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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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Posted 19 July 2012 - 08:26 PM

This is an impossible question to answer. There is no one album I like the least.

I hate Presto & RTB equally.  1022.gif  

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Posted 19 July 2012 - 09:02 PM

The debut. No amount of 'rawness' or 'youthful energy' can hide the fact that the songwriting just ain't very good. Peart's importance to this band cannot be overstated.

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Posted 19 July 2012 - 09:11 PM

Power Windows, though I do love The Big Money and Emotion Detector.  

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Posted 19 July 2012 - 11:14 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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Thank you gentleman, both. You have saved me a good deal of typing. (FYI, the correct answer on this thread is Roll The Bones, but I will give partial credit to Test 4 Echo and Snakes & Arrows)

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Posted 20 July 2012 - 04:50 AM

The debut rules. Test for Echo stanks.

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Posted 20 July 2012 - 05:17 AM

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...

Very nice!

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Posted 20 July 2012 - 05:19 AM

QUOTE (Bangster of Goats @ Jul 19 2012, 06:06 PM)
Roll the Bones.

Two words:  rapping skeleton.

Two more words:  Face Up.

This just about says it....Roll the Bones by a country mile. Also, I would like to add You Bet Your Life as part of the reason.

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Posted 20 July 2012 - 09:20 AM

QUOTE (DBJetsman @ Jul 19 2012, 03:32 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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Besides the fact that 2.gif is a truly great kick-ass rock and roll album that actually rates pretty highly in the Rush discography, I don't know how anyone, at the minimum, could rate it lower than Presto, Roll the Bones, Test For Echo or Vapor Trails. confused13.gif fing.gif

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Posted 20 July 2012 - 09:25 AM

QUOTE (rushgoober @ Jul 20 2012, 09:20 AM)
QUOTE (DBJetsman @ Jul 19 2012, 03:32 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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Besides the fact that 2.gif is a truly great kick-ass rock and roll album that actually rates pretty highly in the Rush discography, I don't know how anyone, at the minimum, could rate it lower than Presto, Roll the Bones, Test For Echo or Vapor Trails. confused13.gif fing.gif

Any record with Neil on it beats the first record. That was a different band altogether. But I smell what your steppin in!


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Posted 20 July 2012 - 09:37 AM

QUOTE (Tombstone Mountain @ Jul 20 2012, 07:25 AM)
QUOTE (rushgoober @ Jul 20 2012, 09:20 AM)
QUOTE (DBJetsman @ Jul 19 2012, 03:32 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...

2.gif

Besides the fact that 2.gif is a truly great kick-ass rock and roll album that actually rates pretty highly in the Rush discography, I don't know how anyone, at the minimum, could rate it lower than Presto, Roll the Bones, Test For Echo or Vapor Trails. confused13.gif fing.gif

Any record with Neil on it beats the first record. That was a different band altogether. But I smell what your steppin in!


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I can't accept that argument when I'm looking at "great fun album I enjoy listening to" compared to "mediocre album where I enjoy one or two songs, if that."  Neil or not, their debut is just better than several of their other albums.  Jeez, Working Man alone beats ALL of T4E and ALL of VT.  I rate it somewhere between 8th and 10th.

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Posted 20 July 2012 - 09:45 AM

QUOTE (rushgoober @ Jul 20 2012, 09:37 AM)
QUOTE (Tombstone Mountain @ Jul 20 2012, 07:25 AM)
QUOTE (rushgoober @ Jul 20 2012, 09:20 AM)
QUOTE (DBJetsman @ Jul 19 2012, 03:32 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...

2.gif

Besides the fact that 2.gif is a truly great kick-ass rock and roll album that actually rates pretty highly in the Rush discography, I don't know how anyone, at the minimum, could rate it lower than Presto, Roll the Bones, Test For Echo or Vapor Trails. confused13.gif fing.gif

Any record with Neil on it beats the first record. That was a different band altogether. But I smell what your steppin in!


trink39.gif

I can't accept that argument when I'm looking at "great fun album I enjoy listening to" compared to "mediocre album where I enjoy one or two songs, if that."  Neil or not, their debut is just better than several of their other albums.  Jeez, Working Man alone beats ALL of T4E and ALL of VT.  I rate it somewhere between 8th and 10th.

It's not Rush to me. I mean, you hate Vapor Trails...to me that album is a revelation. take the songs that suck on Roll the Bones...i'd prefer listening to them than the self titled debut.

