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    Posted: September 30 2013 at 15:33
I like'em all.  Always have always will.Headbanger
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 24 2013 at 11:19

It changes all the time but here goes ;)  I've yet to get 'Clockwork Angels' so it's not in here yet.

1. Permenant WavesStar
2. A Farewell To KingsStar
3. 2112Star
4. Moving PicturesStar
5. Fly By NightStar
6. Caress Of SteelStar
7. HemispheresStar
8. Vapor TrailsStar
9. CounterpartsStar
10. SignalsApprove
11. Grace Under PressureApprove
12. RushApprove
13. PrestoApprove
14. Snakes & ArrowsSmile
15. Power WindowsSmile
16. Test For EchoSmile
17. Hold Your FireSmile
18. Roll The BonesSmile
19. FeedbackSmile
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 23 2013 at 11:02
Originally posted by progbethyname progbethyname wrote:

^^ Tai Shan is a great song. I like it on the Hold Your Fire album. It's got heart man!

Also. Interesting to see so many disliking Presto. I do not think its a terrible album.


In my head, every Rush album is actually in my top 5. It just doesn't work out on paper. Tongue
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 23 2013 at 11:00
Originally posted by Ambient Hurricanes Ambient Hurricanes wrote:

Tai Shan, imo, is a good song but doesn't really fit on the album.  It almost sounds too much the same and too different at the same time, if that makes any sense.  I always felt like the album lost momentum at the end because of the song and it would have been better if they went right into High Water, and then released Tai Shan as a standalone single or something; it would have made sense, especially if they used it to raise funds for some cause in China or something.


Haha! I guess the reason I dislike Tai Shan and High Water so much does have a lot to do with their placement on the album. Turn the Page would have been an excellent closer to a pretty strong album (It's also one of my favorite Rush songs). Having two pieces follow it, specifically two that are comparatively low energy cheapens the ending for me, similar to having an epilogue to a completed story. "And they lived happily ever after... EPILOGUE: They spent their days going to work and eating so they could stay alive."
But ya'll seem to like those songs, so I'll shut up now LOL
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 23 2013 at 06:22
^^ Tai Shan is a great song. I like it on the Hold Your Fire album. It's got heart man!

Also. Interesting to see so many disliking Presto. I do not think its a terrible album.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 22 2013 at 20:07
Tai Shan, imo, is a good song but doesn't really fit on the album.  It almost sounds too much the same and too different at the same time, if that makes any sense.  I always felt like the album lost momentum at the end because of the song and it would have been better if they went right into High Water, and then released Tai Shan as a standalone single or something; it would have made sense, especially if they used it to raise funds for some cause in China or something.

In blood, he's writing the lyrics of a brand new tune.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 22 2013 at 19:57
Originally posted by CKnoxW CKnoxW wrote:

Originally posted by Metalmarsh89 Metalmarsh89 wrote:

Originally posted by CKnoxW CKnoxW wrote:

I'm going to leave out Presto, Caress of Steel and Rush because I haven't listened to them enough, Feedback because it isn't new material, and I'm going to treat Hold Your Fire as if Tai Shan and High Water were never included.

1. Permanent Waves
2. Hemispheres (These two have always held my top spots. They tend to switch)
3. A Farewell to Kings
4. Clockwork Angels
5. Grace Under Pressure
6. Signals
7. Snakes and Arrows
8. Fly By Night
9. Power Windows
10. Hold Your Fire
11. Moving Pictures (Yes, it is amazing, but it's tired)
12. 2112
13. Test For Echo
14. Vapor Trails
15. Roll the Bones
16. Counterparts - Ah! Why is this? Because apart from Animate, Leave That Thing Alone, and Between the Sun and Moon, I see everything else as filler. Just my opinion though, lots of people love Counterparts. Roll the Bones is really close though.


And here I thought High Water was one of the best songs on Hold Your Fire.

Haha different strokes I guess. I think we can both agree on Tai Shan though. Or not.

Whatever!


Not a bad song, but yes, it would definitely wind up near the bottom of my favorites on that album.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 22 2013 at 19:37
Originally posted by Metalmarsh89 Metalmarsh89 wrote:

Originally posted by CKnoxW CKnoxW wrote:

I'm going to leave out Presto, Caress of Steel and Rush because I haven't listened to them enough, Feedback because it isn't new material, and I'm going to treat Hold Your Fire as if Tai Shan and High Water were never included.

