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Poll: Power Windows or Hold Your Fire or Presto (82 member(s) have cast votes)

Which album do you like the best?

  1. Power Windows (45 votes [54.88%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 54.88%

  2. Hold Your Fire (25 votes [30.49%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 30.49%

  3. Presto (12 votes [14.63%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 14.63%

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#21 RushBoingo

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Posted 10 February 2015 - 07:44 PM

As the forum's dedicated ambassador of Power Windows, all I can say is "Do you really have to ask?"

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#22 bluefox4000

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Posted 10 February 2015 - 07:45 PM

View PostLorraine, on 10 February 2015 - 07:37 PM, said:

View Postbathory, on 10 February 2015 - 07:29 PM, said:

View PostLorraine, on 10 February 2015 - 06:50 PM, said:

View Postbluefox4000, on 10 February 2015 - 06:46 PM, said:

View PostLorraine, on 10 February 2015 - 06:41 PM, said:

I think Power Windows is awful.

Hold Your Fire is so-so.

Presto gets my vote on account of only two strong songs.

Well the diva's spoken we're done, lol

Hail Lorraine :D

Mick
That was very unfair of you, Mick, to say that.

:eyeroll:

Coming from you, Bathory, that is definitely rich.

not only that i was kidding.....hence the smiley face.

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Posted 10 February 2015 - 07:47 PM

View PostLorraine, on 10 February 2015 - 07:37 PM, said:

View Postbathory, on 10 February 2015 - 07:29 PM, said:

View PostLorraine, on 10 February 2015 - 06:50 PM, said:

View Postbluefox4000, on 10 February 2015 - 06:46 PM, said:

View PostLorraine, on 10 February 2015 - 06:41 PM, said:

I think Power Windows is awful.

Hold Your Fire is so-so.

Presto gets my vote on account of only two strong songs.

Well the diva's spoken we're done, lol

Hail Lorraine :D

Mick
That was very unfair of you, Mick, to say that.

:eyeroll:

Coming from you, Bathory, that is definitely rich.

I am very offended.

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Posted 10 February 2015 - 07:48 PM

View Postbluefox4000, on 10 February 2015 - 07:45 PM, said:

View PostLorraine, on 10 February 2015 - 07:37 PM, said:

View Postbathory, on 10 February 2015 - 07:29 PM, said:

View PostLorraine, on 10 February 2015 - 06:50 PM, said:

View Postbluefox4000, on 10 February 2015 - 06:46 PM, said:

View PostLorraine, on 10 February 2015 - 06:41 PM, said:

I think Power Windows is awful.

Hold Your Fire is so-so.

Presto gets my vote on account of only two strong songs.

Well the diva's spoken we're done, lol

Hail Lorraine :D

Mick
That was very unfair of you, Mick, to say that.

:eyeroll:

Coming from you, Bathory, that is definitely rich.

not only that i was kidding.....hence the smiley face.

Mick

You need at least 14 emoticons for me to register whether you are joking or not.

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Posted 10 February 2015 - 07:49 PM

View Postbathory, on 10 February 2015 - 07:47 PM, said:

View PostLorraine, on 10 February 2015 - 07:37 PM, said:

View Postbathory, on 10 February 2015 - 07:29 PM, said:

View PostLorraine, on 10 February 2015 - 06:50 PM, said:

View Postbluefox4000, on 10 February 2015 - 06:46 PM, said:

View PostLorraine, on 10 February 2015 - 06:41 PM, said:

I think Power Windows is awful.

Hold Your Fire is so-so.

Presto gets my vote on account of only two strong songs.

Well the diva's spoken we're done, lol

Hail Lorraine :D

Mick
That was very unfair of you, Mick, to say that.

:eyeroll:

Coming from you, Bathory, that is definitely rich.

I am very offended.

Don't ever bullshit a bullshitter.

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Posted 10 February 2015 - 07:50 PM

View PostLorraine, on 10 February 2015 - 07:49 PM, said:

View Postbathory, on 10 February 2015 - 07:47 PM, said:

View PostLorraine, on 10 February 2015 - 07:37 PM, said:

View Postbathory, on 10 February 2015 - 07:29 PM, said:

View PostLorraine, on 10 February 2015 - 06:50 PM, said:

View Postbluefox4000, on 10 February 2015 - 06:46 PM, said:

View PostLorraine, on 10 February 2015 - 06:41 PM, said:

I think Power Windows is awful.

Hold Your Fire is so-so.

Presto gets my vote on account of only two strong songs.

Well the diva's spoken we're done, lol

Hail Lorraine :D

Mick
That was very unfair of you, Mick, to say that.

:eyeroll:

Coming from you, Bathory, that is definitely rich.

I am very offended.

Don't ever bullshit a bullshitter.

You're upsetting me. Stop!

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Posted 10 February 2015 - 07:50 PM

I'm in good company - me and JARG.

Who would have ever thought I'd have to go to bat for Presto?  :)

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Posted 10 February 2015 - 07:54 PM

I like what they tried to do on presto - the whole "return to rock" thing - but I think the execution feels half-assed. I think it's got some great songs though

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Posted 10 February 2015 - 07:55 PM

View PostLorraine, on 10 February 2015 - 07:49 PM, said:

View Postbathory, on 10 February 2015 - 07:47 PM, said:

View PostLorraine, on 10 February 2015 - 07:37 PM, said:

View Postbathory, on 10 February 2015 - 07:29 PM, said:

View PostLorraine, on 10 February 2015 - 06:50 PM, said:

View Postbluefox4000, on 10 February 2015 - 06:46 PM, said:

View PostLorraine, on 10 February 2015 - 06:41 PM, said:

I think Power Windows is awful.