No big deal goobs. You have a different history with the band than I do...no two experiences are alike.


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Posted 20 July 2012 - 09:48 AM

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 20 July 2012 - 10:00 AM

QUOTE (Tombstone Mountain @ Jul 20 2012, 07:45 AM)
QUOTE (rushgoober @ Jul 20 2012, 09:37 AM)
QUOTE (Tombstone Mountain @ Jul 20 2012, 07:25 AM)
QUOTE (rushgoober @ Jul 20 2012, 09:20 AM)
QUOTE (DBJetsman @ Jul 19 2012, 03:32 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...

2.gif

Besides the fact that 2.gif is a truly great kick-ass rock and roll album that actually rates pretty highly in the Rush discography, I don't know how anyone, at the minimum, could rate it lower than Presto, Roll the Bones, Test For Echo or Vapor Trails. confused13.gif fing.gif

Any record with Neil on it beats the first record. That was a different band altogether. But I smell what your steppin in!


trink39.gif

I can't accept that argument when I'm looking at "great fun album I enjoy listening to" compared to "mediocre album where I enjoy one or two songs, if that."  Neil or not, their debut is just better than several of their other albums.  Jeez, Working Man alone beats ALL of T4E and ALL of VT.  I rate it somewhere between 8th and 10th.

It's not Rush to me. I mean, you hate Vapor Trails...to me that album is a revelation. take the songs that suck on Roll the Bones...i'd prefer listening to them than the self titled debut.

No big deal goobs. You have a different history with the band than I do...no two experiences are alike.


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No problem - you enjoy the hell out of Heresy, Neurotica, You Bet Your Life and Face Up while I'm rocking out to Working Man, Finding My Way, In the Mood and Here Again. tongue.gif

Bazinga!

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Posted 20 July 2012 - 10:08 AM

QUOTE (rushgoober @ Jul 20 2012, 03:37 PM)
QUOTE (Tombstone Mountain @ Jul 20 2012, 07:25 AM)
QUOTE (rushgoober @ Jul 20 2012, 09:20 AM)
QUOTE (DBJetsman @ Jul 19 2012, 03:32 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...

2.gif

Besides the fact that 2.gif is a truly great kick-ass rock and roll album that actually rates pretty highly in the Rush discography, I don't know how anyone, at the minimum, could rate it lower than Presto, Roll the Bones, Test For Echo or Vapor Trails. confused13.gif fing.gif

Any record with Neil on it beats the first record. That was a different band altogether. But I smell what your steppin in!


trink39.gif

I can't accept that argument when I'm looking at "great fun album I enjoy listening to" compared to "mediocre album where I enjoy one or two songs, if that."  Neil or not, their debut is just better than several of their other albums.  Jeez, Working Man alone beats ALL of T4E and ALL of VT.  I rate it somewhere between 8th and 10th.

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Posted 20 July 2012 - 11:14 AM

QUOTE (rushgoober @ Jul 20 2012, 10:00 AM)
I can't accept that argument when I'm looking at "great fun album I enjoy listening to" compared to "mediocre album where I enjoy one or two songs, if that."


No problem - you enjoy the hell out of Heresy, Neurotica, You Bet Your Life and Face Up

while I'm rocking out to Working Man, Finding My Way, In the Mood and Here Again. tongue.gif

Bazinga!


The title of the thread is "least favorite Rush album", not "great fun album YOU enjoy listening too"

Oh and when I picture you rocking out to those songs...I think of "40 year old virgin" star Steve Carell walking around his apartment in the movie playing the tuba!!! Rock on with that buddy!


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Posted 20 July 2012 - 12:38 PM

QUOTE (Tombstone Mountain @ Jul 20 2012, 09:14 AM)
QUOTE (rushgoober @ Jul 20 2012, 10:00 AM)
I can't accept that argument when I'm looking at "great fun album I enjoy listening to" compared to "mediocre album where I enjoy one or two songs, if that."


No problem - you enjoy the hell out of Heresy, Neurotica, You Bet Your Life and Face Up

while I'm rocking out to Working Man, Finding My Way, In the Mood and Here Again. tongue.gif

Bazinga!


The title of the thread is "least favorite Rush album", not "great fun album YOU enjoy listening too"

Oh and when I picture you rocking out to those songs...I think of "40 year old virgin" star Steve Carell walking around his apartment in the movie playing the tuba!!! Rock on with that buddy!


