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  1. Dream Theater- Scenes From A Memory Masterpiece.
    4 points
  2. Alice Cooper - Welcome To My Nightmare Ruby the Hatchet - Fear is a Cruel Master Type O Negative - October Rust Black Sabbath - Black Sabbath Misfits - Collection Misfits - Famous Monsters Opeth - The Ghost Reveries
    3 points
  3. I was mostly being facetious. I enjoy reading what other people think is a good song or not. What I don't enjoy are the people who clearly state that a song in a particular spot is wrong. Or the people who write off whole swaths of Rush records. Like "anything from Signals on isn't very good".
    3 points
  4. Seager does it again! A three-run job to give Texas the early 3-0 lead. I can see why the Dodgers traded him. He really doesn't fit the LA post-season culture.
    3 points
  5. This disrespect for "Ceiling Unlimited"! It's an outrage! [interior voice: Maybe you're wrong, and the vocals are, in fact, cringey for some listeners?] [other interior voice: Shut up! When I want introspection, I'll let you know!] An outrage, I say!
    2 points
  6. The singing in Ceiling Unlimited never struck me as annoying or odd. I really like that song and have it ranked waaaaaay the hell higher. The others in this grouping, yes, prime examples of Geddy trying too hard to put emotion into Neil's lyrics. That's a whole other topic right there, actually -- I think Neil lost his way as far as writing song lyrics on the later albums, especially S&A and CA where he found himself writing wordy anti-religion rants that Geddy had to somehow edit into something he can sing, and by the time he was done with them they didn't sound like Neil lyrics anymore. As for Cygnus X-1, I always put aside Geddy's singing on those earlier albums. Anything pre-PW is going to find Geddy not yet in total control of his voice, and I can deal with it because the music is so damn good.
    2 points
  7. Thanks for keeping track, Derek! I'll add 155 thru as Songs That Collapse Under the Weight of Odd Vocal Choices. Each of these has elements I really like, but something about the vocals just get under my skin so I avoid listening to them in their entirety. 155. Seven Cities of Gold - I love the bass work, and initially liked the song a lot 154. The Big Wheel - "Looking for loooove" is just too much to take 153. Spindrift - Love them music, but the vocals are grating and the chorus is meh 152. Half the World - Well...it's really the lyrics the even Geddy's earnestness can't save 151. Ceiling Unlimited - It was really bad when I caught it live, and I just can't shake that disappointment My buddy's and I got into RUSH in high school, and we played their album incessantly. It was 1979, yet for some reason, it was strictly Archives, All the World's A Stage, and 2112. Then Permanent Waves and Moving Pictures were added to the mix. The Kings Hemispheres stuff didn't really enter my consciousness till a decade later or so, and I was really surprised by the sound of the albums when I finally heard them. I didn't care for the vocals, the themes, the lyrics. Especially on Kings. That holds true for much of the material to this day. So... 150. Cygnus X-1 Book 1 - I know I'm in the minority but I just don't like the Kings Era wail that Geddy employed. It pains me to put the song here because the music is masterful, but it fits the theme of vocal choices that cause me to skip forward.
    2 points
  8. Ding ! Ding ! Ding! This is just entertainment.
    2 points
  9. Is that what you're getting from the lists? That's not what I am getting from the lists at all. I don't think that's what anyone who's been actively commenting is getting from the lists (although who knows, I can only answer for me). Sure I might joke about someone placing a song I dislike high or one I love low, but that's not what I'm getting from these. I can't imagine anyone deciding to scrap their favorite song in favor of mine- that wouldn't be just weird, it would be unwelcome. These lists are interesting because of the disagreements. That's when I've been learning the most. For me the enjoyment is the exercise in re-examining the songs from a band I love and gaining appreciation for ones I disliked, or an understanding of why someone else dislikes one I like. I've learned a lot and there are a number of songs that I've re-visited favorably.
