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Poll Question: Which of these is the best?
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These days my faves are Caress and the debut.  


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Moving Pictures is the best, Signals my favorite.
And i voted for my fav just like everybody else
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Roj Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 11 2013 at 03:17
Moving Pictures with 2 votes Shocked.  Shurely shome mistake.

I'm going out in leftfield and casting a vote for Snakes and Arrows, cracking album Approve.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Hercules Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 11 2013 at 04:18
Moving Pictures.

Hemispheres and Permanent Waves are also excellent.


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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:

Counterparts

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1. Hemispheres
2. 2112
3. Clockwork Angels
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Moving Pictures
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Hemispheres for me

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Jbird Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 11 2013 at 07:34
Originally posted by JediJoker7169 JediJoker7169 wrote:

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:

Counterparts

I don't expect you to agree with me, but I hope you can understand from where I'm coming.

It's a very close 2nd or 3rd best for me. I waffle back and forth between Moving Pictures, p/g, and Counterparts as to my favorite Rush album.

Today I picked p/g, I tend to listen to that album the most. But ask me again tomorrow and I might pick Moving Pictures or Counterparts.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Blacksword Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 11 2013 at 08:15
Moving Pictures

Permenant Waves
Hemispheres
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Well, this voting has certainly not gone the way I was expecting.

Hemispheres for me.
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No votes for Power Windows? I'll give it one. It's been one of my favorites lately.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Metalmarsh89 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 11 2013 at 10:09
Originally posted by JediJoker7169 JediJoker7169 wrote:

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:

Counterparts

I don't expect you to agree with me, but I hope you can understand from where I'm coming.


I'd agree with you mostly. Counterparts is easily in my top 5.
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A Farewell To Kings.



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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Epignosis Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 11 2013 at 12:05
Counterparts is one of my favorite Rush albums (a soundtrack of my youth).

"Everyday Glory" is not a flaw- it's a brilliant ending to the album.
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1. Hemispheres
2. A Farewell to Kings
3. 2112
4. Permanent Waves
5. Grace Under Pressure
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Padraic Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 11 2013 at 12:22
Originally posted by JediJoker7169 JediJoker7169 wrote:

 
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:


A great track, though I don't think the drumming is any more complicated than a lot of other Rush tracks that they routinely play live.
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If anything, I think "Double Agent" is the failure on Counterparts.
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