Bazinga--wtf does that mean?

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Well, don't tell my wife I'm a 40-year old virgin! tongue.gif

All I can say is that 2.gif is a truly awesome album, even without Neil and without the lyrical sophistication that would come later.  Hell, Alex's guitar solos are worth the price of admission alone, but the whole album rocks hard. yes.gif 1022.gif

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Posted 20 July 2012 - 12:38 PM

QUOTE (rushgoober @ Jul 20 2012, 11:00 AM)
QUOTE (Tombstone Mountain @ Jul 20 2012, 07:45 AM)
QUOTE (rushgoober @ Jul 20 2012, 09:37 AM)
QUOTE (Tombstone Mountain @ Jul 20 2012, 07:25 AM)
QUOTE (rushgoober @ Jul 20 2012, 09:20 AM)
QUOTE (DBJetsman @ Jul 19 2012, 03:32 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...

2.gif

Besides the fact that 2.gif is a truly great kick-ass rock and roll album that actually rates pretty highly in the Rush discography, I don't know how anyone, at the minimum, could rate it lower than Presto, Roll the Bones, Test For Echo or Vapor Trails. confused13.gif fing.gif

Any record with Neil on it beats the first record. That was a different band altogether. But I smell what your steppin in!


trink39.gif

I can't accept that argument when I'm looking at "great fun album I enjoy listening to" compared to "mediocre album where I enjoy one or two songs, if that."  Neil or not, their debut is just better than several of their other albums.  Jeez, Working Man alone beats ALL of T4E and ALL of VT.  I rate it somewhere between 8th and 10th.

It's not Rush to me. I mean, you hate Vapor Trails...to me that album is a revelation. take the songs that suck on Roll the Bones...i'd prefer listening to them than the self titled debut.

No big deal goobs. You have a different history with the band than I do...no two experiences are alike.


trink39.gif

No problem - you enjoy the hell out of Heresy, Neurotica, You Bet Your Life and Face Up while I'm rocking out to Working Man, Finding My Way, In the Mood and Here Again. tongue.gif

Bazinga!

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Vapor Trails!

#39 Tombstone Mountain

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Posted 20 July 2012 - 12:52 PM

QUOTE (rushlady23 @ Jul 20 2012, 12:38 PM)
QUOTE (rushgoober @ Jul 20 2012, 11:00 AM)
QUOTE (Tombstone Mountain @ Jul 20 2012, 07:45 AM)
QUOTE (rushgoober @ Jul 20 2012, 09:37 AM)
QUOTE (Tombstone Mountain @ Jul 20 2012, 07:25 AM)
QUOTE (rushgoober @ Jul 20 2012, 09:20 AM)
QUOTE (DBJetsman @ Jul 19 2012, 03:32 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...

2.gif

Besides the fact that 2.gif is a truly great kick-ass rock and roll album that actually rates pretty highly in the Rush discography, I don't know how anyone, at the minimum, could rate it lower than Presto, Roll the Bones, Test For Echo or Vapor Trails. confused13.gif fing.gif

Any record with Neil on it beats the first record. That was a different band altogether. But I smell what your steppin in!


trink39.gif

I can't accept that argument when I'm looking at "great fun album I enjoy listening to" compared to "mediocre album where I enjoy one or two songs, if that."  Neil or not, their debut is just better than several of their other albums.  Jeez, Working Man alone beats ALL of T4E and ALL of VT.  I rate it somewhere between 8th and 10th.

It's not Rush to me. I mean, you hate Vapor Trails...to me that album is a revelation. take the songs that suck on Roll the Bones...i'd prefer listening to them than the self titled debut.

No big deal goobs. You have a different history with the band than I do...no two experiences are alike.


trink39.gif

No problem - you enjoy the hell out of Heresy, Neurotica, You Bet Your Life and Face Up while I'm rocking out to Working Man, Finding My Way, In the Mood and Here Again. tongue.gif

Bazinga!

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Vapor Trails!

Thanks for the love sista--Goobs was goosin' me!!!


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Posted 20 July 2012 - 02:49 PM

QUOTE (rushgoober @ Jul 19 2012, 06:53 PM)
Their debut album is criminally underrated.  That and HYF.

Signals is criminally overrated.


I voted for Signals bekloppt.gif




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