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Poll: What do you think is the best song from this album? (945 member(s) have cast votes)

What do you think is the best song from this album?

  1. Far Cry (199 votes [20.99%])

    Percentage of vote: 20.99%

  2. Armor and Sword (153 votes [16.14%])

    Percentage of vote: 16.14%

  3. Workin' Them Angels (98 votes [10.34%])

    Percentage of vote: 10.34%

  4. Larger Bowl (47 votes [4.96%])

    Percentage of vote: 4.96%

  5. Spindrift (46 votes [4.85%])

    Percentage of vote: 4.85%

  6. Main Monkey Business (109 votes [11.50%])

    Percentage of vote: 11.50%

  7. Way the Wind Blows (73 votes [7.70%])

    Percentage of vote: 7.70%

  8. Hope (15 votes [1.58%])

    Percentage of vote: 1.58%

  9. Faithless (67 votes [7.07%])

    Percentage of vote: 7.07%

  10. Bravest Face (33 votes [3.48%])

    Percentage of vote: 3.48%

  11. Good News First (17 votes [1.79%])

    Percentage of vote: 1.79%

  12. Malignant Narcissism (66 votes [6.96%])

    Percentage of vote: 6.96%

  13. We Hold On (25 votes [2.64%])

    Percentage of vote: 2.64%

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#121 TheresThatThing

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Posted 30 January 2008 - 08:30 AM

QUOTE (TheRocinanteKid @ Jan 30 2008, 04:59 AM)
No idea what I originally voted for but by now Spindrift has secured its position as my firm favourite from S&A. Brilliant song, followed closely by Far Cry and We Hold On though... then again there isn't a band song on this one.

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Truly, I could listen to the whole album all the way through and not get antsy once. This is one of their best, probly because it was recorded so quickly, that tends to bring the best out of artists. I believe alex said that this and AFTK was their fastest studio recording, both amazing.


And I finally achieved Seeker status! Im happy. lol

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Posted 02 February 2008 - 01:58 PM

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#123 New World Manny

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Posted 09 February 2008 - 10:57 PM

For me, the tunes on S&A fall fairly easily into 3 tiers:

Tier 1 - True Gems
Far Cry
The Main Monkey Business
Hope
Faithless
MalNar
We Hold On

Tier 2 - Solid Tunes
Workin' Them Angels
The Larger Bowl
The Way the Wind Blows
Bravest Face

Tier 3 - Meh.
Armor and Sword
Spindrift
Good News First

That said, it's a really good album, with no "must skips" by any means.

#124 Kudzu

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Posted 15 February 2008 - 07:28 PM

The song I ended up including on a mix CD I made for a friend as an introduction to Rush was, oddly enough, "Workin' Them Angels". No particular special reason why, I guess.

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Posted 18 February 2008 - 03:36 PM

QUOTE (pedro2112 @ May 4 2007, 12:07 PM)
Today it is Good News First

mine too!

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Posted 18 February 2008 - 09:01 PM

Hate to sound like a downer, but this is the first Rush album that I just can't get into. In fact, I can't even get past the first two minutes of most of the songs because they just......suck.   angry.gif
'Far Cry' 'Spindrift' and 'Malignant' are the only songs were they sound like themselves, and even at that they still sound like songs they've already done before.
The rest....Arrrrrrrghhhh, I can't get past the tedious negative lyrics, the plodding tempos, no dynamics, the lack of melodys and how Geddy sounds like he's just making it up as he goes along. Plus, like Vapor Trails, its about two songs too long.  confused13.gif

I've noticed that most Rush fans either really really love this album or really really don't, like me

Vapor Trails had some good exciting songs ruined by horrible production.

S&As has good production for mostly boring filler songs.

Maybe the next album will get it right!

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Posted 25 February 2008 - 02:23 PM

Finally voted.. Far Cry. It was and continues to be a tough call cause it's such a strong album. Monkey Business and Malnar are right there. Everything else is just great.  

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Posted 03 April 2008 - 05:43 PM

had to do We Hold On

hope they do it in 08

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Posted 04 April 2008 - 09:25 AM

I originally voted TWTWB.  Id have to change that to TMMB nowadays

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Posted 13 April 2008 - 02:02 PM

The way the wind blows is for me the best song of this album. Amor and Sword is the 2nd best.

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Posted 19 April 2008 - 03:05 PM

The Way The Wind Blows

the chorus is mind-blowing 2.gif  

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Posted 20 April 2008 - 07:44 PM

the MAIN monkey business for me

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Posted 22 April 2008 - 10:17 AM

QUOTE (jnoble @ Feb 18 2008, 09:01 PM)
Hate to sound like a downer, but this is the first Rush album that I just can't get into. In fact, I can't even get past the first two minutes of most of the songs because they just......suck.   angry.gif
'Far Cry' 'Spindrift' and 'Malignant' are the only songs were they sound like themselves, and even at that they still sound like songs they've already done before.
The rest....Arrrrrrrghhhh, I can't get past the tedious negative lyrics, the plodding tempos, no dynamics, the lack of melodys and how Geddy sounds like he's just making it up as he goes along. Plus, like Vapor Trails, its about two songs too long.  confused13.gif

I've noticed that most Rush fans either really really love this album or really really don't, like me

Vapor Trails had some good exciting songs ruined by horrible production.

S&As has good production for mostly boring filler songs.

Maybe the next album will get it right!

It's usually the case that no matter Rush will do, it will never be right for folks like you.  I respect your opinion, but I highly doubt you will take to another Rush album again since Rush is creating music that is diverse and progressive.  

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Posted 25 April 2008 - 03:12 PM

"Far Cry."

I'm having trouble gettting into this album, I admit, but IMO the opener is one of their best songs ever.  I also really dig the lyrics to "Faithless."  They're a bit heavy-handed, but I think they say things that need to be said.  Also, I think it's great that on the whole Rush have made sort of an "angry" album.  There's a lot worth getting angry about these days!

#135 Picture Moving

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Posted 25 April 2008 - 03:20 PM

My two clear favourites are ....

Faithless & Armor And Sword

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Posted 30 April 2008 - 04:17 PM

The Way the Wind Blows

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Posted 01 May 2008 - 06:29 PM

For the time being I'm shooting for The Larger Bowl (a few close calls).  I still haven't tired of it; nagging chorus, killer vox melody, solo TDF and a great sentiment.  Can hear it on the radio now - joke.  

Magic moment - Ged's opening bass line in solo yes.gif    

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Posted 01 May 2008 - 07:25 PM

This one's a toughie because all of he song's are great but no one truly shines above the others.

That being said, I voted Far Cry, with The Larger Bowl nipping at it's heels.

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Posted 08 May 2008 - 02:08 AM

WTA

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Posted 18 May 2008 - 08:29 AM

Reassessment time.  Interesting to note upon first few listens, Armour and Sword, Far Cry and Spindrift jostled for first place.  Then I went off them a bit.  BUT summing up S&A once and for all (after giving it a long break)I'm left with Larger Bowl, Armour and Sword and Far Cry that remain my ultimate faves.          



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