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Which is truly the worst, weakest most worthless RUSH album of all?

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Poll: Worst RUSH album of them all (37 member(s) have cast votes)

Which is the worst RUSH album of all?

  1. RUSH (1 votes [2.70%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 2.70%

  2. Fly By Night (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  3. Caress of Steel (2 votes [5.41%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 5.41%

  4. 2112 (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  5. A Farewell to Kings (1 votes [2.70%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 2.70%

  6. Hemispheres (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  7. Permanent Waves (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  8. Moving Pictures (1 votes [2.70%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 2.70%

  9. Signals (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  10. Grace Under Pressure (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  11. Power Windows (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  12. Hold Your Fire (4 votes [10.81%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 10.81%

  13. Presto (6 votes [16.22%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 16.22%

  14. Roll the Bones (4 votes [10.81%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 10.81%

  15. Counterparts (2 votes [5.41%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 5.41%

  16. Test For Echo (4 votes [10.81%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 10.81%

  17. Vapor Trails (3 votes [8.11%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 8.11%

  18. Snakes & Arrows (7 votes [18.92%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 18.92%

  19. Clockwork Angels (2 votes [5.41%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 5.41%

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#1 treeduck

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Posted 26 September 2020 - 10:24 PM

Is it Roll the Bones? Test For Echo? Snakes & Arrows? Vapor Trails? Counterparts? Presto? Something else?

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Posted 26 September 2020 - 10:34 PM

The Bones vs Echo thread got you thinking, eh?

No pause from me to think which one is the “winner” of these albums.  :blaze:

Edited by JohnnyBlaze, 26 September 2020 - 10:35 PM.


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Posted 26 September 2020 - 10:39 PM

Snakes is the only album where the number of songs I'm not much of a fan of exceeds 3

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Posted 26 September 2020 - 10:41 PM

View PostJohnnyBlaze, on 26 September 2020 - 10:34 PM, said:

The Bones vs Echo thread got you thinking, eh?

No pause from me to think which one is the “winner” of these albums.  :blaze:
:lol: Yeah.

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Posted 26 September 2020 - 10:41 PM

None, because even if the album stinks, it has at least one song on it that was worth its production.

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Posted 26 September 2020 - 10:42 PM

Snakes has the

View PostLorraine, on 26 September 2020 - 10:41 PM, said:

None, because even if the album stinks, it has at least one song on it that was worth its production.
Snakes has the early lead.

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Posted 26 September 2020 - 10:44 PM

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Posted 26 September 2020 - 11:18 PM

Presto just reeks of the adult contemporary sound of the late 80s and early 90s.

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Posted 26 September 2020 - 11:37 PM

View Posttreeduck, on 26 September 2020 - 10:42 PM, said:

Snakes has the early lead.

Yeah, gotta go with Snakes. T4E, HYF and Presto received some consideration, but each of those albums have a few good songs that still hold up. Only the two instrumentals on Snakes get consistent repeat listens from me.

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Posted 26 September 2020 - 11:42 PM

Snakes & Arrows is incredibly overhated.


I can't say any of them are worthless...

If you put a gun to my head, I would take the shot ;)

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Posted 26 September 2020 - 11:47 PM

View Post1-0-0-1-0-0-1, on 26 September 2020 - 11:37 PM, said:

View Posttreeduck, on 26 September 2020 - 10:42 PM, said:

Snakes has the early lead.

Yeah, gotta go with Snakes. T4E, HYF and Presto received some consideration, but each of those albums have a few good songs that still hold up. Only the two instrumentals on Snakes get consistent repeat listens from me.
Someone voted for A Farewell to Kings!

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Posted 26 September 2020 - 11:59 PM

View Post_hi_water._, on 26 September 2020 - 11:42 PM, said:

Snakes & Arrows is incredibly overhated.


....while you also say that Xanadu is overrated.

Uh huh.

