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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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#81 Modest Man From Mandrake

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Posted 14 August 2005 - 10:17 PM

My favorite album for sure. Subdivisions is my favorite song.

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#82 UltimoGuitarist

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Posted 15 August 2005 - 12:12 AM

DIGITAL MAN 4 LIFE!

#83 endlesslymocking

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Posted 15 August 2005 - 12:09 PM

I went with Chemistry

I really enjoy this album.  All the songs fit.  But Chemistry doesn't fit, and that's why I like it.

electricity
biology
seems to me
It's chemistry

A nerd love song wub.gif  

#84 geddy alex peart

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Posted 21 August 2005 - 10:26 PM

new world man

#85 Riv

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Posted 22 August 2005 - 01:07 PM

This was hard, but I went with The Analog Kid.

#86 Templar of Syrinx

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Posted 24 August 2005 - 10:28 PM

New world man.......... yes.gif  

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Posted 04 September 2005 - 06:17 PM

subdivisions   was in high school at this time and it hits it on the head for me

#88 plodder

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Posted 19 September 2005 - 01:53 PM

Easy this one. Subdivisions.

Also, one of the only watchable Rush promo videos.

(Don't mention Time Stand Still!!)

#89 metalwarrior mark

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Posted 21 September 2005 - 06:40 PM

Subdivisions 2.gif  trink36.gif  

#90 RockNRush

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Posted 02 October 2005 - 07:30 PM

The Weapon

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Posted 03 October 2005 - 08:01 PM

or was it Subdivisions

#92 searchingforxanadu

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Posted 17 October 2005 - 11:39 AM

Subdivisions -- the only digestable teen angst song out there today.

#93 R.G

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Posted 22 October 2005 - 02:48 PM

digital man

#94 KenJennings

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Posted 22 November 2005 - 03:48 PM

With a flash of silver leaves, the analog kid is the best!

#95 Arndrake

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Posted 30 November 2005 - 08:20 AM

I can't believe I forgot to put my two cents worth in.

Originally, when I bought this album, I liked Subdivisions, but prior to listening to the whole album, the only songs I had heard from it were Subdivisions and New World Man.

So after listening to the album, I found myself enjoying the catchy riffs of Chemistry and the metaphors of The Weapon. Losing It has a really powerful message, although the violin is a little unnerving. Unfortunately, Countdown just does not show much creativity. I know this album has significantly more keyboard in it than anything before or since, but I actually like that.

But the one song I find myself repeating over and over without ever getting tired of is The Analog Kid. I enjoy the lyrics, especially in the bridge and the end.

Too many hands on my time
Too many feelings
Too many things on my mind

When I leave I don't know what I'm hoping to find
And when I leave I don't know what I'm leaving behind


I know it's been repeated many times, but it is one of my favorite of all Rush lyrics.

What I really enjoy is the synth melody in the background during the guitar solo. It just provides a really haunting sound to the song. Ultimately, I have always seen this song as a message about trying to hold onto youth and dreams even as growing up and reality try to push in on our lives.

btw, I have my own fawn eyed girl with sun browned legs.

#96 evitageN

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Posted 30 November 2005 - 04:21 PM

i went with Analog Kid

#97 AnalogRich

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Posted 02 December 2005 - 11:38 AM

Digital Man - great work from Geddy & Neil  

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Posted 20 December 2005 - 05:32 AM

When I heard it on their 30th anniversary tour live on stage, the shivers were running down my spine trink39.gif  

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Posted 30 December 2005 - 09:41 PM

This one was really hard. I love Subdivisions, one of the best synth tracks I've heard, but the sound of the violin on Losing It is a perfect compliment. I would love to hear more Rush tracks with violin, I think it would work well.  

#100 Cygnalschick

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Posted 07 January 2006 - 12:47 AM

Like the majority, I had to vote Subdivisions  smile.gif
As this was my introduction to  2.gif and the one album that took me a year to finally find. I was young and had no idea what I was about to discover  cool.gif





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