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SONG BATTLE: Subdivisions vs. The Spirit Of Radio


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Poll: SONG BATTLE: Subdivisions vs. The Spirit Of Radio (60 member(s) have cast votes)

Subdivisions vs The Spirit Of Radio

  1. The Spirit of Radio (37 votes [61.67%])

    Percentage of vote: 61.67%

  2. Subdivisions (19 votes [31.67%])

    Percentage of vote: 31.67%

  3. This is literally like choosing your favorite child (4 votes [6.67%])

    Percentage of vote: 6.67%

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#1 fraroc

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Posted 04 April 2016 - 06:33 PM

Two of Rush's greatest songs going head to head....This is probably going to be a pretty exciting and close song battle! For me, as much as I love The Spirit Of Radio, Subdivisions is simply one of Rush's best, I don't care what Mike Portnoy or any other Rush fan who hates the synth period says, Subdivisions is up there with 2112 and Hemispheres in terms of greatness.

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Posted 04 April 2016 - 07:17 PM

Absolutely love both, but TSoR will always get the nod over the rest of the shorter songs.

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Posted 04 April 2016 - 07:33 PM

The Spirit of Radio.

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Posted 04 April 2016 - 07:34 PM

TSOR and it's not close.  I love Subdivisions, but it is extremely outclassed here.

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Posted 04 April 2016 - 07:49 PM

Subdivisions at the very present moment. Ask me any other day and my answer could go either way.

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Posted 04 April 2016 - 09:19 PM

No song can surpass TSoR for me.

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Posted 04 April 2016 - 09:36 PM

The only thing Subdivisions lacks is really compelling guitar work. TSOR for me.

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Posted 05 April 2016 - 07:03 AM

TSOR by a mile...much more difficult to play (cleanly) than Subdivisions.

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Posted 05 April 2016 - 10:29 AM

TSoR by a mile though Subdivisions is a great song.

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Posted 05 April 2016 - 11:00 AM

The Spirit of Radio is my all-time favorite Rush song...just perfection.  Subdivisions is very strong, but not on the same level.

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Posted 05 April 2016 - 11:18 AM

View PostA rocket that ignites itself, on 05 April 2016 - 11:00 AM, said:

The Spirit of Radio is my all-time favorite Rush song...just perfection.  Subdivisions is very strong, but not on the same level.

^^^ This.

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Posted 09 April 2016 - 08:36 PM

TSOR is great song but Subdivisions is my # 2 Rush song.  Only 2112 beats it.  So my vote goes to Subdivisions.

BTW - although I have never really sat down and ranked most of Rush's songs (the very bottom and very, very top I have) I would say TSOR would be around #11.  Thats in order of preference and just off the top of my head.

Edited by TheAccountant, 09 April 2016 - 08:37 PM.


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Posted 11 April 2016 - 12:34 PM

I don't seem to get tired of Subdivisions, while I can't say that about TSOR.

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Posted 11 April 2016 - 10:20 PM

View PostXanadu, on 11 April 2016 - 12:34 PM, said:

I don't seem to get tired of Subdivisions, while I can't say that about TSOR.

Exactly how I feel.

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Posted 13 April 2016 - 09:30 AM

No Rush show is complete without either of these songs, but The Spirit of Radio is the better of the two.  It's such a bouncy, energetic song.  Not to mention it's the first song I ever heard live in concert.  Ah, memories…

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Posted 13 April 2016 - 10:06 AM

Both great songs. But The Spirit of Radio wins pretty handily, with me.

I have times when I just love Subdivisions, and others when it's not as thrilling.

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Posted 13 April 2016 - 10:38 AM

View PostTheAccountant, on 09 April 2016 - 08:36 PM, said:

TSOR is great song but Subdivisions is my # 2 Rush song.  Only 2112 beats it.  So my vote goes to Subdivisions.

BTW - although I have never really sat down and ranked most of Rush's songs (the very bottom and very, very top I have) I would say TSOR would be around #11.  Thats in order of preference and just off the top of my head.

Yes, I don't rank TSOR nearly as high as others here but I guess the world would be a boring place if we all thought the exact same way. :huh:

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Posted 16 April 2016 - 10:04 AM

View PostXanadu, on 13 April 2016 - 10:38 AM, said:

View PostTheAccountant, on 09 April 2016 - 08:36 PM, said:

TSOR is great song but Subdivisions is my # 2 Rush song.  Only 2112 beats it.  So my vote goes to Subdivisions.

BTW - although I have never really sat down and ranked most of Rush's songs (the very bottom and very, very top I have) I would say TSOR would be around #11.  Thats in order of preference and just off the top of my head.

Yes, I don't rank TSOR nearly as high as others here but I guess the world would be a boring place if we all thought the exact same way. :huh:

Good point.  And let me tell you, my top 10 would have one song in it that would have some folks wondering what I was smoking (no - thats not a hint that it would be A Passage to Bangkok).  In fact it would proably have at east 2 head scratchers.

Someday, if I ever start a thread ranking Rush's songs I will spill the beans on what those songs are.  For now its a secret.

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Posted 17 April 2016 - 02:37 PM

Subdivisions. The cod-reggae bit at the end of Radio kills it for me.

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Posted 17 April 2016 - 02:56 PM

View Postx1yyz, on 04 April 2016 - 09:19 PM, said:

No song can surpass TSoR for me.
Headlong Flight maybe?




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