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Topic: Rush 3rd Era
Posted By: Melomaniac
Subject: Rush 3rd Era
Date Posted: April 22 2013 at 13:22
Another hard one, my faves from this era are Signals and Power Windows.
If I have to vote, I'll go with Signals !

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Posted By: The Bearded Bard
Date Posted: April 22 2013 at 13:24
I'll go with Signals as well, but I enjoy them all.


Posted By: Neo-Romantic
Date Posted: April 22 2013 at 13:52
Power Windows. Kinda tough to get into at first, but it ages really well.

Posted By: Man With Hat
Date Posted: April 22 2013 at 14:05
Signals for me.

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Posted By: cozypowell
Date Posted: April 22 2013 at 14:06
Listened to all four hundreds of times. I guess GUP would get the nod because of "Afterimage".

Posted By: HolyMoly
Date Posted: April 22 2013 at 14:19
Grace Under Pressure - fantastic album.

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Posted By: Melomaniac
Date Posted: April 22 2013 at 14:24
^^GUP is indeed a great album (especially Red Sector A) but Kid Gloves I find to be such a clunker that I could't vote for this album (The Body Electric and Red Lenses are so so too, imho... the rest is great though!)

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Posted By: richardh
Date Posted: April 22 2013 at 14:24
Power Windows (great production - Peter Collins I think)

Posted By: smartpatrol
Date Posted: April 22 2013 at 14:28
Signals, GUP really close

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Posted By: someone_else
Date Posted: April 22 2013 at 16:04
Signals. It is 3rd era indeed, but it belongs to their masterpiece period together with the 2nd era albums.
Of the others, Hold Your Fire is the best imho.


Posted By: Metalmarsh89
Date Posted: April 22 2013 at 17:19
My favorites here are in chronological order. Signals was the easiest to get into, but I'd agree with Neo-Romantic. Power Windows has aged the best out of these albums.

Posted By: The.Crimson.King
Date Posted: April 22 2013 at 17:31
"Signals", by a mile.  I absolutely love the songs "Kid Gloves" and "Big Money" but they're the only songs I really like on their respective albums.  As far as "Signals", I remember loving the MTV video of "Subdivisions" especially with Alex saying "subdivisions" in that crazy low voice, I remember me and my friends used to laugh saying, "so that's what Alex's voice really sounds like LOL

Besides, "Subdivisions" has my all time fave Rush song "Chemistry"!

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Posted By: ProgMetaller2112
Date Posted: April 22 2013 at 17:45
Power Windows

“War is peace.

Freedom is slavery.

Ignorance is strength.”

― George Orwell, Nineteen Eighty-Four

"Ignorance and Prejudice and Fear walk Hand in Hand"- Neil Peart

Posted By: Eria Tarka
Date Posted: April 22 2013 at 17:48
Grace is my favorite Rush album... so that


Posted By: Horizons
Date Posted: April 22 2013 at 18:35
Originally posted by bytor2112 bytor2112 wrote:

Grace is my favorite Rush album... so that

I still think this is crazy 


Crushed like a rose in the riverflow.

Posted By: twosteves
Date Posted: April 22 2013 at 18:50
I always like 3 songs off any Rush album because I tire of their sound---(starts to sound the same)---chose Grace Under Pressure because I sorta listened to it from start to finish a lot.

Posted By: Fox On The Rocks
Date Posted: April 22 2013 at 19:56
Hold Your Fire is a great record, one of my favourites. Time Stand Still just means so much to me.


Posted By: Horizons
Date Posted: April 22 2013 at 20:02
I listen to Hold Your Fire most.

So damn consistent and catchy. Beautiful songs throughout. Real classic from the band imo

Crushed like a rose in the riverflow.

Posted By: Wanorak
Date Posted: April 22 2013 at 23:33
Power Windows.


Posted By: Blacksword
Date Posted: April 23 2013 at 01:20
Grace Under Pressure

Ultimately bored by endless ecstasy!

Posted By: digdug
Date Posted: April 23 2013 at 07:38
Grace Under Pressure is awesome and gets my vote

love Signals and Power Windows as Well

Hold Your Fire is not as good for me

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Posted By: Blacksword
Date Posted: April 23 2013 at 11:41
Grace felt like a slap in the ears for me at first, but I warned to it pretty quick. At that point I had not heard Signals, so I was kind of expecting another MP. I was still getting my head around how Rush were evolving over time.

These days GUP is certainly my favourite of this batch.

Ultimately bored by endless ecstasy!

Posted By: lazland
Date Posted: April 23 2013 at 14:27
Signals. High class change of style.


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Posted By: tamijo
Date Posted: April 24 2013 at 11:51
Signals, all very close

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Posted By: Padraic
Date Posted: April 24 2013 at 11:59
Gave Power Windows some love because it was trailing.  All four of these are awesome albums.

Posted By: Barbu
Date Posted: April 28 2013 at 14:18
Hold Your Fire

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Posted By: Mirror Image
Date Posted: June 15 2014 at 23:52
Originally posted by Neo-Romantic Neo-Romantic wrote:

Power Windows. Kinda tough to get into at first, but it ages really well.


This was one album that gave me a lot of trouble many years ago. I found it rather emotionally detached and completely uninvolving, but, now, it's one of my absolute favorites. It does get better with age and the lyrical themes discussed in Power Windows have as much relevance today as they did in 1985. This album definitely does grow on you with each successive listen. Lifeson has many great moments on this album. His solo in Emotion Detector is a miniature masterpiece within itself. Anyway, great album that does reward the listener over time. 

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Posted By: verslibre
Date Posted: June 16 2014 at 18:48
Really a Signals/Graace tie. The former has the best synths, Gedd's best bass tone, the best drum sound along with Moving Pictures. The latter has great, edgy, aggressive songs that kick you simultaneously on both sides. Signals has been my favorite for many, many years, but what the hell, I'll throw in my vote for P/G.

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Posted By: proggman
Date Posted: June 17 2014 at 16:23


When he rides, my fears subside.
For darkness turns once more to light.
Through the skies, his white horse flies.
To find a land beyond the night.

Posted By: genbanks
Date Posted: June 17 2014 at 16:47
Power Windows

Posted By: Michael678
Date Posted: June 17 2014 at 20:15
the best album that symbolized this period its grace under pressure, but under personal circumstances, it's Signals for me.


Posted By: Cristi
Date Posted: June 20 2014 at 00:33
Tough choice between Signals and Power Windows, I chose Signals in the end. 

Posted By: dedokras
Date Posted: June 23 2014 at 08:52
IMO Signals to Power Windows is their best 3 album run, voted Power Windows


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