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Poll Question: Which of these is your favorite ?
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    Posted: April 22 2013 at 13:20
This may be the hardest to choose from... I'll meditate a bit and come back with my vote !
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Hemispheres, my favourite Rush album.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Earthmover Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: April 22 2013 at 13:38
Originally posted by The Bearded Bard

Hemispheres, my favourite Rush album.
This.

Permanent Waves would be my second choice, and A Farewell to Kings third.

I'm not a fan of Moving Pictures except for Tom Sawyer and YYZ; it's bland and uninteresting imo.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote HolyMoly Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: April 22 2013 at 13:39
Moving Pictures, with PW in second.  Not incredibly fond of the other two, though when it comes to Rush I pretty much like all of it to some degree.
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Hemispheres easily. Permanent Waves not too far behind.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Man With Hat Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: April 22 2013 at 14:04
Hemispheres
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Hemispheres, A Farewell to Kings and Permanent Waves are really close
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Post Options Post Options   Quote someone_else Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: April 22 2013 at 16:06
A Farewell to Kings contains their best track ever (Xanadu), the others I consider masterpiece albums with Hemispheres having the lead, closely followed by Moving Pictures.
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Hemispheres, Moving Pictures, Permanent Waves, then Farewell to Kings.
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Went with "A Farewell to Kings".  It was my 1st Rush album and I remember being completely blown away by the finish to Cygnus X-1 and the disturbing/disquieting chord arpeggios on the fade out.  Brilliant way to end an album and still gives me the chills.
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A Farewell to Kings with Hemispheres not far behind!!
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Eria Tarka Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: April 22 2013 at 17:49
Hemispheres
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I own only the first two so I won't vote, but out of them I prefer Hemispheres
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Dayvenkirq Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: April 22 2013 at 19:30
Living in the pools, they soon forget about the sea.

Waves.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Horizons Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: April 22 2013 at 19:52
Originally posted by Dayvenkirq

Living in the pools, they soon forget about the sea.

Waves.

I'm with you. Their best album. 


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Post Options Post Options   Quote Fox On The Rocks Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: April 22 2013 at 19:54
Permanent Waves is probably my favourite Rush album, so that. That whole early 80's era was just prime. Some of greatest tunes laided on track.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Progosopher Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: April 22 2013 at 20:21
Their best period!  I vote for my first Rush album, Hemispheres, which is still one of my favorites.
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Moving Pictures
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Hemispheres is one of those albums that gets far too much praise for my liking. La Villa Strangiato and The Trees are superb but the rest I don't care for.

The excellent Permanent Waves seems like a rehearsal for the all time classic and unique Moving Pictures. One of the last truly great moments in prog history. I really like Farewell To Kings as well which is Rush's second best album imo.


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Post Options Post Options   Quote digdug Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: April 23 2013 at 07:32
These are all 5 star albums but

Hemispheres
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