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Which album started Rush's "decline"?

  1. Rush (3 votes [3.66%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 3.66%

  2. Fly By Night (1 votes [1.22%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 1.22%

  3. Caress of Steel (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  4. 2112 (1 votes [1.22%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 1.22%

  5. A Farewell to Kings (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  6. Hemispheres (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  7. Permanent Waves (3 votes [3.66%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 3.66%

  8. Moving Pictures (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  9. Signals (10 votes [12.20%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 12.20%

  10. Grace Under Pressure (5 votes [6.10%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 6.10%

  11. Power Windows (4 votes [4.88%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 4.88%

  12. Hold Your Fire (3 votes [3.66%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 3.66%

  13. Presto (7 votes [8.54%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 8.54%

  14. Roll the Bones (4 votes [4.88%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 4.88%

  15. Counterparts (2 votes [2.44%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 2.44%

  16. Test for Echo (3 votes [3.66%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 3.66%

  17. Vapor Trails (1 votes [1.22%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 1.22%

  18. Feedback (1 votes [1.22%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 1.22%

  19. Snakes and Arrows (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  20. Clockwork Angels (1 votes [1.22%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 1.22%

  21. Rush started declining before they released their first album (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  22. Rush have been constantly ascending (2 votes [2.44%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 2.44%

  23. No decline whatsoever; Rush are a progressive band so they are always "progressing" (13 votes [15.85%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 15.85%

  24. The band has never declined, the listener has. (11 votes [13.41%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 13.41%

  25. I "decline" to participate in this poll. (7 votes [8.54%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 8.54%

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#1 savagegrace26

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Posted 20 October 2014 - 06:56 PM

Some say Signals is the start of their "decline" and this "truth" can't be argued. Do you agree?

Edited by savagegrace26, 20 October 2014 - 08:49 PM.


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Posted 20 October 2014 - 07:05 PM

from hold your fire to presto was the biggest quality drop, for me.

most folks will probably say signals or GUP, but...they're dumbasses. :P

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Posted 20 October 2014 - 07:09 PM

Signals was my first thought, but the real decline started with Permanent Waves.  There isn't anything negative you can say about PeW and MP as they are both masterpieces in their own right.  But Hemispheres was the apex, so by definition, it went downhill after that.

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Posted 20 October 2014 - 07:09 PM

Presto

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Posted 20 October 2014 - 07:10 PM

Grace Under Pressure

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Posted 20 October 2014 - 07:12 PM

and as for the last choice of the poll, I don't think rush are really a "progressive" band anymore. they play pretty standard guitar-based modern rock nowadays. it's good shit, but they've been playing the same style of music since counterparts.

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Posted 20 October 2014 - 07:14 PM

Signals is a slight step down from its two predecessors.  But it's too good to really be a decline.  Maybe GUP.  Definitely PoW.

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Posted 20 October 2014 - 07:15 PM

Who picked PeW? apetersvt? What? :o

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Posted 20 October 2014 - 07:17 PM

View Postbathory, on 20 October 2014 - 07:12 PM, said:

and as for the last choice of the poll, I don't think rush are really a "progressive" band anymore. they play pretty standard guitar-based modern rock nowadays. it's good shit, but they've been playing the same style of music since counterparts.

Well good thing you didn't pick that one...

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Posted 20 October 2014 - 07:18 PM

And I'm wondering if Tex was being funny when he voted for Feedback.  :huh:

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Posted 20 October 2014 - 07:24 PM

Tough one.  The truly great albums are great right through, without any duds - that would be the Period of Rush Majesty, from Kings to Signals.  Then you start to get albums that always have a couple of bombs on them.  Presto had more than a few.  Then there's Roll the Bones, which required many late-night weepy conversations with friends in an effort to find some consolation.  Then . . . hope, at first flickering and uncertain, but slowly strengthening.

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Posted 20 October 2014 - 07:33 PM

They are getting better now in my opinion!!

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Posted 20 October 2014 - 07:44 PM

Roll the Bones

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Posted 20 October 2014 - 07:44 PM

Presto was their last great album.

I go with Roll the Bones.

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Posted 20 October 2014 - 08:20 PM

View Postlen(songs), on 20 October 2014 - 07:15 PM, said:

Who picked PeW? apetersvt? What? :o

I know.  I hard time believing that I typed that.  But (according to me) Hemispheres was the top of the mountain in terms of rising and then descending.   PeW is certainly a top 8 album in my book, but it wasn't quite as good as Hemispheres.  So, by definition, it was a decline from the previous album.  K2 is close to Everest, but it is still a decline.

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Posted 20 October 2014 - 08:23 PM

View Postapetersvt, on 20 October 2014 - 08:20 PM, said:

View Postlen(songs), on 20 October 2014 - 07:15 PM, said:

Who picked PeW? apetersvt? What? :o

I know.  I hard time believing that I typed that.  But (according to me) Hemispheres was the top of the mountain in terms of rising and then descending.   PeW is certainly a top 8 album in my book, but it wasn't quite as good as Hemispheres.  So, by definition, it was a decline from the previous album.  K2 is close to Everest, but it is still a decline.
Makes some sense if you think early Rush (stylistically) is the "best Rush" as I do....

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Posted 20 October 2014 - 08:25 PM

IMO MP is just as good if not better than AFTK, though it doesn't quite reach the heights of Hemispheres. PeW is my least favorite of that run but only by default...

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Posted 20 October 2014 - 08:47 PM

As much as i love the albums after it.......p/g.  Face it......signals was the top of the hill.  it was slowly......Steadily downhill after that.  Even though it may not be immediately noticeable.

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Posted 20 October 2014 - 08:49 PM

I added a couple more options.

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Posted 20 October 2014 - 09:11 PM

I voted for PoW.    You could make an argument for Signals, but p/g was better.  PoW was the start of a really tough era, the PoW/HYF/Presto years...ugh




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