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Poll Question: Which of the first era albums is your favorite ?
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    Posted: April 22 2013 at 09:51

Fire away, mine for this era is Caress of Steel !

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Caress
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Caress blows these others out of the water.....and wrestles with Moving Pics for the title of my favorite Rush album.  


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Twenty-One-Twelve. 
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote The Doctor Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: April 22 2013 at 10:06
Another vote for Caress.  Love that album.
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Caress of Steel, obviously.
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Originally posted by someone_else someone_else wrote:

Caress of Steel, obviously.



"Obvious" seems to be an odd word choice. Here on PA, 2112's average rating is 4.07, while Caress of Steel's is 3.51. Meanwhile, at AllMusic, 2112 is rated 4.5 stars, and Caress is rated a mere 2. The fan rating at amg is 4.5 to 3.5, again in favor of 2112. I think it's cool that many prefer Caress (I wouldn't have expected that, it wasn't obvious to me :-); I'll have to go back and re-listen to that one Big smile

For now, my favorite of the two is also 2112.



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2112 easily for me
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2112 by far.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Padraic Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: April 22 2013 at 12:31
Caress of Steel, but it's not the slam dunk it is for a lot of others in this poll.
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Caress of Steel for me.
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They got progressively better. So 2112.
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Caress of Steel, but it's a pretty close race for me.
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I picked 2112 for the song itself, but to be honest I'm not crazy about any of these. Their second era was far superior IMO.
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Originally posted by Neo-Romantic Neo-Romantic wrote:

I picked 2112 for the song itself, but to be honest I'm not crazy about any of these. Their second era was far superior IMO.
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2112
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So close, but 2112 edges out Caress because its shorter songs are better than Caress' shorter songs. I would list these albums in reverse-chronological order for my favorites.
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2112 for me...The title suite was the most engaging concept they ever came up with before or since.
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2112 with Caress of Steel not far behind!


Edited by ProgMetaller2112 - April 22 2013 at 17:41
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