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Rush - Retrospective III 1989 - 2008 CD (album) cover




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2.92 | 54 ratings

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2 stars Why ? Why cheapen the Rush brand ?

The big record labels (like Atlantic) has been a heck of a lot pointless compilation albums during the last five years. This is the years when their income from album sales has dropped like a rock. Hence, I am starting to wonder if this sudden avalanche of compilation albums is the last throw of the dice from these big dinosaurs in the business before they dies and becomes fossils (oil/gas).

The facts: This album is covering the final years of Rush contract with Atlantic Records. It is the third retrospective of in total three retrospectives.......zzzzzz.......... And if this informations did not send you to sleep, you should drink less coffee or stop taking speed.

This album contains some good music, but nothing really new music. It is boring as heck and totally pointless besides of improving Atlantic Records balance sheets. I am starting to believe albums like this is both just masking the difficulties the record labels have + increasing the contempt we music buyers have for these record labels. There is no artistic integrity in this and they are just dragging Rush down with them by releasing albums like this. But what choice does a band like Rush have ? None, I believe.

Pointless and degrading, this compilation album is.

2 stars

toroddfuglesteg | 2/5 |


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