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#81 cygnify

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Posted 17 August 2017 - 01:43 PM

Enjoying the thread;  However, I feel like I have difficult time ranking the Rush albums like this.  I find myself feeling nostalgic about certain albums more than others - and this changes fairly frequently; I also somewhat relate each album with its tour (for example, a reason I would have a hard time placing TFE low and I loved the tour, seeing it multiple times.)  Another factor is I dig the songwriting more or less on various albums, or the actual playing, and yet another factor is the production which can sour an impression.  Too many factors make the comparison too difficult.  An example of this is Hold Your Fire.  A very nostalgic album for me (senior year in high school, girlfriend, etc.) - but I also can't forget the first impression with my fellow old-school Rush fan / band-mates - of which I was the only one that made it through Rush's stylistic change with this album (will never forget my metalish guitarist's face when he first heard Time Stand Still.  Nope. lol.  However, as a drummer that liked other things beyond metal, I was thrilled!)  The songs are fairly good, but a little plain structurally, but with some really nice atmospheres (too much reliance on "sound effects").  Also, there was the tour - seeing multiple shows, hi-jinx with friends and girlfriend going to those shows, squashed up against the stage front row at one general admission show...  the memories are strong.  However, when I try to look at that tour objectively, I have to say, I thought it was not too great.  Song selection was very limited; especially devoid of "classics", the guitar sound live was terrible, too much reliance on sequenced bits and sound effects (each of the four shows I was at, the rear speaker sound effects were way too loud and out of time with the band.)  I felt the tour was inferior to P/G (my first) on multiple levels, and inferior to any of the "Evening with" shows from Oct 96 on... (though it was probably better than Presto tour and possibly the RtB winter tour - RtB summer was when I noticed they had finally brought it again!)  So, my feelings about HYF are mixed - and hard to sort out.

Anyway, looking forward to where you take it.  Maybe I'll sort out my own criteria and give it a shot.

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Posted 17 August 2017 - 02:07 PM

View Postcygnify, on 17 August 2017 - 01:43 PM, said:

Enjoying the thread;  However, I feel like I have difficult time ranking the Rush albums like this.  I find myself feeling nostalgic about certain albums more than others - and this changes fairly frequently; I also somewhat relate each album with its tour (for example, a reason I would have a hard time placing TFE low and I loved the tour, seeing it multiple times.)  Another factor is I dig the songwriting more or less on various albums, or the actual playing, and yet another factor is the production which can sour an impression.  Too many factors make the comparison too difficult.  An example of this is Hold Your Fire.  A very nostalgic album for me (senior year in high school, girlfriend, etc.) - but I also can't forget the first impression with my fellow old-school Rush fan / band-mates - of which I was the only one that made it through Rush's stylistic change with this album (will never forget my metalish guitarist's face when he first heard Time Stand Still.  Nope. lol.  However, as a drummer that liked other things beyond metal, I was thrilled!)  The songs are fairly good, but a little plain structurally, but with some really nice atmospheres (too much reliance on "sound effects").  Also, there was the tour - seeing multiple shows, hi-jinx with friends and girlfriend going to those shows, squashed up against the stage front row at one general admission show...  the memories are strong.  However, when I try to look at that tour objectively, I have to say, I thought it was not too great.  Song selection was very limited; especially devoid of "classics", the guitar sound live was terrible, too much reliance on sequenced bits and sound effects (each of the four shows I was at, the rear speaker sound effects were way too loud and out of time with the band.)  I felt the tour was inferior to P/G (my first) on multiple levels, and inferior to any of the "Evening with" shows from Oct 96 on... (though it was probably better than Presto tour and possibly the RtB winter tour - RtB summer was when I noticed they had finally brought it again!)  So, my feelings about HYF are mixed - and hard to sort out.

Anyway, looking forward to where you take it.  Maybe I'll sort out my own criteria and give it a shot.

This has been pretty tough. Most of these albums from 16-11 on my list were tough to rank. I am glad you are reading my posts. Thanks!

Edited by houseofclouse, 17 August 2017 - 02:23 PM.


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Posted 17 August 2017 - 05:44 PM

View PostMithrandir, on 17 August 2017 - 11:25 AM, said:

View Postbluefox4000, on 17 August 2017 - 10:37 AM, said:

Did a huge binge on Rush.  and it's funny all that time away and my favs are still what they are.

meaning my top 5 albums would be this.

