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Prog Leviathan
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5 stars In my opinion the only thing cooler than "Permanent Waves".

"Moving Pictures" synthesizes the masterful playing of the trio, the brainy lyrics of Peart, and the group's collective songwriting talents into a artistic tour de force that completely rocks while retaining a sort of intellectual conscience; listening to it makes you feel smarter.

Very few albums are this good, start to finish, and every track on "Moving Pictures" has something to fall in love with. "Tom Sawyer" and "Limelight" steal the spotlight, but I find "Red Barchetta" to one of the most energetic and virtuosic songs Rush has ever written, while "Camera Eye" (the oft forgotten Rush epic) is a terrific capstone to the band's extended output-- while also showing the band dabbling with synthesizers more than every before; a precursor of things to come.

This is the one-- I can't imagine anyone who claims to like rock music (progressive or otherwise) not finding something exciting here!

Songwriting: 5 Instrumental Performances: 5 Lyrics/Vocals: 5 Style/Emotion/Replay: 5

Prog Leviathan | 5/5 |


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