"What the f#%@ happened to my favourite band?"
I remember thinking, it's ok, but not digging it and thinking it was time for them to throw in the towel.
I'm happy they didn't, of course.
Over the years, the album has grown on me a bit.
I quite like the Audio Fidelity & SHM versions.
It just goes to show, a weak album by Rush is still better than a strong album by most bands.
You have to give them credit for going out on a limb with the album.
I couldn't take a steady diet of it (all the songs start to sound the same after while), but it's good to listen to every once in a while.