1. Hold Your Fire
2. Hemispheres
3. Permanent Waves
4. Presto
5. Signals.

it's amazing how literally nothing shifted, lol

Mick
I would think that most long time Rush fans find that their favorite albums don't change over time.

My top 3 (Moving Pictures, Permanent Waves, & Hemispheres) never move from the top 3. They just swirl around switching positions in that top 3.

My bottom 3 (Snakes, Bones, and Echo) do the same thing.

It's everything else that fights to be as close as possible to the top 3...or away from the bottom 3. This group is much much harder to put in order.

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Posted 17 August 2017 - 05:59 PM

View PostJohnnyBlaze, on 17 August 2017 - 05:44 PM, said:

View PostMithrandir, on 17 August 2017 - 11:25 AM, said:

View Postbluefox4000, on 17 August 2017 - 10:37 AM, said:

Did a huge binge on Rush.  and it's funny all that time away and my favs are still what they are.

meaning my top 5 albums would be this.

1. Hold Your Fire
2. Hemispheres
3. Permanent Waves
4. Presto
5. Signals.

it's amazing how literally nothing shifted, lol

Mick
I would think that most long time Rush fans find that their favorite albums don't change over time.

My top 3 (Moving Pictures, Permanent Waves, & Hemispheres) never move from the top 3. They just swirl around switching positions in that top 3.

My bottom 3 (Snakes, Bones, and Echo) do the same thing.

It's everything else that fights to be as close as possible to the top 3...or away from the bottom 3. This group is much much harder to put in order.

Ahhh, as long as I'm here I might as well try putting them in order...

1) Moving Pictures
2) Permanent Waves
3) Hemispheres
4) A Farewell to Kings
5) 2112
6) Signals
7) Power Windows
8) Caress of Steel
9) Grace Under Pressure
10) Hold Your Fire
11) Fly By Night
12) Counterparts
13) Clockwork Angels
14) Presto
15) Rush
16) Vapor Trails
17) Test for Echo
18) Roll the Bones
19) Snakes & Arrows

8-16 were particularly hard to rank.

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Posted 17 August 2017 - 07:15 PM

1.  Grace Under Pressure
2.  Power Windows
3.  Permanent Waves
4.  Moving Pictures
5.  Snakes & Arrows
6.  Roll the Bones
7.  Hold Your Fire
8.  Test for Echo
9.  Signals
10. Presto
11. Counterparts
12. Vapor Trails Remixed
13. A Farewell to Kings
14. Clockwork Angels
15. 2112
16. Fly by Night
17. Hemispheres
18. Caress of Steel
19. Rush

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Posted 18 August 2017 - 10:43 AM


We are now at number 9. This album has heavy guitar riffs, great lyrics, and excellent production value.

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.

9. Counterparts
Year: 1993
Track Listing:

1. Animate
Animate is a very strong opener with great sounding guitar riffs, excellent lyrics, and terrific drumming and bass. The guitar solo is great as well.

Grade: Superb

2. Stick It Out
What a heavy song for Rush. As a huge fan of heavy and extreme metal, hearing Rush do this kind of track makes me so happy. The riffs are heavy and the chorus is really catchy.

Grade: Superb

3. Cut to the Chase
This song has another great chorus. The more hard rock oriented guitar riffs are brought back as well. The guitar solo is a nice addition.

Grade: Great

4. Nobody's Hero
I really love the emotion and lyrics of this song. It's great to listen to. Definitely the most emotional track from the album.

Grade: Great

5. Between Sun & Moon
The chorus of this song brings it down a lot. The rest of the song is pretty good though.

Grade: Above Average

6. Alien Shore
Alien Shore has excellent drumming and a very catchy chorus. I don't love the verses though, but this is still a good song.

Grade: Good

7. The Speed of Love
Now comes the only stinker from the album. It's cheesy, boring, and it actually kept this album down a spot in my rankings.

Grade: Very Poor

8. Double Agent
Here's the most ambitious track from the album. It has a very eerie narration style during the verses and the chorus is fantastic. The bass work is also top notch. I love this song.

Grade: Superb

9. Leave That Thing Alone
This is such an impressive instrument. The guitars and bass are utilized well and of course Neil's drumming is top notch.

