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Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 09 2016 at 08:41
Finally an album by Rush I could fully enjoy.

Don't get me wrong, I've listenend extensively to 70's Rush and 2112 is okay-ish. But in the 80's the songs were much more coherent, the drumming better, the sound was better and Geddy's voice got less high-pitched.
 
Rush would reach their top with Power Windows and Hold Your Fire.
When I come to think of it, I guess Grace Under the Pressure is the best.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 09 2016 at 16:23
Originally posted by Tom Ozric Tom Ozric wrote:

Gosh - I haven't listened to this album for years - Red Lenses is my pick from this (very good) album. I recall my buddies giving me sh*t that it sounds like The Police...........
Weird thing for them to give you $H|t about--The Police are one of the best bands ever. ;-)

Anyway, I love Grace Under Pressure, but it and Power Windows would probably be close to the bottom of a ranked list of Rush albums for me.  But it's difficult to rank so many albums when you love all of them.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 09 2016 at 17:26
Grace Under Pressure is the cheesiest and best Rush album, in my opinion.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 09 2016 at 20:39
I really like it, it's not my favorite but still really solid. Distant Early Warning, Afterimage, The Enemy Within, and The Body Electric are all great songs.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 09 2016 at 21:28
It makes me want to lick my own private parts
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 10 2016 at 03:14
It is not could be based and delivered such all the things
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 17 2016 at 08:25
The pretty good album, nowhere near Rush 70's records but it has very good moments. My favorite tracks are: Between the Wheels, Red Sector A and Distant Early Warning. BTW a track Red Lenses sucks. 
Any Rush album after GUP is meh for me. 
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 17 2016 at 08:42
Originally posted by Atavachron Atavachron wrote:

At the time, it felt like a huge slap in the face.   Grace Under Pressure indeed, but what "pressure"?   And this was "graceful"?   It wasn't just the overgroomed and flatly-produced music either; the whole look of the album was alarming with its gloomy grey tones and the band's weird new homoerotic haircuts.  

Something awful had happened between Signals and this one.   It might've been Terry Brown's absence or maybe someone convinced them to step into the new world of rock, but whatever it was it indicated just how far prog rock had slid down the hill.   A very bad year for a lot of longtime Rush fans, 1984 was.


I think you're comment about Terry Brown says a lot. They've gone on record saying that they wanted to move away from him and try new producers. I think the sound of GuP really reflects that wanting to change attitude.
It always struck me as odd that despite wanting to constantly change their music and always try new things, they hung on to Broon for as long as they did. I'd love to see them do another album with him as producer though. It's been so long since they worked with him that it might seem new and fresh
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