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Poll: Signals vs Grace Under Pressure vs Power Windows (64 member(s) have cast votes)

Signals vs Grace Under Pressure vs Power Windows

  1. Signals (30 votes [46.88%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 46.88%

  2. Grace Under Pressure (19 votes [29.69%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 29.69%

  3. Power Windows (15 votes [23.44%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 23.44%

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#41 Mosher

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Posted 12 July 2021 - 05:55 PM

Using _hi_water._'s template as a measure, let's see if my choice (Grace) stands.

1st Place Song - 3
2nd Place Song - 2
3rd Place Song - 1

Subdivisions > The Big Money > Distant Early Warning
The Analog Kid > Grand Designs > Afterimage
Red Sector A > Manhattan Project > Chemistry
The Enemy Within > Digital Man > Marathon
Territories > The Body Electric > The Weapon
Kid Gloves > Middletown Dreams > New World Man
Emotion Detector > Losing It > Red Lenses
Countdown > Between The Wheels > Mystic Rhythms

Signals - 16
Grace Under Pressure - 16
Power Windows - 16

Well. That's pretty much where I was before. I gave the original nod to Grace, but honestly it really was almost that close. These ratings could really shift a lot.

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#42 Malignant Narcissist

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Posted 12 July 2021 - 06:57 PM

Sorry, but matching track 1 against the other track 1's, and track 2 agains the others is flawed to my mind.
Signals has 5 songs I love and 3 that are 'meh'.
P/G or GUP has 4 songs I love, 3 that are good and 1 that is 'interesting' rather than 'meh'.
Power Windows has 2 songs I love, 2 that are very good and 4 that are 'interesting'/well-crafted but drift close to 'meh' sometimes.
And they don't necessarily match up track number by track number!!!

Depends on how one 'grades' each category/song from a score perspective.
My heart says Signals almost because Analog Kid is one of my fave Rush songs of all time but P/G probably edges statistically speaking.

Edited by Malignant Narcissist, 12 July 2021 - 06:59 PM.


#43 Mosher

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Posted 12 July 2021 - 07:17 PM

Well sure it's a flawed measure. It's just one more way to look at it.

I original chose Grace despite the scoring tie because I listen to it the most. They're all great albums, but the truth is in the repeat listens.

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Posted 13 July 2021 - 09:16 AM

Grace Under Pressure, but only by a hair! All three albums are easily in my top 5 :codger:

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Posted 13 July 2021 - 01:17 PM

1. Signals. It's in my top 2 or 3 Rush albums.


2. Grace Under Pressure
3. Power Windows

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Posted 13 July 2021 - 02:20 PM

All brilliant.

Signals wins.

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Posted 13 July 2021 - 02:26 PM

Yeah Countdown might be meh-ish, but Chemistry, The Weapon, Analog Kid, Subdivisions are all so strong.

GUP has very very strong material but it’s bogged down by the production. Body Electric and Red Sector A are kinda weak (RSA is so much better live).

PW is mostly very strong though I feel Manhattan and Marathon are a bit drawn out and boring. But that’s actually good, because it’s rush and I actually dig both tracks.

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Posted 06 October 2021 - 06:29 AM

I love all 3 ⭐️⭐️⭐️..  but P/G just edges it being my 1st Rush album and I become an instant huge fan ! 😎
From memory I then purchased / had given to me all the previous back catalogue albums within 18 months with my pocket / paper round money , or as B/Day , Xmas presents etc ..




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