1. One Little Victory
One Little Victory is a really good way to open an album. It features excellent drumming and tons of energy. I love the lyrics and the intensity of the track.
2. Ceiling Unlimited
Ceiling Unlimited has a great lyrical message and some good guitar work, but lacks energy. Geddy's vocals are delivered well though. Ceiling Unlimited feels a little bland and it is not very memorable.
3. Ghost Rider
Ghost Rider is a very emotional track with unique sounding guitar riffs and really good lyrics. The chorus is very memorable as well. I enjoy this song.
4. Peaceable Kingdom
Peaceable Kingdom has some nice heavy guitar riffs, but suffers from its somewhat boring musical approach. The song meanders and becomes a somewhat boring listen.
Grade: Below Average
5. The Stars Look Down
The Stars Look Down has beautiful moments throughout, but is an inconsistent listen. I do like the memorable chorus, but Geddy's vocal delivery is inconsistent.
6. How It Is
How It Is is a lyrical beast of a song, but musically it's lacking. I think it is a very emotional and heartfelt track, but it isn't the most enjoyable listen. It is still a decent song.
7. Vapor Trail
Vapor Trail is a great emotional track that has beautiful music and lyrics. The chorus is memorable and the guitar solo is a terrific addition.
8. Secret Touch
Secret Touch has one of Rush's all time best choruses. It has excellent guitar work, fast paced bass playing, and powerful drumming. Geddy's vocals are at their best on this track.
Earthshine has some amazing heavy guitar riffs and Lifeson's best sounding guitar work from the album. The chorus is big and anthemic. The guitar solo is fantastic.
10. Sweet Miracle
Sweet Miracle is a beautiful and catchy tune. The chorus is memorable and fun to sing along to. It's a fairly simple tune that is very effective.
Nocturne is a psychedelic track that has some really good moments. It's a strange tune that seems to drag at times, but is a decent song overall.
Freeze has lots of dark atmosphere and has eerie guitar parts. The chorus does not fit the track well at all and is its downfall. Also it lasts too long.
13. Out of the Cradle
This is not a good way to end an album. The chorus is somewhat weak and the guitar riffs are repetitive and somewhat boring. It is a weak closer.
Vapor Trails has really great lyrics and has some good moments, but due to poor production and inconsistent track quality it is a fairly average album. I like how emotional it is and how great the drumming is, but the album is inconsistent musically.
Edited by houseofclouse, 13 August 2017 - 08:05 PM.