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Your bottom 3 Rush albums?

  1. Rush (36 votes [12.77%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 12.77%

  2. Fly by Night (13 votes [4.61%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 4.61%

  3. Caress of Steel (21 votes [7.45%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 7.45%

  4. 2112 (4 votes [1.42%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 1.42%

  5. A Farewell to Kings (1 votes [0.35%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 0.35%

  6. Hemispheres (4 votes [1.42%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 1.42%

  7. Signals (3 votes [1.06%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 1.06%

  8. Grace Under Pressure (4 votes [1.42%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 1.42%

  9. Power Windows (9 votes [3.19%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 3.19%

  10. Hold Your Fire (20 votes [7.09%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 7.09%

  11. Presto (23 votes [8.16%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 8.16%

  12. Roll the Bones (27 votes [9.57%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 9.57%

  13. Counterparts (14 votes [4.96%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 4.96%

  14. Test for Echo (35 votes [12.41%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 12.41%

  15. Vapor Trails (original) (25 votes [8.87%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 8.87%

  16. Snakes & Arrows (29 votes [10.28%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 10.28%

  17. Clockwork Angels (14 votes [4.96%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 4.96%

How do you feel about those 3 albums?

  1. I still like them, but they are my least faves. (45 votes [47.37%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 47.37%

  2. I just don't care for them. (25 votes [26.32%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 26.32%

  3. I don't like them. (20 votes [21.05%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 21.05%

  4. I hate them! (5 votes [5.26%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 5.26%

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#81 Permanent-Rush

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Posted 07 December 2017 - 02:06 PM

Rush
Caress Of Steel
Hemispheres

Yeah sorry my doods but this is my list, I like these albums but not so much. I love 80's Rush but imma not huge on 70s or 2000's Rush at all. I pretty much only listen to there 80's/90's stuff and some songs from 70s/2000's.

Edited by Permanent-Rush, 07 December 2017 - 02:08 PM.


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Posted 07 December 2017 - 02:24 PM

View PostWil1972, on 29 November 2017 - 10:56 PM, said:

So would this poll seemingly indicate that the general Rush fan finds 2112 - Power Windows to be their best period? A good 10 year run.

I am one who also includes the brilliant Hold Your Fire in the golden period.

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Posted 07 December 2017 - 04:43 PM

View PostPermanent-Rush, on 07 December 2017 - 02:06 PM, said:

Rush
Caress Of Steel
Hemispheres

Yeah sorry my doods but this is my list, I like these albums but not so much. I love 80's Rush but imma not huge on 70s or 2000's Rush at all. I pretty much only listen to there 80's/90's stuff and some songs from 70s/2000's.

Now I love Caress Of Steel but its not as high up as it used to be. And Hems is a good call. Me and you have that one in common!

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Posted 07 December 2017 - 05:00 PM

View PostSegue Myles, on 07 December 2017 - 04:43 PM, said:

View PostPermanent-Rush, on 07 December 2017 - 02:06 PM, said:

Rush
Caress Of Steel
Hemispheres

Yeah sorry my doods but this is my list, I like these albums but not so much. I love 80's Rush but imma not huge on 70s or 2000's Rush at all. I pretty much only listen to there 80's/90's stuff and some songs from 70s/2000's.

Now I love Caress Of Steel but its not as high up as it used to be. And Hems is a good call. Me and you have that one in common!

NICE!!! :)

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Posted 07 December 2017 - 05:37 PM

View PostPermanent-Rush, on 07 December 2017 - 02:06 PM, said:

Rush
Caress Of Steel
Hemispheres

Yeah sorry my doods but this is my list, I like these albums but not so much. I love 80's Rush but imma not huge on 70s or 2000's Rush at all. I pretty much only listen to there 80's/90's stuff and some songs from 70s/2000's.
That's because you're not really a heavy metal fan. :haz:

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Posted 07 December 2017 - 05:43 PM

View PostJohnnyBlaze, on 07 December 2017 - 09:38 AM, said:

View PostTexas King, on 07 December 2017 - 05:34 AM, said:

According to results of this poll it seems that post-Power Windows Rush discography is pretty polarising on this board.
I think they really went downhill after PoW. Counterparts and Clockwork Angels are only two above-average records.

What it absolutely shows is that from the current 85 voters, 31 (that’s 36%) voted the debut among their bottom three, 26 (or 31%) chose Snakes, and 25 (29%) chose Bones. These are the bottom three. The percentages shown in the poll itself are deceptive.

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Posted 07 December 2017 - 07:04 PM

View Postvaportrailer, on 07 December 2017 - 05:43 PM, said:

View PostJohnnyBlaze, on 07 December 2017 - 09:38 AM, said:

View PostTexas King, on 07 December 2017 - 05:34 AM, said:

According to results of this poll it seems that post-Power Windows Rush discography is pretty polarising on this board.
I think they really went downhill after PoW. Counterparts and Clockwork Angels are only two above-average records.

