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Wutu Banale
3 stars Wutu Banale on "2112".

The prevoius LP "Caress of Steel" was meant to be their ground-breaking masterpiece. Unfortunately CoS didn't do very well, it went barely on the charts and droped quite quickly and got bashed by critics. They were told to make "A Good album", otherwise their label would drop them.

Is "2112" a good album? Well I am having pretty contradictorious feelings as I am writing this... It DOES have the astonishing title epic track 2112, BUT... The rest of the tracks are well... Crap. Passage to Bankok and Twilight Zone are quite listenable but the rest three tracks are just plain awful. Boring and pointless songs, clearly filler tracks. 20-minute title track is one of the best Rush songs ever. Interresting riffs and tight musicianship. First Rush track to use Synths by the way. It's been a 364 days (As of 22.12.2006) when I first time listened to the title track. It really got me hooked. (I didn't own any Rush album back then and now I own them all!) Even though it's been barely a year since I heard it for the first time it never fails to give me those nostalgic vibes.

Concidering when this album came (About 30-years ago) I could rate this 5 stars, but it's easier to rate this now days, since they have made other excellent albums. My rating is 3 stars. This is worth to buy for the title track alone. The next album "A Farewell to Kings" is their first true "Absolute Prog Rock Masterpiece".

Wutu Banale | 3/5 |


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