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Posted 07 February 2017 - 07:23 PM

Really out of left field answer: Hemispheres!

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Posted 07 February 2017 - 07:25 PM

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Posted 07 February 2017 - 07:44 PM

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Posted 08 February 2017 - 12:42 PM

1.  Grace Under Pressure..............- 8/8
2.  Power Windows.....................- 7/8
3.  Moving Pictures...................- 5/7
4.  Snakes & Arrows...................- 9/13
5.  Roll the Bones....................- 7/10
6.  Permanent Waves...................- 4/6
7.  Test for Echo.....................- 7/11
8.  Vapor Trails Remixed..............- 8/13
9.  Hold Your Fire....................- 6/10
10. Signals...........................- 5/8
11. Presto............................- 6/11
12. Clockwork Angels..................- 6/12
13. A Farewell to Kings...............- 3/6
14. Counterparts......................- 5/11
15. 2112..............................- 3/7
16. Fly by Night......................- 2/8
17. Hemispheres.......................- 2/4
18. Caress of Steel...................- 2/5
19. Rush..............................- 1/8
20. Feedback..........................- 0/8



This was derived from a long and thought out process. The numbers on your right represent the number of songs I love on the album over the number of total songs on the album. The percentages derived from these numbers help understand why albums rank highly or near the bottom of my list, but don't tell the full story. For example, just going by the numbers, Hold Your Fire ranks at 60% while Signals scores a 62.5%, but that fails to take into account that I really dislike the 3 remaining songs on Signals and I like a couple of the songs off Hold Your Fire after my Top 6. This means I am far more likely to listen to the whole album of the latter. Hemispheres is another special case. At 50%, one would assume that it would fall no lower than just behind A Farewell to Kings. The problem is that the two songs I love off of Hemispheres are Circumstances & The Trees. That means that I only like a very small percentage of the actual running time of the album. This fact drops it down below even Fly by Night, because although I also only love two songs from that album, I find some of the other songs on it more listenable. Also the fact that By-Tor and The Snow Dog is one of my favourites skews the running time in favour of Fly By Night.

So there we go. This list is surely to not be well liked on this board, which seems to be dominated by fans who prefer the long prog-rock songs that I dislike. Nevertheless I think I think it is a worthwhile endeavour to bring forth alternate opinions, especially when they have some thought behind them. For the record, I used this font so I could maintain the spacing between the songs and the fractions. It was a bitch to get it to work!

Edited by diatribein, 08 February 2017 - 12:54 PM.


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Posted 14 February 2017 - 02:31 PM

My Top 5:

1.Grace Under Pressure
2.Moving Pictures
3.Signals
4.Power Windows
5.2112

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Posted 14 February 2017 - 07:12 PM

View Postdiatribein, on 08 February 2017 - 12:42 PM, said:

1.  Grace Under Pressure..............- 8/8
2.  Power Windows.....................- 7/8
3.  Moving Pictures...................- 5/7
4.  Snakes & Arrows...................- 9/13
5.  Roll the Bones....................- 7/10
6.  Permanent Waves...................- 4/6
7.  Test for Echo.....................- 7/11
8.  Vapor Trails Remixed..............- 8/13
9.  Hold Your Fire....................- 6/10
10. Signals...........................- 5/8
11. Presto............................- 6/11
12. Clockwork Angels..................- 6/12
13. A Farewell to Kings...............- 3/6
14. Counterparts......................- 5/11
15. 2112..............................- 3/7
16. Fly by Night......................- 3/8
17. Hemispheres.......................- 2/4
18. Caress of Steel...................- 2/5
19. Rush..............................- 1/8
20. Feedback..........................- 0/8



This was derived from a long and thought out process. The numbers on your right represent the number of songs I love on the album over the number of total songs on the album. The percentages derived from these numbers help understand why albums rank highly or near the bottom of my list, but don't tell the full story. For example, just going by the numbers, Hold Your Fire ranks at 60% while Signals scores a 62.5%, but that fails to take into account that I really dislike the 3 remaining songs on Signals and I like a couple of the songs off Hold Your Fire after my Top 6. This means I am far more likely to listen to the whole album of the latter. Hemispheres is another special case. At 50%, one would assume that it would fall no lower than just behind A Farewell to Kings. The problem is that the two songs I love off of Hemispheres are Circumstances & The Trees. That means that I only like a very small percentage of the actual running time of the album. This fact drops it down below even Fly by Night, because although I also only love three songs out of eight from that album, I find some of the other songs on it more listenable. Also the fact that By-Tor and The Snow Dog is one of my favourites skews the running time in favour of Fly By Night.

So there we go. This list is surely to not be well liked on this board, which seems to be dominated by fans who prefer the long prog-rock songs that I dislike. Nevertheless I think I think it is a worthwhile endeavour to bring forth alternate opinions, especially when they have some thought behind them. For the record, I used this font so I could maintain the spacing between the songs and the fractions. It was a bitch to get it to work!

I wanted to change Fly By Night to 3/8 after I took another listen tonight, but I guess editing is time limited. Either way, doing it here: Fly By Night: 3/8. It continues to be my 16th favourite RUSH album.

Edited by diatribein, 14 February 2017 - 07:16 PM.


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Posted 20 March 2017 - 03:20 PM

My personal favorite is and always will be 2112. I also love Power Windows, Vapor Trails, and Clockwork Angels.
When I am in doubt as to which one of the 19 in the catalogue I want to listen to, I usually pick one of these. Permanent Waves & Hold your Fire also get recognition.

