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5 stars What a masterpiece! One of Rush's defining moments, an absolutely killer album that seems new to me every time I listen to it. One of the great prog epics, one that stands up to the other colossal five star prog albums in its time period. This album catapulted Rush on to the mainstream market, and brought them world fame.

The album starts with the title track epic "2112", an amazing epic comprised of seven smaller songs. Every part of this epic is masterful, from Alex's guitar, to Geddy Lee's always astounding bass playing, to the crashing, pronounced drumming. The song is easy to listen to, despite its epic length, it flows well, and time just seems to slip by as you sit back to enjoy a wonderful song, and ultimately, a wonderful album.

"A Passage To Bangkok" provides pleasing lyrical relief. The pleasing, sing-songy lyrics set a new atmosphere, and the song is no less memorable because of it.

"The Twilight Zone" is about, you guessed it, the Twilight Zone television series. A nice tribute to this delightful show, and the song proves itself more delightful than the series ever was, because the song is amazing, like the rest of the album.

Ever made a mistake? Ever learned anything from it? Well, that's what the next track, "Lessons" is about. Unfortunately, Rush does not provide any examples of lessons learned from mistakes, because they make non during this song. It is flawless, a masterpiece that rightfully earned its place on this album.

"Tears" sets a somber, sad mood, only to be followed by "Something For Nothing", with a more traditional rock approach, it contrasts beautifully as it rocks out.

An amazing album, a good intro to Rush, and if you are already a Rush fan and you do not have it, shame on you! There is no smoke without fire, and there is no Rush without 2112.

Scapler | 5/5 |


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