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2.94 | 994 ratings

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Marc Baum
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3 stars The best selling Canadian debut of all time! With this release, the world first got a taste of the now-famous Canadian prog-rock trio. However, the man behind the drums on this is not Neil Peart; this was right before they picked up Neil. Even so, this is still a good listen.

We begin to hear the molding of the all-so-familiar "Rush Sound" on this album. Alex's hard, 60's rock influenced riffs and solos, Geddy's smooth bass playing and even experimental drumming. This isn't the feel you'd get from Neil behind the set, but it gets the job done. Most of the songs on here aren't what we'd consider to be Rush classics, though; the only hit this album generated was "Working Man". But that's not to say the others aren't good: check out "What You're Doing", "Finding My Way" and "In The Mood" for some highlights.

After this, Rush became the trio we all know and love: Alex, Geddy and Neil. Even with the absence of Neil on this album, they still managed to make great music. Even it is all in all the least magnificant Rush album of the classic 70's. Check this out of you're a fan of classic rock and/or Rush.

album rating: 6.5/10 points = 67 % on MPV scale = 3/5 stars

point-system: 0 - 3 points = 1 star / 3.5 - 5.5 points = 2 stars / 6 - 7 points = 3 stars / 7.5 - 8.5 points = 4 stars / 9 - 10 points = 5 stars

Marc Baum | 3/5 |


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