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#21 Entre_Perpetuo

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Posted 14 June 2016 - 07:14 PM

I feel like we already have this thread in Feedback, but it's always nice to see a refresh. Anyway, here's my list, about impenetrable at this point.

1. A Farewell To Kings
2. Permanent Waves
2.5. Moving Pictures
2.75. Signals
3. 2112 (not allowed to be out of my top 3 for the title track)
4. Clockwork Angels
5. Power Windows
6. Caress Of Steel
7. Hemispheres
8. Snakes & Arrows / Vapor Trails
9. Grace Under Pressure
10. Presto
11. Hold Your Fire
12. Test For Echo
13. Fly By Night
14. Rush
15. Counterparts
16. Roll The Bones

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Posted 14 June 2016 - 07:23 PM

View Posttreeduck, on 14 June 2016 - 06:57 PM, said:

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
:lol:

Nut.
Besides, Lucas is the master of the schoolgirl pics.

Also, thats a bad translation of that vault album. The true title was:
"Coed Legs 'Round Yer Torso: Live"

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Posted 14 June 2016 - 07:31 PM

1. Hemispheres, Permanent Waves, Snakes and Arrows, Clockwork Angels, Signals, Hold Your Fire, Caress of Steel, 2112;

2. Moving Pictures, Grace Under Pressure, Power Windows, Test for Echo, Vapor Trails, Feedback, A Farewell to Kings;

3. Fly By Night, Rush, Presto, Roll The Bones, Counterparts.

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Posted 14 June 2016 - 07:42 PM

View PostEagleMoon, on 14 June 2016 - 06:47 PM, said:

View PostSegue 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?

Its a mood album. I can tell you right now I do not think it stinks.

Not at all.

But right now, I can honestly say every other album has more appeal.

The bottom three are normally on my bottom five, and I enjoy all three a lot (just not AS MUCH as the rest of their catalogue).

Although arguably I am wrong with my placement of Roll The Bones, but the last few months I have really warmed to it (especially after listening to live versions).

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Posted 14 June 2016 - 07:47 PM

Permanent Waves, the band's best 70's album.

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Posted 14 June 2016 - 08:07 PM

View PostNew World Kid, on 14 June 2016 - 05:08 PM, said:

View Posttony990, 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?

Counting down to number one. Presto is definitely NOT my favorite! lol

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Posted 14 June 2016 - 08:08 PM

Moving Pictures falls in an odd spot on Tony's list...IMHO.

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Posted 14 June 2016 - 08:08 PM

1. Hemispheres
2. A Farewell To Kings
3. Moving Pictures
4. Permanent Waves
5. Signals
6. 2112
7. Power Windows
8. Hold Your Fire
9. Grace Under Pressure
10. Caress Of Steel
11. Test For Echo
12. Counterparts
13. Roll The Bones
14. Snakes and Arrows
15. Clockwork Angels
16. Rush
17. Presto
18. Vapor Trails

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Posted 14 June 2016 - 08:13 PM

Wow...a lot of mixed opinions about Caress of Steel I notice!

I didn't really like the album because I feel Fountain of Lamneth was way too long and they just made it so long to stretch the album. "I Think I'm Going Bald" was also a negative, because it didn't tell much of a story and I didn't really dig the beat. Bastille Day and Lakeside Park were good, and The Necromancer was alright, but the other two songs I don't like.

Thoughts?

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Posted 14 June 2016 - 08:38 PM

1. Permanent Waves
2. Signals
3. Moving Pictures
4. Hemispheres
5. 2112
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19. Power Windows

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Posted 14 June 2016 - 09:16 PM

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

Test For Echo and Counterparts are pretty much tied for my favorite album, though.

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Posted 14 June 2016 - 09:26 PM

View PostJohnnyBlaze, on 14 June 2016 - 06:30 PM, said:

View PostLucas, 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

I would have preferred Garden Road to have Neil on drums .. and also, I Think I'm Going Bald kills the vibe of the album

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Posted 14 June 2016 - 10:00 PM

View Posttony990, on 14 June 2016 - 08:13 PM, said:

Wow...a lot of mixed opinions about Caress of Steel I notice!

I didn't really like the album because I feel Fountain of Lamneth was way too long and they just made it so long to stretch the album. "I Think I'm Going Bald" was also a negative, because it didn't tell much of a story and I didn't really dig the beat. Bastille Day and Lakeside Park were good, and The Necromancer was alright, but the other two songs I don't like.

Thoughts?

Caress of Steel is one of their most underrated works out of their career, Lamneth is a journey to me of a persons life, pure genius, I think I'm Going Bald is a goofy song with an amazing guitar solo, Necromancer is my favorite of it all, just pure awesomeness.

