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Caress of Steel or Power Windows?

  1. Caress of Steel (23 votes [53.49%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 53.49%

  2. Power Windows (20 votes [46.51%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 46.51%

What tracks from these two albums can sneak in your top 20 Rush songs?

  1. Bastille Day (19 votes [13.19%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 13.19%

  2. I Think I'm Going Bald (2 votes [1.39%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 1.39%

  3. Lakeside Park (12 votes [8.33%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 8.33%

  4. The Necromancer (13 votes [9.03%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 9.03%

  5. The Fountain of Lamneth (13 votes [9.03%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 9.03%

  6. The Big Money (10 votes [6.94%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 6.94%

  7. Grand Designs (8 votes [5.56%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 5.56%

  8. Manhattan Project (8 votes [5.56%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 5.56%

  9. Marathon (19 votes [13.19%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 13.19%

  10. Territories (13 votes [9.03%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 9.03%

  11. Middletown Dreams (12 votes [8.33%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 8.33%

  12. Emotion Detector (5 votes [3.47%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 3.47%

  13. Mystic Rhythms (10 votes [6.94%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 6.94%

  14. None of them (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

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#1 Texas King

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Posted 15 August 2017 - 02:48 PM

Let me see your music taste for Rush on this subject.
One Rush album absolutely driven with heavy rock guitar or an album driven with synths?

My pick is CoS, easily. It's my 6th fave Rush album, while PoW is probably 11th.
Songs Necro, Bastille Day and Marathon would make my top 20 Rush songs.

Edited by Texas King, 15 August 2017 - 02:55 PM.


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#2 Lorraine

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Posted 15 August 2017 - 02:56 PM

I'm with the King.

Caress of Steel

Am not a Power Windows fan.

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Posted 15 August 2017 - 03:35 PM

Power Windows

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Posted 15 August 2017 - 03:40 PM

Grace Under Pressure was the last Rush album I bought. Nuff said...

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Posted 15 August 2017 - 03:52 PM

View PostNarps, on 15 August 2017 - 03:40 PM, said:

Grace Under Pressure was the last Rush album I bought. Nuff said...
Got a little too heavy metal for you after that did it??

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Posted 15 August 2017 - 03:53 PM

I'm not really sure what my top 20 Rush songs are, I've never really sat down and compiled a list. Seems like too much work to me!

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Posted 15 August 2017 - 03:57 PM

Good matchup. The albums are polar opposites yet merely mirror images of each other in some regards.

I love me some CoS, but it's easy to tell where the songwriting just wasn't quite focused enough. PoW on the other hand is a progressive synth-rock masterclass, and masterpiece at that. It ranks just above Hems for me while CoS is just below.

As for songs that could potentially be in my top 20, I know Marathon would stand a great chance, as well as Fountain. After that Bastille Day and Territories come to mind but then it all gets mixed up and I can't decide.

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Posted 15 August 2017 - 04:19 PM

COS - Lakeside Park


Edited by custom55, 15 August 2017 - 04:29 PM.


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Posted 15 August 2017 - 04:28 PM

CoS easily.  Neither album is in my Rush wheelhouse, but CoS interests me more.  Bastille Day and Territories make my top 20.

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Posted 15 August 2017 - 04:33 PM

The Necromancer would be my favorite Rush song if it were not for the awesomeness of Cygnus X1 .. So The Necromancer, Bastille Day and Lakeside Park would all fall into that Top 20 on a given day


Now .. what's this other album you speak of ??


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Edited by Lucas, 15 August 2017 - 07:05 PM.


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Posted 15 August 2017 - 04:57 PM

The windows of power over the caress of steel for me.

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Posted 15 August 2017 - 05:07 PM

I love all of these songs and Idek what ones will be in my top 20 so I chose em all for rn till I decide

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Posted 15 August 2017 - 05:53 PM

Caress of Steel is top 3 album for me, Bastille day top 10 song, but Marathon is my 3rd favorite Rush song :)

Went with CoS

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Posted 15 August 2017 - 06:57 PM

I voted CoS not for loving the album...it's ok...but for my disdain of the synth era.

Although PoW had some strong material...territories, grand designs. Bastille Day was my first Rush tune I heard so that's definitely top shelf.

Edited by HemiBeers, 15 August 2017 - 06:59 PM.


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Posted 15 August 2017 - 06:59 PM

I'm surprised it's a tie. I thought most here didn't like Caress of Steel.

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Posted 15 August 2017 - 07:01 PM

Caress of steel, fountains and bastille day

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Posted 15 August 2017 - 07:03 PM

View PostLorraine, on 15 August 2017 - 06:59 PM, said:

I'm surprised it's a tie. I thought most here didn't like Caress of Steel.
i did that just to surprise you. it doesn't take much. :kisshug:

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Posted 15 August 2017 - 07:08 PM

View PostHemiBeers, on 15 August 2017 - 07:03 PM, said:

View PostLorraine, on 15 August 2017 - 06:59 PM, said:

I'm surprised it's a tie. I thought most here didn't like Caress of Steel.
i did that just to surprise you. it doesn't take much. :kisshug:
:unsure:

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Posted 15 August 2017 - 07:46 PM

Cos is  and always will be my favorite Rush album .

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Posted 15 August 2017 - 08:54 PM

This is almost like comparing apples and oranges because they are so different. CoS is a classic hard rock album while PoWs is synth city. If you'd asked me 10 years ago I wouldn't even have even put PoWs in the running but it's grown on me (in a good way). I really learned to appreciate it more after the Clockwork Angels tour since they played so much of it.




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