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RUSH

Rush

 

Heavy Prog

2.86 | 766 ratings

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2 stars Rush without soul: In the beggining, Rush were just like a very gorgeous and hot chick in a strip club. When you look at her, you desire her, you know she is not only beautiful, she does an awesome job. She knows how to turn you on. So you spend your money with her. But she is dumb, an empty person. And oh, here's a lot of "good" girls doing exactly the same thing. So you will have fun with her. And forget about her after all. There's no love chemistry, or something catchy about her personality to you.

This is a debut album. Being a debut album do not justifies the facts. I know a lot of bands with awsome debuts, and bands which the only good album was the first one. Without Neil Peart on drums, Rush hadn't that Rush kick. This album is good, but just a good rock and roll album. A hard rock debut, just like many other bands, and here you still can find influences from other bands. The lack of personality is the bad point. They know how to play and write entertainment to your ears, like the first track, Finding My Way. I do not consider it a progressive album. And even if I want some great standard hard rock/heavy metal Rush track, I can find better tracks in other albums. Neil is the soul of rush, and this is ridiculously clear listening to their second album, Fly By Night. There you will find the same hard rockers playing catchy and brilliant music, with that progressive Rush touch growing.

Lee and Lifeson are doing fine here, but nothing special. I think the highligh of this album is Geddy Lee, with his unique voice and funny bass lines. He makes the album catchy. But this is not the kind of stuff that I'm proud to have purchased. It's the kind of album that I will leave in my car. Their last important album from the 70s.

VOTOMS | 2/5 |

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