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I thought of this before, and after a search, didn't think there was a topic thread of it. If many people would want to do this, I don't, and didn't know. Pick as many songs from "Presto", "Roll the Bones", "Counterparts", and "Test For Echo" to equal, and total ten-twelve. It can include bonus songs, too. Here is mine.

 

Show Don't Tell

Dreamline

Animate

Resist

Available Light

Everyday Glory

Carve Away the Stone

the Pass

Bravado

Nobody's Hero

Half the World

Time and Motion

Between Sun & Moon

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Tough to get to ten out of this lot, but here goes my order:

  1. Dreamline
  2. Roll The Bones
  3. Test For Echo
  4. Bravado
  5. Show Don't Tell
  6. Animate
  7. Driven
  8. Resist
  9. Stick It Out
  10. Nobody's Hero

Bonus? Yeah, right.

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I like all of these albums, so my twelve well be songs I think are great.

 

I have never cared about song order on an album, the pacing of an album has never mattered to me.

 

1. Between Sun and Moon

2. Dreamline

3. Driven

4. Chain Lightning

5. Animate

6. Anagram

7. Carve Away the Stone

8. Cut to the Chase

9. You Bet Your Life

10. Everyday Glory

11. Time and Motion

12. Face Up

 

I would have to listen to each album again to finalize those last few spots.

 

There were a few contenders that didn't make it.

 

I like those albums, but it wasn't until f doing this exercise that I realized how few songs stood out above the pack for me.

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I thought of this before, and after a search, didn't think there was a topic thread of it. If many people would want to do this, I don't, and didn't know. Pick as many songs from "Presto", "Roll the Bones", "Counterparts", and "Test For Echo" to equal, and total ten-twelve. It can include bonus songs, too. Here is mine.

 

Show Don't Tell

Dreamline

Animate

Resist

Available Light

Everyday Glory

Carve Away the Stone

the Pass

Bravado

Nobody's Hero

Half the World

 

(Bonus songs: Time and Motion, and Between Sun & Moon)

I believe you put 13.
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Track 1 - "Animate"

Track 2 - "Dreamline"

Track 3 - "Test For Echo"

Track 4 - "Show Don't Tell"

Track 5 - "Driven"

Track 6 - "The Pass"

Track 7 - "Ghost Of A Chance"

Track 8 - "Bravado"

Track 9 - "Resist"

Track10 - "Cold Fire"

Track11 - "Leave That Thing Alone"

Track12 - "Carve Away The Stone"

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Here's a list!

 

I like doing things in vinyl/cassette sides if that's alright, but I also like bonus tracks

 

Side A

1. Show Don't Tell (the most opener-y of the four openers here)

2. Stick It Out (heavy stuff goes on track two cliche, check)

3. Bravado (midtempo ballad goes on track three, check)

4. The Color Of Right (mid tempo rocker follows ballad, check)

5. Cold Fire (get back to rocking out after a couple mid tempo numbers)

6. Where's My Thing? (close side one with an instrumental to make vocals sound fresh again on side 2)

 

Side B

1. Alien Shore (the best "side two opener" of these four very CD oriented albums)

2. Driven (just a great track two in every way, honestly you could switch this around with Stick It Out and it wouldn't make much difference)

3. Nobody's Hero (again, mid tempo ballad goes to track 3)

4. Presto (and midtempo ballad is followed by mid tempo rocker for track 4)

5. Time And Motion (which is followed with a heavier rocker, but this time one with some real weight and urgency because we're nearing the end and we need to build tension for...)

6. Available Light (not only the best closer of the four records but also a really cathartic minor key anthem the feeds off of its finality, and my favorite song on Presto)

 

Bonus track!

Roll The Bones (catchy, upbeat, but also oddly serious in lyrical tone until the wacky rap comes in, doesn't sit nicely in a tracklist filled with rockers and a couple ballads but hard to leave out of the discussion for being so unique and so oddly good, so bonus track it is).

