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Whch Rush album has the best sound?

  1. Rush (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  2. Fly By Night (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  3. Caress of Steel (2 votes [4.88%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 4.88%

  4. 2112 (1 votes [2.44%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 2.44%

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

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  6. Hemispheres (3 votes [7.32%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 7.32%

  7. Permanent Waves (12 votes [29.27%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 29.27%

  8. Moving Pictures (13 votes [31.71%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 31.71%

  9. Signals (1 votes [2.44%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 2.44%

  10. Grace Under Pressure (2 votes [4.88%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 4.88%

  11. Power Windows (2 votes [4.88%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 4.88%

  12. Hold Your Fire (3 votes [7.32%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 7.32%

  13. Presto (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  14. Roll The Bones (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  15. Counterparts (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  16. Test For Echo (1 votes [2.44%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 2.44%

  17. Vapor Trails (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  18. Snakes & Arrows (1 votes [2.44%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 2.44%

  19. Clockwork Angels (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  20. None. There are no albums outstanding in sound. (0 votes [0.00%])

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#41 Disk98

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Posted 22 April 2015 - 05:02 PM

Sonically, though I hate it, Caress of Steel probably sounds the best.  But Hemispheres, Moving Pictures, and Grace Under Pressure are great-sounding also.

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Posted 22 April 2015 - 05:29 PM

Absolute sonic perfection:

Permanent Waves
Counterparts
Power Windows
2112

Great sound:

Hemispheres
Hold Your Fire
Caress Of Steel
Snakes And Arrows
Fly By Night
Moving Pictures
Grace Under Pressure

Average to Good sound:

Clockwork Angels
Rush
Vapor Trails Remix
Test For Echo
Signals

Absolute shit production:

Vapor Trails original
Roll The Bones
Presto

Edited by BowlCity, 22 April 2015 - 05:30 PM.


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Posted 22 April 2015 - 05:31 PM

Permanent Waves and Counterparts have the best of the best sound. Power Windows and 2112 are VERY close.

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Posted 22 April 2015 - 05:33 PM

Moving Pictures has good sound but at that point the guitar was venturing closer to warm mush that it had on Signals, but still sounded okay.

Grace Under Pressure would be miles better if Geddy didn't use the Steinberger. Can barely hear the bass guitar on that one. But the guitar was much improved over Signals, and is one of Alex's finest guitar albums.

Edited by BowlCity, 22 April 2015 - 05:34 PM.


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Posted 22 April 2015 - 05:42 PM

View PostBowlCity, on 22 April 2015 - 05:29 PM, said:

Absolute sonic perfection:

Permanent Waves
Counterparts
Power Windows
2112

Great sound:

Hemispheres
Hold Your Fire
Caress Of Steel
Snakes And Arrows
Fly By Night
Moving Pictures
Grace Under Pressure

Average to Good sound:

Clockwork Angels
Rush
Vapor Trails Remix
Test For Echo
Signals

Absolute shit production:

Vapor Trails original
Roll The Bones
Presto
Can't agree with all of it but nicely done. VT and CA have to go in the sh*t pile remix or no. Presto sounds fine to me. Clean and crisp... :huh:

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Posted 22 April 2015 - 05:45 PM

View PostNarpsberg, on 22 April 2015 - 05:42 PM, said:

View PostBowlCity, on 22 April 2015 - 05:29 PM, said:

Absolute sonic perfection:

Permanent Waves
Counterparts
Power Windows
2112

Great sound:

Hemispheres
Hold Your Fire
Caress Of Steel
Snakes And Arrows
Fly By Night
Moving Pictures
Grace Under Pressure

Average to Good sound:

Clockwork Angels
Rush
Vapor Trails Remix
Test For Echo
Signals

Absolute shit production:

Vapor Trails original
Roll The Bones
Presto
Can't agree with all of it but nicely done. VT and CA have to go in the sh*t pile remix or no. Presto sounds fine to me. Clean and crisp... :huh:

I can hear all of the instruments on VT and CA bright and clear, but they suffer from the loudness for sure.

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Posted 22 April 2015 - 05:48 PM

View PostBowlCity, on 22 April 2015 - 05:45 PM, said:

View PostNarpsberg, on 22 April 2015 - 05:42 PM, said:

View PostBowlCity, on 22 April 2015 - 05:29 PM, said:

Absolute sonic perfection:

Permanent Waves
Counterparts
Power Windows
2112

Great sound:

Hemispheres
Hold Your Fire
Caress Of Steel
Snakes And Arrows
Fly By Night
Moving Pictures
Grace Under Pressure

Average to Good sound:

Clockwork Angels
Rush
Vapor Trails Remix
Test For Echo
Signals

Absolute shit production:

Vapor Trails original
Roll The Bones
Presto
Can't agree with all of it but nicely done. VT and CA have to go in the sh*t pile remix or no. Presto sounds fine to me. Clean and crisp... :huh:

I can hear all of the instruments on VT and CA bright and clear, but they suffer from the loudness for sure.
You can hear all 10 layers clearly on CA?...