1. Permanent Waves
2. Hemispheres (These two have always held my top spots. They tend to switch)
3. A Farewell to Kings
4. Clockwork Angels
5. Grace Under Pressure
6. Signals
7. Snakes and Arrows
8. Fly By Night
9. Power Windows
10. Hold Your Fire
11. Moving Pictures (Yes, it is amazing, but it's tired)
12. 2112
13. Test For Echo
14. Vapor Trails
15. Roll the Bones
16. Counterparts - Ah! Why is this? Because apart from Animate, Leave That Thing Alone, and Between the Sun and Moon, I see everything else as filler. Just my opinion though, lots of people love Counterparts. Roll the Bones is really close though.


And here I thought High Water was one of the best songs on Hold Your Fire.

Haha different strokes I guess. I think we can both agree on Tai Shan though. Or not.

Whatever!
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 22 2013 at 10:09
Originally posted by CKnoxW CKnoxW wrote:

I'm going to leave out Presto, Caress of Steel and Rush because I haven't listened to them enough, Feedback because it isn't new material, and I'm going to treat Hold Your Fire as if Tai Shan and High Water were never included.

1. Permanent Waves
2. Hemispheres (These two have always held my top spots. They tend to switch)
3. A Farewell to Kings
4. Clockwork Angels
5. Grace Under Pressure
6. Signals
7. Snakes and Arrows
8. Fly By Night
9. Power Windows
10. Hold Your Fire
11. Moving Pictures (Yes, it is amazing, but it's tired)
12. 2112
13. Test For Echo
14. Vapor Trails
15. Roll the Bones
16. Counterparts - Ah! Why is this? Because apart from Animate, Leave That Thing Alone, and Between the Sun and Moon, I see everything else as filler. Just my opinion though, lots of people love Counterparts. Roll the Bones is really close though.


And here I thought High Water was one of the best songs on Hold Your Fire.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 21 2013 at 15:44
I'm going to leave out Presto, Caress of Steel and Rush because I haven't listened to them enough, Feedback because it isn't new material, and I'm going to treat Hold Your Fire as if Tai Shan and High Water were never included.

1. Permanent Waves
2. Hemispheres (These two have always held my top spots. They tend to switch)
3. A Farewell to Kings
4. Clockwork Angels
5. Grace Under Pressure
6. Signals
7. Snakes and Arrows
8. Fly By Night
9. Power Windows
10. Hold Your Fire
11. Moving Pictures (Yes, it is amazing, but it's tired)
12. 2112
13. Test For Echo
14. Vapor Trails
15. Roll the Bones
16. Counterparts - Ah! Why is this? Because apart from Animate, Leave That Thing Alone, and Between the Sun and Moon, I see everything else as filler. Just my opinion though, lots of people love Counterparts. Roll the Bones is really close though.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 21 2013 at 14:38
My list tends to change over time. Smile

1) Hemispheres
2) Power Windows
3) Signals
4) Counterparts
5) Permanent Waves
6) A Farewell to Kings
7) Grace under Pressure
8) Moving Pictures
9) Clockwork Angels
10) Snakes & Arrows
11) 2112
12) Vapor Trails
13) Roll the Bones
14) Presto
15) Caress of Steel
16) Hold Your Fire
17) Fly by Night
18) Rush
19) Test for Echo
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 20 2013 at 14:51
Originally posted by AtomicCrimsonRush AtomicCrimsonRush wrote:


Oh why not?
it will change but top 10 are set in stone<div style=": rgb248, 248, 252;"> 
<div style=": rgb248, 248, 252;">1. <span style="line-height: 1.2;">Moving Pictures</span><div style=": rgb248, 248, 252;">
2. A Farewell to Kings
<span style="line-height: 1.2;">3. </span><span style="line-height: 1.2;">2112</span>
<div style=": rgb248, 248, 252;">4. <span style="line-height: 1.2;">Clockwork Angels</span><span style="line-height: 1.2;"> </span><div style=": rgb248, 248, 252;">5. Caress of Steel<div style=": rgb248, 248, 252;">6. Permanent Waves<div style=": rgb248, 248, 252;"><span style="line-height: 1.2;">7. </span><span style="line-height: 1.2;">Hemispheres</span><div style=": rgb248, 248, 252;">8. Signals<div style=": rgb248, 248, 252;">9. Rush<div style=": rgb248, 248, 252;"><span style="line-height: 1.2;">10. Grace Under Pressure</span>


