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#61 RUSHAMILEHIGH

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Posted 14 November 2010 - 10:16 PM

QUOTE (RUSHAMILEHIGH @ Nov 14 2010, 10:14 PM)
QUOTE (jnoble @ Apr 1 2008, 04:35 PM)
My least favorite:
Natural Science (I don't HATE it per se, it's just too long and never really clicked with me)

Tai Shan (the synth pan flute in the beginning is a red flag indicating "Boring song ahead!")

Red Tide

Speed Of Love

Animate  (it just goes on too long and the lyrics are dumb)

Virtuality (liked it initially, but boy oh boy does it sound dated now)

Ceiling Unlimited (too loud fast and noisy)

Peaceable Kingdom (Geddy, please sing instead of chanting)

Vapor Trail (its OK in parts, but the lack of melody makes it really draggy and monotone)

Nocturne (more badly produced noise from Vapor Trails)

Out of the Cradle (see above)

Pretty much EVERYTHING on Snakes And Arrows with the exception of Far Cry, Spindrift and MalNar.  I don't like midtempo whiny songs with no hooks or melody, and I don't like an entire f***ing album of them.
When Rush gets back to writing interesting songs again, please let me know.  angry.gif

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Posted 30 December 2010 - 04:22 PM

Best i can

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Posted 16 February 2011 - 11:47 PM

Carve Away The Stone, Ceiling Unlimited, Peacable Kingdom, Tai Shan, Carve Away The Stone, Freeze, & The Stars Look Down.

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Posted 18 February 2011 - 08:17 AM

QUOTE (RUSHAMILEHIGH @ Nov 14 2010, 10:16 PM)
QUOTE (RUSHAMILEHIGH @ Nov 14 2010, 10:14 PM)
QUOTE (jnoble @ Apr 1 2008, 04:35 PM)
My least favorite:
Natural Science (I don't HATE it per se, it's just too long and never really clicked with me)

Tai Shan (the synth pan flute in the beginning is a red flag indicating "Boring song ahead!")

Red Tide

Speed Of Love

Animate  (it just goes on too long and the lyrics are dumb)

Virtuality (liked it initially, but boy oh boy does it sound dated now)

Ceiling Unlimited (too loud fast and noisy)

Peaceable Kingdom (Geddy, please sing instead of chanting)

Vapor Trail (its OK in parts, but the lack of melody makes it really draggy and monotone)

Nocturne (more badly produced noise from Vapor Trails)

Out of the Cradle (see above)

Pretty much EVERYTHING on Snakes And Arrows with the exception of Far Cry, Spindrift and MalNar.  I don't like midtempo whiny songs with no hooks or melody, and I don't like an entire f***ing album of them.
When Rush gets back to writing interesting songs again, please let me know.  angry.gif

Please stay in the dark, I'll take your next ticket. cool.gif

I'll Take two!!! wtf.gif

As soon as he said he didn't like Natural Science i was like "must be either an idiot or a troll." still not sure.

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Posted 16 April 2011 - 05:41 AM

Glad someone else started this thread, I was thinking of doing the same.

There is one track that really winds me up and it's always the bloody one that your Rush-hating (tone deaf Kiss Fan) mates keep referencing.

Everyone has bad days and wishes there was an Undo button on the application of life and while most of the stuff is top notch aural Viagra, some of it can be the audio equivalent of an ear full of cold shower.

So which is it?

Just hearing "Rivendell" on Planet Rock today has reminded me how bad this song is.  

Now I'm a mad, bad, sad Rush fan and not against a bit of Tolkien, but this was too cheesy even for my nerdy roots. It's the lyrics, (Sorry Pratt) that just don't work. Guitar work fine, vocals - nice change of range and pace, but cheese factor 10.  

Still better than "Misty Mountain Hop" and the "Ballad of Bilbo Baggins" though...

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Posted 16 April 2011 - 09:08 AM

Most of Vapour Trails ^^
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Chain Lightening
Well, there's a lot of 90s stuff that just never clicked with me, they're goo songs, just not favourites I guess.

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Posted 29 May 2012 - 10:41 AM

Dog Years, You Bet Your Life, Rivendell, Madrigal, Carve Away the Stone, most of Vapor Trails, Anagram (For Mongo), I Think I'm Going Bald, Cinderella Man, and a few others are all skippable IMO.

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Posted 16 July 2012 - 02:19 PM

Natural Science
Roll the Bones

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Posted 27 September 2012 - 08:49 PM

QUOTE (BassUnderPressure @ Feb 28 2006, 02:30 AM)
Tai Shan is lovely. Fantastic.

100% agreement with you on that one.

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Posted 27 September 2012 - 08:53 PM

Contenders for least favorite include:

The Necromancer
The Fountain of Lamneth
Virtuality
All of VT

However the song which claims the title of least favorite is Dog Years.

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Posted 10 December 2012 - 09:18 AM

1. Tears ( i know alot of people like it but i dont)
2. Red Lenses
3. Far Cry ( live Version)
4. tai shan

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Posted 11 December 2012 - 11:39 AM

I think so far consensus is Dog Years.....But as for me it's Big Money.  I can't stand that song for some reason! I absolutely loathed the video as well, back in 85' (I think).  I go get my beer at that time, when it's played in concert.  

But so what....... You know, Rush puts themself out there..... and 9.9 times out of ten,  they pull it off!   Gotta love 'em!   :rush:

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Posted 21 December 2012 - 02:45 AM

The Body Electric, also it's realy hard to listen to Tom Sawyer outside of a concert

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Posted 21 December 2012 - 02:46 AM

Never got why people hate dog years




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