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Your bottom 3 Rush albums?

  1. Rush (36 votes [11.88%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 11.88%

  2. Fly by Night (13 votes [4.29%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 4.29%

  3. Caress of Steel (23 votes [7.59%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 7.59%

  4. 2112 (4 votes [1.32%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 1.32%

  5. A Farewell to Kings (1 votes [0.33%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 0.33%

  6. Hemispheres (4 votes [1.32%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 1.32%

  7. Signals (3 votes [0.99%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 0.99%

  8. Grace Under Pressure (5 votes [1.65%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 1.65%

  9. Power Windows (10 votes [3.30%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 3.30%

  10. Hold Your Fire (22 votes [7.26%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 7.26%

  11. Presto (26 votes [8.58%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 8.58%

  12. Roll the Bones (28 votes [9.24%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 9.24%

  13. Counterparts (15 votes [4.95%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 4.95%

  14. Test for Echo (38 votes [12.54%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 12.54%

  15. Vapor Trails (original) (28 votes [9.24%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 9.24%

  16. Snakes & Arrows (31 votes [10.23%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 10.23%

  17. Clockwork Angels (16 votes [5.28%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 5.28%

How do you feel about those 3 albums?

  1. I still like them, but they are my least faves. (48 votes [47.06%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 47.06%

  2. I just don't care for them. (27 votes [26.47%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 26.47%

  3. I don't like them. (22 votes [21.57%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 21.57%

  4. I hate them! (5 votes [4.90%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 4.90%

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#101 Rutlefan

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Posted 15 December 2017 - 01:15 PM

View Postgoose, on 08 December 2017 - 05:09 PM, said:

View Posttas7, on 08 December 2017 - 04:51 PM, said:

My shock moment was when they released Ghost of a Chance as a single. I remember thinking imagine if that was your introduction to Rush!
The reality is that Roll the Bones was one of their most successful albums in terms of sales and radio play, and it brought in a lot of next generation fans.  Lovers of the prog era might be surprised by that, but it's true.

I remember talking to a young sailor (I was in the Navy, this is not some strange admission of some sort) in the early '90s about music. He was an avid Rush fan, introduced to the band by Roll the Bones. I smiled and nodded politely, thinking he must have been dropped on his head as a kid, but now I can appreciate where he was coming from, even if I don't share his enthusiasm.

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Posted 15 December 2017 - 03:53 PM

View PostRutlefan, on 15 December 2017 - 01:15 PM, said:

View Postgoose, on 08 December 2017 - 05:09 PM, said:

View Posttas7, on 08 December 2017 - 04:51 PM, said:

My shock moment was when they released Ghost of a Chance as a single. I remember thinking imagine if that was your introduction to Rush!
The reality is that Roll the Bones was one of their most successful albums in terms of sales and radio play, and it brought in a lot of next generation fans.  Lovers of the prog era might be surprised by that, but it's true.

I remember talking to a young sailor (I was in the Navy, this is not some strange admission of some sort) in the early '90s about music. He was an avid Rush fan, introduced to the band by Roll the Bones. I smiled and nodded politely, thinking he must have been dropped on his head as a kid, but now I can appreciate where he was coming from, even if I don't share his enthusiasm.
Probably their most "accessible" album.

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Posted 16 December 2017 - 08:03 PM

Rush ceased capturing my imagination with TFE and never came back from the abyss.

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Posted 16 December 2017 - 08:40 PM

Roll The Bones and Presto.
Vapor Trails had a few good songs. That or Test for Echo don’t rate high. But there are several albums that did not work for me past two songs. Some albums are entertaining despite having no top 10 songs.


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Posted 17 December 2017 - 07:54 AM

Its odd but when I am not obsessing over Rush I enjoy the "lesser" albums a lot. But as soon as I am fanatically into them, those albums sound bad and things like 2112, Hems, CoS and others seem like the greatest ever.

Right now I am obsessed with Snakes And Arrows, Grace, Presto, RTB but give it a while I wonder if I will be back into Rush and listening to those initial albums with awe again.

I realised my issue with Hemispheres is my own current lack of appreciation for longer songs, because I am sure when I get back to prog (which I am itching too as its the time of year I most listen to rock/metal) I will really love it.

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Posted 17 December 2017 - 01:09 PM

View PostStormtron, on 09 December 2017 - 07:40 AM, said:

Test for Echo - I think this is the least inspired they've ever sounded. The songs might not be as bad as some on Roll the Bones, but at least I can remember how bad Face Up is.

Roll the Bones - I like a few songs somewhat, but this is the only album where I straight up dislike almost everything.

Presto - I know it has a lot of fans here and I get it...let's just say it's not for me. Way too consistently wimpy and nothing much that I really love about Rush in the songs. It's like watching Clint Eastwood cry or something. To end on a positive note, I will say that I like Chain Lightning.
That's the same as me. :hail:

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Posted 17 December 2017 - 02:00 PM

View PostJPRushHed, on 05 December 2017 - 11:24 AM, said:

The First 3

After seeing who everyone else voted for...
I was reminded why I don't do Rush boards.


Well, off you go, then. I can’t say we’ve missed you!




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