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    Posted: June 25 2012 at 17:33
Looking at the thread elsewhere in progarchives it is clear that rush fans have a diverse view of the best and worst albums.

I've tried to be consistent in my assessment while recognising that this is entirely subjective and 'just for fun/interest'.

How would you rank them?

My rationale was to give extra credit for albums containing 'classics' that materially added to the Rush canon as well as some degree of separation based on the good album tracks, fillers and songs you wish they'd never laid down....
anyway this was my choice.

1 Moving Pictures
2 2112
3 A Farewell to kings
4 Permanent Waves
5 fly By Night
6 Rush
7 Hemispheres
8 Power Windows
9 Hold Your Fire
10 Clockwork angels
11 Caress of steel
12 Vapor Trails
13 Snakes & arrows
14 Signals
15 Counterparts
16 Presto
17 roll the Bones
18 Grace
19 Feedback
20 test for echo


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A Farewell to Kings
Hemispheres
2112
Moving Pictures
Clockwork Angels 
Permanent Waves
Caress of Steel
Signals
Vapor Trails
Power Windows
Fly By Night
Presto
Snakes & Arrows
Counterparts
Grace Under Pressure
Feedback
Rush
Hold Your Fire
Test For Echo
Roll the Bones
 
** And of course this will change tomorrow
 

   

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Permanent Waves
A Farewell To Kings
2112
Hemispheres
Signals
Snakes and Arrows
Hold You Fire
Vapor Trails
Counterparts
Moving Pictures
Power Windows
Clockwork Angels
Fly By Night
Caress of Steel
Presto
Rush
Grace Under Pressure
Roll The Bones
Test For Echo
Feedback



Edited by Horizons - June 25 2012 at 18:21
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interesting choices....in some ways quite similar, in others quite different.

surprised that the debut LP is so low down in some ways (though agree it is 100% rock not prog)
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I only have about half of their albums (should really get around to getting the rest some time), but for those I do have, it goes like this:

1. Hemispheres
2. A Farewell to Kings
3. Permanent Waves
4. 2112
5. Caress of Steel
6. Clockwork Angels
7. Moving Pictures
8. Fly by Night
9. Signals
10. Rush
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Vapor Trails
Hemispheres
Grace Under Pressure
Permanent Waves
Moving Pictures
Presto
A Farewell To Kings
Hold Your Fire
Counterparts
2112
Signals
Power Windows
Snakes and Arrows
Test for Echo
Clockwork Angels
Caress of Steel
Roll the Bones
Fly By Night
Rush
Feedback
 
This will probably change as I become more familiar with the 90's material and let Clockwork Angels grow on me.
 
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Fox On The Rocks Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 25 2012 at 23:46
Thumbs Up I have yet to listen to Feedback, but it's only an album full of covers anyways. Still would be interesting to listen to of course.

1. Permanent Waves Star
2. Hemispheres
3. Moving Pictures
4. A Farewell To Kings
5. Signals
6. Caress Of Steel
7. Hold Your Fire
8. Fly By Night
9. Counterparts
10. Vapour Trails
11. 2112
12. Clockwork Angels
13. Grace Under Pressure
14. Presto
15. Snakes And Arrows
16. Power Windows
17. A Test For Echo
18. Rush
19. Roll The Bones Ouch




Edited by Fox On The Rocks - June 26 2012 at 13:36
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Ooo, this sounds fun!
 
1. Grace Under Pressure
2. Hemispheres
3. Caress of Steel
4. Permanent Waves
5. A Farewell to Kings
6. Signals
7. Moving Picures
8. 2112
9. Hold Your Fire
10. Fly by Night
11. Clockwork Angels
12. Snakes and Arrows
13. Power Windows
14. Counterparts
15. Roll the Bones
16. Vapour Trails
17. Presto
18. Feedback
19. Test for Echo
20. Rush
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1 - Hemispheres
2 - Grace Under Pressure
3 - Signals
4 - A Farewell to Kings
5 - Moving Pictures
6 - Permanent Waves
7 - Fly by Night
8 - Vapor Trails
9 - 2112
10 - Clockwork Angels
11 - Caress of Steel
12 - Snakes and Arrows
13 - Presto
14 - Power Windows
15 - Rush
16 - Test for Echo
17 - Hold Your Fire
18 - Counterparts
19 - Roll the Bones
20 - Feedback
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Nice information sharing. Thanks for shairng this here with us.
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1. Hemispheres
2. A Farewell to Kings
3. Permanent Waves
4. Moving Pictures
5. 2112
6. Caress of Steel
7. Fly By Night
8. Signals
9. Grace Under Pressure
10. Rush
11. Clockwork Angels
12. Presto
13. Counterparts
14. Hold Your Fire
15. Power Windows
16. Rolling the Bones
17. Snakes and Arrows
18. Test For Echoes
19. Vapor Trails
20. Feedback

Definitely an early Rush fan, but i'm pleased with CA.
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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.
 
