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3 stars

The previous release was a masterpiece and it was really hard to keep the same level. Rush changed the direction here and the songs have a "mainstream" structure format. The same Rush style is recognizable but they don't have the same progressive approach they had on Hemispheres for example. The clear direction started by this album was somehow predictable by the previous release because the keyboard was also presented even if not on the same level as on this one.

What is new here is the fact that they really use the keyboards a lot but also they used an electric violin on Losing It played by Ben Mink (which is maybe the most interesting song from this album). The last song is dedicated to the lunch of shuttle craft Columbia back in '81. It seems that the same as Genesis they decided to switch to a more commercial approach. For sure they lost some of their fans but maybe they attracted some other to progressive realms. In my opinion if somebody will want to listen to an album which is representative for Rush progressiveness then you should go back a few years and try to listen Moving Pictures, Permanent Waves or Hemispheres but if you want something light this is a good choice. I prefer what Geddy Lee, Alex Lifeson and Neil Peart did before this one for sure. We have to consider also the year when this album was released in '82 and if you check which other progressive bands released their albums then we will maybe understand that there was nothing really happened .Maybe for that year this was the best effort so far.

petrica | 3/5 |


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