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4.39 | 2935 ratings

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4 stars At the meeting points of the cheesy 80's synth-rock RUSH and the heavy progressive 70's RUSH lies this masterful album.

What more can be said about RUSH's most well known album?, in my personal opinion it is a tad overrated, there is a lot of great material here but it just fizzles out at the end.

The Alubm starts off with the bands best known work 'Tom Sawyer' a great pop song (Peart is in fine form here playing complicated and fast fills that never detract from the music). 'Red Barchetta' is a great slow paced mellow song and Geddy's bass really shines here taking the lead. 'YYZ' is probably the band's best instrumental aside from 'La Villa strangiato' with a great middle-eastern tinged theme, everyone is working in harmony here. Limelight is a pretty cheesy pop song and lacks a lot of the power that Tom Sawyer possesses. 'The camera eye' is the best track on the album, it's a 10 minute epic about life in the city being watched by cameras and has some of the bands best use of synth in their career.

From this point on the album is pretty much finished, the last 2 songs really let things down and don't really contain any substance at all which is the one factor swaying my decision to award this album 4 stars. A very worthwhile album, and absolute must for RUSH fans.

FruMp | 4/5 |


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