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#441 Lucas

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Posted 18 February 2017 - 12:26 AM

02/18/2017

Top 10

1) Rush
2) Hemispheres
3) 2112
4) A Farewell To Kings
5) Caress Of Steel
6) Fly By Night
7) Permanent Waves
8) Moving Pictures
9) Signals
10) Grace


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#442 diatribein

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Posted 19 February 2017 - 10:38 AM

I feel like I just did this on another thread, but here it is anyway:


1.  Grace Under Pressure..............- 8/8
2.  Power Windows.....................- 7/8
3.  Moving Pictures...................- 5/7
4.  Snakes & Arrows...................- 9/13
5.  Roll the Bones....................- 7/10
6.  Permanent Waves...................- 4/6
7.  Test for Echo.....................- 7/11
8.  Vapor Trails Remixed..............- 8/13
9.  Hold Your Fire....................- 6/10
10. Signals...........................- 5/8
11. Presto............................- 6/11
12. Clockwork Angels..................- 6/12
13. A Farewell to Kings...............- 3/6
14. Counterparts......................- 5/11
15. 2112..............................- 3/7
16. Fly by Night......................- 3/8
17. Hemispheres.......................- 2/4
18. Caress of Steel...................- 2/5
19. Rush..............................- 1/8
20. Feedback..........................- 0/8



This was derived from a long and thought out process. The numbers on your right represent the number of songs I love on the album over the number of total songs on the album. The percentages derived from these numbers help understand why albums rank highly or near the bottom of my list, but don't tell the full story. For example, just going by the numbers, Hold Your Fire ranks at 60% while Signals scores a 62.5%, but that fails to take into account that I really dislike the 3 remaining songs on Signals and I like a couple of the songs off Hold Your Fire after my Top 6. This means I am far more likely to listen to the whole album of the latter. Hemispheres is another special case. At 50%, one would assume that it would fall no lower than just behind A Farewell to Kings. The problem is that the two songs I love off of Hemispheres are Circumstances & The Trees. That means that I only like a very small percentage of the actual running time of the album. This fact drops it down below even Fly by Night, because although I also only love three songs out of eight from that album, I find some of the other songs on it more listenable. Also the fact that By-Tor and The Snow Dog is one of my favourites skews the running time in favour of Fly By Night.

So there we go. This list is surely to not be well liked on this board, which seems to be dominated by fans who prefer the long prog-rock songs that I dislike. Nevertheless I think I think it is a worthwhile endeavour to bring forth alternate opinions, especially when they have some thought behind them. For the record, I used this font so I could maintain the spacing between the songs and the fractions. It was a bitch to get it to work!

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Posted 21 February 2017 - 10:09 AM

View PostSegue Myles, on 10 January 2017 - 02:21 PM, said:

OK brutally honest ranking:

1. Vapor Trails
2. A Farewell To King's
3. Hold Your Fire
4. Moving Pictures
5. Grace Under Pressure
6. Presto
7. Counterparts

Keep the rest.

Interesting that you do not list PeW.  I cannot fathom how a Rush fan does not like the album that contains two stone cold classics and two epic masterpieces.  

But that's life!!  :)

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Posted 21 February 2017 - 10:15 AM

View PostMithrandir, on 21 February 2017 - 10:09 AM, said:

View PostSegue Myles, on 10 January 2017 - 02:21 PM, said:

OK brutally honest ranking:

1. Vapor Trails
2. A Farewell To King's
3. Hold Your Fire
4. Moving Pictures
5. Grace Under Pressure
6. Presto
7. Counterparts

Keep the rest.

Interesting that you do not list PeW.  I cannot fathom how a Rush fan does not like the album that contains two stone cold classics and two epic masterpieces.  

But that's life!!  :)

I like it but I can live without it.

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Posted 21 February 2017 - 11:28 AM

View PostSegue Myles, on 21 February 2017 - 10:15 AM, said:

View PostMithrandir, on 21 February 2017 - 10:09 AM, said:

View PostSegue Myles, on 10 January 2017 - 02:21 PM, said:

OK brutally honest ranking:

1. Vapor Trails
2. A Farewell To King's
3. Hold Your Fire
4. Moving Pictures
5. Grace Under Pressure
6. Presto
7. Counterparts

Keep the rest.

Interesting that you do not list PeW.  I cannot fathom how a Rush fan does not like the album that contains two stone cold classics and two epic masterpieces.  

But that's life!!  :)

I like it but I can live without it.

It is my favorite album of all time by anyone on any given day.  Along with PG from Zeppelin.

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Posted 21 February 2017 - 12:54 PM

View PostMithrandir, on 21 February 2017 - 11:28 AM, said:

View PostSegue Myles, on 21 February 2017 - 10:15 AM, said:

View PostMithrandir, on 21 February 2017 - 10:09 AM, said:

View PostSegue Myles, on 10 January 2017 - 02:21 PM, said:

OK brutally honest ranking:

1. Vapor Trails
2. A Farewell To King's
3. Hold Your Fire
4. Moving Pictures
5. Grace Under Pressure
6. Presto
7. Counterparts

Keep the rest.

Interesting that you do not list PeW.  I cannot fathom how a Rush fan does not like the album that contains two stone cold classics and two epic masterpieces.  

But that's life!!  :)

I like it but I can live without it.

It is my favorite album of all time by anyone on any given day.  Along with PG from Zeppelin.

Peter Grant liked PeW? Well who'da thunk it... ;)


Rush - Desert Island 5:

Rush
Fly By Night
All the World's a Something
Moving Picts
Vapor Trails

That would keep these ears happy for a good long time.
Happy ears, happy brain. :)

Edited by vaportrailer, 21 February 2017 - 12:55 PM.


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Posted 14 August 2017 - 04:23 AM

My new ranking

I love or like these 12 albums:
1.Permanent Waves
2.Hemispheres
3.A Farewell to Kings
4.Moving Pictures
5.2112
6.Caress of Steel
7.Grace Under Pressure
8.Signals
9.Clockwork Angels
10.Fly by Night
11.Power Windows
12.Counterparts

not a fan of these other albums, but:
13.Snakes & Arrows
14.Presto
15.Hold Your Fire
16.Roll the Bones
17.Vapor Trails
18.Rush
19.Test for Echo

I think this is my ultimate list.




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