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1 stars A synth-washed nightmare, this is not the Rush I grew up with and loved. The music is light and tame, and overridden with synth, the guitar and drums take a step back and the bass is near gone. The is an 80's pop album, more than it is classic Rush, which is fine, I understand that this is an album of the times, but the times were a dark time for prog and even the prog that did exist were largely synth-overloaded, pop-imitating or both (as is the case with this album).

Perhaps I'm not being fair with this coming criticism but I've always felt that the weakest aspect of Rush was without any doubt Geddy Lee's vocals, he worked in the Power-Trio bombastic music of the past but he is NOT a pop singer (certainly not a good one).

I wouldn't recommend this album to anybody, if you are a fan of 80's style Rush then pick up Signals and Counterparts and ignore the rest (I would even recommend Power Windows over this calculatedly safe and banal album).

Only for Rush collectors or fans of 80's Pop, neither of which I am

MJAben | 1/5 |


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