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Poll Question: Which of these is the best?
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    Posted: February 21 2014 at 22:19
Originally posted by JediJoker7169


I'm probably alone on this one, but for me, Rush's best album is Counterparts.  My reasoning:1. It's a musically strong album from start to (almost) finish, marred only slightly by "Everyday Glory."2. The playing is outstanding, as usual, but Neil is deserving of special mention for his work on "Alien Shore," a song that Rush have never played live due in part, I believe, to the difficulty of the drumming:3. I find that Neil's lyrics are at their best when dealing with the human condition, so devoting an entire album to songs about relationships was perhaps the smartest lyrical move, in my opinion.4. It sounds great--unlike the previous two albums produced by Rupert Hine, but much like the two before that, which were also produced by Peter Collins--and is (again, in my opinion) the best-engineered (recorded/mixed/mastered) album in Rush's entire catalogue.5. The minimalist album art is timeless:CounterpartsI don't expect you to agree with me, but I hope you can understand from where I'm coming.
It's no my fav ,but I think it is a great album an often overlooked so kudos for propping it up.I would probably go waves of Hemispheres for número uno

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not sure if I voted for Farewell to Kings then, but I'd definitely vote for it now
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Permanent Waves, for me. Simply perfect.

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Another one for 'Hemispheres'.
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sucks that Waves is getting so little love here
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Originally posted by LSDisease

Hemispheres. The golden Rush era for me 1975-1987. Everything released back then is just brilliant. Even often bashed Hold You Fire.

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2112
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Queen By-Tor Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 09 2014 at 19:40
It changes on a weekly basis for me but the one that struck me hardest on first listen and continues to impress my ears every time I spin it is Permanent Waves. It has the perfect combination of Rush's cerebral attitude and dark themes without going too deeply into either and making it a completely enjoyable experience. From the moody soundscapes of Jacob's Ladder to the delicate Different Strings, the soaring Freewill and the anthematic Spirit of Radio, the optimistic Entre Nous and the bombastic Natural Science - I love this album. Heart
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Moving Pictures
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Out in front by a country mile is HEMISPHERES - not a weak track on it and Rush clearly at the peak of their collective powers! Bass work, drumming and guitar in harmony! Also where rush truly became acceptable to the symphonic proggers....Every album after Moving pictures a tragedy of wasted talent.....
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Permamant Waves is about as close as you can get to a perfect albium.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Rick Robson Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 09 2014 at 06:24
Moving Pictures is perhaps my favourite one, even though I enjoy as much quite a few other tracks from various Rush's albums (all of them before Moving Pictures).


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Hemispheres. The golden Rush era for me 1975-1987. Everything released back then is just brilliant. Even often bashed Hold You Fire.


Edited by LSDisease - January 09 2014 at 05:44
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And The Men Who Hold High Places must be the ones to start
“War is peace.
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Permanent Waves for me, followed closely by 2112, A Farewell to Kings & yes, Fly By Night.
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Originally posted by smartpatrol

Waves

The perfect album.
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Always felt Hemispheres was a bit overrated. OK it does have La Villa Strangiatio but for me A Farewell To KIngs holds up better from that era imo and I would look upon those 2 and 2112 as a trilogy of like minded releases. However i love what they did from Permanent Waves up to Power Windows a lot more.My vote goes to Moving Pictures.
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