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#1 tony990

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Posted 14 June 2016 - 04:13 PM

Title is pretty self-explanatory. What's your favorite Rush album? Also, you can rank every Rush album from 1-20 if you prefer (I do!) Sorry if this topic already exists, I looked it up and didn't see it so I decided to create it myself.

*EDIT* Feedback isn't technically Rush, so include it if you like but the songs on that track were made by other artists.


19. Presto
18. Caress of Steel
17. Roll the Bones
16. Hold Your Fire
15. Rush
14. Fly By Night
13. Hemispheres
12. 2112
11. Signals
10. Counterparts
9. A Farewell to Kings
8. Moving Pictures
7. Power Windows
6. Grace Under Pressure
5. Permanent Waves
4. Test for Echo
3. Clockwork Angels
2. Snakes & Arrows
1. Vapor Trails

Edited by tony990, 14 June 2016 - 08:15 PM.


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Posted 14 June 2016 - 04:47 PM

 tony990, on 14 June 2016 - 04:13 PM, said:

Title is pretty self-explanatory. What's your favorite Rush album? Also, you can rank every Rush album from 1-20 if you prefer (I do!) Sorry if this topic already exists, I looked it up and didn't see it so I decided to create it myself.


19. Presto
18. Caress of Steel
17. Roll the Bones
16. Hold Your Fire
15. Rush
14. Fly By Night
13. Hemispheres
12. 2112
11. Signals
10. Counterparts
9. A Farewell to Kings
8. Moving Pictures
7. Power Windows
6. Grace Under Pressure
5. Permanent Waves
4. Test for Echo
3. Clockwork Angels
2. Snakes & Arrows
1. Vapor Trails


I like this list but if any of the old school lot see this they will absolutely lambaste it!

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Posted 14 June 2016 - 05:04 PM

Permanent Waves

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Posted 14 June 2016 - 05:08 PM

19.Test for Echo
18.Rush
17.Roll the Bones
16.Counterparts
15.Caress of Steel
14.Presto
13.Hold Your Fire
12.Fly By Night
11.2112
10.Grace Under Pressure
9.A Farewell to Kings
8.Clockwork Angels
7.Snakes and Arrows
6.Hemispheres
5.Power Windows
4.Vapor Trails
3.Permanent Waves
2.Signals
1.Moving Pictures

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Posted 14 June 2016 - 05:08 PM

 tony990, on 14 June 2016 - 04:13 PM, said:

Title is pretty self-explanatory. What's your favorite Rush album? Also, you can rank every Rush album from 1-20 if you prefer (I do!) Sorry if this topic already exists, I looked it up and didn't see it so I decided to create it myself.


19. Presto
18. Caress of Steel
17. Roll the Bones
16. Hold Your Fire
15. Rush
14. Fly By Night
13. Hemispheres
12. 2112
11. Signals
10. Counterparts
9. A Farewell to Kings
8. Moving Pictures
7. Power Windows
6. Grace Under Pressure
5. Permanent Waves
4. Test for Echo
3. Clockwork Angels
2. Snakes & Arrows
1. Vapor Trails

I'm confused. Are you counting down to number one, or listing your favorite on top?

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Posted 14 June 2016 - 05:26 PM

1. Permanent Waves(took over top spot from MP after 32 years as Rush fan....only because they burn MP out)
2. Moving Pictures
3. Signals
4. Grace Under Pressure
5. Power Windows
6. Clockwork Angels
7. Hemispheres
8. Vapor Trails(remix)
9. Farewell To Kings
10. Presto
11. Counterparts
12. Test For Echo
13. Hold Your Fire
14. 2112
15. Roll The Bones
16. Snakes and Arrows
17. Fly By Night
18. Caress Of Steel
19. Rush

I do not count Feedback as a studio album:)

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Posted 14 June 2016 - 05:42 PM

It's been a while....

1. A Farewell To Kings
2. Caress Of Steel
3. Moving Pictures
4. Hold Your Fire
5. Vapor Trails
6. Grace Under Pressure
7. Presto
8. Fly By Night
9. Test For Echo
10. Permanent Waves

11. 2112
12. Hemispheres
13. Counterparts
14. Roll The Bones
15. Rush
16. Power Windows
17. Signals
18. Snakes And Arrows
19. Clockwork Angels

I find greatness in every album. This is my current rankings. Top five seems about right, CoS has just taken on a life of its own in my heart.

