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TEST FOR ECHO

Rush

 

Heavy Prog

2.87 | 844 ratings

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M. B. Zapelini
3 stars This is at least a controversial album, as we can see by reviews above. Most Rush fans don't like "Test for Echo", but IMHO this is a very decent effort, a good 90's Rush album. In fact, I prefer this album to "Roll the Bones" and "Vapor Trails" (two good albums, in my opinion) - which doesn't mean that I would call it a classic or an essential album to progheads or even to casual Rush fans. This album is mellower than "Counterparts", usually hailed as Rush's "return to top form" by so many fans, but I don't see anything disappointing on "Test for Echo" because most elements that made Rush so great are present here: Geddy Lee's amazing musicianship, Alex Lifeson's discrete virtuosity and Neil Peart's complex drumming and philosophical lyrics. Highlights: title track, "Driven" and the beautiful "Resist". All Rush fans probably have this album, at least in sake of completeness - casual fans will find other finer offers in Rush's catalogue; most prog-rockers won't find much in this album; but I like it anyway, and today I must say that I listen to this album more often than to "Counterparts" or "Vapor Trails".
M. B. Zapelini | 3/5 |

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