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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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#121 treeduck

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Posted 27 September 2020 - 10:29 PM

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I swear people only dislike S&A because of the vocals... better vocals than the other 2000s albums :rage:
Is that really why people hate hate Snakes so much? I had no idea

I love "Snakes."  'We Hold On" is incredible.  Wish they played that one live.

I love "Roll The Bones."   "Test For Echo" and "Vapor Trails" are my top two stinkers.

Snakes isn't that bad of an album.  It has several good songs on it, "We Hold On" being one of them.
That's one of the really bad songs!

Says who?
Me, but we can put it to the test if you like? Select a "bad" song, in your opinion, and we'll do a poll.

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#122 Lorraine

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Posted 27 September 2020 - 10:29 PM

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View Posttreeduck, on 27 September 2020 - 07:36 PM, said:

I'm surprised T4E only had one vote so far.
What's wrong with the album?  It has quite a few good songs on it.
There's lots of other better albums though.
Says who?

#123 treeduck

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Posted 27 September 2020 - 10:30 PM

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I swear people only dislike S&A because of the vocals... better vocals than the other 2000s albums :rage:
Is that really why people hate hate Snakes so much? I had no idea

I love "Snakes."  'We Hold On" is incredible.  Wish they played that one live.

I love "Roll The Bones."   "Test For Echo" and "Vapor Trails" are my top two stinkers.

Snakes isn't that bad of an album.  It has several good songs on it, "We Hold On" being one of them.
That's one of the really bad songs!
treeduck when was the last you heard that one?
A few months ago.

#124 Lorraine

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Posted 27 September 2020 - 10:31 PM

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View Post_hi_water._, on 27 September 2020 - 03:16 PM, said:

I swear people only dislike S&A because of the vocals... better vocals than the other 2000s albums :rage:
Is that really why people hate hate Snakes so much? I had no idea

I love "Snakes."  'We Hold On" is incredible.  Wish they played that one live.

I love "Roll The Bones."   "Test For Echo" and "Vapor Trails" are my top two stinkers.

Snakes isn't that bad of an album.  It has several good songs on it, "We Hold On" being one of them.
That's one of the really bad songs!

Says who?
Me, but we can put it to the test if you like? Select a "bad" song, in your opinion, and we'll do a poll.
Who cares what a poll says?  I like the song.

#125 treeduck

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Posted 27 September 2020 - 10:31 PM

View PostLorraine, on 27 September 2020 - 10:29 PM, said:

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View Posttreeduck, on 27 September 2020 - 07:36 PM, said:

I'm surprised T4E only had one vote so far.
What's wrong with the album?  It has quite a few good songs on it.
There's lots of other better albums though.
Says who?
We can do a poll so you can see just who says if you like.

#126 treeduck

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Posted 27 September 2020 - 10:31 PM

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View PostLorraine, on 27 September 2020 - 10:28 PM, said:

View Posttreeduck, on 27 September 2020 - 10:26 PM, said:

View PostLorraine, on 27 September 2020 - 10:25 PM, said:

View PostRUSHHEAD666, on 27 September 2020 - 04:38 PM, said:

View PostST3V, on 27 September 2020 - 04:12 PM, said:

View Post_hi_water._, on 27 September 2020 - 03:16 PM, said:

I swear people only dislike S&A because of the vocals... better vocals than the other 2000s albums :rage:
Is that really why people hate hate Snakes so much? I had no idea

I love "Snakes."  'We Hold On" is incredible.  Wish they played that one live.

I love "Roll The Bones."   "Test For Echo" and "Vapor Trails" are my top two stinkers.

Snakes isn't that bad of an album.  It has several good songs on it, "We Hold On" being one of them.
That's one of the really bad songs!

Says who?
Me, but we can put it to the test if you like? Select a "bad" song, in your opinion, and we'll do a poll.
Who cares what a poll says?  I like the song.
Ok, but you're just one person, you don't speak for everyone.

#127 treeduck

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Posted 27 September 2020 - 10:32 PM

if you don't like the answers then don't ask the question.

