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Poll Question: Which Of these do you prefer?
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    Posted: October 24 2019 at 14:16
A couple of good ones from 1980 to choose from.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote chopper Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 24 2019 at 14:17
That's a tough one. If forced at gunpoint I'd probably go for PW.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Finnforest Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 24 2019 at 14:23
Great face-off, but I gotta go Yes on this one....

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Yes, it can be a bit of a Drama riding those Permanent Waves in a Rush of adrenaline. Smile
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Man With Hat Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 24 2019 at 14:33
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Permanent Waves is obviously the better album in my book.
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Drama
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Voting for Drama.

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Love both, but permanent waves is the clear winner
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Fischman Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 24 2019 at 17:25
Drama's a great album but it's no better than #6 or 7 in the Yes discography.  Vote for Permanent Waves.  
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote AFlowerKingCrimson Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 24 2019 at 17:39
No vote for me. Permanent waves is my first or second favorite Rush album but Drama is also very strong. Plus I'm a bit of a Yes fanboy and have a hard time voting against them.Tongue
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Drama is indeed excellent but easy vote for PW.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote patrickq Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 24 2019 at 19:56
 It used to be safe to ridicule Drama. Its reappraisal has literally been dramatic. 
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Rush 
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Machinemessiah Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 24 2019 at 20:44
Easy.. Permanent Waves.

I'm (relatively, for what I think I've seen on this site) big on Rush.. (and in fact, the fact that this poll is in a tie at the time of this post sort of confirms it for me) and for me 'Permanent' is absolute (my) (Rush) 'canon' (I mean: a 70's album, equally good as the others from that period etc.)

Drama for me is interesting, have many good and notable things (hence my nick & avatar), but... 'Permanent' on this one. I'm definitely a 70's, guitar oriented rock guy.


Oh my...! just checked they're both from 1980!   Good one Argo2112      almost got me there.

Well this makes me draw two conclusions: 1) how evolutionized Drama is for its release date, and 2) that I now value PW even more for maintaining that 70's power and progressive rock sound that I love so much through to the 80's.




Edited by Machinemessiah - October 24 2019 at 21:12
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote richardh Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 25 2019 at 00:35
Another tough poll. Both are probably around about my 5th favourite albums by either band . Both represented a major re-invention of the bands approach and sound. Rush stuck but Yes didn't. I voted Rush because Jacobs Ladder just beats Machine Messiah in the battle of the mini epics.
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Drama all the way. 

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Permanent Waves by a long shot.
It's the best Rush album in my book. 
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Blacksword Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 25 2019 at 03:39
Pretty tough choice, but I'll go with Rush.

PW was a breakthrough album and a change of direction. Drama was a 'controversial' album by a band in decline, but still damn good. It really was a tough choice.
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Tough one. Went with Permanent Waves by a hair.
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