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SIGNALS

Rush

 

Heavy Prog

3.95 | 933 ratings

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Antonio Giacomin
4 stars Well? after the strong Moving Pictures, Rush reduced even more the guitar role, changing it by an effort centered in supporting keyboards. It was not well received by their fans; but is it really a bad album and was that change for worst ? I do not think so?

Signal is a very good album. IMHO, despite of being different (oh how good it is to be different many of the times), it pairs Moving Pictures by means of musical quality. The keyboard approach elevates the "proggy" level of this album because more instruments in use normally lead to a greater complexity; which most of the times is very desirable from a "proggy" view. And we have here a pair of Rush´s first line songs, Subdivisions and The Analog Kid; while the rest of the album does not beat them. This is exactly the case of Moving Pictures !

The rest of Signals is not exceptional; but is far away of being musically in a low level. Guitar solo in Chemistry elevates its quality, Losing It is also a very interesting composition. This album aged in a much better way than A Farewell To Kings or even Moving Pictures. I still see good surprises hearing it; that is not common from an album I know from almost 30 years? Closing comments, a very straight four stars job !

Antonio Giacomin | 4/5 |

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