM, said:

The category just below awful should be named for "Half the World".
Hey man I'm not a fan either ������

No, but in my opinion it's the worst thing in their catalog, especially lyrically, and that includes the debut.

Yeah it's pretty bad, but Dog Years for me is the worst

for me its Anagram. I am ashamed how much I loathe it.
Oh, heal the hate.

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Posted 17 November 2018 - 08:15 PM

I'll just rank the 70's and 80's stuff. Haven't heard all the 90's/2000's stuff yet:

Rush (7.5/10):
Finding My Way (10/10)
Need Some Love (6/10)
Take A Friend (10/10)
Here Again (6/10)
What You're Doing (9/10)
In The Mood (7/10)
Before And After (6 /10)
Working Man (7/10)

Fly By Night (8/10):
Anthem (8/10)
Best I Can (8/10)
Beneath, Between, and Behind (8/10)
By-Tor And The Snow Dog (10/10)
Fly By Night (9/10)
Making Memories (7.5/10)
Rivendell (7/10)
In The End (6.5/10)

Caress Of Steel (7.5/10)
Bastille Day (10/10)
I Think I'm Going Bald (5/10)
Lakeside Park (10/10)
The Necromancer (5.5/10)
The Fountain Of Lammeth (7/10)

2112 (8/10):
2112 (9/10)
A Passage To Bangkok (10/10)
The Twilight Zone (7.5/10)
Lessons (9/10)
Tears (7.5/10)
Something For Nothing (10/10)

AFTK (8/10):
AFTK (9/10)
Xanadu (9/10)
Closer To The Heart (8/10)
Cinderella Man (7.5/10)
Madrigal (8/10)
Cygnus X-1 Book #1 (7.5/10)

Hemispheres (9/10):
Cygnus X-1 Book #2 (7.5/10)
Circumstances (9/10)
The Trees (10/10)
La Villa Strangiato (10/10)

Permanent Waves (8/10):
The Spirit Of The Radio (9/10)
Freewill (8/10)
Jacob's Ladder (8/10)
Entre Nous (9/10)
Different Strings (7/10)
Natural Science (10/10)

Moving Pictures (8/10):
Tom Sawyer (9/10)
Red Barchetta (7.5/10)
YYZ (10/10)
Limelight (7.5/10)
The Camera Eye (9/10)
Witch Hunt (8/10)
Vital Signs (10/10)

Signals (9/10):
Subdivisions (10/10)
The Analog Kid (8/10)
Chemistry (10/10)
Digital Man (8/10)
The Weapon (9.5/10)
New World Man (8/10)
Losing It (9/10)
Countdown (9/10)

Grace Under Pressure (9/10):
Distant Early Warning (10/10)
Afterimage (9/10)
Red Sector A (9/10)
The Enemy Within (10/10)
The Body Electric (10/10)
Kid Gloves (10/10)
red lenses (8/10)
Between The Wheels (8/10)

Power Windows (8/10):
The Big Money (10/10)
Grand Designs (8/10)
Manhattan Project (8.5/10)
Marathon (8/10)
Territories (8.5/10)
Middletown Dreams (8.5/10)
Emotion Detector (9/10)
Mystic Rhythms (10/10)

Hold Your Fire (8/10):
Force Ten (10/10)
Time Stand Still (10/10)
Open Secrets (9/10)
Second Nature (8.5/10)
Prime Mover (5/10)
Lock And Key (10/10)
Mission (8/10)
Turn The Page (7.5/10)
Tai Shan (5/10)
High Water (7/10)

Presto (8/10):
Show Don't Tell (10/10)
Chain Lighting (8.5/10)
The Pass (9/10)
War Paint (10/10)
Scars (8/10)
Presto (9.5/10)
Superconductor (7.5/10)
Anagram (For Mongo) (8/10)
Red Tide (7.5/10)
Hand Over Fist (10/10)
Available Light (7.5/10)

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Posted 17 November 2018 - 08:40 PM

Can I ask a favor of many of my forum colleagues?  Can we stop pretending Limelight is an “okay” song?  It’s one of their best songs.

Thanks.

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Posted 17 November 2018 - 08:41 PM

View PostPermanent-Rush, on 17 November 2018 - 08:15 PM, said:

I'll just rank the 70's and 80's stuff. Haven't heard all the 90's/2000's stuff yet:

Rush (7.5/10):
Finding My Way (10/10)
Need Some Love (6/10)
Take A Friend (10/10)
Here Again (6/10)
What You're Doing (9/10)
In The Mood (7/10)
Before And After (6 /10)
Working Man (7/10)

That’s a pretty decent score for this thought just a few weeks ago:


View PostPermanent-Rush, on 25 October 2018 - 04:34 AM, said:


Rush's first album didn't have Neil on it, and 85% of the album was shitty mush for me mate.

You’ve come around to like the debut? That’s cool as there are some good tunes on it.

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Posted 17 November 2018 - 08:56 PM

View PostJohnnyBlaze, on 17 November 2018 - 08:41 PM, said:

View PostPermanent-Rush, on 17 November 2018 - 08:15 PM, said:

I'll just rank the 70's and 80's stuff. Haven't heard all the 90's/2000's stuff yet:

Rush (7.5/10):
Finding My Way (10/10)
Need Some Love (6/10)
Take A Friend (10/10)
Here Again (6/10)
What You're Doing (9/10)
In The Mood (7/10)
Before And After (6 /10)
Working Man (7/10)

That’s a pretty decent score for this thought just a few weeks ago:


View PostPermanent-Rush, on 25 October 2018 - 04:34 AM, said:

Rush's first album didn't have Neil on it, and 85% of the album was shitty mush for me mate.

You’ve come around to like the debut? That’s cool as there are some good tunes on it.

All of there albums have good tunes on it, tbh.

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Posted 19 November 2018 - 04:38 PM

View PostRick N. Backer, on 17 November 2018 - 08:40 PM, said:

Can I ask a favor of many of my forum colleagues?  Can we stop pretending Limelight is an “okay” song?  It’s one of their best songs.

Thanks.

THIS! it is the perfect Rush song

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Posted 20 November 2018 - 07:46 AM

View PostRushman14, on 19 November 2018 - 04:38 PM, said:

View PostRick N. Backer, on 17 November 2018 - 08:40 PM, said:

Can I ask a favor of many of my forum colleagues?  Can we stop pretending Limelight is an “okay” song?  It’s one of their best songs.

Thanks.

THIS! it is the perfect Rush song

It’s the perfect representation of Rush musically and lyrically. 10 out of 10 points on a 10 out of 10 album.

One of Rush’s bests? It’s not my personal best but it’s way way up there.  Certainly in my Top 10.





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