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New World Man



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PostPosted: Wed Jan 26, 2005 1:12 am    Post subject: Let's hear your favorites! Reply with quote

Here is a head scratcher for you all. I want you to name your favorite and your least favorite songs from all the studio original material Rush albums! Name a favorite and a least favorite from each album. If you are not familiar with a particular album (shame on you! Rolling Eyes ), just list the ones you know. For those that have trouble recalling all the tunes (myself, getting older and feeble minded Sad ) Here is a list copied from Rush.com:

P.S. Also your comments about the songs chosen and the albums would be appreciated as well.


RUSH
Released: March 1974

5:06 Finding My Way
2:19 Need Some Love (least favorite)
4:24 Take A Friend
7:35 Here Again (favorite, nice haunting song)
4:22 What You're Doing
3:34 In The Mood
5:34 Before And After
7:10 Working Man

FLY BY NIGHT
Released: February 1975

4:22 Anthem
3:25 Best I Can
3:02 Beneath, Between & Behind (least favorite)
8:37 By Tor & The Snow Dog
(I) At The Tobes Of Hades
(II) Across The Styx
(III) Of The Battle
(IV) Epilogue
3:21 Fly By Night
2:58 Making Memories
4:57 Rivendell
6:47 In The End (favorite, awesome song!)

CARESS OF STEEL (favorite album)
Released: September 1975

4:37 Bastille Day
3:37 I Think I'm Going Bald (least favorite)
4:08 Lakeside Park
12:30 The Necromancer
4:12 (I) Into The Darkness
4:25 (II) Under The Shadow
3:52 (III) Return Of The Prince
19:59 The Fountain Of Lamneth (favorite, check my sig!)
4:18 (I) In The Valley
1:00 (II) Didacts And Narpets
4:19 (III) No One At The Bridge
3:14 (IV) Panacea
3:16 (V) Bacchus Plateau
3:49 (VI) The Fountain

2112
Released: February 1976

4:32 Overture
2:13 The Temples Of Syrinx
3:29 Discovery (favorite, love all of 2112 the song though)
3:42 Presentation
2:00 Oracle: The Dream
2:21 Soliloquy
2:14 Grand Finale
3:34 A Passage To Bangkok
3:17 The Twilight Zone
3:51 Lessons
3:31 Tears (least favorite)
3:59 Something For Nothing

A FAREWELL TO KINGS
Released: September 1977

5:51 A Farewell To Kings
11:08 Xanadu (favorite, just love those atmospheric parts)
2:53 Closer To The Heart
4:21 Cinderella Man (least favorite, still love the song though)
2:35 Madrigal
10:25 Cygnus X-1

HEMISPHERES
Released: October 1978

18:05 Hemispheres
4:27 (I) Prelude
4:36 (II) Apollo/Dionysus
2:55 (III) Armageddon
5:01 (IV) Cygnus
1:02 (V) The Sphere
3:41 Circumstances (favorite)
4:41 The Trees
9:35 La Villa Strangiato (least favorite, I love to sing, sue me! awesome song though)

PERMANENT WAVES
Released: January 1980

4:57 The Spirit Of Radio
5:23 Freewill
7:28 Jacob's Ladder (least favorite)
4:37 Entre Nous
3:49 Different Strings
9:16 Natural Science (favorite, one of the better long songs)
(I) Tide Pools
(II) Hyperspace
(III) Permanent Waves

MOVING PICTURES
Released: January 1981

4:33 Tom Sawyer
6:06 Red Barchetta (favorite, isn't it everyones?)
4:24 YYZ
4:19 Limelight
10:56 The Camera Eye
4:43 Witch Hunt (Part III of Fear) (least favorite, side 2 not as good as 1, for those who remember albums Very Happy )
4:43 Vital Signs

SIGNALS (first tour for me)
Released: September 1982

5:33 Subdivisions
4:46 The Analog Kid
4:56 Chemistry
6:20 Digital Man
6:22 The Weapon
3:41 New World Man (no, not my favorite Losing it was not a good name)
4:51 Losing It (favorite)
5:49 Countdown (least favorite, took a long time to get into it for me)

GRACE UNDER PRESSURE (speaking of taking a while to get into)
Released: April 1984

4:59 Distant Early Warning (favorite)
5:04 Afterimage
5:10 Red Sector "A"
4:34 The Enemy Within
5:00 The Body Electric
4:18 Kid Gloves
4:42 Red Lenses (least favorite, red red)
5:44 Between The Wheels

