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13 - Best Song From Presto


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Poll: What do you think is the best song from this album? (1059 member(s) have cast votes)

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

  1. Show Don't Tell (146 votes [13.77%])

    Percentage of vote: 13.77%

  2. Chain Lightning (66 votes [6.23%])

    Percentage of vote: 6.23%

  3. The Pass (390 votes [36.79%])

    Percentage of vote: 36.79%

  4. War Paint (33 votes [3.11%])

    Percentage of vote: 3.11%

  5. Scars (44 votes [4.15%])

    Percentage of vote: 4.15%

  6. Presto (101 votes [9.53%])

    Percentage of vote: 9.53%

  7. Superconductor (51 votes [4.81%])

    Percentage of vote: 4.81%

  8. Anagram (For Mongo) (26 votes [2.45%])

    Percentage of vote: 2.45%

  9. Red Tide (44 votes [4.15%])

    Percentage of vote: 4.15%

  10. Hand Over Fist (27 votes [2.55%])

    Percentage of vote: 2.55%

  11. Available Light (132 votes [12.45%])

    Percentage of vote: 12.45%

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#361 Segue Myles

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Posted 20 July 2014 - 06:10 AM

I cannot remember which song I chose but it would have been one of these three:

Available Light
Chain Lightning
Presto

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Posted 20 July 2014 - 08:16 PM

The Pass especially live in Rio

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Posted 21 July 2014 - 11:16 AM

1. Available Light
2. The Pass
3. Show Don't Tell
(4. Chain Ligntning)

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Posted 07 August 2014 - 08:55 AM

Superconductor got my vote, because I just be happy everytime I hear it, must be Rush only dance-song. :P

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Posted 26 August 2014 - 07:34 PM

View PostYYZumbi, on 07 August 2014 - 08:55 AM, said:

Superconductor got my vote, because I just be happy everytime I hear it, must be Rush only dance-song. :P

Aww...I love this song, just not the backing vocals...remove the backing vocals of Rupert Hine and I would happily say it was one of my favourite songs on Presto (an album I love dearly). As it is? My least favourite (but still heavenly in parts!).

Will have to vote Chain Lightning...

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Posted 03 November 2014 - 08:32 PM

Presto!

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Posted 26 December 2014 - 02:39 PM

Chain Lightning. The greatest song Rush has never played live.

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Posted 03 January 2015 - 04:51 PM

In the middle of listening to this for the fourth or fifth time in total, and I think my initial impressions have stood to be quite right. Nothing on this album is really bad, and there are certainly standouts, but as a whole this record doesn't have much more impact on me than HYF. However, most of the songs are basically very good and well written, more so than some of those on HYF in my opinion, so really I think this album just doesn't grab my attention as much as it should. I suppose I could blame that on Rupert Hine, but Rush themselves may have also begun having a tougher time writing more immediately striking and "gut-punching" songs, for lack of a better term (see HYF). Nevertheless the record certainly rewards repeated listens, and with more tracks than any other Rush studio album up to that point, I'd expect it to. My tentative favorite the first and second times I listened through was "Available Light," and though I've begun picking up on more positives of the other tracks, Geddy's vocal in the closer grabs me every time, more than anything else on this record or most of the last. I voted for that of course, but other immediate standouts include "Show Don't Tell," "Chain Lightning," "Scars," "Superconductor," and "Red Tide." I thought I'd like "Presto" a lot more after hearing it on the Time Machine album, but it really is much better live, as I assume most of these are. As for seemingly everyone's favorite, "The Pass," I like it, but it's going to have to grow on me some more before I might love it.

On a side note, I actually think much of this album could have done with just a bit more synth, or maybe just more interesting guitar lines. "Red Tide" is a great example of the excitement coming from mid range instruments that other parts of the album seem to lack. Not that they were slouching, but they could've been a bit more "in your face" with the instruments in some places.

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Posted 05 January 2015 - 10:48 AM

I enjoy every song on the album..my favorite is "Presto"

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Posted 14 January 2015 - 10:04 AM

The Pass
Presto
Scars

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Posted 30 January 2015 - 04:26 PM

The Pass.....for sure....

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Posted 14 February 2015 - 12:56 AM

Presto

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Posted 20 February 2015 - 07:16 AM

The Pass

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Posted 05 March 2015 - 04:18 PM

I like this album, but I guess for me its more like a "going on short car ride album".  And what I mean by that is they're all middle of the road songs,  none have a long lasting affect.  But you can listen to the whole album front to back.  

In the end I chose Hand Over Fist.

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Posted 04 July 2015 - 10:20 AM

I love most of this album. Show DOn't Tell has a very aggressive energy. The Pass is a great song, and I love it.  War Paitn is a decent song too. The title track is a real gem, and I wish that they would bring it back into their live set. I really like Superconductor, too and I think it would be a fantastic live song.
Anagram has really grown on me lately, and I really like it. Hand Over Fist is the best track they recorded with Rupert Hine. I LOVE that song. one of their best IMO. I just love it. I don't even know why, but I just love it.

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Posted 16 August 2015 - 01:03 PM

Chain Lightning

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Posted 21 May 2017 - 12:09 AM

Anagram (For Mongo)

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