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3.76 | 857 ratings

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4 stars Without a doubt Rush's best album in the 90's. After two over produced albums, Rush returned with a hard-rock riff driven album. Almost gone are the keyboards, and this makes for a much more "organic" album, focusing on the power-trio approach of the late 70's but definitely with a 90's hard alternative rock feel to it. Lifeson's guitar work is not as textural as in the 80's, Geddy's bass rediscovered the joys of bottom end (thank God for that Fender Jazz Bass) and Neil's drumming is rock hard and solid.

A great rock album, that's what it is.

Only two songs are filler here in my opinion (The Speed of Love and Everyday Glory), the rest is just amazingly good and memorable.

Too bad they didn't keep it up for Test For Echo. Their best 90's album followed by their worst 90's album...

Anyways, my favorites are : Animate, Stick it Out, Cut to the Chase, and my two huge favorites "Double Agent" and the amazing instrumental "Leave that Thing Alone". I like all the rest, except the two fillers I mentionned earlier.

Not a masterpiece, but an excellent addition to any music collection.

Melomaniac | 4/5 |


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