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4 stars I believe this is one of the most special albums by Rush, mainly because of the two long ones. I come to those in a minute. The first three songs are nice, almost funny (especially I think I'm going bald) but they are not really rocking my boat. Then it's the turn to The Neckromancer. This song is the main reason why I think this album is special. I mean have you ever heard a song like this ? This is truelly unique: a very gloomy song a bout a medieval wizard that really makes you get the feeling you're in the middle ages. How do they do that ? It's amazing ! And that's not all. I sometimes make a list of the best guitar solos ever and I can say that the solo at the end of this song ends up always in the top three ! This is such a great performance by Alex Lifeson, he is one of the very best in the business. To conclude we have the final epic: The Fountain of Lamneth. A song that actually consists of six shorter parts. It's a good composition but personally I favour The Neckromancer as the best of this album.

That's why I can't go for the ultimate score. One song is not really enough but it's a very good album. 4 stars

progrules | 4/5 |


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