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5 stars Now with this album Rush got it right. I'm serious this album is absolutely great and is their best album at the time since Grace Under Pressure. This was Rush's take of an "alternative" sounding album and boy did they deliver. This album really gets the sound right again with each member right where they should be and equal in the mix of this album. Each song is memorable in my opinion and I can't name a bad song off this album but I'll say that Everyday Glory I don't really listen to that much but is still a pretty good song. The lead off song Animate is a brilliant written and performed song that still persists to this very day. Stick it Out is a very hard and heavy song that is just amazing. Cut to the Chase is just a flawless track IMO and might be the best song off this one. Nobody's Hero is a saddening song that speaks volumes about how the world glorify's the celebrity as a real hero when they are not. Between the Sun & Moon is another flawless track that just goes at a great pace and doesn't let up. Alien Shore was tough to get into at first but really did for me after a while. The Speed of Love could be a spiritual successor to Ghost of a Chance from Roll the Bones but isn't as good. Double Agent is a great song that has Geddy speak most of the lyric instead of singing which is very interesting. Leave That Thing Alone another Rush Instrumental which all of them are fantastic. Cold Fire another great song about man and woman (the idea of this album the ultimate counterpart) and Everyday Glory a so-so track to end on. Overall, a great sounding Rush album that defined them as a band in the 90s. 5 stars. Highlights: Animate, Stick it Out, Cut to the Chase, Between Sun & Moon, Alien Shore, Double Agent, Leave That Thing Alone and Cold Fire.
criticdrummer94 | 5/5 |


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