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Grimble Crumble
5 stars Rush evolving from their jovial genius fase to a more mature and concise one. The songs are less progressive, there is a major focus on the lyrics, the darkened atmosphere and the 80's fashion Rush decided to dress after Moving Pictures.

Subdivisions shows their caracter at the time. Simply and easy guitar and synth playing, with inspired lyrics, miles away from Xanadu or La Villa Strangiatto. Anyway, it's a genial track, with outstanding drumming and melodies, showing how Rush can manage different atmospheres of music, and showing how great musicians and a genial and outstanding band they have been in 30 years. Analog Kid and Digital Man are more synth driven songs, both with catchy chorus and good rhythm sections, while Chemistry starts off with haunting and powerful vocals by the always surprising Geddy. This album can be ssem as an extension of moving pictures, just like, the same purpose under a different key, although the architetonical sound of MP and their other 3 outstanding prog works in the late 70's was being abandoned by now, in favor of a more gentle purpose. Even for Rush fans, it's a question of taste. I give it 5 stars 'cause this album achieves exactly what they meant to want in their purpose (and what an exotical and interesting purpose!).

Grimble Crumble | 5/5 |


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