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3.16 | 798 ratings

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Chris S
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3 stars After returning to Rush and their studio albums after a 20 year hiatus, post Power Windows I can honestly say what a good move it was. While the tracks became shorter in composition the artistic magic and craftmanship is still there. Presto maybe an album largely panned by critics and band members alike but I have to say it sounds fresher than Power Windows, which sounded like the ideas were drying up. ' The Pass' is a superb Slow marching song, great lyrics and melody as well. Other great songs are the closing' Available Light' and the tightly woven ' Superconductor'. The first track ' Show Don't Tell' sounds like a rendition revisit of ' Spirit of the Radio' with great guitar licks from Alex Lifeson. Overall Presto has impressed after about half a dozen listens. Rush were still evolving and after finally accepting shorter compositions and less demanding concepts and atmospheres their music still sounds great. A solid three stars.
Chris S | 3/5 |


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