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5 stars I'm not so secure about if I can say anything new about this album... but as a RUSH fan and by following their career since from the first album and (of course) even not reading all 193 reviews in PA, I find one thing that I think must be said... in the case of 2112, I wish to call attention for the great Lifeson's ability to create "riffs" and almost symphonic atmospheres using chords instead simple notes from a scale ( something already demonstrated in their previous albums , like in "Finding My Way" from "Rush", "Best I Can" from "Fly by Night" and "Bastille Day" from "Caress of Steel". In 2112, this fact clearly can be observed as soon the music starts - "Overture" is a example, the majestic theme is dictate by these guitar chords . "The Temples Of Syrinx" is the most significant track to illustrate my thoughts, the chords progression is so explosive and impressive like a Blackmore's or Page's "riff", but, even so retains the majestic of the previous track. Another detach in this track are the Geedy dramatic interpretation. "Presatation" a wonderful composition, alternating heavy and soft moments with stunning perfection and is "crowned" by a great wah-wah solo and the precious partnership from bass guitar and drums... simply unbelievable !!! "Grand Finnale" close the epic whit absolute perfection. "A Passage to Bangkock" has a real riff and like said the PA menber Sukmytoe (review (#934145) "one of the most instantly recognisable opening rock riffs". The last track "Something for Nothing" says in their lyrics "In your head is the answer, Let it guide you along, Let your heart be the anchor, And the beat of your own song"... and in the documentary "Beyond the Lighted Stage" shows which although the record company and the producers are contrary ( due the critics reaction to "Caress of Steel" musical style and the image of the band) they bet in your own conviction and they was right. My rate is 5 stars !!!
maryes | 5/5 |


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