POWER WINDOWS (a great underated album)
Released: October 1985

5:36 The Big Money
5:05 Grand Designs
5:05 Manhattan Project (favorite, really like this one. great history lesson)
6:09 Marathon
6:19 Territories
5:15 Middletown Dreams
5:10 Emotion Detector (least favorite)
5:54 Mystic Rhythms

HOLD YOUR FIRE (not one of my favorite albums)
Released: September 1987

4:28 Force Ten (favorite)
5:07 Time Stand Still
5:37 Open Secrets (least favorite)
4:35 Second Nature
5:19 Prime Mover
5:08 Lock And Key
5:15 Mission
4:53 Turn The Page
4:53 Tai Shan
5:32 High Water

PRESTO (not a winner here for me as well)
Released: November 1989

5:01 Show Don't Tell (favorite)
4:33 Chain Lightning
4:51 The Pass
5:24 War Paint
4:07 Scars
5:45 Presto
4:47 Superconductor
4:00 Anagram (for Mongo) (least favorite)
4:29 Red Tide
4:11 Hand Over Fist
5:03 Available Light

ROLL THE BONES (now this album is getting back to what I like)
Released: September 1991

4:38 Dreamline
4:35 Bravado
5:30 Roll The Bones
3:54 Face Up
3:49 Where's My Thing? (Part IV,"Gangster Of Boats")
5:13 The Big Wheel
5:26 Heresy
5:19 Ghost Of A Chance (favorite, a rare Rush moment mentioning love)
4:40 Neurotica (least favorite)
5:00 You Bet Your Life

COUNTERPARTS (whoops, slipped again..right up there with HYF and Presto, probably least favorite album)
Released: October 1993

6:05 Animate
4:30 Stick It Out (favorite? hard to pick one from this album, sorry)
4:40 Cut To The Chase
4:54 Nobody's Hero
4:37 Between Sun & Moon
5:45 Alien Shore
5:03 The Speed Of Love
4:53 Double Agent (least favorite, what is it with the odd voice?)
4:06 Leave That Thing Alone
4:27 Cold Fire
5:10 Everyday Glory

TEST FOR ECHO (not one of my faves here either, can you tell I like the older stuff mostly?)
Released: September 1996

5:55 Test For Echo (favorite)
4:26 Driven
3:43 Half The World (least favorite)
4:49 Colour Of Right
5:01 Time and Motion
4:58 Totem
4:55 Dog Years
5:43 Virtuality
4:23 Resist
5:29 Limbo
4:06 Carve Away The Stone

VAPOR TRAILS (this is more like it, getting the rock back out!)
Released: May 2002

5:08 One Little Victory (favorite, love the way it blows out the gate)
5:27 Ceiling Unlimited
5:39 Ghost Rider
5:22 Peaceable Kingdom (least favorite, tarot theme lyrics sound forced)
4:28 The Stars Look Down
4:05 How It Is
4:56 Vapor Trail
6:34 Secret Touch
5:37 Earthshine
3:40 Sweet Miracle
4:49 Nocturne
6:16 Freeze (Part IV of "Fear")
5:03 Out Of The Cradle
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 26, 2005 7:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

jings NWM you asked easy questions dont you Shocked
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 26, 2005 2:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

OK, let's go:

RUSH Solid debut but nowt special
Favourite: Here Again - great bluesy song with a fantastic solo from Alex
Least Fave: Take a Friend - cheesy and throwaway, makes me cringe

FLY BY NIGHT Was this only one year on????
F: By-Tor - sheer brilliance, virtuosity and aural excitement
LF: Beneath, Between and Behind - just doesn't seem to gel and sounds a bit forced.

CARESS OF STEEL Overambitious and flawed but still special
F: Bastille Day - what more can be said?
LF: I Think I'm Going Bald - sounds hurried and like a last minute filler

2112 WOW - that's not thunder, that's my jaw hitting the floor
F: Twilight Zone - Great lyrics and a wonderful arrangement
LF: The run off groove on my vinyl copy - its over!

A FAREWELL TO KINGS Possibly the greatest art rock album ever
F: A Farewell to Kings - beautifully crafted with some evocative lyrics.
LF: Madrigal - still great but not on a par with the rest.

