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Poll: Hemispheres vs Close to the Edge (52 member(s) have cast votes)

Which do you prefer?

  1. Hemispheres (35 votes [67.31%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 67.31%

  2. Close to the Edge (17 votes [32.69%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 32.69%

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#21 Lorraine

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Posted 16 June 2015 - 11:14 AM

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I find Yes to be terribly overrated.  Not a popular opinion here, I know.

Actually, an unpopular opinion would have been for you to say that you find Rush overrated.

Rush are on the cover of Rolling Stone, of course they are overrated! ;)

Yes, and I looked this morning for the latest RS.  Not out.

If anyone wants me to pick up a copy of it for them, let me know.  I don't think they'll be selling like hotcakes in my neck of the woods.

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Posted 16 June 2015 - 11:14 AM

Hemispheres is a good album, but this is Close to the Edge we're talking about.

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Posted 16 June 2015 - 11:15 AM

View PostTombstone Mountain, on 16 June 2015 - 11:14 AM, said:

Hemispheres is a good album, but this is Close to the Edge we're talking about.

Finally, we agree! :cheers:

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Posted 16 June 2015 - 11:15 AM

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There's no comparison.  CTTE blows Hemispheres right off the planet.  It doesn't even come close to CTTE.

I knew that you prefer Close to the Edge- but I wasn't aware it's by such a wide margin.

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Posted 16 June 2015 - 11:16 AM

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View PostLorraine, on 16 June 2015 - 11:07 AM, said:

There's no comparison.  CTTE blows Hemispheres right off the planet.  It doesn't even come close to CTTE.

I knew that you prefer Close to the Edge- but I wasn't aware it's by such a wide margin.

In my opinion, Rush's full side epics don't come close to Yes.

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Posted 16 June 2015 - 11:18 AM

View PostBlue J, on 16 June 2015 - 11:15 AM, said:

View PostLorraine, on 16 June 2015 - 11:07 AM, said:

There's no comparison.  CTTE blows Hemispheres right off the planet.  It doesn't even come close to CTTE.

I knew that you prefer Close to the Edge- but I wasn't aware it's by such a wide margin.

I'm sorry if this offends Rush fans, but there is absolutely  no comparison when the two albums are put up against each other.

I'm sure Alex and Geddy would agree with me and would vote for CTTE too.

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Posted 16 June 2015 - 11:19 AM

View PostLorraine, on 16 June 2015 - 11:18 AM, said:

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View PostLorraine, on 16 June 2015 - 11:07 AM, said:

There's no comparison.  CTTE blows Hemispheres right off the planet.  It doesn't even come close to CTTE.

I knew that you prefer Close to the Edge- but I wasn't aware it's by such a wide margin.

I'm sorry if this offends Rush fans, but there is absolutely  no comparison when the two albums are put up against each other.

I'm sure Alex and Geddy would agree with me and would vote for CTTE too.

I agree. But I would take Rush over Yes anyway.

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Posted 16 June 2015 - 11:21 AM

View PostLorraine, on 16 June 2015 - 11:18 AM, said:

View PostBlue J, on 16 June 2015 - 11:15 AM, said:

View PostLorraine, on 16 June 2015 - 11:07 AM, said:

There's no comparison.  CTTE blows Hemispheres right off the planet.  It doesn't even come close to CTTE.

I knew that you prefer Close to the Edge- but I wasn't aware it's by such a wide margin.

I'm sorry if this offends Rush fans, but there is absolutely  no comparison when the two albums are put up against each other.

I'm sure Alex and Geddy would agree with me and would vote for CTTE too.

Not offended at all, on my part- and I'm sure you're right about Geddy and Alex's opinion.

I would say that even though there are so many comparisons of these two albums both structurally and stylistically, I have always thought of them as being very different from one another.

And I love CTTE- but I still prefer Hemispheres.

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Posted 16 June 2015 - 11:23 AM

Yeah, and I would like to know why Chris Squire isn't as good a bass player as Geddy!  :lol: :lol: :lol: ;)

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Posted 16 June 2015 - 11:24 AM

I'll say it again.

Hemispheres is not their best work. Good stuff, but not the holy grail--even the band will  tell you that. Hell, Geddy's voice was up a half step the entire album.

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Posted 16 June 2015 - 11:24 AM

View PostSegue Myles, on 16 June 2015 - 11:16 AM, said:

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View PostLorraine, on 16 June 2015 - 11:07 AM, said:

There's no comparison.  CTTE blows Hemispheres right off the planet.  It doesn't even come close to CTTE.

