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4.11 | 1931 ratings

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4 stars 4 stars. An Excellent addition... The epic makes the album!

Basically what i mean by this statement is, it is worth buying this album just for the title track '2112' alone . The fact that they threw in some good, and some half-assed songs onto the B-side as well is just an added bonus.

I'm not going to bother talking about the songs on the B-side because frankly almost all of them are quite forgettable, even for a Rush fan like myself, except for possibly Passage to Bangkok which is really about nostalgia for pot heads than actually great music.

2112 (the song) is broken up into seven parts all flowing perfectly together. It may be 20-something minutes long, but it won't feel that long, and that is a good thing. Honestly this is a epic of the highest- class, and if I were to recommend an entry level epic, or prog album for that matter, this would absolutely be one of my suggestions. Like Yes's Fragile, or Supertramp's Crime of the Century, this album is just plain fun to listen to for prog newbies and prog vetrans alike. It isn't a masterpiece, and that is somewhat attributed to the lack of anything above average apart from the title track, but don't let that stop you from buying this album if your on the fence about it.

A great addition to any prog music collection, and a great entry-level album for prog newbie's as well, but only because of the title track. The other songs are bottom of the barrel rush songs, and aren't really all that enjoyable

SoundsofSeasons | 4/5 |


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