#128 _hi_water._

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Posted 27 September 2020 - 10:32 PM

View Posttreeduck, on 27 September 2020 - 10:31 PM, said:

View PostLorraine, on 27 September 2020 - 10:31 PM, said:

View Posttreeduck, on 27 September 2020 - 10:29 PM, said:

View PostLorraine, on 27 September 2020 - 10:28 PM, said:

View Posttreeduck, on 27 September 2020 - 10:26 PM, said:

View PostLorraine, on 27 September 2020 - 10:25 PM, said:

View PostRUSHHEAD666, on 27 September 2020 - 04:38 PM, said:

View PostST3V, on 27 September 2020 - 04:12 PM, said:

View Post_hi_water._, on 27 September 2020 - 03:16 PM, said:

I swear people only dislike S&A because of the vocals... better vocals than the other 2000s albums :rage:
Is that really why people hate hate Snakes so much? I had no idea

I love "Snakes."  'We Hold On" is incredible.  Wish they played that one live.

I love "Roll The Bones."   "Test For Echo" and "Vapor Trails" are my top two stinkers.

Snakes isn't that bad of an album.  It has several good songs on it, "We Hold On" being one of them.
That's one of the really bad songs!

Says who?
Me, but we can put it to the test if you like? Select a "bad" song, in your opinion, and we'll do a poll.
Who cares what a poll says?  I like the song.
Ok, but you're just one person, you don't speak for everyone.
mmm good poll idea :outtahere:

#129 Lorraine

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Posted 27 September 2020 - 10:50 PM

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View Posttreeduck, on 27 September 2020 - 10:29 PM, said:

View PostLorraine, on 27 September 2020 - 10:28 PM, said:

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View PostLorraine, on 27 September 2020 - 10:25 PM, said:

View PostRUSHHEAD666, on 27 September 2020 - 04:38 PM, said:

View PostST3V, on 27 September 2020 - 04:12 PM, said:

View Post_hi_water._, on 27 September 2020 - 03:16 PM, said:

I swear people only dislike S&A because of the vocals... better vocals than the other 2000s albums :rage:
Is that really why people hate hate Snakes so much? I had no idea

I love "Snakes."  'We Hold On" is incredible.  Wish they played that one live.

I love "Roll The Bones."   "Test For Echo" and "Vapor Trails" are my top two stinkers.

Snakes isn't that bad of an album.  It has several good songs on it, "We Hold On" being one of them.
That's one of the really bad songs!

Says who?
Me, but we can put it to the test if you like? Select a "bad" song, in your opinion, and we'll do a poll.
Who cares what a poll says?  I like the song.
Ok, but you're just one person, you don't speak for everyone.
:laughing guy:

#130 treeduck

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Posted 27 September 2020 - 11:14 PM

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View PostLorraine, on 27 September 2020 - 10:28 PM, said:

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View PostLorraine, on 27 September 2020 - 10:25 PM, said:

View PostRUSHHEAD666, on 27 September 2020 - 04:38 PM, said:

View PostST3V, on 27 September 2020 - 04:12 PM, said:

View Post_hi_water._, on 27 September 2020 - 03:16 PM, said:

I swear people only dislike S&A because of the vocals... better vocals than the other 2000s albums :rage:
Is that really why people hate hate Snakes so much? I had no idea

I love "Snakes."  'We Hold On" is incredible.  Wish they played that one live.

I love "Roll The Bones."   "Test For Echo" and "Vapor Trails" are my top two stinkers.

Snakes isn't that bad of an album.  It has several good songs on it, "We Hold On" being one of them.
That's one of the really bad songs!

Says who?
Me, but we can put it to the test if you like? Select a "bad" song, in your opinion, and we'll do a poll.
Who cares what a poll says?  I like the song.
Ok, but you're just one person, you don't speak for everyone.
:laughing guy:
You like it, I don't. That's it, nothing else needs to be said.

#131 invisible airwave

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Posted 28 September 2020 - 12:41 AM

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Hey Bathory, he called you an idiot!  :o

Bugs prefers to say "maroon."

#132 JohnnyBlaze

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Posted 28 September 2020 - 12:45 AM

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I swear people only dislike S&A because of the vocals... better vocals than the other 2000s albums :rage:

Lol no I have no problem with the vocals. For me the songwriting on SnA is just really forgettable at times and even sub-par. Only Far Cry really strikes me as a great songwriting accomplishment for the band. Maybe The Way The Wind Blows on a good day.
Armor And Sword? The Larger Bowl? Faithless? Good News First?

