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Your bottom 3 Rush albums?

  1. Rush (26 votes [13.00%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 13.00%

  2. Fly by Night (11 votes [5.50%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 5.50%

  3. Caress of Steel (14 votes [7.00%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 7.00%

  4. 2112 (3 votes [1.50%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 1.50%

  5. A Farewell to Kings (1 votes [0.50%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 0.50%

  6. Hemispheres (2 votes [1.00%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 1.00%

  7. Signals (2 votes [1.00%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 1.00%

  8. Grace Under Pressure (4 votes [2.00%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 2.00%

  9. Power Windows (5 votes [2.50%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 2.50%

  10. Hold Your Fire (13 votes [6.50%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 6.50%

  11. Presto (17 votes [8.50%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 8.50%

  12. Roll the Bones (22 votes [11.00%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 11.00%

  13. Counterparts (7 votes [3.50%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 3.50%

  14. Test for Echo (23 votes [11.50%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 11.50%

  15. Vapor Trails (original) (18 votes [9.00%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 9.00%

  16. Snakes & Arrows (20 votes [10.00%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 10.00%

  17. Clockwork Angels (12 votes [6.00%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 6.00%

How do you feel about those 3 albums?

  1. I still like them, but they are my least faves. (33 votes [49.25%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 49.25%

  2. I just don't care for them. (17 votes [25.37%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 25.37%

  3. I don't like them. (13 votes [19.40%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 19.40%

  4. I hate them! (4 votes [5.97%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 5.97%

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#21 Relayer2112

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Posted 13 September 2017 - 11:57 AM

Test for Echo - loved it when it was first released, now pretty much can't stand it.
RTB - I don't think a whole lot of effort was put into this one.

Last and definitely least...

Vapor Trails - Hate it.  Not worthy of the brain cells I use to store the memory of having listened to it.

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#22 Nate2112

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Posted 13 September 2017 - 01:17 PM

You forgot Moving Pictures.

Not in any order:

2112
Moving Pictures
Rush

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Posted 13 September 2017 - 01:28 PM

Vapor Trails
Test for Echo
Roll the Bones

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Posted 13 September 2017 - 06:53 PM

View PostNate2112, on 13 September 2017 - 01:17 PM, said:

You forgot Moving Pictures.

Not in any order:

2112
Moving Pictures
Rush
:lol:

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Posted 13 September 2017 - 07:00 PM

(tie) Presto
(tie) Snakes and Arrows

Both are wretched.









































Counterparts

Not great, but pretty easy to ignore.

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Posted 14 September 2017 - 09:24 AM

Rush
Fly By Night
Caress of Steel

...and it's not close. Rush certainly took a few albums to get going, and 2112 was a true game changer... but aside from maybe five or six really good songs on those first three albums, it was an inauspicious start for the band.

That being said, By-Tor and the Snowdog is still one of their best songs.

Edited by KenJennings, 14 September 2017 - 09:26 AM.


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Posted 14 September 2017 - 01:25 PM

1. Vapor Trails
2. Snakes and Arrows
3. Hold Your Fire

Vapor Trails just has so many songs that don't go anywhere memorable. Aside from the obvious production issues, there's a lack of cohesiveness in the music that is unlike Rush. Some excellent lyrics though..

Snakes has Far Cry or else it would be my least favorite. I've never heard so many songs that have so many crammed lyrics in it. And the music just lacks a punch. Alex wrote everything acoustically first and you can hear it in the music,

Hold Your Fire sounds crappy and is totally overdone with keyboards. I'm shocked Alex Lifeson didn't quit in the middle of making this one. A waste of a guitar God.....

T4E used to be my least favorite, but the music has grown on me a bit-it's just difficult to get past the lyrics.

The number of votes for Clockwork Angels is appealing...

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Posted 15 September 2017 - 04:40 PM

Rush
Fly By Night

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Posted 07 October 2017 - 07:28 PM

1,  VT - the remix is much better but even so, its still bad
2.   CoS - those 2 long songs, yuck!  The shorter ones are very good but they can't undue the damage the long ones do to the record.
3.   CA- everything before Halo Effect stinks.  After that the songs are ok but the production stinks.

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Posted 07 October 2017 - 08:20 PM

Shit Stain Trails
Testicle For Ego
Cockwork Angles

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Posted 09 October 2017 - 09:48 AM

Roll The Bones
Counterparts
Test For Echo

  I like these albums, and when I listen to them I never skip any tracks. But these are the only albums where the tracks I don’t really care for that much, outnumber the ones I really like.

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Posted 09 October 2017 - 02:30 PM

I actually don't have a bottom three just albums I don't play as much as others.Unlike some people I appreciate all eras of Rush. If I am in the mood(sorry) for some straight ahead rock the debut gets a blast.I could play COS,Hem,HYF,RTB,T4E,S&A all after each other no problems.The only one I do have a problem with is the original VT but that was mainly due to the godawful wall of noise mastering/production.Yes there are some songs I don't care for but on each album there are at least four or five songs of brilliance and that's good enough for me.

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Posted 09 October 2017 - 02:35 PM

1. Hold Your Nose
2. Hold Your Nose
3. Hold Your Nose

I tried click on this 3 times, but only got one vote counted.

Ok the others are:
Presto
Roll the Boner.

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Posted 09 October 2017 - 02:37 PM

View PostLorraine, on 12 September 2017 - 12:53 PM, said:

2112
Power Windows
Vapor Trails
Oh come on Lorraine, you know you at least liked Alex's camel toe picture on 2112.

#35 jnoble

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Posted 09 October 2017 - 02:39 PM

Rush (too early, too derivative of other bands, dumb cliched lyrics)

Test For Echo (bland song writing with a fuzzy overdistortion to the sound)

Snakes & Arrows (only has two songs Far Cry & MalNar that have any of that classic Rush pizzazz and musical chops...the rest are midtempo lethargic dirges with uncharacteristically negative preachy lyrics)  



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Posted 09 October 2017 - 04:41 PM

View PostSegue Myles, on 12 September 2017 - 03:46 PM, said:

Bottom three?

Snakes And Arrows
Signals
Hemispheres

Blasphemer!!

#37 tangy

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Posted 09 October 2017 - 06:43 PM

Power windows
Hyf
Presto



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Posted 09 October 2017 - 08:41 PM

S&A, CA, and TFE.  Like them, just by process of elimination find them the bottom three.

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Posted 09 October 2017 - 08:53 PM

View PostSegue Myles, on 12 September 2017 - 03:46 PM, said:

Bottom three?

Snakes And Arrows
Signals
Hemispheres

Ahh, the folly of youth. :P

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Posted 09 October 2017 - 09:39 PM

I could do witnout HYF all together




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