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Poll: The Last 8: Hold Your Fire to Clockwork Angels (40 member(s) have cast votes)

Which is the best studio album from Hold Your Fire to Clockwork Angels?

  1. Hold Your Fire (8 votes [20.00%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 20.00%

  2. Presto (2 votes [5.00%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 5.00%

  3. Roll the Bones (3 votes [7.50%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 7.50%

  4. Counterparts (5 votes [12.50%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 12.50%

  5. Test for Echo (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  6. Vapor Trails (2 votes [5.00%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 5.00%

  7. Snakes and Arrows (2 votes [5.00%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 5.00%

  8. Clockwork Angels (18 votes [45.00%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 45.00%

Which is the worst studio album from Hold Your Fire to Clockwork Angels?

  1. Hold Your Fire (4 votes [10.00%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 10.00%

  2. Presto (2 votes [5.00%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 5.00%

  3. Roll the Bones (6 votes [15.00%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 15.00%

  4. Counterparts (3 votes [7.50%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 7.50%

  5. Test for Echo (11 votes [27.50%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 27.50%

  6. Vapor Trails (7 votes [17.50%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 17.50%

  7. Snakes and Arrows (4 votes [10.00%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 10.00%

  8. Clockwork Angels (3 votes [7.50%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 7.50%

On a scale from 1 to 10 (‘10’ being perfect), which ones would you give a perfect 10?

  1. Hold Your Fire (6 votes [11.11%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 11.11%

  2. Presto (2 votes [3.70%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 3.70%

  3. Roll the Bones (3 votes [5.56%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 5.56%

  4. Counterparts (3 votes [5.56%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 5.56%

  5. Test for Echo (1 votes [1.85%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 1.85%

  6. Vapor Trails (2 votes [3.70%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 3.70%

  7. Snakes and Arrows (1 votes [1.85%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 1.85%

  8. Clockwork Angels (11 votes [20.37%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 20.37%

  9. (none) (25 votes [46.30%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 46.30%

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#1 JohnnyBlaze

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Posted 10 February 2018 - 11:01 AM

Seems like many TRFers often have mentioned that their least liked Rush albums are in this bunch.

Still, other TRFers have mentioned that their favorites are in this same bunch.

So how about it?

Discuss.


*Oh, I’m only including Rush’s original material in this poll so Feedback is sitting this one out. I do like Feedback but it’s nothing more than a side piece for me; Rush with an asterisk next to it.

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Posted 10 February 2018 - 11:08 AM

best: CA material-wise, except for the overly hot production. worst: hold your nose. none of these are 10s..most are maybe half ok, decent songs and half filler and bad experiments.

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Posted 10 February 2018 - 11:27 AM

View PostHemiBeers, on 10 February 2018 - 11:08 AM, said:

best: CA material-wise, except for the overly hot production. worst: hold your nose. none of these are 10s..most are maybe half ok, decent songs and half filler and bad experiments.

I’m kind of expecting the most “best” votes for HYF, Counterparts, and CA.

For the most “worst” votes, I think that could be anything but those three.

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Posted 10 February 2018 - 11:42 AM

Best: Hold Your Fire
Worst: Test for Echo
No perfect tens.

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Posted 10 February 2018 - 12:04 PM

View PostJohnnyBlaze, on 10 February 2018 - 11:27 AM, said:

View PostHemiBeers, on 10 February 2018 - 11:08 AM, said:

best: CA material-wise, except for the overly hot production. worst: hold your nose. none of these are 10s..most are maybe half ok, decent songs and half filler and bad experiments.

I’m kind of expecting the most “best” votes for HYF, Counterparts, and CA.

For the most “worst” votes, I think that could be anything but those three.

HYF is easily the worst.  CA is easily the best.  None of them are 10s.

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Posted 10 February 2018 - 12:18 PM

HYF is my fav Rush album so.....

The worst is VT......just complete shit.  Although i would vote CA if i could as well.

none of these albums are perfect thought.  i even skip a couple of tracks on HYF.

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Posted 10 February 2018 - 12:33 PM

For me, T4E is easily at the bottom, in spite of perhaps the best production.  The songs, almost across the board, are completely uninteresting to me (exceptions being Time and Motion, Title Track and, oddly, Dog Years, in that order).  So, T4E :boo hiss:

Picking the best was a matter of choosing the album I most enjoy listening to start to finish, which turned out to be Presto.  All the others have songs that I just don't enjoy, or, in the case of Vapor Trails (which i think is the best composed album of the lot in terms of a cohesive collection of songwriting and lyrics), is a draining listening experience.  