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Posted 22 April 2015 - 06:29 PM

Hemispheres...

My answer to any 'what's the best' poll.

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Posted 22 April 2015 - 07:06 PM

View PostNarpsberg, on 22 April 2015 - 05:48 PM, said:

View PostBowlCity, on 22 April 2015 - 05:45 PM, said:

View PostNarpsberg, on 22 April 2015 - 05:42 PM, said:

View PostBowlCity, on 22 April 2015 - 05:29 PM, said:

Absolute sonic perfection:

Permanent Waves
Counterparts
Power Windows
2112

Great sound:

Hemispheres
Hold Your Fire
Caress Of Steel
Snakes And Arrows
Fly By Night
Moving Pictures
Grace Under Pressure

Average to Good sound:

Clockwork Angels
Rush
Vapor Trails Remix
Test For Echo
Signals

Absolute shit production:

Vapor Trails original
Roll The Bones
Presto
Can't agree with all of it but nicely done. VT and CA have to go in the sh*t pile remix or no. Presto sounds fine to me. Clean and crisp... :huh:

I can hear all of the instruments on VT and CA bright and clear, but they suffer from the loudness for sure.
You can hear all 10 layers clearly on CA?...

His ears are AWESOME then :laughing guy:  I still don't think Neil is on that album

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Edited by bluefox4000, 22 April 2015 - 07:07 PM.


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Posted 22 April 2015 - 08:01 PM

Caress Of Steel.

But AFTK, MP and PeW come straight after!

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Posted 22 April 2015 - 08:31 PM

View PostSegue Myles, on 22 April 2015 - 08:01 PM, said:

Caress Of Steel.

But AFTK, MP and PeW come straight after!
Nice choice... :cheers:

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Posted 22 April 2015 - 08:58 PM

I would pick Moving Pictures, but Permanent Waves is just..louder. I can't find a single flaw in it.

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Posted 22 April 2015 - 10:54 PM

View Postjamie, on 22 April 2015 - 08:58 PM, said:

I would pick Moving Pictures, but Permanent Waves is just..louder. I can't find a single flaw in it.
PeWaves has a tighter sound to it.  It really is beautiful.

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Posted 22 April 2015 - 11:07 PM

Listening to Lakeside Park.  Tough for me not to vote for Caress of Steel.  Of course, if I follow this with Jacob's Ladder or Freewill, PeWaves will have to be my choice.  But then, the Camera Eye...or the Trees...

But then again...Ged's vocals on Caress are so perfect.  "Everyone would gather...on the 24th of May...".  And the guitar crescendo at the end of Lakeside... :moose:

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Posted 22 April 2015 - 11:09 PM

View Postgoose, on 22 April 2015 - 10:54 PM, said:

View Postjamie, on 22 April 2015 - 08:58 PM, said:

I would pick Moving Pictures, but Permanent Waves is just..louder. I can't find a single flaw in it.
PeWaves has a tighter sound to it.  It really is beautiful.
Listening to Freewill...and it is absolutely perfect.

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Posted 23 April 2015 - 04:36 AM

View Postgoose, on 22 April 2015 - 10:54 PM, said:

View Postjamie, on 22 April 2015 - 08:58 PM, said:

I would pick Moving Pictures, but Permanent Waves is just..louder. I can't find a single flaw in it.
PeWaves has a tighter sound to it.  It really is beautiful.

Yeah, I agree. I think Moving Pictures is fantastic...but like I said at the outset of this thread, Permanent Waves just has something extra. I can't even define it.

But I don't have to. :)

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Posted 23 April 2015 - 04:38 AM

View PostLorraine, on 22 April 2015 - 11:04 AM, said:

Even the Terry Brown albums must have a gem among them.

I'm wondering what everyone thinks is the best and sharpest recording of a Rush album.

I just now noticed the "none" option. Nice touch. :lol:

(But I think that's far from true).

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Posted 23 April 2015 - 10:43 AM

I didn't even vote in my own poll because I honestly have no idea.

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Posted 24 April 2015 - 03:17 PM

A Farewell To Kings is pretty amazing in my book...

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Posted 24 April 2015 - 04:54 PM

View PostBlue J, on 23 April 2015 - 04:38 AM, said:

View PostLorraine, on 22 April 2015 - 11:04 AM, said:

Even the Terry Brown albums must have a gem among them.

I'm wondering what everyone thinks is the best and sharpest recording of a Rush album.

I just now noticed the "none" option. Nice touch. :lol:

(But I think that's far from true).

Maybe, but someone might not agree with you and genuinely think their albums have poor sound quality.

In case you haven't already noticed, we get all kinds here.  :lol: :lol: :lol:




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