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2112

Rush

 

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4.11 | 1983 ratings

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BlindGuard
5 stars The first album from Rush I listened to was Presto, the second one was 2112. Presto was OK, and I still didn't get the buzz about this great band(now my all-time favorite band). Only after I've listened to 2112 my life changed. It's a concept album inspired by Ayn Rand's "Anthem"(which they named their label and a song from "Fly by Night"), about a guy who found a guitar and present it to the priests of Syrinx in a dystopian future. Where the priests "take care of everything, the words you hear and the songs you sing". later They tell him the guitar is "another toy,who helped destroyed the elder race of man", they destroy his guitar while later he is having a vision of the past world where everyone has freewill. The music is amazing with the first part inspired by Tchaikovsky's 1812 overture. Geddy's singing is something that grows on you. When you first hear him you can't be OK with it, you either Love it or Hate it. I fell in love with his singing, and with the whole band.

This is the ultimate example of how Progressive Rock album should be.

BlindGuard | 5/5 |

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