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2112

Rush

 

Heavy Prog

4.09 | 1501 ratings

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Cheesecakemouse
4 stars Wow! there are a lot of reviews on this album.Heres my take on it; the epic 2112 has an awesome errie sci-fi beginng fasntastic bright overture, really well composed describing the songs epicness, some nice emotive melodies on Lifeson's guitarwith hints of Tcychovsky's 1815, Peart pounds away at the drums, and Lee maintains those difficult time signatures well. The Temples of Syrinx is a real highlight as well Geddy (whose voice is unusual to many) manages to sound menacing and the music sounds dark and sci-fi even though there is no keyboards present which is quite an achievement. The rest of the epic track took a while to groww on me, but overallk it supurb, its sounds at places that Jack White of the White Strips took some cues here (he group up on a lot of prog). The finale is great with the solar federations voice, that part in fact this whole epic piece will bring out feelings of your childhood that liked sci fi comic books and cartoons. Peart's lyrics are brilliant, the part ( IV Presentation) when the Priest's reject the guitar can be seen as a metophor to many things in our own lives, in the sense that authority has rejected many great and amazing things for fear that they may lose control; I'll leave you to discover this for yourself because music can speak to different individuals in different ways. Side two starts of promising with the two tracks A Passage to Bangkok, and the Twilight Zone, both which are radio worthy, but the last three tracks are quite forgettable and show that although Rush accomplished a mammoth masterpiece they still require some more growth (although for a lot of lesser bands this would be suffucient, but Rush have so much more to offer). Lessons is just a clone in most parts of Led Zep's song Ramble On. Tears is just a forgettable ballad, but at least Something for Nothing is only intriguing in thatit sounds like it influenced The Police (reminding me ofthe song Wrapped around your finger), but other than that its still prettry forgettible. Overall worth your while, thee last kind of barebones Rush album before they added keys and percussion, there is a certain charm to 2112 that was lost, but yet at tthe same time Rush had to develop and grow if they wanted to improve. 4 satrs, good addtion some great music, some weak tracks, the next album would reach even loftier goals in one gigantic stride.
Cheesecakemouse | 4/5 |

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