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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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#61 Silas Lang

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Posted 14 April 2012 - 12:31 AM

Every song on it at least good, most of em are great. Give it an 8. Great album!

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#62 ColdFireYYZ

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Posted 14 April 2012 - 01:08 PM

QUOTE (goose @ Apr 14 2012, 01:03 AM)
QUOTE (ALifeson85 @ Apr 10 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

It is one of the worst intro lines in the history of rock music, not because of the subject matter, but because of the total lack of tact or creativity.

I like what the song becomes, love the chorus, and yet despise that intro line.  Cringe-worthy...

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Posted 14 April 2012 - 05:23 PM

  AlexFinal.gif This is without a doubt my favorite album with Hemispheres and A Farewell To Kings in a close second. I bought a PRS Guitar just so I could play Leave That Thing Alone and all the other tracks as close as I possobly could.  AlexFinal.gif  Just like this one.

#64 jnoble

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Posted 14 April 2012 - 08:41 PM

l love the production and a couple of the songs rock (Stick It Out, Between Sun and Moon, LTTA, Cut To The Chase, I even like Everyday Glory) but this was the start of Neil's lyrics not clicking with me anymore on many songs.  It also contains the first Rush song that I immediatly hated ('Speed Of Love')

The tour was great though even if I wasn't crazy about the album as a whole. It was pretty dark and serious sounding after the optimisic and funky sound of RTB

#65 Priest of Syrinx

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Posted 14 April 2012 - 09:02 PM

I didn't like it much at first, then I liked it, then I didn't, and now I like it again.  Weird.

7/10

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Posted 17 April 2012 - 01:37 PM

9

The best Rush album since Power Windows.  I was so very pleasantly surprised when I first heard it and I finally got to see them for the first time since the Signals tour.  Alex plugged back in.  Geddy found his Fender and Neil's lyrics were very good and the theme of the album flowed quite well.  It was a good time to be a Rush fan.  They finally had a pretty good video (Stick It Out) and there was an actual love song on the album (Cold Fire) and it didn't suck.  It was also the beginning of a little grudgingly offered respect from the mainstream music media.  

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Posted 17 April 2012 - 01:56 PM

I gave it an 8. A good solid album, featuring a one of my favourite Rush songs, Leave That Thing Alone. Also like Stick It Out, Nobody's Hero and Cold Fire. Don't think they've made a better album since, although with the promise CA has got, that may be about to change!

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Posted 17 April 2012 - 04:04 PM

10!!!! Despite Speed of Love...

The other 10 songs are all 9's or 10's.

Classic Rush tunes I never get tired of
10's
Animate
Cut to the Chase
Between Sun and Moon
Double Agent
Leave That Thing Alone

Solid Rush
9's
Stick it Out
Nobody's Hero (really like this except the first line-it seems to take a beating on here)
Alien Shore
Cold Fire
Everyday Glory

Dunno where I'd put The Speed of Love, but it belongs on Test for Echo LOL


Actually put Speed of Love on Test for Echo and Driven on Counterparts and you might very well have the perfect Rush album!


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Posted 17 April 2012 - 04:11 PM

QUOTE (ColdFireYYZ @ Apr 14 2012, 01:08 PM)
QUOTE (goose @ Apr 14 2012, 01:03 AM)
QUOTE (ALifeson85 @ Apr 10 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

It is one of the worst intro lines in the history of rock music, not because of the subject matter, but because of the total lack of tact or creativity.

I like what the song becomes, love the chorus, and yet despise that intro line.  Cringe-worthy...

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Agreed. It's garbage trash-can doo doooo jeep-status.

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Posted 17 April 2012 - 05:46 PM

QUOTE (That One Guy @ Apr 17 2012, 04:11 PM)
QUOTE (ColdFireYYZ @ Apr 14 2012, 01:08 PM)
QUOTE (goose @ Apr 14 2012, 01:03 AM)
QUOTE (ALifeson85 @ Apr 10 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

It is one of the worst intro lines in the history of rock music, not because of the subject matter, but because of the total lack of tact or creativity.