Grade: Superb

10. Cold Fire
Cold Fire is definitely one of the catchiest tracks on the entire album. The chorus is fantastic and I really love the lyrics.

Grade: Superb

11. Everyday Glory
I really enjoy the overall meaning of the song, but is a bit over dramatic for me. It's still a solid track though.

Grade: Above Average

Counterparts sounds amazing. The production is top notch and Rush was finally a guitar driven band again. There are mostly good tracks on this album and it's a very great effort from the band. The lyrical concept that is based around men and women being counterparts is also brilliant.

Rating: 9/10

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Posted 18 August 2017 - 12:04 PM

Wow! #9 and already 9 out of 10!

Last time I chimed in I talked about my top 3 off that album. So for this one I might as well talk about my bottom 3.

And, using your scale, they are:

- Speed of Love (Awful)...lyrically weak, musically comatose, in my top 5 worse Rush songs

- Everyday Glory (Poor)...lyrically below average, musically forgettable, sounds like it belongs as the theme song for an old tv drama like Touched By An Angel

- Nobody's Hero (Below Average)...musically average but somewhat too safe; additionally, the song's hurt by the lyrics; important to note that a below average Rush song isn't too bad in the grand scheme of music

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Posted 18 August 2017 - 12:42 PM

View PostJohnnyBlaze, on 18 August 2017 - 12:04 PM, said:

Wow! #9 and already 9 out of 10!

Last time I chimed in I talked about my top 3 off that album. So for this one I might as well talk about my bottom 3.

And, using your scale, they are:

- Speed of Love (Awful)...lyrically weak, musically comatose, in my top 5 worse Rush songs

- Everyday Glory (Poor)...lyrically below average, musically forgettable, sounds like it belongs as the theme song for an old tv drama like Touched By An Angel

- Nobody's Hero (Below Average)...musically average but somewhat too safe; additionally, the song's hurt by the lyrics; important to note that a below average Rush song isn't too bad in the grand scheme of music

It's not a 9/10 on a Rush scale. My rating for an album is simply how much I enjoy it out of 10.

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Posted 18 August 2017 - 12:43 PM

Everyday Glory and Cold Fire...Rush would be one of my favourite bands of all time if these two were the only songs they ever wrote.

Seriously!

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Posted 18 August 2017 - 12:45 PM

View PostSegue Myles, on 18 August 2017 - 12:43 PM, said:

Everyday Glory and Cold Fire...Rush would be one of my favourite bands of all time if these two were the only songs they ever wrote.

Seriously!

i like Counterparts now but back when i didn't really like it....these were my 2 fav tracks on the album.

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Posted 18 August 2017 - 01:11 PM

View Postbluefox4000, on 18 August 2017 - 12:45 PM, said:

View PostSegue Myles, on 18 August 2017 - 12:43 PM, said:

Everyday Glory and Cold Fire...Rush would be one of my favourite bands of all time if these two were the only songs they ever wrote.

Seriously!

i like Counterparts now but back when i didn't really like it....these were my 2 fav tracks on the album.

Mick

I actually like the album but...I do tend to just play these two songs lol.

I once took off the three weakest RTB songs and added these two to it as a playlist and enjoyed it a lot!

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Posted 18 August 2017 - 04:53 PM

View Posthouseofclouse, on 18 August 2017 - 10:43 AM, said:


We are now at number 9. This album has heavy guitar riffs, great lyrics, and excellent production value.

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.

9. Counterparts
Year: 1993
Track Listing:

1. Animate
Animate is a very strong opener with great sounding guitar riffs, excellent lyrics, and terrific drumming and bass. The guitar solo is great as well.

Grade: Superb

2. Stick It Out
What a heavy song for Rush. As a huge fan of heavy and extreme metal, hearing Rush do this kind of track makes me so happy. The riffs are heavy and the chorus is really catchy.

Grade: Superb

3. Cut to the Chase
This song has another great chorus. The more hard rock oriented guitar riffs are brought back as well. The guitar solo is a nice addition.

Grade: Great

4. Nobody's Hero
I really love the emotion and lyrics of this song. It's great to listen to. Definitely the most emotional track from the album.

