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4.11 | 1923 ratings

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3 stars 2112 is the only 70's album I have from Rush- so far at least. Rush combines hard rock , progressive rock, and elements from other genres, such as metal, to make a sound that has become a favorite of both prog fans and non-prog fans. Rush manages to make music that is unique and non-derivative, but also accessible and not particularly hard to wrap one's head around.

2112 begins with the epic, multi-part title track. It begins with the heavy, sprawling, guitar-led Overture. That then goes into The Temples of Syrinx, which continues this dynamic, but adds Lee's excellent high-pitched vocals. After that comes Discovery, a more quiet, laid-back part. Then is Presentation, which combines Temples and Discovery, going back and forth between these two styles as different parties speak. After that, Oracle: The Dream and Soliloquy are hopeful, powerful pieces, and the song ends with Grand Finale, an instrumental that concludes the 20-minute song in... well, grand fashion. After that come A Passage to Bangkok and The Twilight Zone, energetic rock tunes in traditional Rush fashion. Lessons is much like the previous two songs, though not so much energetic as rousing. Then comes Tears, a sad, tender ballad-type song. And finally, Something for Nothing, which continues in the same fashion as Lessons. Overall, it is a good album, that makes a nice addition to anybody's collection. Three stars, recommended to fans of hard rock and otherwise heavy prog.

Neurotarkus | 3/5 |


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