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Poll: What is your least favorite Rush album (160 member(s) have cast votes)

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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#181 LedRush

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Posted 08 August 2012 - 05:18 PM

QUOTE (rushgoober @ Aug 8 2012, 05:06 PM)
QUOTE (StellarJetman @ Aug 8 2012, 02:38 PM)
Test for Echo... If I could give a second-place vote, it would go to Roll the Bones...

The '90s weren't a good decade for Rush.

The excellent Counterparts of course being the exception. yes.gif

Ugh, Counterparts is easily Rush's worst album.  At least RTB expanded Rush's fanbase, and T4E contained songs that were sounded like songs and had lyrics that had impact.  There's a reason Peart doesn't write about love.


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#182 StellarJetman

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Posted 08 August 2012 - 09:29 PM

QUOTE (rushgoober @ Aug 8 2012, 04:06 PM)
The excellent Counterparts of course being the exception. yes.gif

There are some great songs on it, but the world never needed crap like "Nobody's Hero" or "At the Speed of Love" or "Double Agent" or basically half of the album.  "Everyday Glory" sounds like a freaking Roll the Bones outtake.

Really gets me down because I love almost everything else on it.

Edited by StellarJetman, 08 August 2012 - 09:32 PM.


#183 Amy Farrah Fowler

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Posted 08 August 2012 - 09:32 PM

Presto. Even the recording quality is very different.

#184 rushgoober

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Posted 09 August 2012 - 12:50 AM

QUOTE (LedRush @ Aug 8 2012, 03:18 PM)
QUOTE (rushgoober @ Aug 8 2012, 05:06 PM)
QUOTE (StellarJetman @ Aug 8 2012, 02:38 PM)
Test for Echo... If I could give a second-place vote, it would go to Roll the Bones...

The '90s weren't a good decade for Rush.

The excellent Counterparts of course being the exception. yes.gif

Ugh, Counterparts is easily Rush's worst album.

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#185 treeduck

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Posted 09 August 2012 - 01:00 AM

More bitchslaps are due for the damn RUSH traitors I think!

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Posted 09 August 2012 - 02:05 AM

Even the 2 votes for CA is quite surprising to me.  

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Posted 09 August 2012 - 04:09 AM

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#188 LedRush

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Posted 09 August 2012 - 08:57 AM

QUOTE (rushgoober @ Aug 9 2012, 12:50 AM)
QUOTE (LedRush @ Aug 8 2012, 03:18 PM)
QUOTE (rushgoober @ Aug 8 2012, 05:06 PM)
QUOTE (StellarJetman @ Aug 8 2012, 02:38 PM)
Test for Echo... If I could give a second-place vote, it would go to Roll the Bones...

The '90s weren't a good decade for Rush.

The excellent Counterparts of course being the exception. yes.gif

Ugh, Counterparts is easily Rush's worst album.

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There's a reason that less than half the fans that bought RTB bought Counterparts.  And it ain't because of the "new" "heavy" sound, that's for sure.  Bad songs are bad no matter what the production.  The hardcore fans love this album because they see it as a return to hard Rush.  But really, it's just style without substance.  

#189 ThinkingBig

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Posted 09 August 2012 - 08:59 AM

don't have one.

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Posted 09 August 2012 - 09:13 AM

QUOTE (LedRush @ Aug 9 2012, 08:57 AM)
QUOTE (rushgoober @ Aug 9 2012, 12:50 AM)
QUOTE (LedRush @ Aug 8 2012, 03:18 PM)
QUOTE (rushgoober @ Aug 8 2012, 05:06 PM)
QUOTE (StellarJetman @ Aug 8 2012, 02:38 PM)
Test for Echo... If I could give a second-place vote, it would go to Roll the Bones...

The '90s weren't a good decade for Rush.

