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3 stars A very underrated album that I particularly enjoy. This is at a point where Rush was at full flight in the 80's, doing what they do best. Neil Peart, Alex Lifeson, and Geddy Lee are masters of their instruments, and they talents still come through 11 years after their first masterpiece. The use of keyboards is heavy, but Geddy sticks with the vocals and bass as his first priority.

The album begins with Show Don't Tell, which could be a prequel to the upcoming behemoth beat of Roll the Bones. With a very upbeat and ear friendly chorus, they rip and roar through the piece with precision and skill. The next track worth mentioning is the emotional The Pass, a piece that Neil wrote about teen suicide. With a very emotional vocal line by Geddy and some emotional playing by Lifeson, you can't help but be brought to tears. The title track is also very good, with a hook line chorus, and some very interesting work by Geddy. The other track I particularly like is Superconductor. This is a very underrated track IMO. Alex's work never ceases to amaze me.

Overall, this album is very good. All of the members play their best and it shows on 50 minutes of music paradise. I wouldn't recommend it to anyone who is just getting into Rush, but once you are a fan, this is an album you won't want to miss.

Cygnus X-2 | 3/5 |


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