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#41 houseofclouse

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Posted 16 August 2017 - 10:15 AM

 Segue Myles, on 16 August 2017 - 09:56 AM, said:

I think HYF is still my favourite Rush album. Yesterday I cautiously ranked it lower but today...I can honestly say it still blows my mind.

I really love every second of this album!!! And Power Windows too. I rank both above Presto. Honestly!

Grace Under Pressure, Power Windows and Hold Your Fire...my favourite era for this band!

Those are their most synth heavy releases. HYF would have been higher, if the band simply removed the last 2 tracks, but I have to take those into consideration. The synth period for Rush is my second favorite behind their progressive period, so you'll see I rank their other synth heavy albums fairly high.

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Posted 16 August 2017 - 10:30 AM

 Segue Myles, on 16 August 2017 - 09:56 AM, said:

I think HYF is still my favourite Rush album. Yesterday I cautiously ranked it lower but today...I can honestly say it still blows my mind.

I really love every second of this album!!! And Power Windows too. I rank both above Presto. Honestly!

Grace Under Pressure, Power Windows and Hold Your Fire...my favourite era for this band!

HYF is still #2 for me, right behind Permament Waves.

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Posted 16 August 2017 - 10:33 AM

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 Segue Myles, on 16 August 2017 - 09:56 AM, said:

I think HYF is still my favourite Rush album. Yesterday I cautiously ranked it lower but today...I can honestly say it still blows my mind.

I really love every second of this album!!! And Power Windows too. I rank both above Presto. Honestly!

Grace Under Pressure, Power Windows and Hold Your Fire...my favourite era for this band!

HYF is still #2 for me, right behind Permament Waves.

Lots of love for HYF, I honestly didn't see this coming.

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Posted 16 August 2017 - 10:34 AM

 Mystic Slipperman, on 16 August 2017 - 10:30 AM, said:

 Segue Myles, on 16 August 2017 - 09:56 AM, said:

I think HYF is still my favourite Rush album. Yesterday I cautiously ranked it lower but today...I can honestly say it still blows my mind.

I really love every second of this album!!! And Power Windows too. I rank both above Presto. Honestly!

Grace Under Pressure, Power Windows and Hold Your Fire...my favourite era for this band!

HYF is still #2 for me, right behind Permament Waves.

I ALWAYS UNDERRATE PERMANENT WAVES!

My next play...or shall it be AFTK?

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Posted 16 August 2017 - 10:35 AM

 houseofclouse, on 16 August 2017 - 10:33 AM, said:

 Mystic Slipperman, on 16 August 2017 - 10:30 AM, said:

 Segue Myles, on 16 August 2017 - 09:56 AM, said:

I think HYF is still my favourite Rush album. Yesterday I cautiously ranked it lower but today...I can honestly say it still blows my mind.

I really love every second of this album!!! And Power Windows too. I rank both above Presto. Honestly!

Grace Under Pressure, Power Windows and Hold Your Fire...my favourite era for this band!

HYF is still #2 for me, right behind Permament Waves.

Lots of love for HYF, I honestly didn't see this coming.

It gets a mixed response around here.

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Posted 16 August 2017 - 10:37 AM

 houseofclouse, on 16 August 2017 - 10:33 AM, said:

 Mystic Slipperman, on 16 August 2017 - 10:30 AM, said:

 Segue Myles, on 16 August 2017 - 09:56 AM, said:

I think HYF is still my favourite Rush album. Yesterday I cautiously ranked it lower but today...I can honestly say it still blows my mind.

I really love every second of this album!!! And Power Windows too. I rank both above Presto. Honestly!

Grace Under Pressure, Power Windows and Hold Your Fire...my favourite era for this band!

HYF is still #2 for me, right behind Permament Waves.

Lots of love for HYF, I honestly didn't see this coming.

HYF is a polarizing album, no doubt.   But yeah,  lots of us love it. (or MOST of it anyway! :D)   I'm one of those unique ones that (like Segue) loves the whole thing.

