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Poll: What do you think is the best song from this album? (1278 member(s) have cast votes)

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

  1. The Spirit of Radio (290 votes [22.64%])

    Percentage of vote: 22.64%

  2. Freewill (193 votes [15.07%])

    Percentage of vote: 15.07%

  3. Jacob's Ladder (147 votes [11.48%])

    Percentage of vote: 11.48%

  4. Entre Nous (73 votes [5.70%])

    Percentage of vote: 5.70%

  5. Different Strings (46 votes [3.59%])

    Percentage of vote: 3.59%

  6. Natural Science (532 votes [41.53%])

    Percentage of vote: 41.53%

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#401 Segue Myles

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Posted 20 October 2013 - 05:07 PM

I struggle to pick a favourite, as I love all these songs, but I am always very impressed by Natural Science as an album closer. So me picked I did!

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Posted 30 October 2013 - 06:45 PM

I just can't decide! I have such fond memories of each! Oh but I always did relate Natural Science to bright spring days in biology class listening through my new Rush album on my iPad (mostly because I never got to finish it before the bell rang). The closer it is! (But if I could pick three more times...)

#403 Body Electric

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Posted 04 January 2014 - 12:47 AM

View PostMoonraker, on 24 August 2004 - 01:20 AM, said:

For sentimental reasons, Jacob's Ladder is my favorite
me too

#404 sabresman31

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Posted 03 May 2014 - 08:05 PM

I voted for Natural Science. It is an absolutely incredible song on an absolutely incredible album!

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Posted 24 June 2014 - 01:40 AM

Super hard to pick.  After I voted (Freewill) I read a bunch of posts and second-guessed my choice over and over.  But since I can't decide, I'll stick with it.  I love love love the instrumental break, followed by the "cell of awareness" bit.  But I pretty much love every single song on this record.

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Posted 26 June 2014 - 07:13 PM

I voted on this a long time ago and never made a post.  Now I can't remember if I voted for Freewill or Natural Science.  Hopefully the latter.  I hope.

Edited by Lorraine, 26 June 2014 - 07:15 PM.


#407 toymaker

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Posted 27 June 2014 - 02:10 PM

View PostLorraine, on 26 June 2014 - 07:13 PM, said:

I voted on this a long time ago and never made a post.  Now I can't remember if I voted for Freewill or Natural Science.  Hopefully the latter.  I hope.
We can always change our votes—or does that option end after a while?

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Posted 20 July 2014 - 06:19 PM

Oh boy love Natural Science but SOR has to be my choice, this is a tough one.

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Posted 21 July 2014 - 11:03 AM

1. Natural Science
2. Freewill
3. Jacob's Ladder

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Posted 21 July 2014 - 11:26 AM

Natural Science

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Posted 07 September 2014 - 08:29 AM

It´s a shame to only choose one song, but for me it has to be Natural Science.  The sheer diversity of material is amazing.  But Jacob´s Ladder is an extremely close second.  I certainly hope to hear this song live one day, it´s one of my favourites!!

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Posted 03 November 2014 - 08:22 PM

Freewill is my choose!

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Posted 14 January 2015 - 06:49 PM

Natural Science is God like, but I just have to give the nod to TSOR for being that signature, far reaching classic Rush song to top all others.

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Posted 14 January 2015 - 06:49 PM

Natural Science is God like, but I just have to give the nod to TSOR for being that signature, far reaching classic Rush song to top all others.

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Posted 30 January 2015 - 11:32 AM

I love ALL the songs on this album, but since I work in radio, TSOR is my pick!

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Posted 14 February 2015 - 12:51 AM

Spirit of Radio

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Posted 15 February 2015 - 10:53 PM

Damn, this is really tough for such a masterpiece of an album. I had to cast my vote for NS though because of its overall mastery level of sheer amazing-ness. Love the entire record though, and Different Strings and SOR are close 2nds.

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Posted 20 February 2015 - 06:43 AM

in the end it is different strings, but the others are very very good too

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Posted 05 March 2015 - 03:47 PM

Freewill.  Intro sounds like your inside of an F'ing Tornado.  One of my favorite Rush songs.

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Posted 31 March 2015 - 10:12 PM

The Spirit of Radio but I love the whole damn album the way freaks love Hemispheres.



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