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How do you rate Counterparts?

  1. 1 (5 votes [2.98%])

    Percentage of vote: 2.98%

  2. 2 (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  3. 3 (2 votes [1.19%])

    Percentage of vote: 1.19%

  4. 4 (6 votes [3.57%])

    Percentage of vote: 3.57%

  5. 5 (9 votes [5.36%])

    Percentage of vote: 5.36%

  6. 6 (12 votes [7.14%])

    Percentage of vote: 7.14%

  7. 7 (26 votes [15.48%])

    Percentage of vote: 15.48%

  8. 8 (53 votes [31.55%])

    Percentage of vote: 31.55%

  9. 9 (39 votes [23.21%])

    Percentage of vote: 23.21%

  10. 10 (16 votes [9.52%])

    Percentage of vote: 9.52%

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#21 Tony R

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Posted 10 April 2012 - 10:24 AM

I gave it a 1.

A one-fingered salute.



It's appalling corporate rock. Disgraceful sell-out.  

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Posted 10 April 2012 - 10:38 AM

It's easily their best release since Power Windows.

F'n great record...solid from start to finish.

Animate, Cut To The Chase, and Leave That Thing Alone are some of my all-time favourite Rush songs.

There are no bad songs on this record at all. The Speed of Love is probably the "weakest" track, but I still like it alot. It gets alot of flack...but it's still good IMO.

It's a well-paced album, and I love the fact that it rocks. I'm hoping that Clockwork Angels is somewhere in the same vein, as far as rocking.  1022.gif

Oh...I gave it a 9.

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Posted 10 April 2012 - 10:43 AM

9.5

My second favorite Rush album

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Posted 10 April 2012 - 10:45 AM

QUOTE (The K Man @ Apr 10 2012, 03:58 PM)
QUOTE (presto123 @ Apr 10 2012, 09:55 AM)
Just what the heck does that voice say before the start of Alien Shore? I never did solve that mystery.

I think it's, "Man overboard!"

"I've had about all"?

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Posted 10 April 2012 - 10:47 AM

I don't like Stick It Out, Nobody's Hero, and Speed of Love, but I like the rest of the album enough to give it a strong 7.

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Posted 10 April 2012 - 12:38 PM

QUOTE (Tony R @ Apr 10 2012, 10:24 AM)
I gave it a 1.

A one-fingered salute.



It's appalling corporate rock. Disgraceful sell-out.

True, but it's just too catchy to ignore  653.gif   653.gif   653.gif

A solid 8. Great sound, good lyrics, strong melodies, memorable tunes. Uplifting without being coddling.

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Posted 10 April 2012 - 12:40 PM

Cold Fire is one of my later era Rush favorites....still today.

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Posted 10 April 2012 - 12:40 PM

QUOTE (Gompers @ Apr 10 2012, 09:11 AM)
The OK
-Alien Shore


The Not so Good
-Nobody's Hero
-The Speed Of Love

Come on Gomps!  Alien Shore Rocks!   1022.gif

Nobody's Hero and Speed of Love not so good?  Paleeeaaasee!   laugh.gif


For the record, I gave Counterparts an 8.

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Posted 10 April 2012 - 12:42 PM

QUOTE (Tony R @ Apr 10 2012, 10:24 AM)
It's appalling corporate rock. Disgraceful sell-out.

I think you've confused Rush with Def Leppard.   wink.gif  

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Posted 10 April 2012 - 12:56 PM

QUOTE (Tony R @ Apr 10 2012, 10:24 AM)
I gave it a 1.

A one-fingered salute.



It's appalling corporate rock. Disgraceful sell-out.

Typical Euro reaction to the album.  

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Posted 10 April 2012 - 01:25 PM

QUOTE (Presto-digitation @ Apr 10 2012, 12:40 PM)
Cold Fire is one of my later era Rush favorites....still today.

that's another one they should add to the next setlist.  damn it mix up already! angry.gif  

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Posted 10 April 2012 - 04:03 PM

The Great

Animate
Cut To The Chase
Double Agent
Leave That Thing Alone

The Good

Stick It Out
Between Sun & Moon
Alien Shore
Cold Fire
Everyday Glory

The Okay

Nobody's Hero

The let's-pretend-this-song-doesn't-exist

The Speed Of Love.

Huge improvement over RTB. I rate it a 7/10, and it is extremely listenable except for TSoL (even the song title is horrible).

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Posted 10 April 2012 - 05:51 PM

Counterparts is my favorite Rush album of the 90s. Most of the album was good, but there were some real standout tracks. Animate is one of the best songs they have done since Signals. Cut to the Chase is fantastic as well. Nobody's Hero and The Speed of Love are my two least favorite songs. After RTB, this album rekindled my faith in Rush's ability to make good albums. I gave it an 8, but it is closer to 9 than 8.

