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Time Signature
5 stars A masterpiece.

Now, this is really a masterpiece, which is characterized by an equilibrium between hard rock energy and prog rock complexity. The '2112' suite is throughoughly great from the overture to the grand finale (my own favorite parts are the overture and "Syrinx"), as it explores almost all aspects of the rock spectrum from hard explosive rock to mellow athmospheric music. Lyrically, it tells an interesting tale about music, freedom, and totalitarianism (and allegedly Rush extrapolated some of the problems they had with control-hungry record company officials at the time into the dystopic sci-fi world). In addition to the title track '2112' contains a handful of shorter straightforward tunes. Especially noteworthy here are 'Passage to Bangkok', which (musically at least) is very cathcy albeit totally non-commercial, and the energetic 'Something for Nothing'.

'2112' deserves five stars and a place in your CD collection.

Time Signature | 5/5 |


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