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Posted 14 June 2016 - 05:46 PM

Signals
Waves
MP
Windows
2112
Hemis
Snakes
Test

Everything else

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Posted 14 June 2016 - 05:58 PM

 Digital Dad, on 14 June 2016 - 05:46 PM, said:

Signals
Waves
MP
Windows
2112
Hemis
Snakes
Test

Everything else

Wow...we have so much in common...

Said no one ever haha

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Posted 14 June 2016 - 06:08 PM

I go back and forth between A Farewell To Kings and Hemispheres - it is a tough call, as Cygnus X1 will never be unseated as my favorite song, and Xanadu up there too .. I even love Madrigal ..

The X factor is Circumstances, as it has climbed into my Top 5 Rush songs of all time ..

As of now:


- Hemispheres

- A Farewell To Kings

- Caress Of Steel ( probably would be #1 if Garden Road had been on it, like IT SHOULD HAVE )

- 2112

- RUSH Posted Image

- Permanent Waves

- Fly By Night

- Moving Pictures

- Signals

- Grace Under Pressure

- Power Windows

after that, it is what it is

Edited by Lucas, 14 June 2016 - 06:10 PM.


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Posted 14 June 2016 - 06:24 PM

1. Power Windows
2. Signals
3. Grace Under Pressure
4. Caress of Steel
5. Hemispheres

6. 2112
6. Moving Pictures
6. A Farewell to Kings
6. Hold Your Fire
7. Permanent Waves
7. Snakes & Arrows
7. Roll the Bones
7. Presto
8. Fly by Night
8. Counterparts
8. Test for Echo
9. Clockwork Angels
9. Vapor Trails
9. Rush

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Posted 14 June 2016 - 06:26 PM

 Brucey, on 14 June 2016 - 04:47 PM, said:

 tony990, on 14 June 2016 - 04:13 PM, said:

Title is pretty self-explanatory. What's your favorite Rush album? Also, you can rank every Rush album from 1-20 if you prefer (I do!) Sorry if this topic already exists, I looked it up and didn't see it so I decided to create it myself.


19. Presto
18. Caress of Steel
17. Roll the Bones
16. Hold Your Fire
15. Rush
14. Fly By Night
13. Hemispheres
12. 2112
11. Signals
10. Counterparts
9. A Farewell to Kings
8. Moving Pictures
7. Power Windows
6. Grace Under Pressure
5. Permanent Waves
4. Test for Echo
3. Clockwork Angels
2. Snakes & Arrows
1. Vapor Trails


I like this list but if any of the old school lot see this they will absolutely lambaste it!
I'm old school.
Here's my lambasting: I don't really like S&A.

Here's my list:

19. S&A
18. Bones
17. T4E

16-6. All the good stuff in between

5. A Farewell To Kings
4. 2112
3. Hemispheres
2. Permanent Waves
1. Moving Pictures

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Posted 14 June 2016 - 06:30 PM

 Mayra, on 14 June 2016 - 06:24 PM, said:

1. Power Windows
2. Signals
3. Grace Under Pressure
4. Caress of Steel
5. Hemispheres

6. 2112
6. Moving Pictures
6. A Farewell to Kings
6. Hold Your Fire
7. Permanent Waves
7. Snakes & Arrows
7. Roll the Bones
7. Presto
8. Fly by Night
8. Counterparts
8. Test for Echo
9. Clockwork Angels
9. Vapor Trails
9. Rush


No wonder Signals is #2 on your list. You have "Chemistry" listed right in your interests. haha

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Posted 14 June 2016 - 06:30 PM

 Lucas, on 14 June 2016 - 06:08 PM, said:


- Caress Of Steel ( probably would be #1 if Garden Road had been on it, like IT SHOULD HAVE )

Why should it have been on Caress especially since it would've been on the debut if...well, I have no idea why it wasn't included there

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Posted 14 June 2016 - 06:33 PM

 Mayra, on 14 June 2016 - 06:24 PM, said:

1. Power Windows
2. Signals
3. Grace Under Pressure
4. Caress of Steel
5. Hemispheres

6. 2112
6. Moving Pictures
6. A Farewell to Kings
6. Hold Your Fire
7. Permanent Waves
7. Snakes & Arrows
7. Roll the Bones
7. Presto
8. Fly by Night
8. Counterparts
8. Test for Echo
9. Clockwork Angels
9. Vapor Trails
9. Rush
The quadruples and triples make me think about getting my goggles checked. I think I'm...I'm going BLIND.

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Posted 14 June 2016 - 06:36 PM

I have appreciation for EVERY RUSH album even S&A which is at the bottom.....the top...