Armor And Sword gets boring. The Larger Bowl I can't remember how it goes off the top of my head. Faithless I truly dislike and makes my bottom 5 Rush songs easy. Good News First is sub-par.

For me, the vocals are one thing - the worst thing. But then the songs are plodding, as if I’m walking knee deep in a swamp.

On a 1-4 star scale...

Far Cry: 2 stars...the best of the 2 star songs
A/S: 2
WTA: 2
TLB: 2
Spindrift: 1
TMMB: 3
Hope: 2
Faithless: 1
Bravest Face: 1
GNN: 2
MalNar: 3
We Hold On: 2

Average: 1.76 stars

Some of those 2s are generous simply because they’re not as unlistenable as the 1s.
how the hell does Far Cry get 2 stars? and Workin' Them Angels? have you been doin' crack lately?

Why are other’s opinions so hard for you to accept? Nobody goes nuts when you rip Presto.
I'm getting sallllllty :wacko:
I accept opinions, just wanna joke around (whether or not the jokes are bad)

but tbh I would like to hear why Far Cry and WTA are 2 stars...

I see.

You want to know why I think Far Cry and WTA are just “okay”? This is your question?

Far Cry...
a) the “oohs” don’t help
b) if there’s a Lifeson solo I don’t even remember it
c) the chorus does absolutely nothing for me
d) all of the above
e) the real answer is d

WTA...
a) I didn’t even remember how this goes and had to check back at the lyrics to jar my memory of the melody
b) I feel like I’m riding an old horse through some massive sand dunes in 110 degree weather with 99% humidity
c) read c as “plodding”
d) I already mentioned plodding knee deep through a swamp in a previous post - - apply that thought to this song
e) the lyrics don’t bother me really but it does have a whiff of “look at me and look how far I push myself”
f) certainly a-e

There’s a reason why my Snakes & Arrows CD is the most pristine looking Rush CD I own. Meanwhile, Permanent Waves and Moving Pictures are beaten to shit as if they’ve been through a few decades of gladiatorial combat at the Colosseum.

#133 jnoble

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Posted 28 September 2020 - 09:49 PM

Go to YouTube and listen to Armor & Sword on 1.25x speed.
Give it a few minutes to get your ears used to it like that's the way it was originally recorded and should sound.
Now go back to normal speed. Sounds like a walkman with dying batteries, doesn't it?
That song is a friggin' SLOG
WHAT WERE THEY THINKING???

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Posted 28 September 2020 - 10:29 PM

View Postjnoble, on 28 September 2020 - 09:49 PM, said:

Go to YouTube and listen to Armor & Sword on 1.25x speed.
Give it a few minutes to get your ears used to it like that's the way it was originally recorded and should sound.
Now go back to normal speed. Sounds like a walkman with dying batteries, doesn't it?
That song is a friggin' SLOG
WHAT WERE THEY THINKING???
Good songs, ruined by tempo.  In concert they sucked the energy out of the venue.

#135 Mithrandir

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Posted 29 September 2020 - 02:45 PM

HYF

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Posted 29 September 2020 - 02:58 PM

View Postgoose, on 28 September 2020 - 10:29 PM, said:

View Postjnoble, on 28 September 2020 - 09:49 PM, said:

Go to YouTube and listen to Armor & Sword on 1.25x speed.
Give it a few minutes to get your ears used to it like that's the way it was originally recorded and should sound.
Now go back to normal speed. Sounds like a walkman with dying batteries, doesn't it?
That song is a friggin' SLOG
WHAT WERE THEY THINKING???
Good songs, ruined by tempo.  In concert they sucked the energy out of the venue.
Hope and Malignant Narcissism are completely fine tho

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Posted 30 September 2020 - 06:12 PM

The debut.
When I want to listen to Led Zeppelin, I'll listen to Led Zeppelin.

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Posted 30 September 2020 - 07:00 PM

I just deleted my vote.  I have an album I'm putting on hold at the local library I want to re-listen to before making an honest, and final, decision.  Right now HYF holds the inside track, but want to be sure.

Edited by pjbear05, 30 September 2020 - 07:02 PM.


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Posted 30 September 2020 - 07:09 PM

Laughing at the vote for MP lol.

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Posted 30 September 2020 - 09:41 PM

TFE, Snakes, Feedback & Clockwork are pretty much relegated to drink coaster status for me. Vapor Trails has at least three or four songs I find worthwhile





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