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4 stars In my opinion (obviously), out of all the 18 studio albums Rush have put out, there are only four good records. I mean really, really good; classics. They are Caress Of Steel, 2112, A Farewell To Kings, and Hemispheres. It's no accident that they are all consecutive, from 1975 through 1978. Like most bands I guess, the golden years are the early ones. I haven't loved any subsequent Rush record (save a couple of live ones) though I have liked one or two. Permanent Waves , Moving Pictures and Signals were mixed...okay-ish. But Grace Under Pressure through Counterparts were really pretty meh. A case of Rush being all cool and progressive and moving with the times...but the times produced awful music, and Rush went with the flow. Test For Echo has a middle-of-the-road-y, meh-y feel to it for sure, but it's more likeable than anything they'd done since Signals. I have no idea why. But it is. It's one of only a handful of studio records by Rush I like to listen to from time to time.
Vaz | 4/5 |


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