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MOVING PICTURES

Rush

 

Heavy Prog

4.41 | 2006 ratings

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rpe9p
4 stars Moving Pictures is a great rock album, but in my opinion it is not nearly one of the greatest progressive albums of all time. No songs on this album are particularly weak, and Rush gives us a consistent album of quality hard rock with many progressive elements, but nothing on this album blows me away or keeps me coming back. With this album the band was very successful in appealing to a wide range of listeners while still maintaining progressive elements and I would definitely call it a masterpiece of rock.

Most people have heard Tom Sawyer and Limelight before on the radio, and these are good songs which appeal to mainstream audiences while still being pretty good prog songs. YYZ is a great instrumental with all three members of the band going all out and one of the highlights of the album. The Camera Eye is the longest song on the album, and while not a bad song, it is not nearly as good as rush's epics from previous albums.

To me, Rush's most progressive albums were A Farewell to Kings and Hemsipheres and this is just a heavy rock album with progressive qualities. This was a very successful and influential album, but not a masterpiece of progressive music. I am not giving a very good endorsement of this album simply because of the high ratings it has received from other reviewers on this site, but in all it is an excellent album that any prog fan will enjoy to some extent and which would make an excellent addition to any prog music collection. I like Moving Pictures, I just don't see how it could be considered one of the top 10 prog albums of all time.

rpe9p | 4/5 |

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