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    Posted: April 02 2012 at 21:27
No particular order, except for #1.

Kid Gloves
Heresy
Losing It
Cut to the Chase
Peaceable Kingdom
Emotion Detector 
Marathon
Territories
Afterimage
Sweet Miracle


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I'm guessing you've worn-out the classics? LOL

Grace Under Pressure is one of the few Rush album i'm not a fan of. 
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crud, picking albums is so much easier, ah well --

Natural Science
Cygnus X1 Book II
Entre Nous
Circumstances
Tom Sawyer
Subdivisions
The Trees
Limelight
La Villa Strangiato
Losing It


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nice list but you left limelight out Smile

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Oh yeah, I've always loved Lamneth. I prefer it to 2112 and Hemispheres..
 
Ok pal, our "lovefest" is oficially over.  Take back what you said about  "better than Hemispheres" or I shall challenge you to a dual(with those old musket pistols that may or may not actually fire.Wink)
 
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Originally posted by Snow Dog

  • By Tor And The Snow Dog
  • A Farewell To Kings
  • Xanadu
  • Cygnus X-1
  • Jacob's Ladder
  • Tom Sawyer
  • Countdown
  • The Trees
  • 2112
  • In The End
 
OK, now we have removed any doubt whatsoever, where your nickname comes from. Smile
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Tom Sawyer is my all-time favorite song (between that and Zep's Stairway), and Vital Signs is my favorite Rush song.  After that it is a free-for-all as I pretty much love everything else.
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Originally posted by Horizons

I'm guessing you've worn-out the classics? LOL

Grace Under Pressure is one of the few Rush album i'm not a fan of. 

The classics are great and all, but if we are talking my personal favorites well that is 80's+ Rush. I think they were more confident musicians in the 80's, and as such they incorporated a lot of different musical styles, which I feel the "classic" stuff was lacking. Also they fully developed that unique and iconic Rush sound, where as in the 70's they were still following their Zeppelin/The Who/Cream influences with a sci-fi quasi-political twist.

Oh and GUP is amazing, without it you are incomplete... INCOMPLEEET!
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Originally posted by dennismoore

Originally posted by Blacksword

Oh yeah, I've always loved Lamneth. I prefer it to 2112 and Hemispheres..
 
Ok pal, our "lovefest" is oficially over.  Take back what you said about  "better than Hemispheres" or I shall challenge you to a dual(with those old musket pistols that may or may not actually fire.Wink)
 
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Hemispheres never really did all that much for me.  Especially the first side.
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Originally posted by zachfive

Originally posted by Horizons

I'm guessing you've worn-out the classics? LOL

Grace Under Pressure is one of the few Rush album i'm not a fan of. 

The classics are great and all, but if we are talking my personal favorites well that is 80's+ Rush. I think they were more confident musicians in the 80's, and as such they incorporated a lot of different musical styles, which I feel the "classic" stuff was lacking. Also they fully developed that unique and iconic Rush sound, where as in the 70's they were still following their Zeppelin/The Who/Cream influences with a sci-fi quasi-political twist.

Oh and GUP is amazing, without it you are incomplete... INCOMPLEEET!

Agree totally with this. I am a big fan of everything Rush has produced.  I don't think they have released a bad album.  However, I prefer the 80s+ work.  I think their song writing is more sharply focused in terms of lyrics and melody and they have a wider musical palette.  Although possibly at odds with prog ideals, concision is not a bad thing - so the move away from the longer epics, in my opinion made Rush a better band.  This is not to criticise their earlier albums, but for me an album such as Grace Under Pressure is more enjoyable than say....Hemispheres.
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Originally posted by ghost_of_morphy

Originally posted by dennismoore

Originally posted by Blacksword

Oh yeah, I've always loved Lamneth. I prefer it to 2112 and Hemispheres..



 

Ok pal, our "lovefest" is oficially over.  Take back what you said about  "better than Hemispheres" or I shall challenge you to a dual(with those old musket pistols that may or may not actually fire.Wink)

 

LOL


Hemispheres never really did all that much for me.  Especially the first side.


Yeah, I was referring more to the track than the album. Hemispheres as an album is better than Caress (imo) purely because of the second side. I simply prefer Lamneth as a 'concept' track/suite etc...

So, put your musket away, Sir Dennis. You should know I only dual with swords. I'm a bit old fashioned, like that...

Edited by Blacksword - April 04 2012 at 09:30
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Why has nobody picked I Think I'm Going Bald?
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^I like it. But not top ten for sure.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote dennismoore Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: April 04 2012 at 12:32
Originally posted by Blacksword

Yeah, I was referring more to the track than the album. Hemispheres as an album is better than Caress (imo) purely because of the second side. I simply prefer Lamneth as a 'concept' track/suite etc...

So, put your musket away, Sir Dennis. You should know I only dual with swords. I'm a bit old fashioned, like that...
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Ok, I should have got the "sword" part from your name, my bad.
 
Yes, most fans never mention "Lamneth" which is lamentable as it was RUSH's first concept piece.  I think for a first
try they connected a bunch of separate musical ideas very well.   2112 or my favorite Hemispheres side 1 would
not exist without that first effort.


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Originally posted by Catcher10

Why has nobody picked I Think I'm Going Bald?
Ermm
 
Dude, cause that songs goes in the other thread about songs ruining albums.Wink
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Originally posted by Catcher10

Why has nobody picked I Think I'm Going Bald?
Ermm

I actually had that song going through my head all day yesterday.  I like it.  It's not a favorite, but it's a nice riff, and I get a kick out of Geddy screaming "Ah Think Ahm Goin' Bald!!"
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I already posted my ten, but here are some runners up:

Afterimage
In the End
Prime Mover
What You're Doing
In the Valley/Tie-Tacks and Armpits/No One at the Bridge/ etc
Limelight
Witch Hunt
The Big Money
Stick it Out
The Trees


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Originally posted by zachfive

I think they were more confident musicians in the 80's, and as such they incorporated a lot of different musical styles
This is most definitely true... and it leaked into the 90's.
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Originally posted by Green Shield Stamp

This is not to criticise their earlier albums, but for me an album such as Grace Under Pressure is more enjoyable than say....Hemispheres.
Ditto.
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Originally posted by ghost_of_morphy

Originally posted by Green Shield Stamp

This is not to criticise their earlier albums, but for me an album such as Grace Under Pressure is more enjoyable than say....Hemispheres.


Ditto.


Grace under Pressure, IIRC seemed to polarise opinion, the last time it was discussed around here. I actually think it's among their best 80's albums. Just behind Moving Pictures, and arguably on a par with Permenant Waves.

More enjoyable than Hemispheres, though? For me, I would probably say not, although by the time the band recorded GUP, Geddy was certainly a far better singer, imo.
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