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4 stars This is my 3rd favorite Rush album (I liked Moving Pictures and 2112 more), but the is probably their most progressive. The album starts off with Hemispheres, the second part of the Cygnus X-1 epic. Although I liked the first part of Cygnus X-1 better, this piece is still very impressive, although the ending acoustic part was strange and it didn't seem to fit. Circumstances is a short song, but is still a very good song with a catchy chorus and awesome sounding guitar. The Trees is also an awesome song that is a critique on unions, communism and forced equality. The last piece on the album, La Villa Strangiato, is also really cool. Entirely instrumental (a first for Rush), it contains a very awesome-sounding acoustic intro, and the rest of the piece is very Latin sounding (if you couldn't tell from the title) and almost (to me) sounds as if they were on the brink of jazz fusion with this piece. This a must for any fan of prog rock.
spookytooth | 4/5 |


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