GRACE UNDER PRESSURE

I must say though I certainly underestimated Power Windows and Caress Of Steel

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Posted 14 June 2016 - 06:38 PM

 JohnnyBlaze, on 14 June 2016 - 06:26 PM, said:

 Brucey, on 14 June 2016 - 04:47 PM, said:

 tony990, on 14 June 2016 - 04:13 PM, said:

Title is pretty self-explanatory. What's your favorite Rush album? Also, you can rank every Rush album from 1-20 if you prefer (I do!) Sorry if this topic already exists, I looked it up and didn't see it so I decided to create it myself.


19. Presto
18. Caress of Steel
17. Roll the Bones
16. Hold Your Fire
15. Rush
14. Fly By Night
13. Hemispheres
12. 2112
11. Signals
10. Counterparts
9. A Farewell to Kings
8. Moving Pictures
7. Power Windows
6. Grace Under Pressure
5. Permanent Waves
4. Test for Echo
3. Clockwork Angels
2. Snakes & Arrows
1. Vapor Trails


I like this list but if any of the old school lot see this they will absolutely lambaste it!
I'm old school.
Here's my lambasting: I don't really like S&A.

Here's my list:

19. S&A
18. Bones
17. T4E

16-6. All the good stuff in between

5. A Farewell To Kings
4. 2112
3. Hemispheres
2. Permanent Waves
1. Moving Pictures


I was excited after hearing the Far Cry single, but after I got the record and gave it a first spin, I was as disappointed as I've ever been on a first listen of a Rush record. I listened to it on the way to work and I was bummed all day at work as I had been looking forward to it coming out for a long time.

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Posted 14 June 2016 - 06:47 PM

 Segue Myles, on 14 June 2016 - 05:42 PM, said:

It's been a while....

1. A Farewell To Kings
2. Caress Of Steel
3. Moving Pictures
4. Hold Your Fire
5. Vapor Trails
6. Grace Under Pressure
7. Presto
8. Fly By Night
9. Test For Echo
10. Permanent Waves

11. 2112
12. Hemispheres
13. Counterparts
14. Roll The Bones
15. Rush
16. Power Windows
17. Signals
18. Snakes And Arrows
19. Clockwork Angels

I find greatness in every album. This is my current rankings. Top five seems about right, CoS has just taken on a life of its own in my heart.

Wow. CA's sure fell off of the top of the heap for you, didn't it?

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Posted 14 June 2016 - 06:49 PM

 presto123, on 14 June 2016 - 06:38 PM, said:

 JohnnyBlaze, on 14 June 2016 - 06:26 PM, said:

 Brucey, on 14 June 2016 - 04:47 PM, said:

 tony990, on 14 June 2016 - 04:13 PM, said:

Title is pretty self-explanatory. What's your favorite Rush album? Also, you can rank every Rush album from 1-20 if you prefer (I do!) Sorry if this topic already exists, I looked it up and didn't see it so I decided to create it myself.


19. Presto
18. Caress of Steel
17. Roll the Bones
16. Hold Your Fire
15. Rush
14. Fly By Night
13. Hemispheres
12. 2112
11. Signals
10. Counterparts
9. A Farewell to Kings
8. Moving Pictures
7. Power Windows
6. Grace Under Pressure
5. Permanent Waves
4. Test for Echo
3. Clockwork Angels
2. Snakes & Arrows
1. Vapor Trails


I like this list but if any of the old school lot see this they will absolutely lambaste it!
I'm old school.
Here's my lambasting: I don't really like S&A.

Here's my list:

19. S&A
18. Bones
17. T4E

16-6. All the good stuff in between

5. A Farewell To Kings
4. 2112
3. Hemispheres
2. Permanent Waves
1. Moving Pictures


I was excited after hearing the Far Cry single, but after I got the record and gave it a first spin, I was as disappointed as I've ever been on a first listen of a Rush record. I listened to it on the way to work and I was bummed all day at work as I had been looking forward to it coming out for a long time.
On TRF at the time of Snakes' release, many TRFers were hot & horny because of the few second sneak peak release of Far Cry. Cries of joys and Hemispheres' connections echoed.

I was bored by Spindrift. That song, in particular, sounds like they tinkered with it too much. And the Bravest Face yodeling solidified its position at the bottom of the Rush albums. It's not all bad though (Monkey, Wind Blows, Hope, & Malnar are all good IMHO)..it's just that there's a lot of bad on there for me. At its best, Snakes has been the #18 Rush album.

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Posted 14 June 2016 - 06:57 PM

My favourite RUSH album is the one from 1983 that got buried in the vaults. It's called:

JOHNNY BLAZE IS OBSESSED WITH LEGGY SCHOOLGIRLS





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