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4 stars 4 stars really... but a personal 4.5!

THE BEST of the 1990's+ RUSH. This album does exactly what it set out to do, express what the band knows about love and make sweet prog rock music while doing it. If there is one thing I can say about RUSH's effort in this album is that it is consistent and focused. The intrumental, Leave that Thing alone, is easily in the top three for my favorite Rush intrumentals of all time. Although it is not exactly a concept album, the concept is heard loud and clear. From the opening gem to the very end the lyrics and music all stick to the same page and just work. Speaking of lyrics, Peart sounds like a love doctor, like Hitch or something, because he sure has wisdom when it comes to relationship's. The lyrics are well thought and easily some of his very best ever. You may even smile and think about a special someone after listening to Counterparts.

This is one of my top Rush albums of all time, and I would consider myself a die hard Rush fan as well. An album that just never grows dull no matter how many times you spin it. Although probably not essential, as it's not the most progressive Rush album out there, it is absolutely excellent.

SoundsofSeasons | 4/5 |


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