Grade: Great

5. Between Sun & Moon
The chorus of this song brings it down a lot. The rest of the song is pretty good though.

Grade: Above Average

6. Alien Shore
Alien Shore has excellent drumming and a very catchy chorus. I don't love the verses though, but this is still a good song.

Grade: Good

7. The Speed of Love
Now comes the only stinker from the album. It's cheesy, boring, and it actually kept this album down a spot in my rankings.

Grade: Very Poor

8. Double Agent
Here's the most ambitious track from the album. It has a very eerie narration style during the verses and the chorus is fantastic. The bass work is also top notch. I love this song.

Grade: Superb

9. Leave That Thing Alone
This is such an impressive instrument. The guitars and bass are utilized well and of course Neil's drumming is top notch.

Grade: Superb

10. Cold Fire
Cold Fire is definitely one of the catchiest tracks on the entire album. The chorus is fantastic and I really love the lyrics.

Grade: Superb

11. Everyday Glory
I really enjoy the overall meaning of the song, but is a bit over dramatic for me. It's still a solid track though.

Grade: Above Average

Counterparts sounds amazing. The production is top notch and Rush was finally a guitar driven band again. There are mostly good tracks on this album and it's a very great effort from the band. The lyrical concept that is based around men and women being counterparts is also brilliant.

Rating: 9/10

I am one of the few who love Speed of Love.  My second favorite on the album after CTTC

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Posted 18 August 2017 - 05:31 PM

View PostMithrandir, on 18 August 2017 - 04:53 PM, said:

View Posthouseofclouse, on 18 August 2017 - 10:43 AM, said:


We are now at number 9. This album has heavy guitar riffs, great lyrics, and excellent production value.

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.

9. Counterparts
Year: 1993
Track Listing:

1. Animate
Animate is a very strong opener with great sounding guitar riffs, excellent lyrics, and terrific drumming and bass. The guitar solo is great as well.

Grade: Superb

2. Stick It Out
What a heavy song for Rush. As a huge fan of heavy and extreme metal, hearing Rush do this kind of track makes me so happy. The riffs are heavy and the chorus is really catchy.

Grade: Superb

3. Cut to the Chase
This song has another great chorus. The more hard rock oriented guitar riffs are brought back as well. The guitar solo is a nice addition.

Grade: Great

4. Nobody's Hero
I really love the emotion and lyrics of this song. It's great to listen to. Definitely the most emotional track from the album.

Grade: Great

5. Between Sun & Moon
The chorus of this song brings it down a lot. The rest of the song is pretty good though.

Grade: Above Average

6. Alien Shore
Alien Shore has excellent drumming and a very catchy chorus. I don't love the verses though, but this is still a good song.

Grade: Good

7. The Speed of Love
Now comes the only stinker from the album. It's cheesy, boring, and it actually kept this album down a spot in my rankings.

Grade: Very Poor

8. Double Agent
Here's the most ambitious track from the album. It has a very eerie narration style during the verses and the chorus is fantastic. The bass work is also top notch. I love this song.

Grade: Superb

9. Leave That Thing Alone
This is such an impressive instrument. The guitars and bass are utilized well and of course Neil's drumming is top notch.

Grade: Superb

10. Cold Fire
Cold Fire is definitely one of the catchiest tracks on the entire album. The chorus is fantastic and I really love the lyrics.

Grade: Superb

11. Everyday Glory
I really enjoy the overall meaning of the song, but is a bit over dramatic for me. It's still a solid track though.

Grade: Above Average

Counterparts sounds amazing. The production is top notch and Rush was finally a guitar driven band again. There are mostly good tracks on this album and it's a very great effort from the band. The lyrical concept that is based around men and women being counterparts is also brilliant.

Rating: 9/10

I am one of the few who love Speed of Love.  My second favorite on the album after CTTC

I love it too hahaha

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Posted 18 August 2017 - 05:35 PM

View Posthouseofclouse, on 18 August 2017 - 12:42 PM, said:

View PostJohnnyBlaze, on 18 August 2017 - 12:04 PM, said:

Wow! #9 and already 9 out of 10!

Last time I chimed in I talked about my top 3 off that album. So for this one I might as well talk about my bottom 3.

