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4.37 | 2483 ratings

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3 stars Sorry but I'm unable to share my fellow Rush fans enthusiasm for this album.It does seem to me that the formula that resulted in the excellent Farewell to Kings was beginning to go a bit stale at this point.Cignus X-1 Book II as an epic doesn't hold a candle to the brilliant Xanadu or even 2112.Epic wise Rush had already shot their bolt in my view.Circumstances is also unremarkable.Admittedly the album picks up with a couple of Rush classics 'The Trees' which has very clever lyrics and arguably their strongest instrumental 'La Villa Strangiato'.However as I am not impressed Cignus X-1 Book II this album has to be marked down.Much better things were ahead.
richardh | 3/5 |


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