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5 stars Well this is the most political Rush album and I think it's the best what they released in the 70's. First side is a 20 minute long title suite inspired by Ayn Rand's literary output. Yeah the bible of all libertarians. Those to the left shouldn't listen to this release, it's not for commies. Anyway to be more serious this masterpiece starts with a short intro then the band kicks in. Guitar, bass and drums fill the air. No keyboards just solid hard rock work. I have nothing against keyboards of course since Keith Emerson is my fav musician of all time but I think it's cool that Rush have dicided to record 2112 on basic hard rock instruments. First two pieces of the suite are the most remarkable of this album and were often played live. The rest is also very good especially that some riffs of Overture appear later in the suite. Side two of 2112 includes 5 shorter tunes that grab attention as well. I especially enjoy Passage To Bangkok (ass kicking solo) Twiling Zone (pre-Different Strings) and metalesque Something For Nothing (anthem of all libertarians "you can't have freedom for free" and socialists boil).

2112 is obviously a masterpiece and not for commies as I mentioned above although maybe if they listen to this closely they'll stop believing the marxist bulls**t. Enjoy good music and lyrics.

LSDisease | 5/5 |


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