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Grace Under Pressure vs Power Windows

  1. Grace Under Pressure (32 votes [58.18%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 58.18%

  2. Power Windows (23 votes [41.82%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 41.82%

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Posted 17 October 2015 - 08:47 PM

Grace easy. No contest. The last excellent Rush album...

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Posted 17 October 2015 - 08:53 PM

View Postlaughedatbytime, on 17 October 2015 - 12:53 PM, said:

PoW was the canary in the coal mine.
:syrinx: Indeed...
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Posted 17 October 2015 - 10:19 PM

I like both albums a lot. However, the synthesizers on Power Windows sound rather cheesy to me so I'm going to have to go with GUP. Not sure what Geddy was thinking of using those twinkly synths. Fortunately they were gone by HYF.

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Posted 17 October 2015 - 10:40 PM

Grace Under Pressure takes it for me. Neither are among my favorites, however I feel like Grace was an improvement from Signals and still better than Windows. It was a mild bump before a steady decline that ended once Counterparts came out. :haz:

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Posted 17 October 2015 - 10:43 PM

Just glad I tuned out during all of those years. Counterparts certainly wouldn't have regained my attention at all...

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Posted 17 October 2015 - 11:01 PM

How's window?

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Posted 17 October 2015 - 11:25 PM

View PostNarps, on 17 October 2015 - 10:43 PM, said:

Just glad I tuned out during all of those years. Counterparts certainly wouldn't have regained my attention at all...

Animate, Between the Sun and Moon, Cut To The Chase, and especially Double Agent are just killer to me. :Alex: :Neil: :geddy:

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Posted 18 October 2015 - 02:41 AM

GUP clearly. GUP vs. Signals would be more interesting, I think.

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Posted 18 October 2015 - 04:56 AM

Power Windows is great, as far as Rush Albums go.

But to my ears, Grace Under Pressure pushes past being "just a great Rush album" to become a major classic in terms of rock in general!

An album that I hold in higher regard than most of my favourite Rush Albums. Sure, unlike, say, Hold Your Fire or A Farewell To Kings, it has a few minor scapes I would love to fix, but taken as a whole, it delights, and moves me in a way NO other Rush album can.

Grace Under Pressure features one of my lifes most urgently praised and loved songs: Distant Early Warning. The miracle is not that this song exists, but that the album it comes from is full of songs I love almost, or just as much!

Red Lenses is the weakest song for me, but I would take it over all but two songs from Power Windows, and even then I am not 100% I like those two as much as I know I do DEW.

Grace Under Pressure is a real gem for me.

Edited by Segue Myles, 18 October 2015 - 04:57 AM.


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Posted 18 October 2015 - 06:44 AM

View PostSegue Myles, on 18 October 2015 - 04:56 AM, said:

Power Windows is great, as far as Rush Albums go.

But to my ears, Grace Under Pressure pushes past being "just a great Rush album" to become a major classic in terms of rock in general!

An album that I hold in higher regard than most of my favourite Rush Albums. Sure, unlike, say, Hold Your Fire or A Farewell To Kings, it has a few minor scapes I would love to fix, but taken as a whole, it delights, and moves me in a way NO other Rush album can.

Grace Under Pressure features one of my lifes most urgently praised and loved songs: Distant Early Warning. The miracle is not that this song exists, but that the album it comes from is full of songs I love almost, or just as much!

Red Lenses is the weakest song for me, but I would take it over all but two songs from Power Windows, and even then I am not 100% I like those two as much as I know I do DEW.

Grace Under Pressure is a real gem for me.
DEW and Red Sector A in my view are all timers for Rush and belong at least in any top 30ish list in their vast  song catalog. I still can't put them ahead of the 70's greatness but for what they were doing at that time these two near top the list for sure. Not a fan of Red Lenses or NWM really but perfection had certainly gone by this time only to get worse later as history has taught us. As hard as it is for me to admit the first 8 from HYF is the best they have done since and the most enjoyable to listen to for a number of reasons. Production quality being a big one... :)

Edited by Narps, 18 October 2015 - 06:46 AM.


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Posted 18 October 2015 - 10:33 AM

View PostNarps, on 18 October 2015 - 06:44 AM, said:

View PostSegue Myles, on 18 October 2015 - 04:56 AM, said:

Power Windows is great, as far as Rush Albums go.

