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3.16 | 784 ratings

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3 stars Good introduction to 'modern' period of Rush.

Starting with Presto, the final period of the band has a lot of appeal to the girlfriends of the Rush fandom; the easy listening period finally arrived and Rush has many radio staples per album, here The Pass and Show don't Tell (with both interesting videos).

Presto is also the start of the 'personnal' records of Rush, with much more deeper lyrics about man/woman, soul/society and humans/environnement. It's also the start of the 'super stylish art covers' with great pictures and incredible work of imagination and marketing. Peart is opening a bit more his heart and some pretty emotionnal stuff can be heard in the Pass for example. Rush got a lot more FM friendly this time but the overall product is again, above average. Althought technically, it's inferior to Hold Your Fire with a lot less keyboard and a lot more acoustic guitar and a clear 90's production.

For many this has been their introduction to Rush, but as a big, big fan, Presto is less interesting since the threesome lost almost totally it's 70's attitude.

Not 'in-your-face' anymore.

Menswear | 3/5 |


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