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Posted 10 February 2018 - 01:36 PM

Best: CA
Worst: RTB
Perfect 10: CA comes closest, and I do love it a lot, so I'll go ahead and give it a vote. Nothing else here really deserves it, though the quality of HYF or Presto vastly exceeds that of RTB or CP.

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Posted 10 February 2018 - 02:22 PM

CA is the best.  I just wish I could listen to it with headphones...major bummer.  Otherwise it would be closest to a 10.

Presto and CP are next best.

RTB would be the worst.  How could they write a classic like Dreamline and not be more consistently good on one album?

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Posted 10 February 2018 - 05:09 PM

For the best one I went with CA, but it was a toss-up between it and Counterparts.
For the worst one I went with TFE.
Absolutely none of them is the perfect ten in my book.

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Posted 10 February 2018 - 06:18 PM

I voted Clockwork as my favorite, but the original mix Vapor Trails is right there with Clockwork Angels ..

It was hard for me not to vote Roll The Bones as the worst of the lot, but just when I was about to vote for it, Presto appears like a sick rabbit falling out of someone's ass

PRESTO !!

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Posted 10 February 2018 - 07:04 PM

View PostLucas, on 10 February 2018 - 06:18 PM, said:

I voted Clockwork as my favorite, but the original mix Vapor Trails is right there with Clockwork Angels ..

It was hard for me not to vote Roll The Bones as the worst of the lot, but just when I was about to vote for it, Presto appears like a sick rabbit falling out of someone's ass

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Posted 10 February 2018 - 11:30 PM

I’m not surprised that CA is winning but I am surprised it’s winning by as much as it currently is

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Posted 12 February 2018 - 07:17 AM

HYF is easily the best of this bunch, the last "great" Rush album imo (though the rot had started to set in with the lat two tracks)

After this, it becomes increasingly less relevant as there is plenty of stinkworthy material on offer..I suppose I'd have to plump for Counterparts simply for the utterly cringe-inducing Nobody's Hero, but there's a plethora of puke to choose from...Notable exceptions are Presto (which is half a good album) and T4E (which was a partial return to form).

Sadly no perfect 10s here.

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Posted 12 February 2018 - 10:44 AM

I’d like to give VT a perfect 10 but would have to cut at least two songs to do that, so...not a perfect album sadly. Although one lurks in there, yessir.

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Posted 12 February 2018 - 11:39 AM

View Postvaportrailer, on 12 February 2018 - 10:44 AM, said:

I’d like to give VT a perfect 10 but would have to cut at least two songs to do that, so...not a perfect album sadly. Although one lurks in there, yessir.
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Posted 12 February 2018 - 06:13 PM

View Postvaportrailer, on 12 February 2018 - 10:44 AM, said:

I’d like to give VT a perfect 10 but would have to cut at least two songs to do that, so...not a perfect album sadly. Although one lurks in there, yessir.

After some hardcore exercising, dieting, and fat trimming, this is my “B+” Vapor Trails album:

One Little Victory
Ceiling Unlimited
Ghost Rider
Peaceable Kingdom
Vapor Trail
Secret Touch
Earthshine

Within that, I’d say there’s an “A” EP.


P.S. I eagerly await some wise guy TRFer to post “This is my perfect Vapor Trails album” followed by the track listing off Clockwork Angels :P

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Posted 16 February 2018 - 03:09 PM

VT would've definatly been a better album if they lopped off at least three of the weaker tracks. Freeze, Peaceable Kingdom, Nocturne, Out Of The Cradle with that awful "Geddy can't screech anymore but tries to anyway during the chorus" part

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Posted 18 February 2018 - 01:36 AM

Angels for me, one of my top 5 with Spheres, Waves, Pictures and Windows.

Caravan, Angels, Anarchist, Gold, Wreckers, Flight, Garden. 7 tracks that are still on regulator rotation for me 5 years on.

I really enjoyed this album and the boys were very energetic performing it live. Great stuff.

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Posted 18 February 2018 - 05:05 AM

Best: Clockwork Angels
Worst: Counterparts
Vapor Trails & Clockwork Angels




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