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MOVING PICTURES

Rush

 

Heavy Prog

4.41 | 2007 ratings

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b_olariu
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4 stars Moving picture from 1981 - the famous Rush album that made them cross from heavy prog band with long and chalenging compositions to a giant prog rock band with catchy tunes and mindbowing arrangements, and all because of this album. They already were a known band in the '70's with some classics album and very good musicianship, but with the first album of entering in the '80 Permanent waves something was happening in their career. With Moving pictures is same story somthing tells them that they gonna be giants and nobody stands in their way with this album. To tell you the truth I'm a moderate Rush fan, I like almost all the albums they release over the years, some of them appeal more than others, in this case Moving pictures is one of the album that I'de like to be classified as excellent progressive rock work but not a masterpiece. And another thing I will mention, no matter how great the '70's Rush albums are I can't see any masterpice there, really, the '80's Rush is much better and more intristing, with all that albums like Hemispheres or 2112 are classic Rush albums. Now, this album is a good example of an overrated album in my opinion, the music is great, the musicianship is great, but overall I can't see why people treat this album as one of the best ever done by a prog rock band. Some pieces are real killer like Tom Sawyer, red Barchetta or Yzz, but the rest is just ok, even Witch hunt (Part III of Fear) is totaly unintristing to my ears. An excellent addition to any prog rock music collection is for sure, but a masterpiece not, and is not my fav Rush album. 4 stars for this overrated and in same time great album by this famous band.

b_olariu | 4/5 |

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