And, using your scale, they are:

- Speed of Love (Awful)...lyrically weak, musically comatose, in my top 5 worse Rush songs

- Everyday Glory (Poor)...lyrically below average, musically forgettable, sounds like it belongs as the theme song for an old tv drama like Touched By An Angel

- Nobody's Hero (Below Average)...musically average but somewhat too safe; additionally, the song's hurt by the lyrics; important to note that a below average Rush song isn't too bad in the grand scheme of music

It's not a 9/10 on a Rush scale. My rating for an album is simply how much I enjoy it out of 10.

???
Isn't that what I said?

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Posted 18 August 2017 - 05:37 PM

View PostJohnnyBlaze, on 18 August 2017 - 05:35 PM, said:

View Posthouseofclouse, on 18 August 2017 - 12:42 PM, said:

View PostJohnnyBlaze, on 18 August 2017 - 12:04 PM, said:

Wow! #9 and already 9 out of 10!

Last time I chimed in I talked about my top 3 off that album. So for this one I might as well talk about my bottom 3.

And, using your scale, they are:

- Speed of Love (Awful)...lyrically weak, musically comatose, in my top 5 worse Rush songs

- Everyday Glory (Poor)...lyrically below average, musically forgettable, sounds like it belongs as the theme song for an old tv drama like Touched By An Angel

- Nobody's Hero (Below Average)...musically average but somewhat too safe; additionally, the song's hurt by the lyrics; important to note that a below average Rush song isn't too bad in the grand scheme of music

It's not a 9/10 on a Rush scale. My rating for an album is simply how much I enjoy it out of 10.

???
Isn't that what I said?

Lol I just remembered Steve Smith LMAO

He'd be all over this haha

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Posted 18 August 2017 - 05:47 PM

View PostSegue Myles, on 18 August 2017 - 05:37 PM, said:

View PostJohnnyBlaze, on 18 August 2017 - 05:35 PM, said:

View Posthouseofclouse, on 18 August 2017 - 12:42 PM, said:

View PostJohnnyBlaze, on 18 August 2017 - 12:04 PM, said:

Wow! #9 and already 9 out of 10!

Last time I chimed in I talked about my top 3 off that album. So for this one I might as well talk about my bottom 3.

And, using your scale, they are:

- Speed of Love (Awful)...lyrically weak, musically comatose, in my top 5 worse Rush songs

- Everyday Glory (Poor)...lyrically below average, musically forgettable, sounds like it belongs as the theme song for an old tv drama like Touched By An Angel

- Nobody's Hero (Below Average)...musically average but somewhat too safe; additionally, the song's hurt by the lyrics; important to note that a below average Rush song isn't too bad in the grand scheme of music

It's not a 9/10 on a Rush scale. My rating for an album is simply how much I enjoy it out of 10.

???
Isn't that what I said?

Lol I just remembered Steve Smith LMAO

He'd be all over this haha
Haha

Here's my Steve Smith imitation...
"Johnny, what instrument do you play? What instrument do you play? What instrument do you play? Hello? Please reply. I'm sorry. I hope we can move on from this. Hello? I'm deeply sorry. Johnny? Are you mad at me?" :lol:

Talking to Steve Smith is like watching a coked up hamster running in one of those little hamster wheels while simultaneously having a jackhammer pounding away 2 inches from your ear.

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Posted 18 August 2017 - 05:50 PM

View PostJohnnyBlaze, on 18 August 2017 - 05:47 PM, said:

View PostSegue Myles, on 18 August 2017 - 05:37 PM, said:

View PostJohnnyBlaze, on 18 August 2017 - 05:35 PM, said:

View Posthouseofclouse, on 18 August 2017 - 12:42 PM, said:

View PostJohnnyBlaze, on 18 August 2017 - 12:04 PM, said:

Wow! #9 and already 9 out of 10!

Last time I chimed in I talked about my top 3 off that album. So for this one I might as well talk about my bottom 3.

And, using your scale, they are:

- Speed of Love (Awful)...lyrically weak, musically comatose, in my top 5 worse Rush songs

- Everyday Glory (Poor)...lyrically below average, musically forgettable, sounds like it belongs as the theme song for an old tv drama like Touched By An Angel

- Nobody's Hero (Below Average)...musically average but somewhat too safe; additionally, the song's hurt by the lyrics; important to note that a below average Rush song isn't too bad in the grand scheme of music

It's not a 9/10 on a Rush scale. My rating for an album is simply how much I enjoy it out of 10.

