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4 stars This probably isnt the best Rush album ever, but it is pretty good. Most of the 1985-1988 era of Rush was mostly pop-rock stuff, with progressive music, but too much pop. Geddy Lee is a much better singer in these 1980's albums though, he has grown into a less falsetto range and I think he dropped down to a normal voice. Its still interesting listening to him sing. The album contains some interesting songs, some catchy, some are definatly forgettable. Lets get it on!

Well, "The Big Money" is a great album opener for sure. The basslines in this song are definatly stunning in a manner that I can't beileve, the Wal holds its own tone definatly. I like the Wal bass much more than the Steinberger because of the mid-ranged sound that you get form the Steinberger. Geddy's vocals are really nice on this, and the keyboards are pretty interesting, especially the opening keyboard riff. Mr. Peart is near perfection of course, and in the music video for this song, you can see him singing along with the song! It's kind of funny, me and my friends always point it out whenever we are watching it somewhere. "Grand Designs" is a very boring piece for me, one of the only ones. It's too "cold" sounding for me, and it is very heartless from a singing standpoint. It just dosen't have that same amount of energy for me, but the lyrics are really nice. "Marathon Project" is kind of like a ballad, but gets louder when the chorus comes around. It reminds me alot of "Distant Early Warning" from the previous album the year before. Its a very cool song, interesting keyboards that add really nice texture and atmosphere to the song. "Marathon" is a really cool song to me. I always listen to it when I go for a walk or a run or something along those lines. Its got a really cool bassline and the vocals are sweet. The keyboards at the chorus are perfect, same with the guitar, thanks Alex Lifeson! "Territories" is where I start to get a little bored with the overall album. The song is good, it just dosent give me any motivation to listen to it after about two minutes, thats why I always skip to the next track. Heartless to me, if you asked. "Middletown Dreams" is okay too, its a bit better than "Territories" but its still a bit heartless, same with "Emotion Detector," which was the only track not played live on any tour so far. So, the best track for me is the last track, of course. "Mystic Rhythms" is near perfection. Its pop-prog and its so pretty, that, in fact, when I listen to it, sometimes (the first time I listened to it) I started to cry at the end. I don't know why, its just so stunning.

Though not Rush's best in their catalog, its amazing. You should get it if you like Rush's other 1980's stuff.

Rushlover13 | 4/5 |


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