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4.11 | 1931 ratings

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Eetu Pellonpaa
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4 stars This fine classic album introduced me to the music of Rush. I understood the band considered this record being their last due "Caress of Steel"'s poor sales success, and they felt relaxed to do anything they want for the final time. The title tune "2112" is just marvelous, an epic space opera in vein of symphonic music, but played in powerful 1970's hard rock style. The opening with several guitar channels really raise hairs with its melodic curves and introduces a tale of dystopic future vision of interplanetary religious dictatorship, a dreamer crushed between totalitarian realities of his environment and personal yearning for freedom. After few decades of listening this rock suite has stand the test of time for myself, which I find rare when compared to many other longer works of Yes, Genesis and others. The shorter songs on the B-side of the LP lower slightly the personal value of this LP, but I felt "Tears" being a pretty ballad. Even though with few basic rock fillers, I see 2112 as a very fine album still, reaching its full value as a gatefold vinyl artefact.
Eetu Pellonpaa | 4/5 |


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