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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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#41 Animate

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Posted 20 July 2012 - 03:50 PM

could go either Power Windows or Hold Your Fire...... hmmm.... will, HYF has no votes yet, so going that way.

I have learned to appreciate both PowW and HYF, especially individual songs, but it was not easy.  

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Posted 20 July 2012 - 03:59 PM

What is the EXACT kind of sound that I absolutely do not ever want to hear from my favorite rock band, you say? Why, that's easy. They call it Power Windows.

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Posted 20 July 2012 - 04:06 PM

QUOTE (Shreddy Lee @ Jul 20 2012, 03:59 PM)
What is the EXACT kind of sound that I absolutely do not ever want to hear from my favorite rock band, you say? Why, that's easy. They call it Power Windows.

It's f***ing good boyo! Power Windows is bright, beautiful, bombastic and byzantine!

And...

It's METAL!!

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Bow down Shreddy, bow down to the Power of Power Windows!!  1022.gif  1287.gif

Get out of town! Or shake your shreddies to Big Money!!

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Posted 20 July 2012 - 04:39 PM

The band nearly lost me with HYF.  Didn't care for (and that is being polite) Time Stand Still (guest vocalist? - wtf?) and it was the height of there 80s sound and really, really pop sounding, imo.  I've since learned to accept it and even love Mission, Force Ten and the lyrical content of TSS and appreciate Aimee's performance (a fine one).  I was not happy with the direction of the band on HYF.

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Posted 20 July 2012 - 04:50 PM

Lyrical synopsis for most of the songs on the first album:

"I'm horny. I really want to bang something. What time is it? Work time or bangin time?"  

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Posted 20 July 2012 - 04:52 PM

QUOTE (New World Kid @ Jul 20 2012, 04:50 PM)
Lyrical synopsis for most of the songs on the first album:

"I'm horny. I really want to bang something. What time is it? Work time or bangin time?"

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Posted 20 July 2012 - 04:52 PM

VT gets my vote, although CoS gets a dishonorable mention as the runner up.

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Posted 20 July 2012 - 04:58 PM

Snakes.   Not even close.

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Posted 20 July 2012 - 04:59 PM

QUOTE (New World Kid @ Jul 20 2012, 04:50 PM)
Lyrical synopsis for most of the songs on the first album:

"I'm horny. I really want to bang something. What time is it? Work time or bangin time?"

The first album is 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 cock rockers, it's not proggy enough for the hipster pseudo proggers, it's not funky enough for drum and bass crowd, it's too classic rock for the millenium brats who don't want to be seen to be into their dad's music, it's too retro for the retroactive pansies who only want pseudo retro rock, it's too Zeppelin for the Zep haters and Zep plagiarism accusers 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 and fake intellectual bores who mock the "simplistic" style...

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Posted 20 July 2012 - 05:14 PM

QUOTE (Tommy Sawyer @ Jul 20 2012, 12:49 PM)
QUOTE (rushgoober @ Jul 19 2012, 06:53 PM)
Their debut album is criminally underrated.  That and HYF.

Signals is criminally overrated.


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#51 jnoble

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Posted 20 July 2012 - 05:53 PM

Used to be Power Windows a long time ago because of the robotic overproduction and lack of a real "rock" feel.

Now it's Snakes and Arrows by a mile. Take out Far Cry and a weak rewrite of YYZ and the rest is very un-Rush like plodding boring preachy hookless horseshit.



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Posted 20 July 2012 - 06:11 PM

Roll the Bones.

I'm not a big fan of their early albums, but that's because they are (for the most part) not my cup of tea, not because they are "bad".

Except for Dreamline and Bravado, I find RTB to be middle of the road, pop-rock crap. They don't even sound like Rush to me.

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Posted 20 July 2012 - 06:16 PM

QUOTE (jnoble @ Jul 20 2012, 05:53 PM)
plodding boring preachy hookless horseshit.

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Posted 20 July 2012 - 08:07 PM

QUOTE (ReflectedLight @ Jul 20 2012, 04:16 PM)
QUOTE (jnoble @ Jul 20 2012, 05:53 PM)
plodding boring preachy hookless horseshit.

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actually that's him self-describing his post, not the album. wink.gif

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Posted 20 July 2012 - 08:08 PM

You know S&A hate is coming from the Vets.  

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Posted 21 July 2012 - 06:29 AM

QUOTE (New World Kid @ Jul 20 2012, 04:50 PM)
Lyrical synopsis for most of the songs on the first album:

"I'm horny. I really want to bang something. What time is it? Work time or bangin time?"


You say that like it is a bad thing laugh.gif  

QUOTE (treeduck @ Jul 20 2012, 04:59 PM)

The first album is 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 cock rockers, it's not proggy enough for the hipster pseudo proggers, it's not funky enough for drum and bass crowd, it's too classic rock for the millenium brats who don't want to be seen to be into their dad's music, it's too retro for the retroactive pansies who only want pseudo retro rock, it's too Zeppelin for the Zep haters and Zep plagiarism accusers 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 and fake intellectual bores who mock the "simplistic" style...

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Damn, u r good Treeduck- pretty much spot on analysis!  

Screw all the haters though...  2.gif #1 totally 1022.gif  

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Posted 21 July 2012 - 07:24 AM

Rush

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Posted 21 July 2012 - 08:22 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 21 July 2012 - 09:12 AM

I am extremely disturbed that, as of this post, Roll The Bones is merely tied for third place.  Unacceptable.  But I know it can get out there and rock and roll the bones and get busy or kick some gluteus max and pull off a definitive win.  I know it.  You can do it.

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Posted 21 July 2012 - 09:19 AM

QUOTE (Bangster of Goats @ Jul 21 2012, 07:12 AM)
I am extremely disturbed that, as of this post, Roll The Bones is merely tied for third place.  Unacceptable.  But I know it can get out there and rock and roll the bones and get busy or kick some gluteus max and pull off a definitive win.  I know it.  You can do it.

FWIW, I put RTB as 3rd to worst.  If not for T4E and VT, it would be.  It's definitely circling the bottom of the barrel.

Rush have only had 4 mediocre or bad albums: Presto, RTB, T4E & VT.  Any of them would be worthy of winning this contest, although VT is so atrocious that it's hard for me to see any album besting it (or worsting it as the case may be).  Some people seem to prefer dogshit to gold.  I'll probably never understand. no.gif




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