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#21 Segue Myles

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Posted 17 October 2013 - 06:48 AM

Have yet to hear Hold Your Fire through to Feedback!

Currently:

Best: A Farewell To Kings/Grace Under Pressure (four other titles worthy to compete!)

Worst: Power Windows (its HIDEOUS! its why i am hesitant to proceed forward...)

Underrated: Grace Under Pressure/Caress Of Steel/Fly By Night

Overrated: Power Windows (obviously) and Signals (its good...but not that good)

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Posted 07 January 2014 - 08:47 AM

Um...sorry about my above post I was unaware of my stupidity...

Best: AFTK

Worst: Vapor Trails

Overrated: um...I don't know all the most popular albums are amongst my favourites...

Underrated: T4E; CoS; p/g

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Posted 07 January 2014 - 08:51 AM

Oh, and for the record, PoW went from being the worst Rush I had ever heard to one of the best of the best. I love it now!

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Posted 07 January 2014 - 09:35 AM

View PostSegue Myles, on 07 January 2014 - 08:51 AM, said:

Oh, and for the record, PoW went from being the worst Rush I had ever heard to one of the best of the best. I love it now!


Same here! I also thought Vapour Trails was kinda crap at first but that's also grown on me.

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Posted 07 January 2014 - 09:48 AM

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View PostSegue Myles, on 07 January 2014 - 08:51 AM, said:

Oh, and for the record, PoW went from being the worst Rush I had ever heard to one of the best of the best. I love it now!


Same here! I also thought Vapour Trails was kinda crap at first but that's also grown on me.

I actually liked it at first...then it just got old, and it irritates me an awful lot! I prefer T4E and SA by far!

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Posted 07 January 2014 - 09:52 AM

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View PostRushAreAwesome, on 07 January 2014 - 09:35 AM, said:

View PostSegue Myles, on 07 January 2014 - 08:51 AM, said:

Oh, and for the record, PoW went from being the worst Rush I had ever heard to one of the best of the best. I love it now!


Same here! I also thought Vapour Trails was kinda crap at first but that's also grown on me.

I actually liked it at first...then it just got old, and it irritates me an awful lot! I prefer T4E and SA by far!


I agree that Test For Echo and Snakes & Arrows are better

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Posted 07 January 2014 - 09:53 AM

View PostSegue Myles, on 07 January 2014 - 08:51 AM, said:

Oh, and for the record, PoW went from being the worst Rush I had ever heard to one of the best of the best. I love it now!

PoW went from being the worst Rush record I had ever heard to being like 13th-best.  That's a big jump, considering how much I disliked it.  There are still songs and sections I don't like at all, but there's material I love as well.

VT has always ranked down towards the bottom for me.  I agree with the sentiment that TFE and S&A are much better.

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Posted 07 January 2014 - 11:49 AM

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View PostSegue Myles, on 07 January 2014 - 08:51 AM, said:

Oh, and for the record, PoW went from being the worst Rush I had ever heard to one of the best of the best. I love it now!

PoW went from being the worst Rush record I had ever heard to being like 13th-best.  That's a big jump, considering how much I disliked it.  There are still songs and sections I don't like at all, but there's material I love as well.

VT has always ranked down towards the bottom for me.  I agree with the sentiment that TFE and S&A are much better.

I am starting to really love T4E. Its not top ten material, but then again, I'm not entirely sure RTB is either...

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Posted 07 January 2014 - 12:35 PM

View PostSegue Myles, on 07 January 2014 - 11:49 AM, said:

View PostCyclonus X-1, on 07 January 2014 - 09:53 AM, said:

View PostSegue Myles, on 07 January 2014 - 08:51 AM, said:

Oh, and for the record, PoW went from being the worst Rush I had ever heard to one of the best of the best. I love it now!

PoW went from being the worst Rush record I had ever heard to being like 13th-best.  That's a big jump, considering how much I disliked it.  There are still songs and sections I don't like at all, but there's material I love as well.

VT has always ranked down towards the bottom for me.  I agree with the sentiment that TFE and S&A are much better.

I am starting to really love T4E. Its not top ten material, but then again, I'm not entirely sure RTB is either...

If you really enjoy listening to those records, then you should rank them highly.  Heck, I prefer S&A and TFE to a number of "classic" Rush albums.  I see no reason to overanalyze such things or to worry about what some snobby old farts on a Rush forum might think.