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Posted 21 March 2017 - 04:45 PM

Signals wins my vote as my favorite Rush album.  It was the first one I really grew to like, especially that complicated drumming in "Subdivisions" made me want to attempt it myself.  That whole album is actually good, and one of my personal favorite tracks is "Losing It."

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Posted 22 March 2017 - 04:24 AM

1. Permanent Waves
2. Hemispheres
3. Moving Pictures
4. 2112
5. Counterparts
These 5 are pure gold and are fairly interchangeable in their order. From there, there's a drop:

6. Grace Under Pressure
7. A Farewell to Kings
8. Clockwork Angels
9. Signals
10. Roll the Bones
These 5 are great albums but not in the same class as the top 5. Things get dicey from here

11. Fly by Night
12. Caress of Steel
13. Presto
14. Power Windows
15. Snakes and Arrows
These 5 have some good tunes but as a whole, are not among the best, by Rush standards. The final 3 are just not listenable for me for differing reasons

16. Hold Your Fire
17.Test For Echo
18. Vapor Trails

Edited by LeaveMyThingAlone, 22 March 2017 - 04:25 AM.


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Posted 22 March 2017 - 04:30 AM

View PostCarvan Alex, on 21 March 2017 - 04:45 PM, said:

Signals wins my vote as my favorite Rush album.  It was the first one I really grew to like, especially that complicated drumming in "Subdivisions" made me want to attempt it myself.  That whole album is actually good, and one of my personal favorite tracks is "Losing It."

I agree about some truly great songs on Signals, but I think there are a few misses. Digital Man was an interesting attempt that never really come together. The Weapon is a skip for me. Chemistry's lyrics turn me off. And Countdown hasn't aged well for me. But thats all just my opinion of course....love the rest of the album.

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Posted 18 February 2018 - 07:54 PM

1Gup
2 signals
3 pew
4 ca
5 mp
6 s&a
6 pow
7 hyf
8 vt
9 t4e
10 cp
New to the forum ,I’m 49 and just realized rush is the best.

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Posted 18 February 2018 - 09:16 PM

Begins with the latter "H" ends with the letter "S"

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Posted 18 February 2018 - 09:18 PM

View PostRed3angel, on 18 February 2018 - 07:54 PM, said:

1Gup
2 signals
3 pew
4 ca
5 mp
6 s&a
6 pow
7 hyf
8 vt
9 t4e
10 cp
New to the forum ,I’m 49 and just realized rush is the best.

Welcome!

Better late than never.  I just turned 50 and luckily I've been in love with RUSH since I was 13.  I'm bummed I missed the first decade of Live Rush but I have no regrets or complaints.  I'll take my 60 shows since 1984 to the grave and I will be content.
Cheers!

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Posted 18 February 2018 - 10:16 PM

View PostRed3angel, on 18 February 2018 - 07:54 PM, said:

1Gup
2 signals
3 pew
4 ca
5 mp
6 s&a
6 pow
7 hyf
8 vt
9 t4e
10 cp
New to the forum ,I’m 49 and just realized rush is the best.

Welcome to TRF, Red! :hi:  Glad to hear you have discovered Rush!

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Posted 18 February 2018 - 10:26 PM

View PostRed3angel, on 18 February 2018 - 07:54 PM, said:

1Gup
2 signals
3 pew
4 ca
5 mp
6 s&a
6 pow
7 hyf
8 vt
9 t4e
10 cp
New to the forum ,I’m 49 and just realized rush is the best.

Welcome! :) I'm 19 and I've been into Rush since middle school/high school, lol.

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Posted 05 December 2018 - 03:21 AM

There are a couple of other threads similar to this one.  I've said this before.  I really think it's not an easy choice to pick a Rush personal favorite compact disk, and album because they are too good, and can, and do reflect in each of our lives in different ways.

Edited by Derek19, 05 December 2018 - 11:17 AM.


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Posted 05 December 2018 - 05:40 AM

View PostPermanent-Rush, on 14 February 2017 - 02:31 PM, said:

My Top 5:

1.Grace Under Pressure
2.Moving Pictures
3.Signals
4.Power Windows
5.2112

Great list, except I'm reversing MP and S.

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Posted 05 December 2018 - 11:52 PM

I can try to rank them within their eras. Still very tight (with the exception of the first and last eras)

2112
Fly by Night
Caress of Steel
Rush

Moving Pictures
Hemispheres
Permanent Waves
A Farewell to Kings
(all nearly tied)

Power Windows
Grace Under Pressure
Signals
Hold Your Fire
(top 2 nearly tied)

Counterparts
Presto
Test for Echo
Roll the Bones
(bottom 3 nearly tied)

Vapor Trails
Clockwork Angels
Snakes and Arrows

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Posted 06 December 2018 - 12:08 AM

View Postpriest_of_syrinx, on 05 December 2018 - 11:52 PM, said:

I can try to rank them within their eras. Still very tight (with the exception of the first and last eras)

2112
Fly by Night
Caress of Steel
Rush

Moving Pictures
Hemispheres
Permanent Waves
A Farewell to Kings
(all nearly tied)

Power Windows
Grace Under Pressure
Signals
Hold Your Fire
(top 2 nearly tied)

Counterparts
Presto
Test for Echo
Roll the Bones
(bottom 3 nearly tied)

Vapor Trails
Clockwork Angels
Snakes and Arrows

Kraft Punk! haha nice icon

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Posted 06 December 2018 - 09:57 AM

Since I've already ranked every album in another thread, I'll just identify HEMISPHERES as my favorite, 2112 as #2, and CoS as #3...





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