    2 points
  10. Happy Birthday, Grace! I saw the San Francisco Sounds documentary recently; it was really good and she was featured prominently. They had an old interview with her where she was saying the media reported that she and Janis Joplin were "falling down, drunken whores." Her comment was, "Janis and I drank a lot and certainly enjoyed men, but we NEVER fell down!" Classic Grace.
    2 points
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  12. When it comes to RUSH, it's funny what I will give a pass to and what I won't. Parallel to that is what songs make an intense emotional connection with me vs. which don't, and that's probably the deciding factor.
    1 point
  13. Big mistake. But after he changed his mind it didn't matter. Walker was running with his head down like a seven year old.
    1 point
  14. You and I both have issues with Geddy's vocal choices at times. It's interesting how we differ based on what the song itself does to lift beyond that issue. For example I love Seven Cities. I know it's reviled by many, but it's one of my favorites of Clockwork. I have larger vocal issues all over VT and Snakes that would be much lower. Cygnus I get. The music is cool and lifts the song much much higher for me, but the shrieking is intense. Although I like the Big Wheel, you cited the part I don't like at all, so I get that. Same opinion on Spindrift. Ceiling is purely a vocal issues for me like a lot of that era. Agreed on Half, but I think I had it much higher
    1 point
  15. NOES 3 is the best of the sequels with Wes returning for the writing and likable characters. Four is a small step down but had my favorite Freddy kill. "You can check in, but you can't check out." Nice to see how they created the effects. The actress had a lot of fun in that scene as well.
    1 point
  16. Hangman Jury - Aerosmith
    1 point
  17. Right up until that fumble. That moment the Scam Newton legacy was born.
    1 point
  18. King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard -- The Silver Cord (2023)
    1 point
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  20. Girl Gone Bad - Van Halen
    1 point
  21. Is that what they're calling AFTK slander these days?
    1 point
  22. Haha that has to be one of the best rock and roll quotes.
    1 point
  23. 2010 - You Don't Know Jack
    1 point
  24. Dream Theater-Octavarium (8/10) Ya know what? i dunno if i haven't played it in a while but fukk it this was fun. it's not perfect but....i enjoyed every minute of this. EVEN the ripp-off stuff. I'm gonna give it time. could be a one-off but i may have to adjust my ranking, lol. this was a blast. The title track is the best epic they've done and if ya say not. well enjoy being wrong. There is not one single second of it i felt didn't belong. the flow was perfect. Mick
    1 point
  25. Inglourious Basterds - 2009
    1 point
  26. For Those About to Rock (We Salute You) - AC/DC
    1 point
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  28. I just watched “I Wanna Rock - The 80s Metal Dream” on Paramout Plus. It was really good. It has Kip Winger, Dee Snider, Janet Gardner, Vicky Hamilton (manager of GNR when they first started) and others talking about what they went through and what they are doing today.
    1 point
  29. Honestly this style of music is likely to increase in domination of my life the next few years I'm not sad about it
    1 point
  30. Last night. Gordon Lightfoot Summer Side of Life (10/10) Don Quixote (10/10 Old Dan's records (8/10) Sundown (10/10) Cold on the Shoulder (9/10) Summertime Dream (10/10) Bar none my fav of the 60/70's singer/songwriters. Just absolutly brilliant singer and writer. Mick
    1 point
  31. I think of WDADU as like a pilot episode of a great TV show. the pieces are there but they need to re-cast their lead, lol and James ain't my fav singer either but for DT.....I can see no one else. Mick
    1 point
  32. I honestly really like the debut, but it doesn't feel like DT without Labrie. He may be far from my favourite singer, but he IS part of what makes them what they are.
    1 point
  33. (The) Yes Album - YES
    1 point
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  36. Haven't seen this since high school when I rented it at a public library. I know some in my high school saw this in an econ class that I wasn't in. The econ class I took in senior year showed Gung Ho, though. Great choice of closing credit song with Talking Heads.
    1 point
  37. You better bring a bulletproof vest if you're watching that!
    1 point
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