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#41 Mr. Henry Gale

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Posted 04 June 2012 - 10:34 AM

QUOTE (trenken @ Jun 4 2012, 07:32 AM)
Its funny how Neil said Wish Them Well was the song they put the most effort into and that he hates the song because of it, and it turns out to be the stinker on the album.

He said they dropped it once or twice, and it should have stayed there. Its just too kind of Foo Fighters to me. Doesnt fit in with the rest of the songs.

I actually dislike Halo Effect more than that one.

I agree with those that say this album is too long. Most of the songs don't justify the length, and go on too long.  

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Posted 04 June 2012 - 10:35 AM

So how long before these end up on YouTube? unsure.gif  ph34r.gif

Edited by wilb1972, 04 June 2012 - 10:35 AM.


#43 Mr. Henry Gale

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Posted 04 June 2012 - 10:36 AM

QUOTE (wilb1972 @ Jun 4 2012, 07:35 AM)
So how long before we can hear these end up on YouTube? unsure.gif  ph34r.gif

Youtube really degrades the quality. Why would you listen to it on Youtube?

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Posted 04 June 2012 - 10:37 AM

The Anarchist is..

effing sick. smile.gif

#45 wilb1972

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Posted 04 June 2012 - 10:37 AM

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Youtube really degrades the quality. Why would you listen to it on Youtube?


Because I have no other way of listening since I can't download these, ahem....

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Posted 04 June 2012 - 10:39 AM

my impression after the first listen is that alot of it isn't my cup of tea.  i like headlong flight and the garden sounds ok but i'll have to go back and give it another listen with the headphones.

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Posted 04 June 2012 - 10:40 AM

QUOTE (ReRushed @ Jun 4 2012, 11:33 AM)
There are too many power chords.

And this is a bad thing because......?

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Posted 04 June 2012 - 10:40 AM

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Youtube really degrades the quality. Why would you listen to it on Youtube?


Because I have no other way of listening since I can't download these, ahem....

You could wait a week and buy the album.  wink.gif  

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Posted 04 June 2012 - 10:41 AM

I remember reading that Carnies would be considered the heaviest Rush song of all times..

I'd respectfully disagree. Still fantastic though. smile.gif

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Posted 04 June 2012 - 10:41 AM

QUOTE (UltimoGuitarist @ Jun 4 2012, 11:40 AM)
QUOTE (ReRushed @ Jun 4 2012, 11:33 AM)
There are too many power chords.

And this is a bad thing because......?

I'm being sarcastic in reference to a previous thread.

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Posted 04 June 2012 - 10:42 AM

after a first listen i don't care for it at all. it's bashing away to power cords album. the two songs that i can deal with are the garden and the wreckers. both are the mellow tunes. lots of the tunes have the same tempo and song structure. drums fit the music. nothing special from neil on the album. he played what the music called for. no attack from the tom toms. fix that! solid album just don't dig it... yet.  

#52 FountainOfSyrinx

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Posted 04 June 2012 - 10:43 AM

QUOTE (ReRushed @ Jun 4 2012, 10:41 AM)
QUOTE (UltimoGuitarist @ Jun 4 2012, 11:40 AM)
QUOTE (ReRushed @ Jun 4 2012, 11:33 AM)
There are too many power chords.

And this is a bad thing because......?

I'm being sarcastic in reference to a previous thread.

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Posted 04 June 2012 - 10:43 AM

"We're coming up on our 40th anniversary here, just TRYYYYYin to put an album togetha."

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Posted 04 June 2012 - 10:44 AM

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You could wait a week and buy the album.


Oh I have the album on order. Ready and willing, but reading all of this feedback on the leak is making me too excited now. I know its just one more week, but dang it! I wanna hear it now. fists crying.gif  comp26.gif  

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Posted 04 June 2012 - 10:45 AM

QUOTE (shail @ Jun 4 2012, 10:42 AM)
after a first listen i don't care for it at all. it's bashing away to power cords album. the two songs that i can deal with are the garden and the wreckers. both are the mellow tunes. lots of the tunes have the same tempo and song structure. drums fit the music. nothing special from neil on the album. he played what the music called for. no attack from the tom toms. fix that! solid album just don't dig it... yet.

same here but i'll continue to listen to it and try to absorb it better.

#56 Mr. Henry Gale

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Posted 04 June 2012 - 10:45 AM

I need to listen more, but basically...

This is a solid album. It's not as great as I wanted it to be, but it's good. It's better than Snakes & Arrows (well, at least to me. Understand I didn't like S&A).

So I couldn't be any happier. Yeah, some of the tracks go on way too long. But on the whole I enjoy the majority of the tracks. And that's a win in my book.



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Posted 04 June 2012 - 10:46 AM

On first listen I think it holds together much better than Vapor Trails and Snakes & Arrows. It's a good album and I'm sure several of the songs will grow on me immensely like tons of previous Rush songs.

And yes, I pre-ordered the CD.

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Posted 04 June 2012 - 10:46 AM

The 30 second previews from the Italian site do the album no justice!

Just passed The Wreckers and so far it's fantastic, really like Carnies also !

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Posted 04 June 2012 - 10:47 AM

QUOTE (Mr. Henry Gale @ Jun 4 2012, 10:45 AM)
I need to listen more, but basically...

This is a solid album. It's not as great as I wanted it to be, but it's good. It's better than Snakes & Arrows (well, at least to me. Understand I didn't like S&A).

So I couldn't be any happier. Yeah, some of the tracks go on way too long. But on the whole I enjoy the majority of the tracks. And that's a win in my book.

Coming from you,  biggrin.gif  biggrin.gif  biggrin.gif  I respect your views a lot.

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Posted 04 June 2012 - 10:48 AM

I was overly content with this album.

Then I realized there isn't an instrumental on it  sad.gif

Edited by Strangiato, 04 June 2012 - 10:49 AM.





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