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MOVING PICTURES

Rush

 

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AtLossForWords
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4 stars It's about time i reviewed a Rush album, so i thought i would do a more popular and synth influenced album, Moving Pictures.

Moving Pictures is a Rush with more vocals. Of course there are still some insturmental favorites like YYZ, but this is much more vocal than the old Rush so many fans knew from the '70s. This album also exhibits a more metal edge. The guitar playing from Alex Lifeson is top class, his work on the insturmental YYZ is nothing short of brilliant. Lifeson's tone is really a big part of this album, his tone is not overdistorted, not overpowering, and clear. Lifeson is a guitarist who does not get in the way of the rest of the band. The other musicans do a fantastic job as well. Geddy Lee has his hands full doing bass, vocals, and synths. I wouldn't be reviewing Rush without giving not to Neil Peart. Peart's drumming is absolutely incredible. The trades of solos with bassist Geddy Lee in YYZ is so intense and so musical. Peart's drumming is also phoenomenal in the opening track Tom Sawyer and the epic of this album, The Camera eye. My one complaint about this album is that there is quite a bit of cheese, mostly from very lyrical songs like Limelight.

The production is excellent. Pearts drums cut through as always with exceptional tone. Lifeson's guitar is amazing as i noted earlier. The synths though not virtuosic add a nice touch of resolution to the album following solos. I do have a problem with Lee's bass. The tone is just too distorted and lacks punch. Lee's tone sounds more like something from a dead pre-amp than a studio album.

AtLossForWords | 4/5 |

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