What it absolutely shows is that from the current 85 voters, 31 (that’s 36%) voted the debut among their bottom three, 26 (or 31%) chose Snakes, and 25 (29%) chose Bones. These are the bottom three. The percentages shown in the poll itself are deceptive.

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Well, the percentages in the poll brackets just show the distribution of the 100%. The debut album, for example, currently shows 12.5%. But clearly, 33 votes (what it now shows) isn’t 12.5% of 89 voters (the number who’ve voted so far). (Now), 33 out of 89 TRFers (37%) are saying the debut is in their bottom three. That’s a lot imho and much more telling than the useless 12.5% that we see displayed. :yes:

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Posted 07 December 2017 - 08:54 PM

Rush
Presto
Roll The Bones

The debut just doesn't sound like Rush to me. It has rocking songs but it's incredibly derivative and it just doesn't have lot going for me.

Presto and RTB are the true Rush clunkers. That's not how you recover from Tai Shan, boys.

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Posted 08 December 2017 - 11:35 AM

View Postgoose, on 07 December 2017 - 10:34 AM, said:

View PostRutlefan, on 06 December 2017 - 03:00 PM, said:

Presto is easily the worst. The only one I think is really putrid, and objectively bad, not just in my opinion.

:eh:

You may not like it, but many do...love it, in fact.  

:cheers:

I think there's meds for that. You might want to nip that in the bud before it gets worse, and you find yourself listening to Kajagoogoo ;) .

Edited by Rutlefan, 08 December 2017 - 11:36 AM.


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Posted 08 December 2017 - 03:41 PM

View PostRutlefan, on 08 December 2017 - 11:35 AM, said:

View Postgoose, on 07 December 2017 - 10:34 AM, said:

View PostRutlefan, on 06 December 2017 - 03:00 PM, said:

Presto is easily the worst. The only one I think is really putrid, and objectively bad, not just in my opinion.

:eh:

You may not like it, but many do...love it, in fact.  

:cheers:

I think there's meds for that. You might want to nip that in the bud before it gets worse, and you find yourself listening to Kajagoogoo ;) .
I think Hold Your Fire is a much more Kajagoogoo RUSH album than Presto. Presto's thin and quiet, production-wise, but I like the stripped down sound better than the wall-of-Casio approach they had on HYF.

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Posted 08 December 2017 - 03:54 PM

View PostJohnnyBlaze, on 07 December 2017 - 07:04 PM, said:

View Postvaportrailer, on 07 December 2017 - 05:43 PM, said:

View PostJohnnyBlaze, on 07 December 2017 - 09:38 AM, said:

View PostTexas King, on 07 December 2017 - 05:34 AM, said:

According to results of this poll it seems that post-Power Windows Rush discography is pretty polarising on this board.
I think they really went downhill after PoW. Counterparts and Clockwork Angels are only two above-average records.

What it absolutely shows is that from the current 85 voters, 31 (that’s 36%) voted the debut among their bottom three, 26 (or 31%) chose Snakes, and 25 (29%) chose Bones. These are the bottom three. The percentages shown in the poll itself are deceptive.

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Well, the percentages in the poll brackets just show the distribution of the 100%. The debut album, for example, currently shows 12.5%. But clearly, 33 votes (what it now shows) isn’t 12.5% of 89 voters (the number who’ve voted so far). (Now), 33 out of 89 TRFers (37%) are saying the debut is in their bottom three. That’s a lot imho and much more telling than the useless 12.5% that we see displayed. :yes:

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Posted 08 December 2017 - 04:51 PM

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!

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Posted 08 December 2017 - 05:09 PM

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.

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Posted 08 December 2017 - 05:21 PM

1) Hold Your Fire
2) Vapor Trails
3) Counterparts/Clockwork Angels (tie)

W/ the caveat of each has a couple of good songs that I like, perhaps even love and are in my top 10,  but overall I just don't care for the album.

Keepers though...

1) Turn the Page,  Time Stand Still (sort of ...I don't care for Aimee Mann here)
2) One Little Victory, Earthshine (-ish)
3) Nobody's Hero, Animate/The Anarchist & The Garden

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Posted 09 December 2017 - 07:40 AM

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.

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Posted 09 December 2017 - 08:56 AM

 Stormtron, on 09 December 2017 - 07:40 AM, said:

I will say that I like Chain Lightning.
That's nice!

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 goose, on 09 December 2017 - 08:56 AM, said:

 Stormtron, on 09 December 2017 - 07:40 AM, said:

I will say that I like Chain Lightning.
That's nice!

Lmao

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Posted Yesterday, 06:57 PM

Three albums in a row bummed me out to the freakin' max.  Hold Your Fire, Presto, Roll the Bones.  Each started out so promising, but then turned into wispy, tinkle-chimey pop.

Why are some people referring to Counterparts as a "grunge" experiment.  Apart from Stick It Out, which I will grant has that lowtuned grungy riff, what else on that album could possibly compare to yer Nirvana/Soundgarden sound?




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