The excellent Counterparts of course being the exception. yes.gif

Ugh, Counterparts is easily Rush's worst album.

facepalm.gif


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There's a reason that less than half the fans that bought RTB bought Counterparts.  And it ain't because of the "new" "heavy" sound, that's for sure.  Bad songs are bad no matter what the production.  The hardcore fans love this album because they see it as a return to hard Rush.  But really, it's just style without substance.

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#191 LedRush

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Posted 09 August 2012 - 10:14 AM

QUOTE (substancewithoutstyle @ Aug 9 2012, 09:13 AM)
QUOTE (LedRush @ Aug 9 2012, 08:57 AM)
QUOTE (rushgoober @ Aug 9 2012, 12:50 AM)
QUOTE (LedRush @ Aug 8 2012, 03:18 PM)
QUOTE (rushgoober @ Aug 8 2012, 05:06 PM)
QUOTE (StellarJetman @ Aug 8 2012, 02:38 PM)
Test for Echo... If I could give a second-place vote, it would go to Roll the Bones...

The '90s weren't a good decade for Rush.

The excellent Counterparts of course being the exception. yes.gif

Ugh, Counterparts is easily Rush's worst album.

facepalm.gif


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There's a reason that less than half the fans that bought RTB bought Counterparts.  And it ain't because of the "new" "heavy" sound, that's for sure.  Bad songs are bad no matter what the production.  The hardcore fans love this album because they see it as a return to hard Rush.  But really, it's just style without substance.

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#192 rushgoober

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Posted 09 August 2012 - 10:38 AM

QUOTE (LedRush @ Aug 9 2012, 06:57 AM)
QUOTE (rushgoober @ Aug 9 2012, 12:50 AM)
QUOTE (LedRush @ Aug 8 2012, 03:18 PM)
QUOTE (rushgoober @ Aug 8 2012, 05:06 PM)
QUOTE (StellarJetman @ Aug 8 2012, 02:38 PM)
Test for Echo... If I could give a second-place vote, it would go to Roll the Bones...

The '90s weren't a good decade for Rush.

The excellent Counterparts of course being the exception. yes.gif

Ugh, Counterparts is easily Rush's worst album.

facepalm.gif


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There's a reason that less than half the fans that bought RTB bought Counterparts.  And it ain't because of the "new" "heavy" sound, that's for sure.  Bad songs are bad no matter what the production.  The hardcore fans love this album because they see it as a return to hard Rush.  But really, it's just style without substance.

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You can't attribute sales to quality.  Look at rateyourmusic.com or progarchives, or even here for that matter.  Counterparts always rates significantly higher than RTB.  RTB just had luck and good timing.  It had a fantastic song in Dreamline (by FAR the best song on that album), and the song RTB, which while containing the horrendous rap section, was catchy and somewhat of a minor hit.  It was just the right place at the right time, but most of the album sucked.  

Most all of Counterparts, however, was GREAT, the first four songs especially just being incredible kick-ass Rush songs, and they took on topics that they had never gone after before, and to my money, very successfully.  Sorry you can't appreciate how great an album Rush made in 1993.

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Posted 09 August 2012 - 11:11 AM

Caress of Steel. It's like they took Fly by Night, smoked some serious weed, got drunk and then rehashed the album while stealing a little from Zeppelin.

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Posted 17 February 2017 - 09:32 AM

I heard Vapor Trails again today and I totally dislike it. To be fair I can't find one single song on the album which I like. All songs sound pretty similar. From the instrumental aspect it is a messy noise, from a vocal aspect the vocal melodies suck big time!, Geddy Lee is not singing on this album he is lamenting, that is so annoying to my ears.
Awful album in every way. That's my view.

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Posted 17 February 2017 - 09:54 AM

I really like VT. Love some tracks, like Ceiling Unlimited, Secret Touch, etc. But to each one's own. Presto on the other hand has nothing going for it, except for The Pass. One song.

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Posted 18 February 2017 - 12:19 AM

Kind of a tie between Vapor Trails and Presto.




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