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Posted 16 August 2017 - 10:39 AM

 Mystic Slipperman, on 16 August 2017 - 10:37 AM, said:

 houseofclouse, on 16 August 2017 - 10:33 AM, said:

 Mystic Slipperman, on 16 August 2017 - 10:30 AM, said:

 Segue Myles, on 16 August 2017 - 09:56 AM, said:

I think HYF is still my favourite Rush album. Yesterday I cautiously ranked it lower but today...I can honestly say it still blows my mind.

I really love every second of this album!!! And Power Windows too. I rank both above Presto. Honestly!

Grace Under Pressure, Power Windows and Hold Your Fire...my favourite era for this band!

HYF is still #2 for me, right behind Permament Waves.

Lots of love for HYF, I honestly didn't see this coming.

HYF is a polarizing album, no doubt.   But yeah,  lots of us love it. (or MOST of it anyway! :D)   I'm one of those unique ones that (like Segue) loves the whole thing.

I really truly do!

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Posted 16 August 2017 - 11:11 AM

 Segue Myles, on 16 August 2017 - 10:39 AM, said:

 Mystic Slipperman, on 16 August 2017 - 10:37 AM, said:

 houseofclouse, on 16 August 2017 - 10:33 AM, said:

 Mystic Slipperman, on 16 August 2017 - 10:30 AM, said:

 Segue Myles, on 16 August 2017 - 09:56 AM, said:

I think HYF is still my favourite Rush album. Yesterday I cautiously ranked it lower but today...I can honestly say it still blows my mind.

I really love every second of this album!!! And Power Windows too. I rank both above Presto. Honestly!

Grace Under Pressure, Power Windows and Hold Your Fire...my favourite era for this band!

HYF is still #2 for me, right behind Permament Waves.

Lots of love for HYF, I honestly didn't see this coming.

HYF is a polarizing album, no doubt.   But yeah,  lots of us love it. (or MOST of it anyway! :D)   I'm one of those unique ones that (like Segue) loves the whole thing.

I really truly do!

I appreciate the all of the input from you guys.
Keep Posting your input. I will be posting number 13 later today!

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Posted 16 August 2017 - 12:49 PM

I suspect the next album is Counterparts...

LETS SEE IF I AM WRONNNNNG

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Posted 16 August 2017 - 01:23 PM

We are now at number 13. Here is the album that threatened to derail the band's career. I personally enjoy it though.

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.

13. Caress of Steel
Year: 1975
Track Listing:

1. Bastille Day
Bastille Day is a great hard rocking early Rush classic. It has great guitar riffs and solos. It's a really awesome opener.

Grade: Great

2. I Think I'm Going Bald
This is a really silly tune. It has pretty good guitar riffs, but this song's lyrics are really silly.

Grade: Poor

3. Lakeside Park
Lakeside Park is a nice softer tune. It has a good guitar tone and is a fairly enjoyable track. There isn't anything memorable about it though.

Grade: Average

4. The Necromancer
The Necromancer has distorted narration, excellent guitar riffs, and solos. It is a bit of a strange track upon first listen, but this 12 minute epic seems to get better with every listen.

Grade: Superb

5. The Fountain of Lamneth
What a way to end the album. The Fountain of Lamneth is a 20 minute epic with excellent lyrics, drumming, and guitar playing. There are times that it can drag a little bit, but overall it's a great song.

Grade: Great

This album definitely takes many listens to fully appreciate, but once you do, it is really hard not to love. It's production is not great and at times it doesn't flow well, but there's no doubt in my mind that this is Rush's best of their early pre-2112 period. Lifeson kills it on this record and those epic tracks are fantastic. It's a strange record that I really enjoy.

Rating: 8/10

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Posted 16 August 2017 - 01:24 PM

 Segue Myles, on 16 August 2017 - 12:49 PM, said:

I suspect the next album is Counterparts...

LETS SEE IF I AM WRONNNNNG

You were wrong, decent guess though!

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Posted 16 August 2017 - 03:36 PM

Caress has grown on me significantly over the years.

The next time I play a Rush record top to bottom, it'll probably be Caress of Steel.

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Posted 16 August 2017 - 03:43 PM

 Mystic Slipperman, on 16 August 2017 - 03:36 PM, said:

Caress has grown on me significantly over the years.

The next time I play a Rush record top to bottom, it'll probably be Caress of Steel.

I honestly wish I could place it a little bit higher, but their are other records that sound more polished from later in their discography.

