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HEMISPHERES

Rush

 

Heavy Prog

4.37 | 2448 ratings

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toolis
4 stars the pen is actually mightier than the sword...it's the only album i know that the lyrics overshadow music... what's more amazing is that music itself is brilliant...

Cygnus X-1 Book II : this the 2nd part of the last song of their previous album, "A Farewell To Kings" - their best if you ask me - an epic that can easily be compared to "Closer To The Heart", "Thick As A Brick" etc.. 18 minutes of brilliant prog music, astonishing riffs, preludes or anything else... lyrically, it's about the balance of the two sides (hemisphers of the brain, if you please) of man:the one that serves epicureanism, represented by Dionysus and the one that serves man's wit, represented by Apollo and a new God, called Cygnus who would the God of balance... not that simple as it sounds... probably the most profound concept after "The Wall"...

Circumstances : this is my fav... it has Lee's best performance including his bass playing.. a true gem...

The Trees: another allegoric song with a beautiful acoustic intro before it explodes....

La Villa Strangiato : seriously, were you expecting from me to comment on the best instrumental track ever? this track is like a wet dream...

in cocnclusion, Rush just did what they were easily managing to do from 1976 to 1984, released another fine piece of prog music... enjoy...

toolis | 4/5 |

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