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TRF's Most Hated Rush Albums: The Worst?


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Poll: TRF's Most Hated Rush Albums: The Worst? (15 member(s) have cast votes)

The Absolute WORST?

  1. Presto (5 votes [33.33%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 33.33%

  2. Roll The Bones (3 votes [20.00%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 20.00%

  3. Test For Echo (4 votes [26.67%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 26.67%

  4. Snakes & Arrows (3 votes [20.00%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 20.00%

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#1 _hi_water._

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Posted 22 February 2021 - 10:08 PM

Looking at this poll and the comments...
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Posted 22 February 2021 - 10:19 PM

Where's Counterparts?

And you should be allowed to vote for more than one.

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Posted 22 February 2021 - 10:20 PM

Ah.. I didn't think this poll completely through. Welp :/

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Posted 22 February 2021 - 10:51 PM

Who didn't vote for Snakes? I don't understand. In fact, I don't understand why there are any other options in the poll.

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Posted 23 February 2021 - 12:20 AM

View PostPound of Obscure, on 22 February 2021 - 10:51 PM, said:

Who didn't vote for Snakes? I don't understand. In fact, I don't understand why there are any other options in the poll.

Because in 1991 Rush made an album called Roll The Bones.

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Posted 23 February 2021 - 03:04 AM

Presto has always been bottom of the pile for me.

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Posted 23 February 2021 - 04:54 AM

Interesting.....I actually think T4E was a partial return to form after the previous two stinkers.

I don't mind Presto as though the rot had set in, there's nearly half a good album there.

RTB and Counterparts are both utter dogshit, with Counterparts being te smellier of the two.

I can't really vote for S&A or later as I just can't remember much of it.

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Posted 23 February 2021 - 06:35 AM

Vapor Trails

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Posted 23 February 2021 - 06:47 AM

Time for polarisation! Counterparts is one of their best! And Snake and Arrows is pretty damn good too!

Each of these albums in this poll have (to me only probably) have stand out tracks that match other parts of their discography:-
Presto - Superconductor
Roll the bones - Ghost of a chance
T4E - Driven
And Snakes & Arrows has the excellent Far Cry.

Yeah - some of you will most likely disagree with that but we all have our opinions....

But I do think the 1st 3 have a lot of bland or average songs too. And it's kind of difficult to choose the worst because I agree that they (excluding S&A) are 'probably' the worst from Rush.

But saying they are like animal doo-doo is a bit far imo. They're Rush albums so still worth an occasional listen.

Surprise Vapor Trails wasn't included in this list because that's been 'dissed' in some threads too. Although personally I quite like it and think it has a different feel to it compared to most other Rush albums.

Edited by Malignant Narcissist, 23 February 2021 - 12:50 PM.


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Posted 23 February 2021 - 11:02 AM

Nope, imho it's not in this group, no vote.

Edited by pjbear05, 23 February 2021 - 12:53 PM.


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Posted 23 February 2021 - 11:22 AM

View PostMalignant Narcissist, on 23 February 2021 - 06:47 AM, said:

But saying they are like animal doo-doo is a bit far imo. They're Rush albums so still worth an occasional listen.

No it's not (and it's dogshit not doo-doo)
Just because they are Rush albums doesn't mean they are any f***ing good...they have to earn respect on individual merit.

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Posted 23 February 2021 - 01:03 PM

View PostEntre_Perpetuo, on 23 February 2021 - 12:20 AM, said:

View PostPound of Obscure, on 22 February 2021 - 10:51 PM, said:

Who didn't vote for Snakes? I don't understand. In fact, I don't understand why there are any other options in the poll.

Because in 1991 Rush made an album called Roll The Bones.
Yeah, but Snakes!   I mean....Snakes is a terrible Rascal Flatts album. Honestly I don't even know if they have a good album, but if they have a lousy album, its better than Snakes. I like Far Cry. Its a really good song. The rest of the album is embarrassing.

Edited by Pound of Obscure, 23 February 2021 - 01:04 PM.


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Posted 23 February 2021 - 02:15 PM

View PostPound of Obscure, on 23 February 2021 - 01:03 PM, said:

View PostEntre_Perpetuo, on 23 February 2021 - 12:20 AM, said:

View PostPound of Obscure, on 22 February 2021 - 10:51 PM, said:

Who didn't vote for Snakes? I don't understand. In fact, I don't understand why there are any other options in the poll.

Because in 1991 Rush made an album called Roll The Bones.
Yeah, but Snakes!   I mean....Snakes is a terrible Rascal Flatts album. Honestly I don't even know if they have a good album, but if they have a lousy album, its better than Snakes. I like Far Cry. Its a really good song. The rest of the album is embarrassing.

I think a lot of it's fine. Not outstanding usually, but fine. Far Cry is worthy of classic status.

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Posted 23 February 2021 - 10:40 PM

Of these I suppose Test is the worst, but they're all much better than the debut.

The eponymous debut is their worst by far.

Still a good album, though.

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Posted 24 February 2021 - 04:24 AM

The mix I would make from these albums would be

Show Don't Tell
Available Light
Dreamline
Where's My Thing
Ghost of a Chance
Driven
The Color of Right
Time and Motion
Limbo
Far Cry
Spindrift
The Main Monkey Business
The Way the Wind Blows
Hope
Faithless
Malignant Narcissism

Looks like I mostly can't stand Presto




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