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5 stars Rush's Moving Pictures continues where Permanent Waves left off, extending the trend of more radio-friendly material. But this isn't like the radio-friendly material one would hear from groups like Genesis, Yes, Camel, and others at this time. No, this was some killer stuff that was catchy and accessible, but at the same time fine-tuned prog rock masterpieces.

Considered by most Rush fans to be the pinnacle of Rush's career; I am inclined to agree. This is the perfect marriage of the Rush of old and the symphonic progressive rock-inspired keyboards that Geddy Lee incorporated into their new sound. Every detail of their compositional and musicianship skills are at their finest on Moving Pictures, right from the initial punch of Tom Sawyer through the last fading notes of Vital Signs.

Not only was Moving Pictures their musical peak, but it became Rush's most popular album, with nearly every song receiving radio time on AOR and classic rock stations of the era. To this day, Tom Sawyer and Limelight still receive heavy rotation on these stations, attracting ever newer generations to their music. Besides their popular songs from this album, Rush also made two of the best songs in their entire catalogue: The Camera Eye and Witch Hunt; the former being the last 10+ minute song the group would compose.

One of the best progressive rock albums of all-time and probably the second greatest album of the 1980s (behind Marillion's Script for a Jester's Tear). A must-have masterpiece!

progaardvark | 5/5 |


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