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Posted 07 January 2014 - 01:17 PM

To be frank (who's he?!?), I really could not care what anybody thinks of my music taste. I enjoy everything, from chinese classical to djent, from country to jazz...I find good in everything...which is why I think I tend to ober analyse everything, as I am very into researching the evolution of genres from the roots to the present day...

And Rush confound me...I thought I had them cracked until I acquired the last remaining Rush albums late last year (HYF-Feedback). They seem to have a new sound every decade, and the number of times I put down an album and then a few months later I "get it" and I completely change my mind on its quality is unbelievable!

And CoS, T4E and SA have lately started to open up to me, and whilst I don't think any of them are perfect, I think I rank all three above RTB now.

Rush, more than any other band, have taken me on a journey, and its been expensive (and mind blowing), that keeping a consistent opinion on their releases is difficult.

This is why I keep postponing Yes. I already have one complex and diverse rock group with an extensive bavk catalogue to get my head around...being 23, I am discovering bands with 40 odd year careers...one at a time methinks!

Sorry to ramble...but I think I can safely say Rush has changed, and is changing, my life in regards to how I view musicians and their "art". More than any other band, they excite me. Are they my favourite band?

I don't know...but they could be...

And I am pretty sure I still have much to discover (AFTK is a new album everytime I play it). Sorry I rambled...but like I have said before, no one I know likes this band...and I have a lot of friends and family! No one else to share this (over) enthusiasm with!

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Posted 07 January 2014 - 01:23 PM

View PostSegue Myles, on 07 January 2014 - 01:17 PM, said:

Sorry I rambled...

No need to apologize.  That was a great post!  :D

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Posted 18 July 2014 - 11:58 AM

Best: Clockwork Angels
Worst: Caress of Steel

Underrated: Roll the Bones
Overrated: Caress of Steel (overrated on this forum at least)

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Posted 18 July 2014 - 12:48 PM

Best: Hemispheres
Worst: Test For Echo

Overrated: Counterparts
Underrated: Hold Your Fire

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Posted 18 July 2014 - 02:30 PM

Best             A Farewell To Kings
Worst           Vapor Trails (for sound reasons only. Even the remix. Has some very good songs)

Overrated    Vapor Trails ^^^^^^
Underrated  Presto

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Posted 18 July 2014 - 05:59 PM

Best  Clockwork Angels and Grace Under Pressure with an honorable mention to Vapor Trails :)
Worst  Test for Echo

Most overrated  Counterparts
Most underrated Hold Your Fire/RTB

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Posted 18 July 2014 - 06:55 PM

Best: Hemispheres and Permanent Waves (depending on the day)
Worst:  S&A, Presto

Most overrated:   Caress of Steel, Presto
Most underrated: Clockwork Angels, p/g

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Posted 18 July 2014 - 08:50 PM

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Best:    Hemispheres and Permanent Waves (depending on the day)
Worst:  S&A, Presto

Most overrated:   Caress of Steel, Presto
Most underrated: Clockwork Angels, p/g
Erm, I love CA, but it's hardly underrated... Maybe around here, but in general, most fans seem to like it...

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Posted 18 July 2014 - 08:52 PM

View Postlen(songs), on 18 July 2014 - 08:50 PM, said:

View Postlaughedatbytime, on 18 July 2014 - 06:55 PM, said:

Best: Hemispheres and Permanent Waves (depending on the day)
Worst:  S&A, Presto

Most overrated:   Caress of Steel, Presto
Most underrated: Clockwork Angels, p/g
Erm, I love CA, but it's hardly underrated... Maybe around here, but in general, most fans seem to like it...
In his defense I think he got his over and underrated mixed up. He will probably realize this and fix it later..... :sarcastic:

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Posted 18 July 2014 - 08:55 PM

View PostNarpski, on 18 July 2014 - 08:52 PM, said:

View Postlen(songs), on 18 July 2014 - 08:50 PM, said:

View Postlaughedatbytime, on 18 July 2014 - 06:55 PM, said:

Best: Hemispheres and Permanent Waves (depending on the day)
Worst:  S&A, Presto

Most overrated:   Caress of Steel, Presto
Most underrated: Clockwork Angels, p/g
Erm, I love CA, but it's hardly underrated... Maybe around here, but in general, most fans seem to like it...
In his defense I think he got his over and underrated mixed up. He will probably realize this and fix it later..... :sarcastic:
Nope.   Got it right the first time... :)

And I was referring to "around here", len...

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Posted 31 July 2014 - 10:33 PM

Best: Permanent Waves
Worst:  Roll the Bones

Most overrated: 2112
Most underrated: Presto




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