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Poll: A Farewell To Kings vs Hemispheres (93 member(s) have cast votes)

Which one is the best album?

  1. A Farewell To Kings (31 votes [33.33%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 33.33%

  2. Hemispheres (62 votes [66.67%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 66.67%

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#101 bluefox4000

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Posted 15 May 2015 - 07:46 PM

Still my fav Rush album.

Just my occasional  reminder for all of you that would be shattered if it dropped, lol

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Edited by bluefox4000, 15 May 2015 - 07:46 PM.


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Posted 16 May 2015 - 06:49 AM

View Postbluefox4000, on 15 May 2015 - 07:46 PM, said:

Still my fav Rush album.

Just my occasional  reminder for all of you that would be shattered if it dropped, lol

Mick
Wouldn't shatter me if AFTK moved ahead of it to be honest. Great album and nothing not to love on it in my view. Oh well... :)

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Posted 16 May 2015 - 07:03 AM

View PostNarps, on 16 May 2015 - 06:49 AM, said:

View Postbluefox4000, on 15 May 2015 - 07:46 PM, said:

Still my fav Rush album.

Just my occasional  reminder for all of you that would be shattered if it dropped, lol

Mick
Wouldn't shatter me if AFTK moved ahead of it to be honest. Great album and nothing not to love on it in my view. Oh well... :)
Indeed. Only test for echo belongs in the back of the catalog and maybe Snakes IMO. All the rest of their work is all top notch to me and I never tire of listening to any of it, so I never think of rating any of it. Test and Snakes, I could have lived without.

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Posted 16 May 2015 - 07:10 AM

View Postsatchmothesnowdog, on 16 May 2015 - 07:03 AM, said:

View PostNarps, on 16 May 2015 - 06:49 AM, said:

View Postbluefox4000, on 15 May 2015 - 07:46 PM, said:

Still my fav Rush album.

Just my occasional  reminder for all of you that would be shattered if it dropped, lol

Mick
Wouldn't shatter me if AFTK moved ahead of it to be honest. Great album and nothing not to love on it in my view. Oh well... :)
Indeed. Only test for echo belongs in the back of the catalog and maybe Snakes IMO. All the rest of their work is all top notch to me and I never tire of listening to any of it, so I never think of rating any of it. Test and Snakes, I could have lived without.
You are much more kind to their catalog in its entirety than I could ever be. For me once you get past HYF its all a blur and a bit hit or miss for me. Presto 6/11, RTB mostly :scared: , CP not so good, Test For Echo I enjoy the title track but nothing else blows up my skirt. Vapor Trails has some good songs on it but the production is awful. Snakes :scared: . I enjoy about 2/3 of CA. The good 2/3. Thats how I see it. I admit however that I am old school Rush all the way and a 70's guy through and through. The early synth era I am ok with too and enjoy much of it... :codger:

Edited by Narps, 16 May 2015 - 07:11 AM.


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Posted 16 May 2015 - 07:43 AM

View PostNarps, on 16 May 2015 - 06:49 AM, said:

View Postbluefox4000, on 15 May 2015 - 07:46 PM, said:

Still my fav Rush album.

Just my occasional  reminder for all of you that would be shattered if it dropped, lol

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Wouldn't shatter me if AFTK moved ahead of it to be honest. Great album and nothing not to love on it in my view. Oh well... :)

I feel the same. I can say that I prefer Hemispheres, but Kings is absolutely classic, all the way.

It almost like Archie Manning watching Peyton and Eli play against each other in the Super Bowl or something. Regardless of who wins, you're happy for them. :)

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Posted 16 May 2015 - 08:02 AM

View PostNarps, on 16 May 2015 - 07:10 AM, said:

View Postsatchmothesnowdog, on 16 May 2015 - 07:03 AM, said:

View PostNarps, on 16 May 2015 - 06:49 AM, said:

View Postbluefox4000, on 15 May 2015 - 07:46 PM, said:

Still my fav Rush album.

Just my occasional  reminder for all of you that would be shattered if it dropped, lol

Mick
Wouldn't shatter me if AFTK moved ahead of it to be honest. Great album and nothing not to love on it in my view. Oh well... :)
Indeed. Only test for echo belongs in the back of the catalog and maybe Snakes IMO. All the rest of their work is all top notch to me and I never tire of listening to any of it, so I never think of rating any of it. Test and Snakes, I could have lived without.
You are much more kind to their catalog in its entirety than I could ever be. For me once you get past HYF its all a blur and a bit hit or miss for me. Presto 6/11, RTB mostly :scared: , CP not so good, Test For Echo I enjoy the title track but nothing else blows up my skirt. Vapor Trails has some good songs on it but the production is awful. Snakes :scared: . I enjoy about 2/3 of CA. The good 2/3. Thats how I see it. I admit however that I am old school Rush all the way and a 70's guy through and through. The early synth era I am ok with too and enjoy much of it... :codger:

Some of it lost me after Presto for a long while. I kept going to see them live and it grew on me, but never Test or Snakes. I, too am more HYF to Rush backwards type of fan due to my age.

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Posted 17 May 2015 - 04:29 PM

To me Hemispheres is a perfect album. Xanadu might just be my favourite Rush song but I don't personally feel that AFTK makes for the same roller coaster of a listen that Hemispheres does.

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Posted 17 May 2015 - 11:11 PM

AFTK Is funky cold medieval.

Hemi is proto prog metal.

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Posted 18 May 2015 - 01:29 PM

Both are utterly superb albums and rank among my favorites from Rush, although Hemispheres wins it---my favoirte all-time Rush album, and an absolute masterpiece and brilliant showcase for all three members.

A Farewell To Kings is fantastic too, however. I rank both up there with the likes of Genesis' Trick of the Tail/Wind & Wuthering and Yes's 'Going for the One.'

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Posted 08 March 2017 - 03:32 PM

Hemispheres by a hair. Hemispheres is my second fave Rush album, while AFTK is third.

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Posted 08 March 2017 - 03:41 PM

My god the band could barely play cohesively on AFTK.

Hemispheres by a nautical mile.

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Posted 08 March 2017 - 04:12 PM

of course they're both great, but you can't beat a farewell to kings, xanadu, and cygnus x-1.

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Posted 28 March 2019 - 06:10 PM

This is another one comparison between two c.ds, and albums, which shouldn't have the deciding need to be.  On "A Farewell to Kings", there has always been "Cygnus X-1: Book One - the Voyage", and on "Hemispheres", there has always been "Cygnus X-1: Book Two - Hemispheres".

Edited by Derek19, 28 March 2019 - 06:40 PM.





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