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POINTLESS POLL 8! The synth era albums: which is best?

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Poll: POINTLESS POLL 8! The synth era albums: which is best? (56 member(s) have cast votes)

Which of these four albums do you think is the best of the "synth era"?

  1. Signals (23 votes [41.07%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 41.07%

  2. Grace Under Pressure (15 votes [26.79%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 26.79%

  3. Power Windows (12 votes [21.43%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 21.43%

  4. Hold Your Fire (6 votes [10.71%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 10.71%

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#41 satchmothesnowdog

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Posted 15 May 2015 - 11:46 AM

I can't decide :(  I love all of them. The synth era was kind of a shock to me since I was introduced to Rush first with All the World's a.Stage when I was 10 in around 1977, but Signals grew on me instantly and I eagerly awaited the rest. The only albu I had a hard time accepting was Test for Echo.

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Posted 15 May 2015 - 05:06 PM

GUP is the album that got me hooked on Rush, just love it.  Signals is second (love Countdown :blush: ) then Power Windows and HYF (Mission is so good) :sundog:

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Posted 16 May 2015 - 10:17 AM

Hold Your Fire should be given a more literal title...like Beer Coaster.

Apparently, the poll takers agree.

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Posted 16 May 2015 - 03:14 PM

Signals hands down.

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Posted 17 May 2015 - 12:30 AM

4.  Signals
3.  Grace Under Pressure
2.  Hold Your Fire
1.  Power Windows

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Posted 19 May 2015 - 12:30 PM

1. Hold Your Fire
2. Signals
3. Power Windows
4. Grace Under Pressure (never been a fan of that one)

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Posted 21 May 2015 - 01:34 PM

Power Windows
Grace Under Pressure
Signals
Hold Your Fire

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Posted 23 May 2015 - 03:53 PM

All 4 are great albums!!!

Signals has the best song (Subdivisions) with HYF having the 2'nd best song (Time Stand Still).

Power Windows and HYF stand out slightly above Signals and Grace.  But to pick between HYF and Power Windows is very, very hard.  Finally went with HYF but depending on the mood I am in I could have voted for Power Windows.

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Posted 23 May 2015 - 04:06 PM

SIGNALSSIGNALSSIGNALSSIGNALSSIGNALS

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Posted 23 May 2015 - 04:16 PM

Grace Under Pressure for me, by a fair bit. It sounds like nothing else in their catalogue to my ears, and I love it for that. As the years have gone by I've begun hearing Signals more as an album in the group with Moving Pictures and Permanent Waves--they make kind of a perfect trio when you think about it--than to do with the "synth" albums that followed. Grace Under Pressure is the big change for me. I'm still learning to love Power Windows and Hold Your Fire, though I certainly find both albums much more listenable now than I did when they came out.

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Posted 28 March 2019 - 03:39 PM

Signals

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Posted 28 March 2019 - 03:57 PM

I love pointless polls!

They're the best!!!

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Posted 28 March 2019 - 04:37 PM

P/G

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Posted 28 March 2019 - 04:54 PM

View Postgudbuytjane, on 23 May 2015 - 04:16 PM, said:

Grace Under Pressure for me, by a fair bit. It sounds like nothing else in their catalogue to my ears, and I love it for that. As the years have gone by I've begun hearing Signals more as an album in the group with Moving Pictures and Permanent Waves--they make kind of a perfect trio when you think about it--than to do with the "synth" albums that followed. Grace Under Pressure is the big change for me. I'm still learning to love Power Windows and Hold Your Fire, though I certainly find both albums much more listenable now than I did when they came out.
Grace for me, by a wide margin.

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Posted 10 August 2019 - 09:33 AM

How could anyone vote for HYF? :no:

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Posted 10 August 2019 - 10:30 AM

I like all of them but Signals is an easy choice

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Posted 10 August 2019 - 01:53 PM

View PostGeddyLeeRoth, on 10 August 2019 - 09:33 AM, said:

How could anyone vote for HYF? :no:
The only reason I can think of is Parkinson's.

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Posted 10 August 2019 - 03:52 PM

View PostGeddyLeeRoth, on 10 August 2019 - 09:33 AM, said:

How could anyone vote for HYF? :no:

HYF has some good tunes!  :)

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Posted 10 August 2019 - 09:39 PM

Yeah, but it's not a great _album_. A couple of catchy things, and the rest is forgettable. HYF was the first Rush album I bought I was actually disappointed to listen to. Today I can't even name all the songs on it. After T4E, it's probably my least listened to.

For me:

1) GUP
2) Power Windows
3) Signals


4) HYF

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Posted 10 August 2019 - 09:48 PM

In the case of these four albums, only a chronological ranking makes sense in my mind. :smoke:
Signals all the way!!!





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