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Rush - Moving Pictures CD (album) cover




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4.40 | 2596 ratings

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5 stars Apparently this is the end of the prog era of Rush & the start of synth Rush (according to the remasters, because that nude mans arse is gone and replaced with finger prints, and, to be honest I miss the guys buttox).

Yes, this is the last Rush prog album, and maybe the end of me giving their albums 5 starts (who knows, I only have 3 Rush synth era albums, maybe one of them could actually be an amazing album, not prog but pop definetly.)

Yes, this album for some reason is heralded as their best, but out of all the 5's I've given to Rush albums, this is the only one that I was doubting a little.

My brother believes this to be the best album, but I still disagree, and think that even though it is an amazing album, compared to the one's before it (from Caress Of Steel to Permanent Waves), this is the weakest, maybe it's just a little over rated, but still, it does live up to it's masterpiece limits.

1. Tom Sawyer - Classic Rush song, with an amazing off beat drum line that has become a favourite among drummers, having known alot of them. Yes, this song is amazing, very cathcy and some amazing lyrics.

2. Red Barchetta - A nice wee song about a car. This is probably the weakest song on the album, but it still is a great song.

3. YYZ - I have heard this song and played this song so many times, on every known instrument, including cups, plates, bins, everything. It is a wee bit addictive, and for those who don't know, the drum pattern is morse code for YYZ, ooh smart.

4. Limelight - One of Rush's greaest chorus' and one of their best lyrical achievements. Amazing song with amazing instrumental work throughout.

5. The Camera Eye - What an amazing epic. I love the melody in the verse sections, it really shows how much of a great singer Geddy Lee was (he's still great, just not as good as he was). Amazing instrumental sections and an amazing build up throughout the song.

6. Witch Hunt - Ok, this song is the 2rd part to Fear, but where are the other 2 parts. Oh yea, very eerie and quite dark for a Rush song, but brilliant nontheless.

7. Vital Signs - Want to know why I love this song so much? Because it sounds like my new favourite band, Supertramp. For some reason their is also a reggae UB40 and Police vibe to this song. I also think the lyrics are amazing.

CONCLUSION: It's a classic Rush album, so you have to buy it, and if you don't then the economy in Canada will decrease, do you really want that, do you?

arcane-beautiful | 5/5 |


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