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The Pessimist
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5 stars Now this is something. Consisting of only 4 tracks, each of them being equally as superb, this is Rush's best album by far. All of the songs could count as being my favourite Rush songs, being all works of genius, and the title track especially being 18 minutes of contrasting emotion, great musicianship and memorable melodies. Circumstances is a top song also, giving out the peculiar time signatures Rush have been renowned for the past years, a very energetic song. The Trees is still a classic rock song to this day, containing excellent guitaring from the underrated mastery of Alex Lifeson. The final track is the best instrumental they have ever written in the 30 year period they have been around, La Villa Strangiato. Some typical prog at the beginning, beautiful Latin rock in the middle section and some fantastic jazz work at the climax makes this a worthy classic in prog rock history. Top marks for Hemispheres.
The Pessimist | 5/5 |


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