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Poll: AFTK vs Presto (23 member(s) have cast votes)

Which album is best?

  1. A Farewell to Kings (20 votes [86.96%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 86.96%

  2. Presto (3 votes [13.04%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 13.04%

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#1 treeduck

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Posted 27 September 2020 - 08:46 PM

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#2 Entre_Perpetuo

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Posted 27 September 2020 - 08:48 PM

As the official unofficial ambassador of the majesty that is A Farewell To Kings, I approve this message.

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Posted 27 September 2020 - 08:59 PM

No competition.

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Posted 27 September 2020 - 09:40 PM

What would inspire such a lopsided poll?

#5 treeduck

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Posted 27 September 2020 - 10:05 PM

 J2112YYZ, on 27 September 2020 - 09:40 PM, said:

What would inspire such a lopsided poll?
Well there's one guy who seemed to think he was right in the weakest RUSH album thread, I'm going to show him that he's a lone voice in the wilderness.

#6 _hi_water._

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Posted 27 September 2020 - 10:13 PM

I was about to write a good joke, but it might come off lame to some :/

well I voted for A Farewell To Kings.

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Posted 27 September 2020 - 11:04 PM

 J2112YYZ, on 27 September 2020 - 09:40 PM, said:

What would inspire such a lopsided poll?

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Posted 28 September 2020 - 01:04 AM

A Farewell to Kings
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Posted 28 September 2020 - 02:45 AM

Presto has actually got a vote. Its a funny old world!

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Posted 28 September 2020 - 04:26 AM

Sorry Presto your sublime magic does not apply here.

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Posted 28 September 2020 - 05:15 AM

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Posted 28 September 2020 - 08:19 AM

Riiiiiiiiiiiiiiight.

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Posted 28 September 2020 - 09:32 AM

 JohnnyBlaze, on 28 September 2020 - 01:04 AM, said:

A Farewell to Kings
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Oh, and for the record, here’s Snakes and Arrows:

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Posted 28 September 2020 - 09:59 AM

 JohnnyBlaze, on 28 September 2020 - 09:32 AM, said:

 JohnnyBlaze, on 28 September 2020 - 01:04 AM, said:

A Farewell to Kings
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Oh, and for the record, here’s Snakes and Arrows:

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:LMAO:

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Posted 28 September 2020 - 10:24 AM

 JohnnyBlaze, on 28 September 2020 - 01:04 AM, said:

A Farewell to Kings
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Indeed! Overwraught and comically corny vs. A more mature and understated approach.

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Posted 28 September 2020 - 10:25 AM

 Your_Lion, on 28 September 2020 - 09:59 AM, said:

 JohnnyBlaze, on 28 September 2020 - 09:32 AM, said:

 JohnnyBlaze, on 28 September 2020 - 01:04 AM, said:

A Farewell to Kings
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VS.

Presto
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Oh, and for the record, here’s Snakes and Arrows:

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:LMAO:
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Posted 28 September 2020 - 10:28 AM

"When they turn the pages of history
When these days have passed long ago
Will they read of us with sadness
For the seeds that we let grow?"


Dear lord, bring on the Spinal Tap dancing dwarves!



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Posted 28 September 2020 - 10:34 AM

the fact Presto has any votes baffles me

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Posted 28 September 2020 - 11:02 AM

 zepphead, on 28 September 2020 - 02:45 AM, said:

Presto has actually got a vote. Its a funny old world!

That was me.

I love Xanadu.

That's it.

I enjoy Presto much more. Maybe because it was my first Rush studio release (after I became a fan, purchasing ASOF)

Available Light, Hand Over Fist, Show Me Don't Tell Me, The Pass - it's much more consistent record, though of course it doesn't have Cygnus or Xanadu ---But Presto also doen't include songs as cringe-worthy as Cinderella Man or Madrigal.

I think my drumming sensibilities have something to do with it. I just like the way NP plays on Presto - and I love that Copeland-inspired drum sound. On AFTK, the toms sound muted and dull, and snare doesn't have that CRACK that I love on Presto.

Of course I can't ignore how groundbreaking AFTK is, but it's Rush's Topographic Oceans Tormato to me. Great ideas that don't always cohere...

Edited by chemistry1973, 28 September 2020 - 11:22 AM.


#20 chemistry1973

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Posted 28 September 2020 - 11:03 AM

Also - there are much stronger live versions of CTTH than the dragging, weird, studio cut.





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