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Tarn Valor
4 stars There's something about this album that I just can't get enough of. Let it be known first that I do not disapprove of the large keyboard focus of this and other albums from the 80s Rush did, some of their best written songs came from this period. And besides, I thought prog was about trying new things?

The feel and the sound of this album are superb, one of the best mixed albums from this period in Rush's history. Sure, it has that digital coldness to it but I believe that is part of the intent of this album. Songs like Marathon with its cold bridge or Mystic Rhythms with those astounding melodies would sound out of place mixed into a warmer sounding album like Signals.

No, this is Rush at one of their many creative peaks, it is after this album that I consider their songwriting to have changed into a slightly different direction and doesn't always sit well with me. But here on Power Windows everything just works, the sound of it all, the drums, the bass, the guitar, the keys and the bass pedals (put to good use on this album!). The quality of songs are pretty much consistent across the board, though to this day I still have minor issues with Territories and Emotion Detector, I just still can't enjoy them on the same level as the rest of the album, they are far from terrible, I just think they are a little more dense than the other tracks and are harder to get into. Or maybe it's just me.

Favourite song: Mystic Rhythms or Marathon Least Favourite Song: Emotion Detector

Overall: 4/5

Should be part of everyone's Rush collection without a doubt!

Tarn Valor | 4/5 |


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