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5 stars One fine record to own.

After the extrordinary discovery that was Presents of MInd, my hopes were very high for this release. Well, it's certainly better than Fence the Clear but does it reaches the amazement of Presents of Mind? Less technical but oh well, no biggie, the core is intact!

Window Dressing is more of a blend of the more orchestrated Fence the Clear and the shorter but powerfully 'Rushesque' songs of Presents of Mind. And this is were Tiles and I clicked: the shorter songs that makes your feet tap and sing out loud. Tiles is good fun like in 'All she Knows' and 'Remember to Forget' and aggressive in 'Capture the Flag' or 'Stop Gap'. This is really like listening to old fashioned Rush records! And that's the main reason why you should give attention to Window Dressing (sounds like Moving Pictures to me!). When 'Capture the Flag' chorus gets into you, or the Fly by Night feeling of 'All she Knows' kicks in, you know it's some of the best you'll pick up in a long time.

Tiles has lost most of it's musical lazyness, the songs feels less like filler than previous records. Something really kills the record for the begginers is the 17 minutes overture. And dude, they don't let anybody in easily. The song is really 'epic', mostly the segment changes are clever and the whole feel is as natural as 'Cygnus X-2', to name a song with the same lenght.

Hey man, don't be shy. Pick it up when you see it, there's enough material in here to feed you for lazy and hazy dayz of musical discoveries.

Man it feels good to hear some new Rush material! Tee hee.

It has Terry Brown, Hugh Syme and Matthew Parmenter, one competent line-up don't you think?

In my top 10 favorite progressive records.

Menswear | 5/5 |


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