Nice to see Clockwork Angels so high on your top 10. :)
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 20 2013 at 12:51
1. A Farewell To Kings
2. Signals
3. Moving Pictures
4. Power Windows
5. Permanent Waves
6. Hemispheres
7. Grace Under Pressure
8. Presto
9. Hold Your Fire
10. Snakes And Arrows
11. Test For Echo
12. Caress Of Steele
13. Clockwork Angels
14. Roll The Bones
15. Fly By Night
16. Vapor Trails
17. 2112
18. Counterparts
19. Rush
20. Feedback
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 17 2013 at 21:53
I'm ashamed to say I only own 14 Rush albums, but here is my ranking anyway.

1. Hemispheres
2. A Farewell to Kings
3. 2112
4. Caress of Steel
5. Signals
6. Moving Pictures
7. Power Windows
8. Permanent Waves
9. Grace Under Pressure
10. Presto
11. Fly By Night
12. Rush
13. Hold Your Fire
14. Roll The Bones
 
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 17 2013 at 21:39
Clockwork angels is rush's best album since counterparts.

I will buy their next album. There is still gas in the tank with in Rush machine. :)
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 16 2013 at 18:36
Oh why not?

it will change but top 10 are set in stone
 
1. Moving Pictures
2. A Farewell to Kings
3. 2112
4. Clockwork Angels 
5. Caress of Steel
6. Permanent Waves
7. Hemispheres
8. Signals
9. Rush
10. Grace Under Pressure
11. Counterparts
12. Fly by Night
13. Power Windows
14. Hold Your Fire
15. Snakes and Arrows 
16. Roll the Bones
17. Vapour Trails
18.. Feedback
19. Test for Echo
20.  Presto



Edited by AtomicCrimsonRush - June 16 2013 at 18:36
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1. Signals
2. Grace Under Pressure
3. Moving Pictures
4. 2112
5. Hemispheres
6. Permanent Waves
7. Roll The Bones
8. Power Windows
9. Rush
10. Fly By Night
11. Clockwork Angels
12. A Farewell to Kings
13. Hold Your Fire
14. Caress of Steel
15. Counterparts
16. Test for Echo
17. Vapor Trails
18. Presto
19. Snakes and Arrows
20. Feedback
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 17 2013 at 01:53
Take 2 

1. Grace Under Pressure
2. Caress of Steel
3. Hemispheres
4. A Farewell to Kings
5. Moving Pictures
6. Signals
7. Permanent Waves
8. Power Windows
9. 2112
10. Hold Your Fire
11. Fly By Night
12. Clockwork Angels
13. Snakes and Arrows
14. Presto
15. Rush
16. Counterparts
17. Vapor Trails
18. Roll the Bones
19. Feedback
20. Test for Echo (one of the worst albums that I have voluntarily listened to)
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 17 2013 at 01:48
Originally posted by richardh richardh wrote:

1.Moving Pictures
2.Permanent Waves
3.Signals
4.Farewell To Kings
5.2112
6.Vapor Trails
7.Power Windows
8.Counterparts
9. Hemispheres
10.Test For Echo
11.Grace Under Pressure
12.Roll The Bones
13.Hold Your Fire
14.Caress Of Stell
15.Fly By Night
16.Presto
17.Feedback
18.Clockwork Angels
19.Snakes and Arrows
 
(don't own the debut)
 
nothing Rush has done is bad as such although their last couple of albums do very little for me. Vapor Trails was a great comeback album after a dormant period but they seem to be just running on fumes now.
 
 
 
 
 

I have to take my comments back as Clockwork Angels has grown on me. That would now be No11. I would also move Power Windows down to 12th
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 16 2013 at 19:26
It's changed yet again

1)A Farewell to Kings (tied)
1)Hemispheres (tied)
1)Permanent Waves (tied)
4)Moving Pictures
5)Vapor Trails
6)Snakes and Arrows
7)Fly by Night
8)Grace Under Pressure
9)Signals
10)2112
11)Caress of Steel
12)Rush
13)Feedback
14)Clockwork Angels
15)Power Windows
16)Hold Your Fire
17)Presto
18)Test for Echo
19)Counterparts
20)Roll the Bones


Edited by smartpatrol - May 17 2013 at 22:32
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