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Poll: What do you think is the best song from this album? (1255 member(s) have cast votes)

What do you think is the best song from this album?

  1. Subdivisions (519 votes [41.29%])

    Percentage of vote: 41.29%

  2. The Analog Kid (254 votes [20.21%])

    Percentage of vote: 20.21%

  3. Chemistry (36 votes [2.86%])

    Percentage of vote: 2.86%

  4. Digital Man (94 votes [7.48%])

    Percentage of vote: 7.48%

  5. The Weapon (122 votes [9.71%])

    Percentage of vote: 9.71%

  6. New World Man (62 votes [4.93%])

    Percentage of vote: 4.93%

  7. Losing It (110 votes [8.75%])

    Percentage of vote: 8.75%

  8. Countdown (60 votes [4.77%])

    Percentage of vote: 4.77%

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#61 drumrchick

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Posted 05 May 2005 - 04:32 PM

I voted for Subdivisions as it is one of my all time favorite songs ever.  I relate to the "conform or be cast out" lyric.  I was never really popular in school.  I was in band and didn't have a lot of money.  I was respected by people in the band as I was pretty good at percussion.  People laugh at me now because I still play video games but a lot of guys think it's cool.  F'k those who don't like it.

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Posted 05 May 2005 - 11:02 PM

Subdivisions.....Felt like that one kicked me in the head when I first heard it...I remember playing it with my band years ago and people really loved it...very special time for me...

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Posted 06 May 2005 - 11:24 AM

Losing It. Well written song that touches my heart everytime I hear it.


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Posted 06 May 2005 - 12:14 PM

QUOTE (drumrchick @ May 5 2005, 04:32 PM)
I voted for Subdivisions as it is one of my all time favorite songs ever.  I relate to the "conform or be cast out" lyric.  I was never really popular in school.  I was in band...

Boy I can relate to that!!!

Ditto on Subdivisions, too.  smile.gif

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Posted 07 May 2005 - 01:50 AM

QUOTE (drumrchick @ May 5 2005, 04:32 PM)
I voted for Subdivisions as it is one of my all time favorite songs ever.  I relate to the "conform or be cast out" lyric.  I was never really popular in school.  I was in band and didn't have a lot of money.  I was respected by people in the band as I was pretty good at percussion.  People laugh at me now because I still play video games but a lot of guys think it's cool.  F'k those who don't like it.

Karen

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Posted 07 May 2005 - 11:03 PM

It is a three way tie between The Weapon, Digital Man, and New World Man.  I chose The Weapon because the half step up and down on the synthesiser in the beginning is chilling and yet so simple.

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Posted 14 May 2005 - 03:29 AM

A special album for me too. I heard this going into highschool.  

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Posted 30 May 2005 - 03:04 PM

Subdivisions is my favorite EVER rush song, and one that has intense sentimental value to me.  I got into Rush in 1981 right after Moving Pictures came out, and Signals was quite a relevation to me, as well as to most Rush fans, though for some the revelation was more akin to what on earth have Rush done with all those synthesizers?  I think most people though approved as their popularity didn't seem to wane in the slightest.  This was pre-cd, so I probably had a cassette and I remember going to a local record store and finding a Rush songbook and copying down the lyrics to Subdivisions, which I found moving at age 12 and still do today, and when Alex says "SUBDIVIONS," I still think it's the coolest thing ever.  A song that blew me away instantly and never stopped doing so.

p.s. - while the whole album is extremely consistent (and my favorite overall Rush album), one cannot deny the amazing power of The Analog Kid either...

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Posted 07 June 2005 - 11:45 PM

I've always wondered why Rush never made a music video for The Analog Kid. Yes, I am going to sound too obsessed with Rush, but I don't care. I had a dream not too long ago where I made a music video for The Analog Kid. As the song was playing, it illustrated the story the song makes by showing a boy growing up, finding that fawn eyed girl with sun brown legs, and gaining his independance from his parents. Eventually, as the song progresses into the more dark melody, he leaves his life to go off to war to fight (when I leave I don't know what im hoping to find, and when I leave I don't know what im leaving behind), eventually getting critically injured at the end of the song. And you know that weird synthesized "woom woom woom woom" at the end? That's the sound of a hellocopter overhead being seen from the guys eyes as he is laying on the ground injured.

I have awesome dreams. I would love to produce that video if Rush ever remade their songs!

Am I crazy, or did it sound cool?

#70 Tom_Sawyer_2004

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Posted 09 June 2005 - 10:07 AM

Subdivisions new_thumbsupsmileyanim.gif  

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Posted 10 June 2005 - 05:25 AM

QUOTE (slacker @ Apr 28 2005, 01:45 AM)
Subdivisions.....I guess because i love the keyBoards..Very powerfull!

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Posted 24 June 2005 - 01:33 PM

Subdivisions. The keyboards and drums are excellent.

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Posted 28 June 2005 - 10:20 PM


Weak album... "Digital Man".  Next...

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Posted 03 July 2005 - 11:10 AM

New World man does it for me.
Subdivisions close second.
Sublime album.

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Posted 20 July 2005 - 09:31 PM

i would probably say subdivisions. 2.gif  

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Posted 21 July 2005 - 02:49 AM

Yes i'd have to go with SUBDIVISIONS  as well as trink39.gif  trink39.gif  it is the best song on the album by far but LOSING IT is a very different song and COUNTDOWN is very well put together and is very emotional.

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Posted 26 July 2005 - 08:06 PM

Definitely The Weapon, but Analog Kid and Subdivisions are the next two favorites.

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Posted 04 August 2005 - 11:20 PM

Subdivisions.

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Posted 07 August 2005 - 08:31 PM

Subdivisions.

This was a hard one.

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Posted 11 August 2005 - 10:18 PM

Subdivisons cause its the best use of synths for Rush during the 80s.



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