Hold Your Fire is so-so.

Presto gets my vote on account of only two strong songs.

Well the diva's spoken we're done, lol

Hail Lorraine :D

Mick
That was very unfair of you, Mick, to say that.

:eyeroll:

Coming from you, Bathory, that is definitely rich.

I am very offended.

Don't ever bullshit a bullshitter.

I better rephrase that on account of the fact that I don't bs people.

So, bathory....don't bullshit me.

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Posted 10 February 2015 - 07:57 PM

Power Windows by a large margin. I wouldn't have said that before the CA tour. Hearing the songs live really made me love them where before I didn't really care that much for the album.

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Posted 10 February 2015 - 08:01 PM

View PostLorraine, on 10 February 2015 - 07:55 PM, said:

View PostLorraine, on 10 February 2015 - 07:49 PM, said:

View Postbathory, on 10 February 2015 - 07:47 PM, said:

View PostLorraine, on 10 February 2015 - 07:37 PM, said:

View Postbathory, on 10 February 2015 - 07:29 PM, said:

View PostLorraine, on 10 February 2015 - 06:50 PM, said:

View Postbluefox4000, on 10 February 2015 - 06:46 PM, said:

View PostLorraine, on 10 February 2015 - 06:41 PM, said:

I think Power Windows is awful.

Hold Your Fire is so-so.

Presto gets my vote on account of only two strong songs.

Well the diva's spoken we're done, lol

Hail Lorraine :D

Mick
That was very unfair of you, Mick, to say that.

:eyeroll:

Coming from you, Bathory, that is definitely rich.

I am very offended.

Don't ever bullshit a bullshitter.

I better rephrase that on account of the fact that I don't bs people.

So, bathory....don't bullshit me.

:dweez: :D-13:

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Posted 10 February 2015 - 08:02 PM

Hold Your Fire 10
Presto 9.5
Power Windows 8.5

#33 bluefox4000

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Posted 10 February 2015 - 08:08 PM

Let's see

Power Windows-10
Hold your Fire-8
Presto-8

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Posted 10 February 2015 - 08:14 PM

Power Windows >>> Hold Your Fire >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Presto

All songs on PoW range from very good to eargasm. Many of Geddy's best vocal performances are on here. The guitar's not quite as awesome as on Grace Under Pressure (but few albums period are as awesome as Grace Under Pressure) but Alex still has some great spots, notably in Marathon and Emotion Detector. Downside: Grand Designs and Emotion Detector are great songs, but edging on too cheesy, and a foreshadowing of the problems HYF has. Then Geddy started playing the Wal :sigh: :banghead:


I love 4 songs off of Hold Your Fire. Prime Mover-Turn The Page is excellent, and Alex delivers some of his best guitar work on Lock And Key. Neil's drums are tasteful and interesting throughout, but as we all know Ged went overboard with the synth. It's got a few stinkers on here, and I was never a big fan of Time Stand Still, aka Rush-lite.


And then there's Presto. Only time I can stomach stuff off of that one is when songs are given the live treatment (which REALLY helps) like the title track, and Alex delivered some good guitar work on Chain Lightning and Red Tide, but you have to get past the tinny pop-rock this album is full of. Apart from that, I just really don't like the songs. Show Don't Tell is probably their worst album opener, IMO, and that's just scratching the surface. Unfortunately, the album that followed didn't improve as much as I would have liked, though at least it has a couple great songs.

Power Windows - 9.5
Hold Your Fire - 6
Presto - 1

"Eat my poo" in 3...2...1...

Edited by BowlCity, 10 February 2015 - 08:16 PM.


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Posted 10 February 2015 - 08:43 PM

None of the above.

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Posted 10 February 2015 - 08:57 PM

Ugh the Synth period.

1. Power Windows - good songs despite the heavy synths.

2. Presto - has a few redeaming songs but the production is horribly tinny.

3. Hold Your Fire - or as I refer to it as 'hold your nose'. I hate this album. It has no real bite to any songs. All the songs sound like overproduced mush. I actually put this on the other day to remind myself why I hated it. I played about 45 seconds of each song, then the next song was just as boring, and on and on. As a musician, there's no song with any typical Rush 'surprises'.

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Posted 10 February 2015 - 09:07 PM

It is a bit hard to choose from these (well, it's not hard to put Presto in third place).  I was young enough when these were released that I defended them and tried very hard to like them, but in hindsight I really think these goddamned synthesizers just got in the way.  There's some fine playing on the guitars and percussion, but those synthesizers are just like that obnoxious dude at the party who ruins it for everyone else . . . always butting in, always laughing too loud and talking with his mouth full.  f*cker.  I hate that guy.  Where was I?

Some great potential on all of these albums.  I went with Power Windows in spite of that creepy cover.  But I'm thinking already I might change my mind because I do like Prime Mover quite a bit.

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Posted 10 February 2015 - 09:19 PM

Power Windows Wins the Gold
Hold Your Fire the Silver
and Presto.....wait what does 6th place get??

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Posted 10 February 2015 - 09:44 PM

Really tough.  I love all these albums dearly, but Power Windows is just a notch above the other two.  Every song on it is great.  Not a single song worthy of a skip.  Hold Your Fire has two clunkers (Open Secrets and High Water), and Presto three (War Paint, Anagram, and Hand Over Fist), but both are still great.  '80s Rush is awesome!

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Posted 10 February 2015 - 09:45 PM

View PostDisembodied Spirit, on 10 February 2015 - 09:19 PM, said:

Power Windows Wins the Gold
Hold Your Fire the Silver
and Presto.....wait what does 6th place get??
A piece of aluminum foil?




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