HEMISPHERES enjoyable if a little pretentious
F: La Villa Srangiato - sheer virtuosity. Probably the best rock instrumental of all time
LF: Armageddon - I just think Ged's vox sound a bit silly

PERMANENT WAVES Rush's transtional album - something special
F: Different Strings - beautiful and heartfelt with some lovely guitar cut off too soon.
LF: Entre Nous - A little bit lightweight for my taste

MOVING PICTURES THE greatest album ever
F: Red Barchetta - simply the greatest song ever written
LF: I haven't got one. I love this album from the sound of the sleeve/cd box being taken from the rack until the sound of it being put back

SIGNALS Decent songs let down by iffy sound and WHERE@S ALEX?
F: Countdown - a great docu-song where you can actually hear Alex
LF: Chemistry - don't know, just don't like it

GRACE UNDER PRESSURE Cold and chilling - the album that sums up 1984
F: Afterimage - a very personal song that always brings a tear to my eye
LF: Between the Wheels (believe it or not). Nothing wrong with it, just don't like it as much as the rest

POWER WINDOWS I either love it or hate depending on my mood
F: Marathon - sheer exillerence
LF: Mystic Rhythms - see comments for BTW

HOLD YOUR FIRE breathtaking
F: OPen Secrets - one of the forgotten gems. Great music, great lyrics
LF: High Water - just never listened to it as much as the others due to it being cut off the version I taped for use in my walkman

PRESTO solid and competent
F: Red Tide - some of Neil's most evocative lyrics.
LF: Show Don't Tell - just seems a bit too disjointed for me

ROLL THE BONES the rock brought back, YES!
F: Neurotica - definitely underrated, a fantastic piece of work
LF: The Big Wheel - I closed my eyes and pointed my finger

COUNTERPARTS keeping the momentum going
F: Cold Fire - love the lyrics and Alex's riff is a killer
LF: Spit it Out - growing on me but still none too keen

TEST FOR ECHO Can't say I love it but I don't hate it
F: Resist - I'm part Scots. What else do you need to hear.
LF: Virtuality - just sounds a bit contrived

VAPOR TRAILS great songs but painful to listen to at times
F: Earthshine - my jaw dropped so much atr Wembley I'm surprised it didn't dislocate
LF: Freeze - just can't get a handle on it

FEEDBACK Kick back and paaaaaaaaaaaaaaaarrrrrrrrrrty
F: Heart Full of Soul - just great
LF: Mr Soul - not too sure
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 01, 2005 11:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

bump............come on guys, lets hear your favorites!
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 01, 2005 2:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'll give ye the short version w/ no commentary...

Rush
F- WORKING MAN
LF- TAKE A FRIEND

Fly by Night
F- BY-TOR
LV-RIVENDELL- makes me a bit sleepy...

Caress of Steel
F- The Necromancer
LV- I THINK I'M GOING BALD

2112
F- 2112
LF- NONE

KINGS
F- CYGNUS X-1
LF- MADRIGAL- although I will listen to it in it's entirety

Hemispheres
F- CIRCUMSTANCES
LF- NONE

PERMANENT WAVES
F- NATURAL SCIENCE
LF NONE

MOVING PICTURES
F- CAMERA EYE
LF NONE- ALBUM GETS ME HARD ENUFF TO CUT DIAMONDS....

SIGNALS
F- CLOSE BETWEEN SUBDIVISIONS AND THE WEAPON
LF- NONE.... ALTHOUGH THE SOUND SUCKED

P/G
F- BETWEEN THE WHEELS
LF KID GLOVES.... DUNNO WHY

POWER WINDOWS
F- MIDDLETOWN DREAMS
LF- NONE.... GREAT SOUND, GREAT PRODUCTION, GREAT FUCKING MIX

HOLD YOUR FIRE
F- OPEN SECRETS
LF- TAI SHAN.... GOOD TUNE,JUST NOT A FAVE OF MINE

PRESTO
F- THE PASS
LF- NONE.... i LOVED THIS ALBUM

ROLL THE BONES
F- WHERE'S MY THING?
LF- FACE UP

COUNTERPARTS
F- LEAVE THAT THING ALONE... GEE U THINK I LIKE INSTRUMENTALS??
LF- NONE... ANOTHER GREAT DISC WITH AWESOME PRODUCTION

TEST FOR ECHO
F- TIME AND MOTION
LF- VIRTUALITY

VAPOR TRAILS
F- VAPOR TRAILS... ALTHOUGH THIS SONG MAKES ME BALL LIKE A BABY
LF- SWEET MIRACLE- GOOD TUNE, JUST NOT A FAVE

FEEDBACK
F- HEART FULL OF SOUL
LF - NONE.... EVERYTHING WAS DONE WELL BY OUR BOYS....

ok... so there's minimal commentary...
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 02, 2005 2:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Here's my tuppence worth:

RUSH Good solid album. Derivative but nice
Favourite: Here Again - Superb stuff. Cracking vocals and moody solo from Lerxt
Least Fave: Working Man- Boring,boring,boring - its been done to death

FLY BY NIGHT Paerts first impact - embryonic prog
F: By-Tor - Fantastic first stab at epic song - raw, blistering instrumental sections
LF: Rivendell- ZZZZZZ.

