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5 stars If you ever doubted Rush's love for technology in music, Signals is quite a refute, if you listen to the sounds produced on this album. There is a nice state-of-the-art (in terms of 1982) quality to Signals which really helps it stand up. I personally enjoy the furthering of the synthesizers on this album, and while there is more of a balance here between keyboard and guitar than in the past, I don't think they have lost any edge yet. As the last album produced with Terry Brown, and then listening to albums thereafter, you realize the big difference in sound production. "Subdivisions" is an excellent opener (and still occasional on radio), and one of my favorite tracks here. The other would be the fast and introspective "Digital Man." You have the other significant hit "New World Man" on here; "The Weapon" and "Losing It" are also excellent; not one bad apple here. Not one Rush song sounds the same here, which is another reason I find Signals so exceptional. Neil Peart's lyrical themes are no longer based on mythical fiction the same way they were in the mid to late 1970s; his lyrics here are more socially conscious and introspective, and he proves to be quite versatile with words. I think Signals is actually better than most of their recordings because of Rush's likeness to try something new and not repeat the formula.
CVoss | 5/5 |


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