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MOVING PICTURES

Rush

 

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rotosphere
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This is sadly one of those albums, that never quite got me. Though Rush's most esteemed album, Moving Pictures is not a bad album, it comes to me simply as average. Lifeson's guitar work here is a bit unimaginitive, Lee's singing is slightly duller than before and percussions, aside from a standard drum kit , are featured very minimalistically in Peart's use. Also the lyrical input is much more inferior to the work before. I will say though, Tom Sawyer and YYZ are both pretty damn good, but those are the only songs that gain self-credibility, because all the other songs are just between decent and borderline boring. Red Barchetta just flows on, occasionally with the riff changing as well as the time signatures without any climatic sense. Limelight and Witch Hunt are much of the same: a four minute song build around a riff without a sense of dynamics or climax. Vital Signs is kinda cool, with the synthesizer leads, but nothing great in a larger-scale. Still, The Camera Eye, to me, is the biggest dissapointment in this whole album. It's basically the same as Red Barchetta, just with an intro and an outro to add in 5 minutes. How can the album's feature-epic be this unpassionate and shallow? Natural Science and Hemispheres were not. Xanadu or 2112 were not. Hell, even The Fountain of Lamneth is more richer in content than this. As i mentioned before, it's not a bad album, but unpassionate, considering that all the other classic Rush albums had a distinctive sound and feel to them, which this is in a lack of. If you can enjoy it more than me, that's good I wish I could too, but Moving Pictures is unfortunately the Rush album i cant appreciate.

rotosphere | 3/5 |

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