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2.94 | 994 ratings

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The Sleepwalker
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2 stars Rush's debut has a pretty nice cover. Unfortunately it doesn't get much better than the cover. This really must be one of the worst albums I own. The reason I bought this was because I knew one track that is on this album: "Working Man". Not knowing any other songs from this album I decided to buy it, and I was very dissapointed when I listened it. The album features some bluesy rock songs, clearly inspired by bands like Led Zeppelin. Most of the songs sound immature and unambitious though.

Songs like "In The Mood", "What You're Doing", "Take A Friend" and "Need Some Love" aren't interesting to my ears by any means and have nearly nothing in common with songs Rush would make during different eras in their career. The album also features several songs that are better, like "Before And After" and the longest track from the album "Here Again". Also the opener "Finding My Way" is one of the few tracks that I enjoy on this album. The only great moment on this album is the heavy album closer "Working Man". Though not as excellent as many songs Rush would later release, this is a very fine song. It has some pretty simple but good riffs in it, and also a lot of soloing.

Apart from "Working Man" and perhaps "Finding My Way" this album doesn't have much to offer. Also, "Working Man" can be found on live albums by Rush, and I would recommend getting those over this album, as this album contains a lot of uninteresting songs. I definitely think this album deserves only two stars, as I enjoy very few of the music on it.

The Sleepwalker | 2/5 |


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