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2112

Rush

 

Heavy Prog

4.09 | 1518 ratings

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pepato
5 stars A masterpiece, and a fundamental rock album of all history.

I could stop here. 2112 is the powerful breaktrhu of Rush, which in 1976, after 3 albums, explode with a masterpiece of brilliant eclectic and coloured rock. The title-suite is the compendium of all the best a power-trio could write and perform: in 20 minute they condense the brilliant power prog (Oracle), the power ballad (Soliloquy, thrilling!), the heavy rock catchy anthem (The temple of Styrinx). The Ouverture is a lesson of what rock is and should be: fast, breath-cutting, heavy, various. The heavy and the romantic are merged in a great afresco. The instrumental leadership of the three is shown in all its greatness, and it stands as a standard for everyone to come after them.

After the suite the album offers great pieces of rock like the exotic Passage to Bangkok, the misterious and shady Twilight Zone, the happy Lessons, the sad Tears, the powerful Something for Nothing - this last one particulary is a great rock song still hard to find in a lot of modern bands.

A 5-star album of every time, one of the most important in my life, and a lesson to every band which tries to approach prog-rock. A monument.

pepato | 5/5 |

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