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Posted 27 September 2020 - 12:00 AM

View Posttreeduck, on 26 September 2020 - 11:47 PM, said:

View Post1-0-0-1-0-0-1, on 26 September 2020 - 11:37 PM, said:

View Posttreeduck, on 26 September 2020 - 10:42 PM, said:

Snakes has the early lead.

Yeah, gotta go with Snakes. T4E, HYF and Presto received some consideration, but each of those albums have a few good songs that still hold up. Only the two instrumentals on Snakes get consistent repeat listens from me.
Someone voted for A Farewell to Kings!

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Posted 27 September 2020 - 12:13 AM

View PostJohnnyBlaze, on 27 September 2020 - 12:00 AM, said:

View Posttreeduck, on 26 September 2020 - 11:47 PM, said:

View Post1-0-0-1-0-0-1, on 26 September 2020 - 11:37 PM, said:

View Posttreeduck, on 26 September 2020 - 10:42 PM, said:

Snakes has the early lead.

Yeah, gotta go with Snakes. T4E, HYF and Presto received some consideration, but each of those albums have a few good songs that still hold up. Only the two instrumentals on Snakes get consistent repeat listens from me.
Someone voted for A Farewell to Kings!

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Posted 27 September 2020 - 12:18 AM

I don't accept the contention that one of the albums is worthless, but the worst album they released is the eponymous debut, by far.

Unquestionably the weakest lyrically, and by far the least interesting musically.

If it was all they had ever done I doubt I'd own it. That said, the musical chops are clearly there, and some of the songs while lyrically forgettable, really do rock and are at least fun. It's not a bad album. But it's not remotely a 'Rush' album in the sense that it may as well have been a completely different band.

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Posted 27 September 2020 - 12:34 AM

Get out of here with that vote Goose. How does anything on RTB, T4E, or SnA hold a candle to Xanadu?

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Posted 27 September 2020 - 12:35 AM

View PostMosher, on 27 September 2020 - 12:18 AM, said:

I don't accept the contention that one of the albums is worthless, but the worst album they released is the eponymous debut, by far.

Unquestionably the weakest lyrically, and by far the least interesting musically.

If it was all they had ever done I doubt I'd own it. That said, the musical chops are clearly there, and some of the songs while lyrically forgettable, really do rock and are at least fun. It's not a bad album. But it's not remotely a 'Rush' album in the sense that it may as well have been a completely different band.
The "worthless" bit is really just hype for the thread. :smoke:

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Posted 27 September 2020 - 12:40 AM

The answer is definitely RTB by the way. Not worthless, but nothing I would say is wholeheartedly great, plus a bonus of a side two along through such annoying numbers as Heresy, Neurotica, and You Bet Your Life. Ghost Of A Chance isn't even that good either.

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Posted 27 September 2020 - 12:50 AM

View Posttreeduck, on 27 September 2020 - 12:35 AM, said:

View PostMosher, on 27 September 2020 - 12:18 AM, said:

I don't accept the contention that one of the albums is worthless, but the worst album they released is the eponymous debut, by far.

Unquestionably the weakest lyrically, and by far the least interesting musically.

If it was all they had ever done I doubt I'd own it. That said, the musical chops are clearly there, and some of the songs while lyrically forgettable, really do rock and are at least fun. It's not a bad album. But it's not remotely a 'Rush' album in the sense that it may as well have been a completely different band.
The "worthless" bit is really just hype for the thread. :smoke:

TRF can’t take the flapping of your beak and posts!

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Posted 27 September 2020 - 12:53 AM

View PostEntre_Perpetuo, on 27 September 2020 - 12:40 AM, said:

The answer is definitely RTB by the way. Not worthless, but nothing I would say is wholeheartedly great, plus a bonus of a side two along through such annoying numbers as Heresy, Neurotica, and You Bet Your Life. Ghost Of A Chance isn't even that good either.

None of the albums are worthless to me...but a couple of them are trying to be :P

Neurotica and YBYL are on my top 10 Dislike list.

Ghost of a Chance nearly sinks in quicksand if it weren’t for Lifeson’s solo.





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