But to my ears, Grace Under Pressure pushes past being "just a great Rush album" to become a major classic in terms of rock in general!

An album that I hold in higher regard than most of my favourite Rush Albums. Sure, unlike, say, Hold Your Fire or A Farewell To Kings, it has a few minor scapes I would love to fix, but taken as a whole, it delights, and moves me in a way NO other Rush album can.

Grace Under Pressure features one of my lifes most urgently praised and loved songs: Distant Early Warning. The miracle is not that this song exists, but that the album it comes from is full of songs I love almost, or just as much!

Red Lenses is the weakest song for me, but I would take it over all but two songs from Power Windows, and even then I am not 100% I like those two as much as I know I do DEW.

Grace Under Pressure is a real gem for me.
DEW and Red Sector A in my view are all timers for Rush and belong at least in any top 30ish list in their vast  song catalog. I still can't put them ahead of the 70's greatness but for what they were doing at that time these two near top the list for sure. Not a fan of Red Lenses or NWM really but perfection had certainly gone by this time only to get worse later as history has taught us. As hard as it is for me to admit the first 8 from HYF is the best they have done since and the most enjoyable to listen to for a number of reasons. Production quality being a big one... :)
NWM?

I would put TEW with DEW and RSA in the top 30.

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Posted 18 October 2015 - 10:40 AM

View Postlaughedatbytime, on 18 October 2015 - 10:33 AM, said:

View PostNarps, on 18 October 2015 - 06:44 AM, said:

View PostSegue Myles, on 18 October 2015 - 04:56 AM, said:

Power Windows is great, as far as Rush Albums go.

But to my ears, Grace Under Pressure pushes past being "just a great Rush album" to become a major classic in terms of rock in general!

An album that I hold in higher regard than most of my favourite Rush Albums. Sure, unlike, say, Hold Your Fire or A Farewell To Kings, it has a few minor scapes I would love to fix, but taken as a whole, it delights, and moves me in a way NO other Rush album can.

Grace Under Pressure features one of my lifes most urgently praised and loved songs: Distant Early Warning. The miracle is not that this song exists, but that the album it comes from is full of songs I love almost, or just as much!

Red Lenses is the weakest song for me, but I would take it over all but two songs from Power Windows, and even then I am not 100% I like those two as much as I know I do DEW.

Grace Under Pressure is a real gem for me.
DEW and Red Sector A in my view are all timers for Rush and belong at least in any top 30ish list in their vast  song catalog. I still can't put them ahead of the 70's greatness but for what they were doing at that time these two near top the list for sure. Not a fan of Red Lenses or NWM really but perfection had certainly gone by this time only to get worse later as history has taught us. As hard as it is for me to admit the first 8 from HYF is the best they have done since and the most enjoyable to listen to for a number of reasons. Production quality being a big one... :)
NWM?

I would put TEW with DEW and RSA in the top 30.
Good grief. I am confused. My bad. Kid Gloves was the song I meant to refer too. It's better by the way than NWM. Geez I get the synth era all mixed up all the time. That must mean something at least subliminally anyway. Apologies to all. I could go back and fix my F up at this point but I will let it stand. Perfection was never my thing anyway :lol: ...

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Posted 18 October 2015 - 12:35 PM

View PostEagleMoon, on 17 October 2015 - 06:22 PM, said:

I voted for p/g but I really like Power Windows as well. If you had asked me this same question five years ago, the answer would've been much more lopsided.

I feel the same. Power Windows is a really strong record, overall. But Grace Under Pressure still wins.

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Posted 18 October 2015 - 12:37 PM

Power Windows is an 8/10

Grace Under Pressure is a 9/10 (10/10 if I can delete Red Lenses).

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Posted 18 October 2015 - 12:45 PM

View PostSegue Myles, on 18 October 2015 - 12:37 PM, said:

Power Windows is an 8/10

Grace Under Pressure is a 9/10 (10/10 if I can delete Red Lenses).

Correctamundo! ^

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Posted 18 October 2015 - 12:46 PM

View PostBlue J, on 18 October 2015 - 12:45 PM, said:

View PostSegue Myles, on 18 October 2015 - 12:37 PM, said:

Power Windows is an 8/10

Grace Under Pressure is a 9/10 (10/10 if I can delete Red Lenses).

