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4 stars A slight departure in sound but still showing the same thoughtfulness and intelligence, "Signals" is yet another Rush album packed with excellent songs. Peart out does himself lyrically while the band's decision to fully incorporate the use of synthesizers adds a whole new dimension to their sound. While many decry "Signals" as the end of Rush... those people are not very fair and certainly not very open to change; this album has a lot to like and will likely attract just as many fans as it alienates because of its catchy hooks-- but don't think for a second that "Signals" is poppy!

"Subdivisions" opens with an unforgettable and monstrous synthesized pulse that sets the stage for a complete set of big songs. "Analog Kid" has one of the most unstoppable riffs the band has ever written, while "New World Man" is yet another witty jab/observation about the day's people and times.

The trio's playing sizzles and never disappoints, while their song writing (although changing gears slightly) remains just as smart and dynamic as before.

Songwriting: 4 Instrumental Performances: 4 Lyrics/Vocals: 4 Style/Emotion/Replay: 4

Prog Leviathan | 4/5 |


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