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Poll: Which is better- Hemispheres or Permanent Waves? (112 member(s) have cast votes)

Which is better? Or which do you like more?

  1. Hemispheres (56 votes [50.00%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 50.00%

  2. Permanent Waves (56 votes [50.00%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 50.00%

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#21 Geddy's Soul Patch

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Posted 05 February 2015 - 03:13 PM

Both are incredible, flawless albums, but Hemispheres wins on the strength of the magnificent title track.

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Posted 05 February 2015 - 03:14 PM

View PostGeddy, on 05 February 2015 - 03:13 PM, said:

Both are incredible, flawless albums, but Hemispheres wins on the strength of the magnificent title track.

so true......so true!!!

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Posted 05 February 2015 - 03:15 PM

View PostStorm Shadow, on 05 February 2015 - 03:07 PM, said:

Both are pretty much perfect to me, but Hemispheres gets the edge just because I love the title track so much.

The Cygnus segment of Book II contains my favorite passage of music in the entire Rush canon- from "Then all at at once, the chaos ceased" to the ending gong before The Sphere...that whole three and a half minutes or so is just sublime rock and roll. Not the most complex and impressive to play. But it's just...it just sets me on fire.

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Posted 05 February 2015 - 03:15 PM

Hemispheres: But it's close.
PW is a great record.
The dedication and difficulty of putting together La Villa put it over the top. The last real Long Form Rush song as well.

Plus it's where my name comes from , so there's that

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Posted 05 February 2015 - 03:16 PM

View Postbluefox4000, on 05 February 2015 - 03:14 PM, said:

View PostGeddy, on 05 February 2015 - 03:13 PM, said:

Both are incredible, flawless albums, but Hemispheres wins on the strength of the magnificent title track.

so true......so true!!!

Mick

Oh, it is magnificent!!!  :wub: :wub: :wub:

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Posted 05 February 2015 - 03:17 PM

The correct answer is always Hemispheres.  And yes, it's more technically difficult.

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Posted 05 February 2015 - 03:18 PM

View PostLorraine, on 05 February 2015 - 03:16 PM, said:

View Postbluefox4000, on 05 February 2015 - 03:14 PM, said:

View PostGeddy, on 05 February 2015 - 03:13 PM, said:

Both are incredible, flawless albums, but Hemispheres wins on the strength of the magnificent title track.

so true......so true!!!

Mick

Oh, it is magnificent!!!  :wub: :wub: :wub:

Lorainne, Xanadu just called, and it's worried that you might be leaving it for Hemispheres.

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Posted 05 February 2015 - 03:23 PM

View Posttoymaker, on 05 February 2015 - 03:18 PM, said:

View PostLorraine, on 05 February 2015 - 03:16 PM, said:

View Postbluefox4000, on 05 February 2015 - 03:14 PM, said:

View PostGeddy, on 05 February 2015 - 03:13 PM, said:

Both are incredible, flawless albums, but Hemispheres wins on the strength of the magnificent title track.

so true......so true!!!

Mick

Oh, it is magnificent!!!  :wub: :wub: :wub:

Lorainne, Xanadu just called, and it's worried that you might be leaving it for Hemispheres.
Never fear, there's only one Xanadu, and it came before Hemispheres.

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Posted 05 February 2015 - 03:25 PM

View PostBlue J, on 05 February 2015 - 03:15 PM, said:

View PostStorm Shadow, on 05 February 2015 - 03:07 PM, said:

Both are pretty much perfect to me, but Hemispheres gets the edge just because I love the title track so much.

The Cygnus segment of Book II contains my favorite passage of music in the entire Rush canon- from "Then all at at once, the chaos ceased" to the ending gong before The Sphere...that whole three and a half minutes or so is just sublime rock and roll. Not the most complex and impressive to play. But it's just...it just sets me on fire.
I agree with this 100%! The energy they achieved during that segment has never been matched IMO

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Posted 05 February 2015 - 03:25 PM

View PostLorraine, on 05 February 2015 - 03:23 PM, said:

View Posttoymaker, on 05 February 2015 - 03:18 PM, said:

View PostLorraine, on 05 February 2015 - 03:16 PM, said:

View Postbluefox4000, on 05 February 2015 - 03:14 PM, said:

View PostGeddy, on 05 February 2015 - 03:13 PM, said:

Both are incredible, flawless albums, but Hemispheres wins on the strength of the magnificent title track.

so true......so true!!!