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Posted 16 August 2017 - 06:43 PM

Here's a hint about number 12. It came out after Test for Echo and it has one of Rush's best opening tracks to any of their albums.

Can you guess it?

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Posted 16 August 2017 - 06:47 PM

 houseofclouse, on 16 August 2017 - 06:43 PM, said:

Here's a hint about number 12. It came out after Test for Echo and it has one of Rush's best opening tracks to any of their albums.

Can you guess it?

SNAKES AND ARROWS

Although personally Caravan was a better opener.

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Posted 16 August 2017 - 06:52 PM

We are now at number 12. Here is the album that brought Rush back to a level musically they had not been at in years.

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.

12. Snakes & Arrows
Year: 2007
Track Listing:

1. Far Cry
Far Cry is one of Rush's all time best opening tracks. It has great energy and an excellent chorus. Throw in Lifeson's guitar solo and you've got an all time great Rush track.

Grade: Superb

2. Armor & Sword
This song has great emotion and phenomenal melody. The guitar work is excellent as well. The guitar solo is awesome.

Grade: Great

3. Workin' Them Angels
This song is very well liked by many Rush fans. For me it's a solid track, but other than the phenomenal chorus, I don't think it's that great of a song.

Grade: Good

4. The Larger Bowl
This song has a catchy folk rock feel. For what it is, it's very good, but overall I'm not that into this one.

Grade: Above Average

5. Spindrift
This is a very psychedelic track with catchy guitar licks and odd vocals from Geddy. I like it just fine.

Grade: Above Average

6. The Main Monkey Business
Wow, this song is amazing. It's my second favorite Rush instrumental. The guitar is fantastic as well as the other instruments.

Grade: Superb

7. The Way the Wind Blows
Those bluesy guitar riffs are killer on this track. The guitar solo is as well. This is definitely a Lifeson driven track.

Grade: Good

8. Hope
This is a nice acoustic short instrumental piece that is a fun listen. Still, it is the weakest song on the album.

Grade: Above Average

9. Faithless
Not a huge fan of the lyrics, but it does sound beautiful musically and is well written.

Grade: Above Average

10. Bravest Face
I really like this song. The chorus is killer and the verses are very different, but they are extremely catchy.

Grade: Good

11. Good News First
This is an odd sounding track. It has some cool parts though like the chorus and the guitar solo.

Grade: Above Average

12. Malignant Narcissism
This may be a short instrumental, but it is fantastic for the duration it lasts. I really enjoy the bass work and the rhythm of the song.

Grade: Good

13. We Hold On
We Hold On is a well placed closer and I love it's style as the last track on the album. It's upbeat and extremely catchy.

Grade: Good

This album has good production, catchy choruses, and excellent instrumentals. It really sounds great and is the first Lifeson centered album since Counterparts. There's a lot of quality songs throughout and no bad tracks on the entire disc.

Rating: 8/10

Edited by houseofclouse, 16 August 2017 - 06:54 PM.


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Posted 16 August 2017 - 06:52 PM

 Segue Myles, on 16 August 2017 - 06:47 PM, said:

 houseofclouse, on 16 August 2017 - 06:43 PM, said:

Here's a hint about number 12. It came out after Test for Echo and it has one of Rush's best opening tracks to any of their albums.

Can you guess it?

SNAKES AND ARROWS

Although personally Caravan was a better opener.

You Got It! Nice!

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Posted 16 August 2017 - 07:02 PM

 Segue Myles, on 16 August 2017 - 06:47 PM, said:

 houseofclouse, on 16 August 2017 - 06:43 PM, said:

Here's a hint about number 12. It came out after Test for Echo and it has one of Rush's best opening tracks to any of their albums.

Can you guess it?

SNAKES AND ARROWS

Although personally Caravan was a better opener.

Caravan is killer as well, they're basically even

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Posted 16 August 2017 - 07:41 PM

Snakes And Arrows grew on my massively last year. Definitely in the mood to try it again!

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Posted 16 August 2017 - 07:53 PM

 Segue Myles, on 16 August 2017 - 07:41 PM, said:

Snakes And Arrows grew on my massively last year. Definitely in the mood to try it again!

It's a solid album!





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