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Poll: What do you think is the best song from this album? (1257 member(s) have cast votes)

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

  1. 2112 (940 votes [74.54%])

    Percentage of vote: 74.54%

  2. A Passage to Bangkok (108 votes [8.56%])

    Percentage of vote: 8.56%

  3. The Twilight Zone (38 votes [3.01%])

    Percentage of vote: 3.01%

  4. Lessons (38 votes [3.01%])

    Percentage of vote: 3.01%

  5. Tears (46 votes [3.65%])

    Percentage of vote: 3.65%

  6. Something for Nothing (91 votes [7.22%])

    Percentage of vote: 7.22%

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#421 goose

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Posted 27 October 2013 - 11:49 PM

View PostNarpet, on 26 September 2013 - 09:38 AM, said:

Lessons. Don't know why but it might be my favorite RUSH song ever. Weird huh?
Seems like you've told us before.

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Posted 28 October 2013 - 07:26 AM

View Postgoose, on 27 October 2013 - 11:49 PM, said:

View PostNarpet, on 26 September 2013 - 09:38 AM, said:

Lessons. Don't know why but it might be my favorite RUSH song ever. Weird huh?
Seems like you've told us before.
But you didn't listen then................... :codger:

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Posted 30 October 2013 - 06:34 PM

2112, title track, was there ever any question? Really?? This was the song that really got me into Rush, the song that had them living up to (and surpassing) all the expectations my dad had caused me to set. Impeccable timing, check. Virtuoistic musicianship, check. Juicy sci-fi storytelling, check. Higher than Robert Plant on helium vocals...check! :P
I loved this track from the opening section, and I still regard it as Rush's best epic, better than even my claimed favorite, Cygnus X-1 Book One.

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Posted 30 October 2013 - 08:59 PM

2112, of course. A song that completely changed my perspective on music and how it can really tell a great narrative like any piece of literature can.

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Posted 04 January 2014 - 12:52 AM

Love the whole thing but I selected twilight zone

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Posted 04 January 2014 - 12:52 AM

Love the whole thing but I selected twilight zone

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Posted 04 January 2014 - 08:28 AM

Tears is my favourite

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Posted 06 January 2014 - 01:45 PM

View PostRushAreAwesome, on 04 January 2014 - 08:28 AM, said:

Tears is my favourite

Nice choice, RAA.  When I first got 2112 back in high school, I of course loved the epic 2112, but the individual songs are very interesting.  

I LOVE the Mellotron on 'Tears', just lovely.  Really a nice arrangement for such a 'bombastic' group, especially back then when they had a belly full of fire.

Who knows...perhaps it was another middle finger to the record execs;  "Screw you!  You want a hard rock single...so here's a f***ing BALLAD with a Mellotron!  Suck on this Moody Blues shit!" :rage:

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Posted 05 February 2014 - 01:10 AM

View PostLieutenant Dan, on 06 January 2014 - 01:45 PM, said:

View PostRushAreAwesome, on 04 January 2014 - 08:28 AM, said:

Tears is my favourite

Nice choice, RAA.  When I first got 2112 back in high school, I of course loved the epic 2112, but the individual songs are very interesting.  

I LOVE the Mellotron on 'Tears', just lovely.  Really a nice arrangement for such a 'bombastic' group, especially back then when they had a belly full of fire.

Who knows...perhaps it was another middle finger to the record execs;  "Screw you!  You want a hard rock single...so here's a f***ing BALLAD with a Mellotron!  Suck on this Moody Blues shit!" :rage:

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Yes, the Mellotron is the best thing ever, which is some of the reason the Moodies are my favorite band and why I listen to Zebra a lot.
I also enjoy Tears more than the average Rush fan. Maybe it helped that the prog band I followed 20+ years ago used to cover it.

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Posted 28 April 2014 - 07:28 AM

This one is really the only complete no-brainer of any Rush album as to the best song. 2112 is probably the best song Rush ever did in it's  20+ minute form. What is so awesome about it is that it is both available to listen in it's seperate parts and as a whole and still sounds amazing. It's an epic tale of an individual taking on authority. Some longer songs from even Rush or Zeppelin or Pink Floyd etc you kinda don't really like parts of the song or you lose attention really this doesn't happen with 2112 because ever part is important to the whole. The other songs are decent songs for the most part but just don't hold a candle to 2112.

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Posted 03 May 2014 - 08:58 PM

Very easy decision, 2112.

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Posted 21 May 2014 - 01:20 PM

Tough decision between something for nothing and 2112.
I think i'll go with 2112 because it's qauntity and quality

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Posted 22 May 2014 - 12:36 PM

2112, with Something for Nothing coming in a close second.

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Posted 26 May 2014 - 03:01 AM

Well for me it's obviously (so obviously) 2112, aka the foundation of my love for Rush. BUT, picking from the B-Side I like both A Passage to Bangkok (mainly because of Geddy's voice, especially that little growl thing at "fly by morning light") and The Twilight Zone (likely due to my love for the show and my mom's taste for the song).

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Posted 18 July 2014 - 09:01 PM

Toss up between 2112 and Something For Nothing. 2112 clearly isn't desperate for votes, so I picked SFN.

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Posted 19 July 2014 - 03:51 PM

2112

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Posted 20 July 2014 - 05:54 PM

As much as I love APTB it has to 2112

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Posted 10 August 2014 - 03:46 PM

Easily 2112

I really like this song but I'm not a fan of the rest of the album at all !

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Posted 10 August 2014 - 03:49 PM

View PostTuesday, on 10 August 2014 - 03:46 PM, said:

Easily 2112

I really like this song but I'm not a fan of the rest of the album at all !
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Posted 10 August 2014 - 04:03 PM

Thank you ! I don't hate it but somehow these songs fail to keep my attention. Except A passage To Bangkok.

pre-A Farewell To Kings, RUSH for me was a band I liked among many other bands. There were a few songs I didn't really like on each record.

...but with A Farewell To Kings and the three albums that followed, RUSH became my favorite band !

Edited by Tuesday's Gone, 10 August 2014 - 04:05 PM.




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