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#21 JohnnyBlaze

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Posted 01 September 2019 - 06:27 AM

View Postjnoble, on 01 September 2019 - 12:03 AM, said:

TFE, Snakes, Clockwork. I find the latter two pretty much unlistenable, especially the wall of unmemorable hookless dense noise that makes up most of Clockwork. I still can't believe the band was OK with the mix. It sounds like Geddy is singing in a different language, I can't make out a damn word of almost any song

I know what you mean about much of Clockwork being indecipherable. It’s the only Rush album that I’m completely split about. I don’t like Snakes. I don’t really like Bones. And I don’t care about Test. Everything else I like (overall). But with Clockwork, I like about half and I dislike the other half.

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Posted 01 September 2019 - 10:07 AM

Test for Echo. It’s the only Rush album that I bought and then got rid of it. *

I can’t say it’s awful, but it’s just forgettable. And that’s the only Rush album I can say that about. ^



* except for Feedback, which I’ve never bought in the first place

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Posted 01 September 2019 - 02:30 PM

But it's so hard to just pick one! Partly because there are a few weak songs on all 1987-2007 releases, but also because most contain something special. Normally from Alex, when he was given the chance. I like CA because its heavier, and lyrically more interesting but by no means flawless so it's excused.

Ok, HYF probably least favourite, because in context it changed everything and I'm not sure the recovery was ever completed. No album before had me wondering if even they were happy with it. I love Time Stand Still though, because I can be a sentimental old fool at times. Oh, and Force Ten... and Lock and Key's okay.

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Posted 01 September 2019 - 03:52 PM

Roll the Bones

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Posted 01 September 2019 - 04:12 PM

Hold Your Fire.  Presto, Roll the Bones, Counterparts, and Test for Echo are all weak albums.  But HYF is the one where they really got away from what made them great.

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Posted 01 September 2019 - 05:36 PM

View PostLorraine, on 31 August 2019 - 03:26 PM, said:

Even my least favorite Rush album - Vapor Trails - has two of Rush's best songs on it - Secret Touch and Ghost Rider.

There's no real disaster album for me when it comes to Rush.  Every album has at least two redeeming songs on it that make the album worthwhile.

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Posted 01 September 2019 - 06:29 PM

What's funny to me is that RTB gets a lot of flak around here from the fans but for many years Geddy himself claimed it was his personal favorite album they ever did

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Posted 01 September 2019 - 06:38 PM

I'll admit my patience and attention span isn't what it used to be when I was younger and my taste in music has changed a bit but you couldn't pay me to sit and listen to Clockwork or Snakes start to finish. Or Vapor Trails. They're all too long and too dense (or in the case of Snakes, plodding and monotonous) to get through end to end.

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Posted 01 September 2019 - 07:15 PM

Presto and CA. Though both have a couple of songs I do like.

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Posted 01 September 2019 - 09:46 PM

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Posted 01 September 2019 - 09:53 PM

Test for Echo, not a favorite.

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Posted 02 September 2019 - 07:01 AM

View Postcrimsonfrippy, on 01 September 2019 - 09:53 PM, said:

Test for Echo, not a favorite.

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Posted 02 September 2019 - 07:02 AM

View PostEagleMoon, on 01 September 2019 - 07:15 PM, said:

Presto and CA. Though both have a couple of songs I do like.

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Posted 02 September 2019 - 08:32 AM

The first album is my least favorite.

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Posted 02 September 2019 - 08:46 AM

Easily Clockwork Angels, half of which is utter brilliance, the other half totally meh. Not good enough for this band and the only album can honestly say even slightly below par

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Posted 02 September 2019 - 08:48 AM

I like at least a few songs on all of their albums, but Presto is it for me. Loved show dont tell when I first heard it (still do) but the others arent great. I think the production has alot to do with it. I think if some of those albums starting with PoW had a harder edge/organic production, they would have been much better. I think the production (I said production, not songs) on Counter Parts was a major step up and back into form for them. YMMV of course.

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Posted 02 September 2019 - 08:49 AM

View PostJohnnyBlaze, on 31 August 2019 - 08:41 PM, said:

Snakes and Arrows

- 3 songs I like
- 8 songs I don’t care about
- 2 songs I strongly dislike

Very similar for me. Except I strongly dislike 8.  So, maybe not so similar. :laughing guy:

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Posted 02 September 2019 - 09:50 AM

Snakes has no repeat listening value. Aside from Far Cry and a couple of the instrumentals, there's little there that makes me excited about wanting to put the CD on again. Thus why mid tempo acoustic dirges sung poorly about why Neil hates religion other people and the world is a mean terrible place was a bad idea for an album lol

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Posted 02 September 2019 - 11:28 AM

Snakes was Neil's 'Old Man Yells At Cloud' moment. In fact, that should've been the album cover only him instead of Grandpa Simpson
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Posted 02 September 2019 - 11:30 AM

I've always had mixed feelings about Counterparts. Half the songs are really good, the other half really cheesy. But damn if its not the best produced album they ever did this side of Moving Pictures




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