Progarchives, the progressive rock ultimate discography
Rush - Permanent Waves CD (album) cover




Heavy Prog

4.28 | 2123 ratings

From, the ultimate progressive rock music website

Special Collaborator
Crossover & JR/F/Canterbury Teams
4 stars Despite not having a show stopper song like YYZ or La Vill Strangiato, this Rush album manages to be just as good as the other albums from their most progressive period.

The first side of the album, or first half of the CD has some of their most popular songs. But listen to them, and you will notice a complexity that was rare in the other hard rock bands of their time. Odd time signatures, difficult instrument parts and some deep lyrics set Rush apart from their peers. Jacob's Ladder after three decades is still one of my favorite Rush tunes.

The second half of the album tones the music down a bit, with Entre Nous and Different Strings. But both of these songs have a depth that make them compelling to me, as a prog fan. And Natural Science Closes the album on a high and heavy note.

Another must have album.

Evolver | 4/5 |


As a registered member (register here if not), you can post rating/reviews (& edit later), comments reviews and submit new albums.

You are not logged, please complete authentication before continuing (use forum credentials).

Forum user
Forum password

Share this RUSH review

Social review comments () BETA

Review related links

Copyright Prog Archives, All rights reserved. | Legal Notice | Privacy Policy | Advertise | RSS + syndications

Other sites in the MAC network: — jazz music reviews and archives | — metal music reviews and archives

Donate monthly and keep PA fast-loading and ad-free forever.