I personally dig the riff to this song, it's very catchy.
I think the reason most people seem to hate this song is because of the lyrics. Now, anyone can pick their least favorite Rush song whether it's musically or lyrically bad.
"Superconductor" is definitely not one of the 'worst' lyrically, and it's not the 'worst' musically.
Lots of people will argue that it's lyrically terrible. I personally don't. It's about how corny and weird the music as of 1989 is. Though you might add that it's very dated, the only very dated song Rush ever wrote was "Virtuality" honestly (but "Peaceable Kingdom" is a little bit dated).
Overall, I don't think it's close to the worst ever. And I think there are some... 'weaker' songs on Presto. This isn't one of my faves, but not one of my least faves either.
Here's my Presto ranking:
10. Anagram (For Mongo)
9. War Paint
8. Available Light
7. Hand Over Fist
5. Red Tide
4. Chain Lightning
2. The Pass
1. Show Don't Tell
What are your thoughts on "Superconductor"?
Also, RIP Rupert Hine. Two Rush members died in the same year. This death was very sad, but Neil's death was the biggest kick in the balls.
Edited by _hi_water._, 06 June 2020 - 07:06 PM.