???
Isn't that what I said?

Lol I just remembered Steve Smith LMAO

He'd be all over this haha
Haha

Here's my Steve Smith imitation...
"Johnny, what instrument do you play? What instrument do you play? What instrument do you play? Hello? Please reply. I'm sorry. I hope we can move on from this. Hello? I'm deeply sorry. Johnny? Are you mad at me?" :lol:

Talking to Steve Smith is like watching a coked up hamster running in one of those little hamster wheels while simultaneously having a jackhammer pounding away 2 inches from your ear.

Where did he go?

Sheesh he came and went. Apologised. And then went again.

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Posted 18 August 2017 - 06:15 PM

View PostSegue Myles, on 18 August 2017 - 05:50 PM, said:

View PostJohnnyBlaze, on 18 August 2017 - 05:47 PM, said:

View PostSegue Myles, on 18 August 2017 - 05:37 PM, said:

View PostJohnnyBlaze, on 18 August 2017 - 05:35 PM, said:

View Posthouseofclouse, on 18 August 2017 - 12:42 PM, said:

View PostJohnnyBlaze, on 18 August 2017 - 12:04 PM, said:

Wow! #9 and already 9 out of 10!

Last time I chimed in I talked about my top 3 off that album. So for this one I might as well talk about my bottom 3.

And, using your scale, they are:

- Speed of Love (Awful)...lyrically weak, musically comatose, in my top 5 worse Rush songs

- Everyday Glory (Poor)...lyrically below average, musically forgettable, sounds like it belongs as the theme song for an old tv drama like Touched By An Angel

- Nobody's Hero (Below Average)...musically average but somewhat too safe; additionally, the song's hurt by the lyrics; important to note that a below average Rush song isn't too bad in the grand scheme of music

It's not a 9/10 on a Rush scale. My rating for an album is simply how much I enjoy it out of 10.

???
Isn't that what I said?

Lol I just remembered Steve Smith LMAO

He'd be all over this haha
Haha

Here's my Steve Smith imitation...
"Johnny, what instrument do you play? What instrument do you play? What instrument do you play? Hello? Please reply. I'm sorry. I hope we can move on from this. Hello? I'm deeply sorry. Johnny? Are you mad at me?" :lol:

Talking to Steve Smith is like watching a coked up hamster running in one of those little hamster wheels while simultaneously having a jackhammer pounding away 2 inches from your ear.

Where did he go?

Sheesh he came and went. Apologised. And then went again.

Don't know. Probably running in a different hamster wheel on another forum.

#100 houseofclouse

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Posted 19 August 2017 - 01:52 PM


We are now at number 8. This is a polarizing album that is very synth heavy. Many fans hate it and many fans love it.

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.

8. Power Windows
Year: 1985
Track Listing:

1. The Big Money
The Big Money is the most instantly enjoyable track from the entire album. It has great synths, an excellent guitar solo, and really good bass.

Grade: Superb

2. Grand Designs
Grand Designs is fantastic. It has a great chorus, awesome synths, and a really good guitar solo.

Grade: Superb

3. Manhattan Project
This song has great lyrics and another fantastic chorus. I love the overall sound of the entire track. Geddy's bass shines.

Grade: Superb

4. Marathon
Marathon is a really good song, but I think it lasts too long and its chorus is not my favorite. I still enjoy it quite a bit though.

Grade: Good

5. Territories
Territories is another lyrical beast with some really catchy guitar riffs and another really strong chorus. Obviously, the synth work is top notch.

Grade: Great

6. Middletown Dreams
The lyrics and Lifeson's excellently timed guitar licks make this song so good. The synth work and the guitar solo are both fantastic.

Grade: Superb

7. Emotion Detector
Now comes the only song I don't like on the album. The guitar solo is fantastic and I enjoy the chorus, but everything else is meh.

Grade: Above Average

8. Mystic Rhythms
This is the most atmospheric track on the album. It feels magical and really puts me in a great mood.

Grade: Great

Power Windows is an odd album for me. My views have completely changed since I first heard it. It has grown on me a lot and I used to dislike this album. I love the intricate guitar work and the synths as well. It really is a great album.

Rating: 9/10





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