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4 stars Review #86

RUSH's seventh studio album was released in 1980 and it was called "Permanent waves"; the album featured six songs from 4 to 9 minutes average and even when the band preserved the Progressive Hard Rock style that characterized their previous albums, this record was different: more oriented to short and not-so-full-of-guitar- and-drums-solos type of music that would later become in the sound that RUSH kept in the eighties. This album was like the transition from one style to another.

"The spirit of radio" is one of the most popular songs of RUSH: its unmistakable guitar riff is unique; this is my favorite song of the album. "Freewill" is also very popular among the fans of the Canadian trio. About the following songs of the album, well, they have very interesting moments but nothing really impressive if we compare it with the three previous albums. Probably "Jacob's ladder" and "Natural science" were my next picks from this record, but I like those in a very neutral way, they're not mind-blowing but only entertained.

I like this album more than "Moving pictures", but not as much as "Hemispheres" so the rate would be right in the middle.

Uruk_hai | 4/5 |


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