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5 stars After the exceptional level in terms of heavy progressive rock (full of classical elements, experiences with new instruments- specially synthesizers, electric 12 strings guitars, bass pedals and tuned percussions) achieved with "A Farewell To Kings" and "Hemispheres", RUSH surprisingly again with "Permanente Waves". Although this "surprisingly" is not so impressive as in the case of transition between 2112 and AFTK, but exists.... The track 1 "Spirit of the Radio" starts with a introduction which Rush's most recognizable "addict"... " We must overcome themselves all times" ... and they make it... The overture of this track is one of more spectacular and difficult to execute overtures of all Progressive Rock Muisc in all the times, but the lyrics/musical parts are much more simple ( but with energy ) and before the ending section of music this overture returns ( a little different ) opening space to reggae intermission and the final wah-wah guitar solo !!! The track 2 "Freewill" is a song more close from Rush's compositions from a AFTK and HEMISPHERES with a solo middle section which remind a little the track "A Farewell to Kings". The track 3 "Jacob's Ladder" is the more "weak" ,in my opinion in the side A of the vinyl. The side B track 1 "Entre Nous" is exceptional in lyrics theme and shows Lifeson's capability of captivate the audience with a exceptional knowledge of chords progressions and musical harmonies. The track 2 "Different Strings" shows a single characteristic the reverse guitar solo in counterpoint with the normal sequence. The last Track of the album "Natural Science" comes in three parts , with a exceptional riff ( crossing the two initial parts) besides the track have broken beats, fantastic bass guitar and drums executions, and two fantastic guitar solos, in a general way this track as close from HEMISPHERES arrangements but more simple. My rate is 5 stars !!!
maryes | 5/5 |


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