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Something like:-

 

Dreamline

SuperConductor

Driven

Ghost of a Chance

Cold Fire

Alien shore

 

Animate

Half the world

Nobody's Hero

Double Agent

Stick it out

Red Tide

 

(Bonus song - Neurotica)

 

Yes, I like Counterparts as it shows from the song collection.

The other albums I find a bit mediocre from Rush but all having some standout tracks that I really like.

 

There were a number of other borderline tracks like maybe Test For Echo, Show Don't Tell and Bravado. Maybe others but the fact that I'm not sure of which ones says it all.

 

Personally, I love Ghost of a Chance and Superconductor and I don't know why these tracks aren't giving more love but maybe it's just me and my dodgy preferences!

I know Ghost of a Chance was on one of the live DVDs as a bonus track so it obviously was considered a reasonable track by the band.

I get the feeling I'm the only one in the world who likes Neurotica. I find the rest of the album full of good ideas that weren't quite implemented fully or polished enough.

And I find the track roll the bones very bland and don't know why it's given as much 'love' (well, liked) as it is - because it's the title track maybe?

 

But i thought Counterparts was a bit of a return to form.

 

And anyway, as the famous (in the UK) football manager, Brian Clough, said when dealing with disputes with his players:-

paraphrased "We can talk about it for twenty minutes and then we will decide that I am right."!!

:‑J

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I could only get 10 -

 

Animate

Test For Echo

Bravado

Roll The Bones

Resist

Between Sun & Moon

Ghost Of A Chance

The Pass

Dreamline

Nobody's Hero

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Yeah, this is the harder era . . .

 

1. Animate

2. Show, Don't Tell

3. Everyday Glory

4. Dreamline

5. Driven

6. The Pass

7. Available Light

8. Bravado

9. Nobody's Hero

10. Where's My Thing?

11. Leave My Thing Alone

12. Resist

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For, and on my list, I've made a little change by having two more songs. The list could, and can be ten-fourteen, and or fifteen, too.

 

Show Don't Tell

Dreamline

Animate

Resist

Available Light

Everyday Glory

Carve Away the Stone

the Pass

Bravado

Nobody's Hero

Half the World

Time and Motion

Between Sun & Moon

Cut to the Chase

the Color of Right

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Presto

Alien Shore

Stick It Out

Leave That Thing Alone

Roll The Bones

Bravado

The Big Wheel

Driven

Animate

Show Don't Tell

Ghost Of A Chance

Everyday Glory

 

If we've been given permission to go to 15, then add:

Scars

The Color Of Right

Superconductor

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Lots of agreement in these responses. My list is similar:

 

Presto:

1. Show Don't Tell

2. The Pass

3. Presto

4. Available Light

 

RTB:

1. Dreamline

2. Bravado

3. Ghost of a Chance

 

Counterparts:

1. Animate

2. Stick it Out

3. Cold Fire

4. Leave That Thing Alone

 

TFE:

Not one frickin' note.

 

Runners-up: Most of Presto to be honest. Also Nobody's Hero.

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Dreamline

Show Don’t Tell

Animate

Driven

Bravado

Presto

Leave That Thing Alone

Totem

Ghost Of A Chance

Cold Fire

The Pass

Available Light

 

 

 

These are all my favorites from this period. I had to leave some songs off that I hated too (Alien Shore, Chain Lighting, Test For Echo, Where's My Thing, War Paint). But I wanted to get a good representation from every record in the period. Driven and Totem are to me outstanding Rush songs on an album that was not looked upon highly from some. But they had to make the cut. I took the best 3 tunes from Roll The Bones (leaving off the title track which I love too so I can have the 4 stand outs from Presto which to me are truly awesome songs). Counterparts is well represented IMO here with three powerhouse tunes. Just missing the cut were Double Agent, Everyday Glory (I hated leaving that one off big time but again I tried to make a balanced album here) and the awesome Alien Shore.

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Animate

Dreamline

Driven

Stick It Out

Show Don't Tell

Between Sun And Moon

Test For Echo

Bravado

Chain Lightning

Leave That Thing Alone

Red Tide

Carve Away The Stone

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