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Poll: POLL: 7th track on each Rush studio album from 21st century (27 member(s) have cast votes)

Pick the 7th track from Rush studio albums of 21st century

  1. Vapor Trail (VT) (15 votes [55.56%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 55.56%

  2. The Way the Wind Blows (S&A) (4 votes [14.81%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 14.81%

  3. Seven Cities of Gold (CA) (8 votes [29.63%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 29.63%

Which grade would you give to a chosen track?

  1. A (8 votes [29.63%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 29.63%

  2. B (16 votes [59.26%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 59.26%

  3. C (2 votes [7.41%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 7.41%

  4. D (1 votes [3.70%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 3.70%

  5. F (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

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#1 Texas King

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Posted 27 December 2017 - 04:36 PM

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#2 laughedatbytime

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Posted 27 December 2017 - 04:46 PM

7COG.

VT is ok at best, and TWTWB is as full musically as it is preachy lyrically...it's easily in the bottom 10 of the entire catalog.

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Posted 27 December 2017 - 04:53 PM

Thought about The Way The Wind Blows, always struck me as a solid deep cut. But that bassline in Seven Cities is to die for. A for being on their best album since Signals.

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Posted 27 December 2017 - 04:54 PM

Either VT or 7COG. I agree that TWTWB is subpar.

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Posted 27 December 2017 - 06:14 PM

Definitely Vapor Trail, although SCOG ranks high on CA in my view.

Edited by rocket ignites, 27 December 2017 - 11:13 PM.


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Posted 27 December 2017 - 07:58 PM

I really liked 7COG when it first came out, but I grew tired of it. TBH, I havent listened to anything off of Clockwork Angels in probably 2 years. Vapor Trail has a few really good moments that make me dial it up on a fairly regular basis. The Way the Wind Blows sucks IMO

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Posted 27 December 2017 - 09:53 PM

Vapor Trail has grown on me over the years. When I first got the album it "went right by me" so to speak. Now I rate it. So that's probably the one. I also like Seven Cities. Where the Wind Blows is ok but it's probably the weakest of the three to my mind.

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Posted 27 December 2017 - 11:18 PM

VT: B

Wind: B-

Cities: C+

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Posted 28 December 2017 - 08:40 AM

7COG---B
VT--C+
TWTWB--F

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Posted 28 December 2017 - 10:54 AM

View Postlaughedatbytime, on 28 December 2017 - 08:40 AM, said:

7COG---B
VT--C+
TWTWB--F

:lol:

I’m imagining an emphatic “F” being typed. :lol:

#11 laughedatbytime

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Posted 28 December 2017 - 11:03 AM

View PostJohnnyBlaze, on 28 December 2017 - 10:54 AM, said:

View Postlaughedatbytime, on 28 December 2017 - 08:40 AM, said:

7COG---B
VT--C+
TWTWB--F

:lol:

I’m imagining an emphatic “F” being typed. :lol:
With as much emphasis as can be mustered about such an archetype of dullness.    Even Anagram (for Mongo) had some semiclever aspects associated with it

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Posted 28 December 2017 - 12:43 PM

Vapor Trail. It has to grow on you, but it is a high quality track.

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Posted 28 December 2017 - 06:59 PM

View Postprolix, on 28 December 2017 - 12:43 PM, said:

Vapor Trail. It has to grow on you, but it is a high quality track.
Agreed.  About a dozen listens.

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Posted 28 December 2017 - 11:05 PM

They're all d's. I'd rather listen to a mistuned fittle than vapetrail. I hated "the way the willows blow" video. I didn't get "seven cities" ... but my bad ... I didn't read the novel. I did like the cover of "Shapes Of Things"

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Posted 31 December 2017 - 12:06 PM

The Way the Wind Blows (B - its one of the weaker (but still good, song from S & A)

7 Cities of Gold (C or C+ - its one of the better songs from CA)

VT (D on the remix, D- (to be kind) on the original album.)

Edited by TheAccountant, 31 December 2017 - 12:08 PM.


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Posted 05 January 2018 - 10:30 AM

The Way the Wind Blows - A
The contrast of gritty heaviness in the verse and gentle serenity in the refrain is fantastic. Possibly my favorite track on S&A, and especially great to hear live.

Vapor Trail - B-
Sort of a depressing track, definitely on point to its subject matter. Still, it feels one-note; amid an album about rising from the ashes, this one lives in its despair.

Seven Cities of Gold - C
My least favorite track on CA, one I usually skip. Repetative and uninteresting. Aside from Geddy's killer bass work (which is on point through most of CA) it has very little to pull me in.

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Posted 05 January 2018 - 01:42 PM

Vapor Trail - B
The Way the Wind Blows - C
Seven Cities of Gold - C




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