 
 
 
 


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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Ancient Tree Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 26 2012 at 03:33
2112
moving picture
rush
fly by night 
a fare well to kings
signals 
roll the bones
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It's now...

5 stars:
1 - Hemispheres
2 - A Farewell to Kings
3 - Permanent Waves
4 - Fly by Night
5 - Moving Pictures
6 - 2112
7 - Signals
8 - Grace Under Pressure

4.5 stars:
9 - Vapor Trails
10 - Caress of Steel
11 - Snakes and Arrows
12 - Clockwork Angels
13 - Rush

4 stars:
14 - Presto

3.5 stars:
15 - Power Windows

3 stars:
16 - Test for Echo
17 - Hold Your Fire
18 - Counterparts
19 - Roll the Bones

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1)A Farewell to KingsStar         
2) HemispheresStar
3)Moving PicturesStar
4)Permanent WavesStar
5)2112Star
6)Caress of SteelStar
7)Power WindowsStar
8)Fly by NightSmile
9)Hold Your FireSmile
10)Grace Under Pressure Smile                                     
11)SignalsSmile
12)RushSmile
13)Clockwork AngelsSmile
14)CounterpartsSmile
15)Snakes and ArrowsSmile
16)PrestoSleepy(except for The Pass, Available Light)
17)Roll the BonesSleepy(except for Ghost of a Chance)
18)Vapor TrailsOuch
19)Test for EchoOuch

Star are my undisputed masterpieces
Smile are consistent in my opinion
Sleepy are meh!
Ouch are the not-so great ones


Of course this is subjective and my personal opinions



Edited by ProgMetaller2112 - April 17 2013 at 23:09
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1. Hemispheres

2. Permanent Waves

3. Farewell to Kings

4. Power Windows

5. Vapor Trails

6. Moving Pictures

7. Clockwork Angels

8. Grace Under Pressure

9. Signals 

10. 2112

11. Counterparts

12. Snakes and Arrows

13. Fly By Night

14. Hold Your Fire

15. Caress of Steel

16. Roll the Bones

17. Presto

18. Test for Echo

19. Rush

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Moving Pictures
Hemispheres
Permanent Waves
AFTK
Signals
Caress of Steel
Grace under Pressure
2112
Counter parts
Hold your fire
Fly by Night
Power Windows
Presto
Roll the bones
Snakes and Arrows
Test for echo
Vapour Trails
Rush
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Hemispheres
A Farewell to Kings
Permanent Waves
Moving Pictures
2112
Caress of Steel
Fly By Night
Signals
Grace Under Pressure
Rush
Counterparts
Snakes & Arrows
Clockwork Angels
Presto
Roll the Bones
Power Windows
Hold Your Fire
Vapor Trails
Test For Echo

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Something like this. I didn't purposely pick separate eras for my top 4, those just happen to be my favorites. I also don't know their Feedback EP enough to rank it.

1) Hemispheres
2) Signals
3) Clockwork Angels
4) Counterparts
5) Moving Pictures
6) A Farewell to Kings
7) Power Windows
8) 2112
9) Permanent Waves
10) Caress of Steel
11) Snakes and Arrows
12) Grace under Pressure
13) Vapor Trails
14) Roll the Bones
15) Presto
16) Hold your Fire
17) Fly by Night
18) Test for Echo
19) Rush
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Here's my take on this :
 
1 - Moving Pictures
2 - A Farwell to Kings
3 - Caress Of Steel
4 - Hemispheres
5 - Permanent Waves
6 - Vapor Trails
7 - 2112
8 - Counterparts
9 - Clockwork Angels
10 - Signals
11 - Power Windows
12 - Snakes and Arrows
13 - Grace Under Pressure
14 - Hold Your Fire
15 - Presto
16 - Fly By Night
17 - Roll The Bones
18 - Rush
19 - Feedback
20 - Test for Echo
 
Yep, it seems both Rush and Test for Echo have no love !
 
 
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