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5 stars Sadly this is my last Rush review (for a while, at least until I get the rest of their albums, I only need about 7 of them, wow, and I thought I had a load of them), but what a way to go.

This album I believe is the perfect mix between what they were doing in the early 80's and the 90's, which basically was making great music.

I really mean it, there is not one bad song on this album, each is as good as the last.

Apparently they should have another album out by next year, and if it's as good as this one, then U will be happy.

The artwork in this album is also amazing.

1. Far Cry - The closest these guys will get to their stuff from the early 80's. Amazing chorus and incredibly catchy. Just, overall an amazing song.

2. Armour & Sword - Wow, what song. Ok, this song also can be paired with early 80's Rush. Amazing chorus, beautiful vocal harmonies and kick ass riffs. Proves how much of an amazing band these guys are.

3. Workin' Them Angels - The chorus is very cheesy but very cathcy. I love the bouzouki solo. Overall a great song.

4. The Larger Bowl - For those that don't know, a pantoum is a poem, yes I googled what it meant. Pretty interesting song. I love the constant vocal harmonies. Pretty cool chorus.

5. Spindrift - Pretty dark for a Rush song. Amazing chorus. A very underlooked song in my opinion.

6. The Main Monkey Business - This song is very Porcupine Tree. Amazing atmospheric keyboards. An amazing instrumetal.

7. The Way The Wind Blows - Love the drum intro. Great chorus. Very melodic. The riffs in this song kick ass.

8. Hope - Amazing acoustic instrumental. Very beautifull.

9. Faithless - Amazing song with an amazing chorus and some amazing vocals from Geddy. Again, esoteric lyrics.

10. Bravest Face - Great chorus. Great lyrics. Again this song is a wee bit dark for Rush.

11. Good News First - The intro is pretty cool, sounds like Aphex Twin. I love the change from major to minor throughout the song. Amazing chorus. One of the best songs on the album.

12. Malignant Narcissism - The best instrumental on the album. Could easily match up to YYZ. Amazing basslines from Geddy. I love all the noisy bits. They do this song amazing live, with an amazing long drum solo from Neil. Short and sweet really.

13. We Hold On - Love the pinched harmonics in the song. Amazing chorus. Great way to end the album.

CONCLUSION: The best thing these guys have done since Moving Pictures.

arcane-beautiful | 5/5 |


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