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4 stars As many have stated, this album marks a change of direction Rush took when talking about their discography.

Beginning with the energetic Spirit Of Radio, I would say this is a prog-related song, and not a properly progressive rock song, but that doesn't mean it's a bad song. It has that pretty energetic feeling into it and of course, its intro is pretty good. But I believe indeed, this song had a little bit of commercial aim, and it doesn't feel as essential as other songs do. But still, it's one of the Rush songs and I really enjoy when it pops from the radio.

Now, talking about Freewill, what a hell of a song. As simple as it is as a whole, the lyrics are provacative in a good way and the melody is pretty enjoyable and catchy. I would go as far as saying this is the best track in the entire album.

The other songs in this album are well constructed too. Different Strings is a high point, with what seem to be very personal lyrics, with a well fitting melody that talks well with the meaning behind the song. Actually, the big majority of Rush songs are like this, so not really mentioning it after all.

Excellent album.

Umeda | 4/5 |


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