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Which two Rush albums are the most similar to each other?

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#21 JARG


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Posted 07 September 2017 - 03:42 PM

Starting with Snakes, all the songs sound like they came from the same crappy album.

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Posted 07 September 2017 - 04:03 PM

I'd say :rush: and Roll the Bones are damn near identical. I don't know how they got away with releasing that album again. :smoke:

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Posted 07 September 2017 - 06:54 PM

Yeah is good question coz this band dont do same thing twice really, i'd go for Presto/RTB too - major differences but as close as Rush get to similarity in MY OWN PERSONAL VIEW

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Posted 07 September 2017 - 08:53 PM

View PostNew_World_Man, on 07 September 2017 - 03:12 PM, said:

Presto and RtB are pretty smiliar in that they are both moving away from the synth driven sound of the few before them but not quite back to their heavy power trio roots which they would explore on CP.

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Posted 08 September 2017 - 07:57 AM

View Posttreeduck, on 07 September 2017 - 04:03 PM, said:

I'd say :rush: and Roll the Bones are damn near identical. I don't know how they got away with releasing that album again. :smoke:

Yea why release another song with a rap in it?? They already had a cool one in What You're Doing!

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Posted 08 September 2017 - 09:25 AM

View Postrolemodlin, on 06 September 2017 - 09:49 PM, said:

To me it's Power Windows and Hold Your Fire but I can see the case for A Farewell To Kings and Hemispheres. If backed into a corner I could probably even go with Counterparts and Test For Echo.

I agree regarding Power Windows and HYF. I don't care much for either and lump them both into that heavy synth era of the 80's

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Posted 08 September 2017 - 11:17 AM

CoS and HYF

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Posted 08 September 2017 - 08:34 PM

I don't think there are any. Power Windows and Hold Your Fire might be the closest I guess. They were always pushing the envelope.

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Posted 19 September 2017 - 07:50 PM

Great question.

It made me remember that one of the most exciting and unique things about Rush is how their sound would change so much from album to album (what other band does that?).

There was always the exciting anticipation of what would be different on the next album.

There really are no two Rush albums which sound very similar to each other, which is one reason why Rush is so special.

That said, I would have to say that possibly Fly By Night and 2112 sound the most similar.

Edited by rftag, 19 September 2017 - 07:52 PM.

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Posted 20 September 2017 - 01:20 AM

Production values aside, I reckon Moving Pictures and Signals.

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Posted 20 September 2017 - 04:05 PM

Hold Your Fire is very similar to the dumpster outside my office.  Does that count?

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Posted 23 September 2017 - 01:34 PM

Presto and RTB because of Rupert's light poppy sound production that stripped back some of the keyboard heavy sounds of the previous albums and sounded nothing like the following 3 albums starting with Counterparts

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Posted 23 September 2017 - 01:38 PM

Lyrics aside because that's a whole other issue we can discuss, Counterparts is right up there with MP and PermWaves as the best mixed and sounding Rush album of all time. I was tempted to say it can also be paired with TFE to go along with the thread topic but TFE wasn't mixed or recorded nearly as well as Counterparts. Its too fuzzy and distorted by comparison

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