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Posted 10 April 2012 - 06:04 PM

Geez...whats with all the negativity towards Nobody's Hero? confused13.gif

And please don't say it has anything to do with the "I knew he was different in his sexuality..." line...trust me - i have talked to a handful of people who have expressed their dislike for the song, JUST because of that lyric. Give me a break... eyesre4.gif

Edited by ALifeson85, 10 April 2012 - 06:05 PM.


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Posted 10 April 2012 - 06:11 PM

Great:
Cold Fire
Cut to the Chase
Double Agent
Alien Shore

Very Good:
Everyday Glory
Leave That Thing Alone
Nobody's Hero
Cut to the Chase
Between Sun and Moon

Decent:
Stick It Out

Bad:
The Speed of Love

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Posted 10 April 2012 - 06:34 PM

Solid 8. Fan of Speed of Love here, but I was never too keen on Nobody's Hero or Everyday Glory.  

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Posted 10 April 2012 - 08:13 PM

When the album came out i did not like it at all.  Called it CounterFARTS and would have given it about a 3.  Then about 3 years ago it just clicked with me.  Love it now.  I will rank it as almost an 8.5.  Since it is just short of being an 8.5 I will round down and rank it as an 8 but it continues to grow in my respect.  Once it hits 8.5 I will then change my vote up to a 9 which would put it in rare company.  Right now I would rank S & A ahead of it but that may not last.   Very good album.  To brake it down crudely by song I would say:

The Great:

None

The Good:

Animate
Nobody's Hero
Between Sun & Moon
Alien Shore
Speed of Love
Cold Fire
Everyday Glory

The Ok:

Stick it Out
Cut to the Chase

The Not so Ok:

Double Agent
Leave That thing Alone

The Bad:

None


Keep in mind that the 2 "Ok" songs are on the high side of that category.  Also keep in mind that not all of the "Good" songs are not created equal.  The last 4 I listed (Alien Shore, Speed of Love, Cold Fire & Everyday Glory) are on the high side of the category, bordering, but not achieving, "great" status.

Speaking of "The Speed of Love", why all the hate for the song??  Its one of the 3 best on the album (along with Cold Fire & Everyday Glory - these 3 are slightly better than Alien Shore).  

Could one of you haters of it try to please explain?  I have spent more than ample time trying to explain why I detest VT or Dog Years in the past.  What about it is so bad??  

I enjoy both the music and the lyrics just hit me as so, for lack of a better phrase, both intellectual and emotional all at once. It just feels as though the song is coming from the head and heart at the same time.  Really like the way Geddy sings them.   Why all the hate?

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Posted 10 April 2012 - 08:17 PM

I said 8, but this album is growing on me and it should probably be closer to 9. I even like Speed of Love. I want to hear CTTC so badly on the next tour, can't understand why people didn't like Stick It Out on the last, think the spoken part in Double Agent is one of Geddy's sexiest vocals EVER drool1.gif , and LTTA is my favorite Rush instrumental. I also like a little bit of country, and dig the country flavor of Cold Fire and Between Sun and Moon (which is another one I'm thinking more and more all the time would be fabulous live).

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Posted 10 April 2012 - 11:44 PM

QUOTE (English Muffin @ Apr 10 2012, 10:45 AM)
QUOTE (The K Man @ Apr 10 2012, 03:58 PM)
QUOTE (presto123 @ Apr 10 2012, 09:55 AM)
Just what the heck does that voice say before the start of Alien Shore? I never did solve that mystery.

I think it's, "Man overboard!"

"I've had about all"?

"Men about oars!" is what he says.

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Love this CD, by the way.  Great sounding, smart lyrics, Alex & Ged own it, and only a couple of duds.

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Posted 10 April 2012 - 11:55 PM

QUOTE (goose @ Apr 11 2012, 01:44 PM)
QUOTE (English Muffin @ Apr 10 2012, 10:45 AM)
QUOTE (The K Man @ Apr 10 2012, 03:58 PM)
QUOTE (presto123 @ Apr 10 2012, 09:55 AM)
Just what the heck does that voice say before the start of Alien Shore? I never did solve that mystery.

I think it's, "Man overboard!"

"I've had about all"?

"Men about oars!" is what he says.

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Love this CD, by the way.  Great sounding, smart lyrics, Alex & Ged own it, and only a couple of duds.

Those duds for me are Speed of Love and Everyday Glory.
Counterparts is the tasty meat between the somewhat stale slices of Roll The Bones and T4E.
Solid 8.
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