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What is your least favorite Rush album

  1. Rush (1974) (24 votes [15.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 15.00%

  2. Fly by Night (1975) (1 votes [0.62%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.62%

  3. Caress of Steel (1975) (20 votes [12.50%])

    Percentage of vote: 12.50%

  4. 2112 (1976) (1 votes [0.62%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.62%

  5. A Farewell to Kings (1977) (1 votes [0.62%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.62%

  6. Hemispheres (1978) (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  7. Permanent Waves (1980) (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  8. Moving Pictures (1981) (1 votes [0.62%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.62%

  9. Signals (1982) (2 votes [1.25%])

    Percentage of vote: 1.25%

  10. Grace Under Pressure (1984) (2 votes [1.25%])

    Percentage of vote: 1.25%

  11. Power Windows (1985) (6 votes [3.75%])

    Percentage of vote: 3.75%

  12. Hold Your Fire (1987) (9 votes [5.62%])

    Percentage of vote: 5.62%

  13. Presto (1989) (7 votes [4.38%])

    Percentage of vote: 4.38%

  14. Roll the Bones (1991) (18 votes [11.25%])

    Percentage of vote: 11.25%

  15. Counterparts (1993) (5 votes [3.12%])

    Percentage of vote: 3.12%

  16. Test for Echo (1996) (31 votes [19.38%])

    Percentage of vote: 19.38%

  17. Vapor Trails (2002) (21 votes [13.12%])

    Percentage of vote: 13.12%

  18. Snakes & Arrows (2007) (8 votes [5.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 5.00%

  19. Clockwork Angels (2012) (3 votes [1.88%])

    Percentage of vote: 1.88%

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#1 LedRush

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Posted 19 July 2012 - 11:44 AM

This is a hard question for me as there are albums that I know aren't objectively great (Rush) that hold a special place in my heart.  There are others that are good, but because of when they came out I just don't like them very much.  I'm interested to see what you guys think.

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Posted 19 July 2012 - 12:05 PM

What do you do if you have a 3 way tie?  Debut, Vapor Trails, and Test for Echo. 062802puke_prv.gif

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Posted 19 July 2012 - 12:18 PM

Without a doubt T4E.  062802puke_prv.gif  The title track is alright, but it should have been an instrumental. For the most part this album is uninspired drivel.


Who voted for CA? Even if you don't like the album I don't know how you can say it's their worst.

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Posted 19 July 2012 - 12:21 PM

QUOTE (substancewithoutstyle @ Jul 19 2012, 12:18 PM)
Without a doubt T4E.  062802puke_prv.gif  The title track is alright, but it should have been an instrumental. For the most part this album is uninspired drivel.


Who voted for CA? Even if you don't like the album I don't know how you can say it's their worst.

I feel the same way about T4E.  It was the second album that Rush came out with since MP that people wouldn't immediately groan when I played it to them.  I love the 80's output, but it doesn't hold up as well to any other period for me.

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Posted 19 July 2012 - 01:31 PM

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Posted 19 July 2012 - 04:25 PM

rush haVe mAde some Pretty mediOcRe albums, buT aRe Any I've heard truLy So bad that I could say it was the WORST one?  confused13.gif

i'll have to give this some serious thought...

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Posted 19 July 2012 - 05:06 PM

Whoever voted GUP or Power Windows should be kicked off the board. tongue.gif Had to go with the self titled. It's like they were a different band on that record.

Edited by presto123, 19 July 2012 - 05:07 PM.


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Posted 19 July 2012 - 05:07 PM

T4E

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Posted 19 July 2012 - 05:19 PM

QUOTE (rushgoober @ Jul 19 2012, 05:25 PM)
rush haVe mAde some Pretty mediOcRe albums, buT aRe Any I've heard truLy So bad that I could say it was the WORST one?  confused13.gif

i'll have to give this some serious thought...

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Posted 19 July 2012 - 05:21 PM

Probably has to be Snakes And Arrows.

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Posted 19 July 2012 - 05:29 PM

So the front runners are Test For Echo and  2.gif

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Posted 19 July 2012 - 05:31 PM

QUOTE (presto123 @ Jul 19 2012, 05:06 PM)
Whoever voted GUP or Power Windows should be kicked off the board. tongue.gif Had to go with the self titled. It's like they were a different band on that record.

Their first album is what got me into Rush. My older brother was playing it and I was just pretty much blown away by the power of Ged's voice and the music. It's definitely in my top ten.

T4E is by far their worst album in my opinion.

Edited by snowdogged, 19 July 2012 - 05:32 PM.


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Posted 19 July 2012 - 05:32 PM

WTF?!  How is Test for Echo, from their worst decade ever, have the same amount of votes as Rush, which includes Working Man and In the Mood?!

Sometimes, I really don't get what's going in peoples' heads from this forum...

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Posted 19 July 2012 - 05:38 PM

QUOTE (DBJetsman @ Jul 19 2012, 05:32 PM)
WTF?!  How is Test for Echo, from their worst decade ever, have the same amount of votes as Rush, which includes Working Man and In the Mood?!

Sometimes, I really don't get what's going in peoples' heads from this forum...

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I don't really like In The Mood and always thought they played it only because Geddy wrote the thing by himself.  I never understood why they played it as long as they could.  But then again, I don't understand how anyone could like Presto or Counterparts more than T4E, which I think is a good album, deeper than most of their stuff from 1982 on.

To each his own...that's why Rush is great.

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Posted 19 July 2012 - 05:44 PM

QUOTE (DBJetsman @ Jul 19 2012, 05:32 PM)
WTF?!  How is Test for Echo, from their worst decade ever, have the same amount of votes as Rush, which includes Working Man and In the Mood?!

Sometimes, I really don't get what's going in peoples' heads from this forum...

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It's not synthy enough for the new wavers, it's not brickwalled enough for the I-Pod squad, it's not trendy enough for the alternative rockers, it's not proggy enough for the hipster pseudo proggers and because it has Rutsey and no Peart it's not arty farty enough for the snob rockers nor lyrically advanced enough for the Lyric tards...

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Posted 19 July 2012 - 05:53 PM

Their debut album is criminally underrated.  That and HYF.

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Posted 19 July 2012 - 05:56 PM

QUOTE (treeduck @ Jul 19 2012, 05:44 PM)
QUOTE (DBJetsman @ Jul 19 2012, 05:32 PM)
WTF?!  How is Test for Echo, from their worst decade ever, have the same amount of votes as Rush, which includes Working Man and In the Mood?!

Sometimes, I really don't get what's going in peoples' heads from this forum...

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It's not synthy enough for the new wavers, it's not brickwalled enough for the I-Pod squad, it's not trendy enough for the alternative rockers, it's not proggy enough for the hipster pseudo proggers and because it has Rutsey and no Peart it's not arty farty enough for the snob rockers nor lyrically advanced enough for the Lyric tards...

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Posted 19 July 2012 - 06:06 PM

Roll the Bones.

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Posted 19 July 2012 - 06:17 PM

can i vote 5 times? tongue.gif  

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Posted 19 July 2012 - 08:07 PM

QUOTE (rushgoober @ Jul 19 2012, 04:25 PM)
rush haVe mAde some Pretty mediOcRe albums, buT aRe Any I've heard truLy So bad that I could say it was the WORST one?  confused13.gif

i'll have to give this some serious thought...

  laugh.gif Well done applaudit.gif

I have to go with the first album. To me, Rush was born on FBN, the band was a completely different one on the first album.




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