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Posted 14 June 2016 - 10:23 PM

Top Group  I love these from start to end, every time I hear them

Permanent Waves, Moving Pictures, Hemispheres, 2112, Caress of Steel, GuP, Vapor Trails, Presto, :rush:

Mid Group I like them a lot, but aren't my first choice to listen to

Power Windows, Signals, HYF, Counterparts, Snakes and Arrows

Bottom Tier Rarely listen to these and when I do I can easily skip tracks

FBN, Clockwork Angels, AFTK, Roll the Bones, T4E

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Posted 15 June 2016 - 12:26 AM

View PostEagleMoon, on 14 June 2016 - 08:08 PM, said:

1. Hemispheres
2. A Farewell To Kings
3. Moving Pictures
4. Permanent Waves
5. Signals
6. 2112
7. Power Windows
8. Hold Your Fire
9. Grace Under Pressure
10. Caress Of Steel
11. Test For Echo
12. Counterparts
13. Roll The Bones
14. Snakes and Arrows
15. Clockwork Angels
16. Rush
17. Presto
18. Vapor Trails

Quite the controversial placement of Fly by Night.

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Posted 15 June 2016 - 12:53 AM

View Posttony990, on 14 June 2016 - 08:13 PM, said:

Wow...a lot of mixed opinions about Caress of Steel I notice!

I didn't really like the album because I feel Fountain of Lamneth was way too long and they just made it so long to stretch the album. "I Think I'm Going Bald" was also a negative, because it didn't tell much of a story and I didn't really dig the beat. Bastille Day and Lakeside Park were good, and The Necromancer was alright, but the other two songs I don't like.

Thoughts?

The Necromancer is one of the greatest hard rock / metal / prog songs ever

My psychotic love for Cygnus X1 is the only thing that makes me put the "one of" in there ... The Necromancer is an incredible piece of music and represents the dawn of the greatest era in music history very very well

Edited by Lucas, 15 June 2016 - 12:54 AM.


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Posted 15 June 2016 - 01:20 AM

View PostLakesideShark, on 14 June 2016 - 09:16 PM, said:

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

Test For Echo and Counterparts are pretty much tied for my favorite album, though.


How awesome! This is one of the most unusual lists ever and I say that in a good way. When it comes to Rush, they are one of the only bands where there are no wrong answers. Don't think I've EVER seen a list with Hemispheres last and I salute you for having the balls(despite being female) to do it. Bravo!!!!!

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Posted 15 June 2016 - 01:57 PM

View PostThe Analog Teen, on 15 June 2016 - 12:26 AM, said:

View PostEagleMoon, on 14 June 2016 - 08:08 PM, said:

1. Hemispheres
2. A Farewell To Kings
3. Moving Pictures
4. Permanent Waves
5. Signals
6. 2112
7. Power Windows
8. Hold Your Fire
9. Grace Under Pressure
10. Caress Of Steel
11. Test For Echo
12. Counterparts
13. Roll The Bones
14. Snakes and Arrows
15. Clockwork Angels
16. Rush
17. Presto
18. Vapor Trails

Quite the controversial placement of Fly by Night.

I had it in there and then forgot to put it back in. I'd give it a 9.5.

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Posted 15 June 2016 - 03:45 PM

View PostLucas, on 15 June 2016 - 12:53 AM, said:

View Posttony990, on 14 June 2016 - 08:13 PM, said:

Wow...a lot of mixed opinions about Caress of Steel I notice!

I didn't really like the album because I feel Fountain of Lamneth was way too long and they just made it so long to stretch the album. "I Think I'm Going Bald" was also a negative, because it didn't tell much of a story and I didn't really dig the beat. Bastille Day and Lakeside Park were good, and The Necromancer was alright, but the other two songs I don't like.

Thoughts?

The Necromancer is one of the greatest hard rock / metal / prog songs ever

My psychotic love for Cygnus X1 is the only thing that makes me put the "one of" in there ... The Necromancer is an incredible piece of music and represents the dawn of the greatest era in music history very very well

I didn't really appeal to The Necromancer too much...I prefer more heavier music like Vapor Trails, so that's why I put Caress of Steel so low. The Necromancer would have been better if they took the entire first part out, but they should've just split it into three songs instead of three parts.

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Posted 15 June 2016 - 03:51 PM

View PostBigbobby10, on 14 June 2016 - 10:00 PM, said:

View Posttony990, on 14 June 2016 - 08:13 PM, said:

Wow...a lot of mixed opinions about Caress of Steel I notice!

I didn't really like the album because I feel Fountain of Lamneth was way too long and they just made it so long to stretch the album. "I Think I'm Going Bald" was also a negative, because it didn't tell much of a story and I didn't really dig the beat. Bastille Day and Lakeside Park were good, and The Necromancer was alright, but the other two songs I don't like.

Thoughts?

Caress of Steel is one of their most underrated works out of their career, Lamneth is a journey to me of a persons life, pure genius, I think I'm Going Bald is a goofy song with an amazing guitar solo, Necromancer is my favorite of it all, just pure awesomeness.

I didn't really like Fountain of Lamneth too much, probably because I like harder rock more. I guess it depends on what type of rock you like better, softer rock or harder rock.





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