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5 stars edited: 6/13/07... AAAH! Friday the 13th!... oh well ive been fine all day...

After carefully considering this albums influence on metal, and rock in general. (Dream Theater, The Mars Volta, Porcupine Tree, Tool, Opeth... yah you all know what im talking about). I've decided this is an essential album, not just the essential RUSH album.

I consider this RUSH's last best album, after this one it just wasn't the same. However if your going to go out of one phase and on to another THIS is how you end it. Ill just go ahead and give a quick description and rating of each song.

Tom Sawyer- Never one of my favorites, but considering how many people know RUSH just because of this song i suppose i must give it credit. Any fan of Hard Rock will love this one, its slow and strong. The lyrics can be confusing yet they have a charm that you wont soon forget

Red Barchetta- A great song, no matter the occasion. Fast and calm, clean and focused. The lyrics work perfectly and have a fun meaning. Very good song.

YYZ- You'll never get tired of it. Well maybe...but only after you've memorized it, hummed it a hundred times, and looked up the meaning of its name. Geddy really shines here, not held back by his keyboard or voice, he goes full out on his bass. Alex sounds great as always. Neil is tight as ever, hitting each beat with absolute precision. Fantastic.

Limelight- One of my favorite RUSH songs of all time. The lyrics are great, and really give insight to the life Neil must bear. One of Alex Lifeson's most memorable songs, he plays with real beauty.

The Camera Eye- A great song. The one ''epic'' in this album, just long enough not to take away from the shorter and sweeter style they were going for in this album.

Witch Hunt- A very haunting and dark song. Actually quite an above average Rush song as well.

Vital Signs- I actually kind of like this song. A middle groud RUSH song, not the best but not worst. You can find enjoyment out of it once in a while, i do.

SoundsofSeasons | 5/5 |


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