I knew that you prefer Close to the Edge- but I wasn't aware it's by such a wide margin.

In my opinion, Rush's full side epics don't come close to Yes.

Yes, I know...and Topographic Oceans alone has four of them, right? ;)

Maybe it's because of the differences in instrumentation...I've just never readily compared Rush and Yes. Square-peg-in-round-hole syndrome, I think...each with their strengths and weaknesses, both.

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Posted 16 June 2015 - 11:25 AM

View PostLorraine, on 16 June 2015 - 11:23 AM, said:

Yeah, and I would like to know why Chris Squire isn't as good a bass player as Geddy!  :lol: :lol: :lol: ;)

:eyeroll:

Moaning and groaning, over here...

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Posted 16 June 2015 - 11:26 AM

It's odd, based on their own individual strengths, both albums are 10/10's...but its not easy to express that in this case, the number scale fails to truly explain just how much more superior CTTE is!

I can't rank a perfect album less than perfect. But neither can I say both are equal just because they both have the same score...

It would be like explaining Quadraphenia is a greater album than Revolver, but both still remain absolutely perfect! Win win, whatever you pick.

When I say Rush don't write epics as great as Yes, that's not me saying the epics are not absolutely brilliant! It's just one is gold of a higher carat than the other...but both are valuable.

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Posted 16 June 2015 - 11:27 AM

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View PostLorraine, on 16 June 2015 - 11:07 AM, said:

There's no comparison.  CTTE blows Hemispheres right off the planet.  It doesn't even come close to CTTE.

I knew that you prefer Close to the Edge- but I wasn't aware it's by such a wide margin.

In my opinion, Rush's full side epics don't come close to Yes.

Yes, I know...and Topographic Oceans alone has four of them, right? ;)

Maybe it's because of the differences in instrumentation...I've just never readily compared Rush and Yes. Square-peg-in-round-hole syndrome, I think...each with their strengths and weaknesses, both.

Erm...Relayer as well!

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Posted 16 June 2015 - 11:30 AM

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View PostSegue Myles, on 16 June 2015 - 11:16 AM, said:

View PostBlue J, on 16 June 2015 - 11:15 AM, said:

View PostLorraine, on 16 June 2015 - 11:07 AM, said:

There's no comparison.  CTTE blows Hemispheres right off the planet.  It doesn't even come close to CTTE.

I knew that you prefer Close to the Edge- but I wasn't aware it's by such a wide margin.

In my opinion, Rush's full side epics don't come close to Yes.

Yes, I know...and Topographic Oceans alone has four of them, right? ;)

Maybe it's because of the differences in instrumentation...I've just never readily compared Rush and Yes. Square-peg-in-round-hole syndrome, I think...each with their strengths and weaknesses, both.

Erm...Relayer as well!

Wasn't trying to discount anything else, yeah. The Gates of Delirium is a labyrinth of luscious goodies.

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Posted 16 June 2015 - 11:31 AM

I just heard the latest Yes band that had all replacement players. They should call themselves 'Maybe'.

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Posted 16 June 2015 - 11:35 AM

Something I always thought about the seventies' Rush is that they were ten years behind other bands.

Had Hemispheres seen the light of day in 1969 - or even 1970 - it would have made such an impact and would be even a greater classic than it is.  By the time it came out in 1978, concept albums were already a thing of the past.

Edited by Lorraine, 16 June 2015 - 11:36 AM.


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Posted 16 June 2015 - 11:43 AM

I would choose Close To The Edge if a gun were held to my head. Put it up against AFTK and I would have a tougher time deciding. I consider The Yes Album, Fragile, CTTE and Going For The One at least as good if not better than any Rush album ever produced. Just depends on my mood. These albums stack up favorably to 2112, AFTK, Hemispheres, Permanent Waves and Moving Pictures. I also personally love Tormato but most don't. Those five from Yes and from Rush are pretty equal in my view. Again it depends on my mood...
CTTE gets the nod here. It is otherworldly... :)

Edited by Narps, 16 June 2015 - 11:44 AM.


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Posted 16 June 2015 - 11:43 AM

I have to say too that I can't be objective since I am emotionally attached to CTTE.  CTTE holds so many memories for me that I could fill pages relating all of them.

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Posted 16 June 2015 - 11:45 AM

Had you said Relayer vs hemispheres.  i'd have a different answer. or the yes Album Vs Hemispheres.  But i just enjoy hemispheres a tad more then CTTE.

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