I like what the song becomes, love the chorus, and yet despise that intro line.  Cringe-worthy...

goodpost.gif

Agreed. It's garbage trash-can doo doooo jeep-status.

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#71 HowItIs

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Posted 18 April 2012 - 03:25 AM

This is a 6 for me. There are many songs I LOVE but the rest are just okay for me. I love: Animate, Cut To The Chase, Cold Fire, Between The Sun And Moon, Leave That Thing Alone, Nobody's hero and Everyday Glory. The rest are a'ight for me.  cool.gif  

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Posted 18 April 2012 - 06:40 AM

QUOTE (That One Guy @ Apr 17 2012, 04:11 PM)
QUOTE (ColdFireYYZ @ Apr 14 2012, 01:08 PM)
QUOTE (goose @ Apr 14 2012, 01:03 AM)
QUOTE (ALifeson85 @ Apr 10 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

It is one of the worst intro lines in the history of rock music, not because of the subject matter, but because of the total lack of tact or creativity.

I like what the song becomes, love the chorus, and yet despise that intro line.  Cringe-worthy...

goodpost.gif

Agreed. It's garbage trash-can doo doooo jeep-status.

I'm not even sure what any of that means?  Jeep status?

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Edited by Presto-digitation, 18 April 2012 - 06:40 AM.


#73 That One Guy

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Posted 18 April 2012 - 01:01 PM

QUOTE (Presto-digitation @ Apr 18 2012, 06:40 AM)
QUOTE (That One Guy @ Apr 17 2012, 04:11 PM)
QUOTE (ColdFireYYZ @ Apr 14 2012, 01:08 PM)
QUOTE (goose @ Apr 14 2012, 01:03 AM)
QUOTE (ALifeson85 @ Apr 10 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

It is one of the worst intro lines in the history of rock music, not because of the subject matter, but because of the total lack of tact or creativity.

I like what the song becomes, love the chorus, and yet despise that intro line.  Cringe-worthy...

goodpost.gif

Agreed. It's garbage trash-can doo doooo jeep-status.

I'm not even sure what any of that means?  Jeep status?

Kids

Me and friends are off-road enthusiasts. We drive toyotas and treat them as the holy grail of wheeling, while referring to Jeeps as the Worst Thing Ever.

However none of this relates to that song. So i guess ill stop now.

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Posted 18 April 2012 - 11:46 PM

Its a 6 or 7 for me as a Rush album. Great album, but I can't give them all 9s and 10s...

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Posted 21 April 2012 - 03:58 PM

one of my least favorites...I like about 3 songs. I'd maybe give it a 4.....

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Posted 21 April 2012 - 04:07 PM

doesn't get much playing time but i like about 4 songs.  

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Posted 22 April 2012 - 03:47 AM

To my ears, this was the last truly consistent all the way through Rush Album.
8.

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Posted 22 April 2012 - 04:11 AM

QUOTE (Presto-digitation @ Apr 10 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.

Can you explain how this is a typical "Euro" reaction? I didn't realise that all 300 odd million of us were so easy to predict eyesre4.gif

For the record I love this album and can not see how anyone could call it a corporate sellout either.

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Posted 04 May 2012 - 01:01 AM

Counterparts

Animate - 3/5, .6
Stick it Out - 4/5, .8
Cut to the Chase, 4/5, .8
Nobody's Hero, 2/5, .4
Between Sun & Moon, 3/5, .6
Alien Shore, 2/5, .4
Speed of Love 1/5, .2
Double Agent, 3/5, .6
Leave That Thing Alone, 3/5, .6
Cold Fire, 2/5, .4
Everyday Glory, 1/5, .2

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Posted 04 May 2012 - 08:23 AM

QUOTE (zimmy77 @ Apr 22 2012, 04:11 AM)
QUOTE (Presto-digitation @ Apr 10 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.

Can you explain how this is a typical "Euro" reaction? I didn't realise that all 300 odd million of us were so easy to predict eyesre4.gif

For the record I love this album and can not see how anyone could call it a corporate sellout either.

I think he's just trying to get a rise out of some of you.....no Rush fan s=would give Counterparts a 1




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