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2 stars Not all bad, but surely not among my favourite rush albums. Neil Peart has strengthened the team, while John Rutsey did a good job on the eponymous debut, Neil really adds to the sound, with great drumfill's. So now the line-up is in place.

With their second release Rush is atempting to find their own sound, and break away from the all too obvious Led Zep. influence that was a central theme throughout the previous album, they succeed on that I think, but it has a negative effect on general direction, some songs are really good, others seem less well thought out.

Fly By Night, and By Tor, are the best songs on the album, Anthem deserves a mention, but the rest is while not bad, not very good. An inconsistent second album, good moments, but too few to really grab me, a nice album for the fans.

Maybe a step in the right direction, but not quite there, and I like the raw sounds of the debut album above this piece. 2 stars, but not all bad.

tuxon | 2/5 |


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