Correctamundo! ^

I would rank all of GUP a 10, except Red Lenses which is an ANNOYING 7/10. Between The Wheels has never been a major favourite either, but I cannot fault it.

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Posted 18 October 2015 - 12:49 PM

View PostSegue Myles, on 18 October 2015 - 12:46 PM, said:

View PostBlue J, on 18 October 2015 - 12:45 PM, said:

View PostSegue Myles, on 18 October 2015 - 12:37 PM, said:

Power Windows is an 8/10

Grace Under Pressure is a 9/10 (10/10 if I can delete Red Lenses).

Correctamundo! ^

I would rank all of GUP a 10, except Red Lenses which is an ANNOYING 7/10. Between The Wheels has never been a major favourite either, but I cannot fault it.

Well...Between the Wheels is a favourite of mine- among the two or three best songs on the album.

But I rank Red Lenses even lower than you do. (Five out of ten, on a good day. :lol: ).

But the rest of the album is bloody brilliant!



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Posted 18 October 2015 - 12:50 PM

View PostBlue J, on 18 October 2015 - 12:49 PM, said:

View PostSegue Myles, on 18 October 2015 - 12:46 PM, said:

View PostBlue J, on 18 October 2015 - 12:45 PM, said:

View PostSegue Myles, on 18 October 2015 - 12:37 PM, said:

Power Windows is an 8/10

Grace Under Pressure is a 9/10 (10/10 if I can delete Red Lenses).

Correctamundo! ^

I would rank all of GUP a 10, except Red Lenses which is an ANNOYING 7/10. Between The Wheels has never been a major favourite either, but I cannot fault it.

Well...Between the Wheels is a favourite of mine- among the two or three best songs on the album.

But I rank Red Lenses even lower than you do. (Five out of ten, on a good day. :lol: ).

But the rest of the album is bloody brilliant!

It is!

One of my all time favourite albums, by any band, ever.

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Posted 18 October 2015 - 01:47 PM

View PostSegue Myles, on 18 October 2015 - 12:50 PM, said:

View PostBlue J, on 18 October 2015 - 12:49 PM, said:

View PostSegue Myles, on 18 October 2015 - 12:46 PM, said:

View PostBlue J, on 18 October 2015 - 12:45 PM, said:

View PostSegue Myles, on 18 October 2015 - 12:37 PM, said:

Power Windows is an 8/10

Grace Under Pressure is a 9/10 (10/10 if I can delete Red Lenses).

Correctamundo! ^

I would rank all of GUP a 10, except Red Lenses which is an ANNOYING 7/10. Between The Wheels has never been a major favourite either, but I cannot fault it.

Well...Between the Wheels is a favourite of mine- among the two or three best songs on the album.

But I rank Red Lenses even lower than you do. (Five out of ten, on a good day. :lol: ).

But the rest of the album is bloody brilliant!

It is!

One of my all time favourite albums, by any band, ever.

It's really grown on me too. I feel like it's aged beautifully.

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Posted 18 October 2015 - 03:02 PM

View PostAnEggplant, on 18 October 2015 - 01:47 PM, said:

View PostSegue Myles, on 18 October 2015 - 12:50 PM, said:

View PostBlue J, on 18 October 2015 - 12:49 PM, said:

View PostSegue Myles, on 18 October 2015 - 12:46 PM, said:

View PostBlue J, on 18 October 2015 - 12:45 PM, said:

View PostSegue Myles, on 18 October 2015 - 12:37 PM, said:

Power Windows is an 8/10

Grace Under Pressure is a 9/10 (10/10 if I can delete Red Lenses).

Correctamundo! ^

I would rank all of GUP a 10, except Red Lenses which is an ANNOYING 7/10. Between The Wheels has never been a major favourite either, but I cannot fault it.

Well...Between the Wheels is a favourite of mine- among the two or three best songs on the album.

But I rank Red Lenses even lower than you do. (Five out of ten, on a good day. :lol: ).

But the rest of the album is bloody brilliant!

It is!

One of my all time favourite albums, by any band, ever.

It's really grown on me too. I feel like it's aged beautifully.

It has. At one point it was my favourite album, but that was before either HYF or AFTK sunk their claws in!




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