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3 stars One of the greatest albums, but not one of MY greatest at all!

There are albums that no one can deny are some of the most successful or representative in history of progressive rock, that you can't deny are good albums with great music on it, wonderful compositions and excellent musicians, but sometimes for one as listener that is not enough, because those albums or bands are not really the ones that excite you, so in the end the album for you is not that successful.

This has happened to me with "Moving Pictures", an extraordinary album from this Canadian monster band called Rush. Before writing this review, I read at least 10 reviews that some of our excellent members have written, it is not that often when one can see such an impressive amount of five-star reviews dedicated to one album; I loved the way some of those members described their feelings towards the album or how they show their excitement with the music composed here. However, I also read a couple of three and two-star reviews that contrast with the previous ones, sharing a different point of view, but a point of view in which I feel identified.

Despite I've listened to Moving Pictures (and enjoyed at times) hundreds of times, I, firstly can say that this is not my favorite Rush album at all (that would be Hemispheres), and secondly I can say that it is not what I would really consider as a reference or highlight in prog, because I find a couple of tracks pretty boring and lacking of soul. Again, I cannot deny that the compositions here are great, this power trio have always managed to create memorable tunes such as "YYZ" or "Tom Saywer" which can be listened on this album, but there are moments where I simply want to skip because it does not do anything to me, this happens with songs like "Limelight" or "Witch Hunt". I must say that "The Camera Eye" is an extraordinary track but in the end I would say I enjoy half of this record, while the other half is actually forgettable.

For that, my final grade will be 3 stars, yeah this could be a masterpiece of progressive rock, but not for me.

Enjoy it!

memowakeman | 3/5 |


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