Mick

Oh, it is magnificent!!!  :wub: :wub: :wub:

Lorainne, Xanadu just called, and it's worried that you might be leaving it for Hemispheres.
Never fear, there's only one Xanadu, and it came before Hemispheres.

Xanadu is great too.  Not a note out of place in that beauty either.

Mick

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Posted 05 February 2015 - 03:26 PM

View PostLorraine, on 05 February 2015 - 03:23 PM, said:

View Posttoymaker, on 05 February 2015 - 03:18 PM, said:

View PostLorraine, on 05 February 2015 - 03:16 PM, said:

View Postbluefox4000, on 05 February 2015 - 03:14 PM, said:

View PostGeddy, on 05 February 2015 - 03:13 PM, said:

Both are incredible, flawless albums, but Hemispheres wins on the strength of the magnificent title track.

so true......so true!!!

Mick

Oh, it is magnificent!!!  :wub: :wub: :wub:

Lorainne, Xanadu just called, and it's worried that you might be leaving it for Hemispheres.
Never fear, there's only one Xanadu, and it came before Hemispheres.
Okay.  Sorry I misspelled.  I'm not so great with the spelling.

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Posted 05 February 2015 - 03:27 PM

Permanent Waves.

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Posted 05 February 2015 - 03:46 PM

Tough one...maybe Hemispheres but the two are pure perfection

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Posted 05 February 2015 - 03:47 PM

Hemispheres

Between the Title track
and the Monster that is La Villa Stangiato

I think it is very hard to beat, but PW is very close to it.

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Posted 05 February 2015 - 03:50 PM

It certainly isn't a blow away as i saw someone suggest in the Hemispheres thread.  it is a true battle!!!!!

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Posted 05 February 2015 - 03:52 PM

I'm in the minority because I think the ^song^ Hemispheres is way overrated.  I always thought it was a 2112 wannabe.    Love the other 3 cuts though.

Therefore I voted for PeW


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Posted 05 February 2015 - 03:55 PM

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And the oaks just shake their heads

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Posted 05 February 2015 - 03:55 PM

View PostBlue J, on 05 February 2015 - 03:15 PM, said:

View PostStorm Shadow, on 05 February 2015 - 03:07 PM, said:

Both are pretty much perfect to me, but Hemispheres gets the edge just because I love the title track so much.

The Cygnus segment of Book II contains my favorite passage of music in the entire Rush canon- from "Then all at at once, the chaos ceased" to the ending gong before The Sphere...that whole three and a half minutes or so is just sublime rock and roll. Not the most complex and impressive to play. But it's just...it just sets me on fire.

Just yesterday I was listening to Hemispheres and during that exact section I thought "holy shit, this song is so f***ing good". I've heard it a hundred times, but it hit me in a different way yesterday. I'm just gonna go ahead and say it's my favorite song now. :madra:  Still giving the album edge to Kings though...3 of the 6 tracks on that one are in my top 5.

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Posted 05 February 2015 - 03:56 PM

Hemispheres is Alex at his most brilliant.  In my amateur opinion.

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Posted 05 February 2015 - 04:01 PM

View PostStorm Shadow, on 05 February 2015 - 03:55 PM, said:

View PostBlue J, on 05 February 2015 - 03:15 PM, said:

View PostStorm Shadow, on 05 February 2015 - 03:07 PM, said:

Both are pretty much perfect to me, but Hemispheres gets the edge just because I love the title track so much.

The Cygnus segment of Book II contains my favorite passage of music in the entire Rush canon- from "Then all at at once, the chaos ceased" to the ending gong before The Sphere...that whole three and a half minutes or so is just sublime rock and roll. Not the most complex and impressive to play. But it's just...it just sets me on fire.

Just yesterday I was listening to Hemispheres and during that exact section I thought "holy shit, this song is so f***ing good". I've heard it a hundred times, but it hit me in a different way yesterday. I'm just gonna go ahead and say it's my favorite song now. :madra:  Still giving the album edge to Kings though...3 of the 6 tracks on that one are in my top 5.
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