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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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#41 ST3V

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Posted 27 September 2020 - 07:06 AM

View PostTexas King, on 27 September 2020 - 06:49 AM, said:

Goose,

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They probably just think Madrigal isnt rock enough so thats enough reason to vote it :P

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Posted 27 September 2020 - 07:38 AM

To paraphrase the title of this thread...so what would you say to someone to start a bar fight?

....and.....go!

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Posted 27 September 2020 - 07:49 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:

I knew it was just hyperbole, I was just making sure people understood I still think it's an ok album since I was going to rip it apart.

I loved the wording!

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Posted 27 September 2020 - 07:52 AM

I'm also surprised I'm alone in my vote.

But I guess there's no disappointment that comes with a first album, But after they set high expectations the disappointments factor in. The debut wasn't disappointing, it was promising.

Still the worst album.

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Posted 27 September 2020 - 07:54 AM

View Postzepphead, on 27 September 2020 - 04:53 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!

:facepalm: :facepalm: :facepalm: :facepalm: :facepalm: :facepalm: :facepalm: :facepalm: :facepalm:
I feel like someone has just kicked me in the nuts

Interesting. Just remembering what Bravest Face sounds like feels like someone's snipping my sack with a bolt cutter.

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Posted 27 September 2020 - 07:54 AM

View PostMosher, on 27 September 2020 - 07:49 AM, said:


I knew it was just hyperbole, I was just making sure people understood I still think it's an ok album since I was going to rip it apart.

I loved the wording!

A 'hyperbole' in a 'cyberhole'.

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Posted 27 September 2020 - 08:13 AM

View PostJohnnyBlaze, on 26 September 2020 - 11:59 PM, said:

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.
well at least it's not confusing to say it, because Xanadu is one of the most popular songs on here.

And I see Snakes & Arrows hated by bunch on here.

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Posted 27 September 2020 - 08:36 AM

View PostYour_Lion, on 27 September 2020 - 05:59 AM, said:

Just popping in to make sure I don't need to use my Ambassador card.
Looks like I don't. Yay :)

And you're a faithful one too.  :)

I'm going to find that thread and resurrect it.  The good old days on TRF.

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Posted 27 September 2020 - 08:38 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!

:facepalm: :facepalm: :facepalm: :facepalm: :facepalm: :facepalm: :facepalm: :facepalm: :facepalm:

Goose doesn't like Xanadu, so it's possible he dislikes the entire album.

Isn't that so, Goose?  ;)

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Posted 27 September 2020 - 09:15 AM

Moving Pictures >>>> Permanent Waves > Hemispheres >> A Farewell To Kings > 2112 > Signals > Caress Of Steel > Fly By Night > Grace Under Pressure > Power Windows > Rush > Clockwork Angels > Vapor Trails >>>> Counterparts > Snakes & Arrows > Test For Echo > Hold Your Fire >>>> Roll The Bones >>>>>>>>> Presto

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Posted 27 September 2020 - 09:19 AM

View PostEntre_Perpetuo, on 27 September 2020 - 12:34 AM, said:

Get out of here with that vote Goose. How does anything on RTB, T4E, or SnA hold a candle to Xanadu?
They don't.  The question isn't worst song, it's worst album.  Xanadu is epic (up to the point it repeats, than it fades for me), and Closer to the Heart is a radio/concert classic.  But as a complete album, AFTK has always been a but of a disjointed mess, a pastiche of ambitious prog ideas that range from not quite working to being completely laughable. No other album leaves me scratching my head more than AFTK.

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Posted 27 September 2020 - 09:20 AM

View Postgoose, on 27 September 2020 - 09:19 AM, said:

View PostEntre_Perpetuo, on 27 September 2020 - 12:34 AM, said:

Get out of here with that vote Goose. How does anything on RTB, T4E, or SnA hold a candle to Xanadu?
They don't.  The question isn't worst song, it's worst album.  Xanadu is epic (up to the point it repeats, than it fades for me), and Closer to the Heart is a radio/concert classic.  But as a complete album, AFTK has always been a but of a disjointed mess, a pastiche of ambitious prog ideas that range from not quite working to being completely laughable. No other album leaves me scratching my head more than AFTK.
Dreamline and Test For Echo are better than Xanadu IMO

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Posted 27 September 2020 - 09:22 AM

View PostLorraine, on 27 September 2020 - 08:38 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!

:facepalm: :facepalm: :facepalm: :facepalm: :facepalm: :facepalm: :facepalm: :facepalm: :facepalm:

Goose doesn't like Xanadu, so it's possible he dislikes the entire album.

Isn't that so, Goose?  ;)
Instead of Cygnus 2 (Keep Prelude), put Xanadu and CTTH on side A of Hemispheres and you've got the best album in their catalog.

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Posted 27 September 2020 - 09:23 AM

View Postgoose, on 27 September 2020 - 09:22 AM, said:

View PostLorraine, on 27 September 2020 - 08:38 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!

:facepalm: :facepalm: :facepalm: :facepalm: :facepalm: :facepalm: :facepalm: :facepalm: :facepalm:

Goose doesn't like Xanadu, so it's possible he dislikes the entire album.

Isn't that so, Goose?  ;)
Instead of Cygnus 2 (Keep Prelude), put Xanadu and CTTH on side A of Hemispheres and you've got the best album in their catalog.
nah put Natural Science on Moving Pictures and you got the best Rush album... wait-

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Posted 27 September 2020 - 09:39 AM

View Postgoose, on 27 September 2020 - 09:19 AM, said:


The question isn't worst song, it's worst album.  Xanadu is epic (up to the point it repeats, than it fades for me), and Closer to the Heart is a radio/concert classic.  But as a complete album, AFTK has always been a but of a disjointed mess, a pastiche of ambitious prog ideas that range from not quite working to being completely laughable. No other album leaves me scratching my head more than AFTK.

Goose your description of AFTK matches what the album cover conveys right?

Edited by RushFanForever, 27 September 2020 - 09:40 AM.


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Posted 27 September 2020 - 10:44 AM

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View PostYour_Lion, on 27 September 2020 - 05:59 AM, said:

Just popping in to make sure I don't need to use my Ambassador card.
Looks like I don't. Yay :)

And you're a faithful one too.  :)

I'm going to find that thread and resurrect it.  The good old days on TRF.
yeah! We need to find out which ambassadors are still around

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Posted 27 September 2020 - 10:49 AM

Who voted for Moving Pictures? Idiot.

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Posted 27 September 2020 - 11:17 AM

View PostYour_Lion, on 27 September 2020 - 10:44 AM, said:

View PostLorraine, on 27 September 2020 - 08:36 AM, said:

View PostYour_Lion, on 27 September 2020 - 05:59 AM, said:

Just popping in to make sure I don't need to use my Ambassador card.
Looks like I don't. Yay :)

And you're a faithful one too.  :)

I'm going to find that thread and resurrect it.  The good old days on TRF.
yeah! We need to find out which ambassadors are still around

I’m still here lol. I’m the loyal ambassador of A Farewell To Kings till my dying day.

In which case, Goose, you’re of course entitled to your opinion, but I can’t help but remark that I disagree with it 100% :)

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Posted 27 September 2020 - 11:19 AM

Woah woah woah, Bathory in what world is Moving Pictures the worst Rush album???

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Posted 27 September 2020 - 11:27 AM

Is bathory the local troll on this forum, or what?





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