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5 stars Perfect Album? For me, well it comes pretty close. People LOVE to hate on Rush's digital 80's period and I can respect that, but these people are missing out, because there are some damn good tracks on this album. So I guess I would consider this the Peak of Rush's Electronic period. On Signals, they were testing the waters and never really committed. Grace under pressure was very decent but a two of the tracks were skippers. Its here with Power Windows that they bring a balanced and consistent album which is a joy from beginning to end. No track skipping. Even If you HATE this musical direction, you can not deny the power and beauty of Mystic Rhythms. My god, what an incredible song, and one that gives my chills and goosebumps every time. Middletown Dreams is also one of those hidden and forgotten gems which nobody ever brings up. Fantastic and powerful song. People are always quick to get down on their knees for Moving Pictures, but quite honestly I'm bored with Moving Pictures. Its too overexposed, and I had gotten tired of the songs before I even knew who Rush was, so its nice to see them try a new direction. I always said that it doesn't bother me that a band goes in a new direction, just as long as quality remains and this album is all quality. Could you imagine if they just kept making the same album over and over again. It would get old. Unfortunately, it is after this album which Rush reached rock bottom with Hold Your Fire (which is a guilty pleasure of mine) and Presto (which I loathe). There's only one Rush Album that I hate and that is Presto, but we shall save that for another day.
Phoenix87x | 5/5 |


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