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3.75 | 988 ratings

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4 stars I wil keep this brief. The lyrical theme on this album is about relationships. It is some of Peart's more profound exercises. Sure for many it will seem mawkish and well pretty damn awful. But for me its great. I love this album for many reasons and it stands up there amongst there finest works. Heavy at times, profound and sometimes even awful in parts. A Rush album. I have never been overly fond of Peart's standing as some kind of urban philosopher as it ends up being pretty shallow and well the guy likes Ayn Rand. But here he achieves a nice balance in his tales of love and conflict. Fantastic playing by Lee as usual. The instrumental is rightly mentioned as one of there best concise slabs of musicality ever recorded. Sublime in its non-chops stance but atmosphere rules on this one. There are certain tracks that deal with relationships that just speak to me on this album. Timing is everything they say, and for me this album suited a time.
blunt | 4/5 |


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