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Poll: Snakes & Arrows VS Vapor Trails Remixed (59 member(s) have cast votes)

Snakes & Arrows VS Vapor Trails Remixed

  1. Snakes & Arrows (21 votes [35.59%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 35.59%

  2. Vapor Trails Remixed (38 votes [64.41%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 64.41%

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#1 YYZumbi

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Posted 02 August 2014 - 03:05 PM

Another album-battle

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Posted 02 August 2014 - 03:14 PM

I just want to say that I think Snakes and Arrows is a solid album.

But VT has so much emotion, and the energy, rawness and songwriting is top notch! Sure, it took me a while to warm to it, but it the best Rush album of the last twenty-five years. Maybe even more!

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Posted 02 August 2014 - 03:17 PM

Zumbi, why did you ignore Signals?

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Posted 02 August 2014 - 03:20 PM

Snakes by a landslide. I like a few of the songs on VT but that's all I can say about it.

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Posted 02 August 2014 - 03:21 PM

Snakes

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Posted 02 August 2014 - 03:46 PM

Tie. I can't stand them for different reasons.....

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Posted 02 August 2014 - 03:50 PM

View PostNarpski, on 02 August 2014 - 03:46 PM, said:

Tie. I can't stand them for different reasons.....

The Narpster strikes again!  :lol:

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Posted 02 August 2014 - 03:52 PM

I don't like the VT remix.  And everyone knows what I think about S&A.  So I won't vote.

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Posted 02 August 2014 - 03:58 PM

View PostLorraine, on 02 August 2014 - 03:52 PM, said:

I don't like the VT remix.  And everyone knows what I think about S&A.  So I won't vote.
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Posted 02 August 2014 - 04:20 PM

Loving vt remixed still playing it all the time, just so much variety in that album i can go for an hours walk with it on my headphones and never bored by a single note.

My only problem with vt remixed, and i've mentioned it before, is the unbelievable crackling in various parts of peaceable kingdom, which i cant believe was a deliberate addition to the track and isnt on the original. I mean if that crackling noise was an error in sound prodution the engineer or producer or whoever responsible needs an arse kickin. Great album giving a fresh take on an already brilliant piece of work, spoiled in part by a probably ridiculous oversight. The remixed One Little Victory in particular is awesome and geds sublime bass in both ghost rider & the end of secret touch just oozes character.

Only other rush i listening to right now are 4 or 5 awesome tracks from CA like bu2b but the album as a whole doesnt touch vt remixed imo.

Snakes and arrows maybe a bit dated for me but is still quality obviously

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Posted 02 August 2014 - 05:08 PM

easy for me snakes. the slapping during most of songs in remixed drives me nuts

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Posted 02 August 2014 - 05:18 PM

Easily Vapor Trails, still their best album since Power Windows. S&A is pretty good, but somehow got boring rather quickly, probably because most songs are too similar and too mellow. Only Far Cry and the Instrumentals really stand out. VT isn't perfect, but the instrumental work is simply the most creative and exciting they have done in a long time. And all the songs are at least good.

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Posted 03 August 2014 - 12:45 AM

I've always liked Vapor Trails better anyway.  And actually, I haven't even listened to the remix.  So…yeah.  One Little Victory, Earthshine, Vapor Trail, Ghost Rider, Secret Touch, How It Is…I mean, come on!  There's no way that can compare to Far Cry, Malignant Narcissism, and a bunch of background noise.  VT by a mile!

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Posted 03 August 2014 - 05:21 AM

This is a real battle of the heavyweights :sarcastic:

I suppose, if forced to choose, I'd go with S&A...because it's about 5 mins shorter

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Posted 03 August 2014 - 06:08 AM

View PostYour_Lion, on 03 August 2014 - 05:21 AM, said:

This is a real battle of the heavyweights :sarcastic:

I suppose, if forced to choose, I'd go with S&A...because it's about 5 mins shorter
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Posted 03 August 2014 - 10:51 AM

View PostNarpski, on 02 August 2014 - 03:46 PM, said:

Tie. I can't stand them for different reasons.....
Tie.  I like them for different reasons.

You're always so negative, Narp.

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Posted 03 August 2014 - 11:19 AM

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Posted 03 August 2014 - 12:02 PM

Snakes and Arrows has Far Cry and Workin' Them Angels which are excellent songs, it also has a few other very solid ones and a bunch of samey sounding blandness.

VT (remixed or otherwise) has a bunch of songs that would have sounded really good if they didn't botch the recording. That being said, Nocturne, Vapor Trail and a few others are still very enjoyable. My copy of VT has spent a lot more time in the car than Snakes has (which was only in a CD player once so I could rip it to my computer).

Tough choice...so I'm going to roll a D3. The outcome is 2. VT it is.

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Posted 03 August 2014 - 12:23 PM

VT by a landslide....I saw combined both tours 13 times. I just could not get into SA the album just did not click with me I got bored way to easy. Just kept skipping to the next song till thankfully I reached the end. It may grow on me later but i haven't listened to it some years that growth may take some time. VT is in my top 5 RUSH albums.

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Posted 03 August 2014 - 01:33 PM

View Postgoose, on 03 August 2014 - 10:51 AM, said:

View PostNarpski, on 02 August 2014 - 03:46 PM, said:

Tie. I can't stand them for different reasons.....
Tie.  I like them for different reasons.

You're always so negative, Narp.

No he isn't!  He has been positive about a lot of the songs on the post PoW albums lately! Get up to date blad!




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