CARESS OF STEEL First truly great album
F: Lakeside Park - if you want to know how to play rhythm guitar properly, Lerxt shows you how its done
LF: The Necromancer- unbearably cheesy narrative lets this down

2112 Stunning- what more can I say?
F: The title track - can't say any more really
LF: probably Tears though its still pretty good!

A FAREWELL TO KINGS A fine album, marred by naivety in some places, but a good effort
F: Xanadu- Cracking early epic
LF: Cygnus X-1- Dire beyond words...truly awful

HEMISPHERES Their finest effort to date - Rush at their very peak
F: Hemispheres- Its got it all really
LF: Circumstances - Only by default, its still superb

PERMANENT WAVES The run of form continues-new direction for the boys
F: Freewill- The very essence of Rush in five minutes
LF: Jacobs Ladder - plodding and tedious

MOVING PICTURES Fantastic stuff - darker directrion than previous album
F: TCE- The lyrics are exquisite, and the music....well!
LF: Witch Hunt - Not the same standard as the rest of the album

SIGNALS Great album, a real grower
F: Subdivisions - was there ever a better "teen angst" song?
LF: Countdown - mince

GRACE UNDER PRESSURE stark and bleak production, dark and threatening
F: BTW - cracking
LF: Red Sector A - awful

POWER WINDOWS great album very much of its time
F: Marathon - the best chorus in any song
LF: Mystic Rhythms - a litttle tedious

HOLD YOUR FIRE Incredible album, almost cinematic and operatic!
F: OPen Secrets -what Slaine said Very Happy
LF: High Water - crap,along with Tai Shan

PRESTO The last truly great album
F: Presto - wide eyed innocence that brings a bittersweet catharsis
F2:Available Light - spine tingling brilliance
LF: Anagram - forgettable, and the anagrams aren't even that good!

ROLL THE BONES dire slump in form
F: RTB - best of a bad bunch
LF: all the rest

COUNTERPARTS NEXT!
F: Animate - almost bearable
LF: Nobodys Hero - a howler of the first magnitude. What were they thinking of?

TEST FOR ECHO Whew! a paretial return to form at least
F: TFE - very strong track, brooding menace
LF: Virtuality - Have you heard the chorus...embarrasing beyond words

VAPOR TRAILS unforgiveable production, some songs pretty good, but far too much filler and not enough killer...would have benefitted from being a lot shorter
F: Earthshine - Very evocative - pity about the live vocal dubs though
LF: Freeze - One of the worst songs ever written...truly a comedy of errors

FEEDBACK KERR-CHING!....rubbish
F: The Seeker- ok, but not up to the originals standard
LF: For What its Worth - murdered
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 04, 2005 6:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Fridge wrote:



F: OPen Secrets -what Slaine said Very Happy


Are you feeling well, agreeing with me
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 07, 2005 9:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Slaine mac Roth wrote:
Fridge wrote:



F: OPen Secrets -what Slaine said Very Happy


Are you feeling well, agreeing with me
I guess it's a cold day in hell after all, Slaine buddy
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 12, 2005 7:07 pm    Post subject: Re: Let's hear your favorites! Reply with quote

RUSH

5:06 Finding My Way (favorite)
2:19 Need Some Love
4:24 Take A Friend (least favorite)
7:35 Here Again
4:22 What You're Doing
3:34 In The Mood
5:34 Before And After
7:10 Working Man

FLY BY NIGHT

4:22 Anthem
3:25 Best I Can
3:02 Beneath, Between & Behind
8:37 By Tor & The Snow Dog
(I) At The Tobes Of Hades
(II) Across The Styx
(III) Of The Battle
(IV) Epilogue
3:21 Fly By Night (favorite)
2:58 Making Memories
4:57 Rivendell (least favorite)
6:47 In The End

CARESS OF STEEL

4:37 Bastille Day
3:37 I Think I'm Going Bald
4:08 Lakeside Park (favorite..so many memories)
12:30 The Necromancer
4:12 (I) Into The Darkness
4:25 (II) Under The Shadow
3:52 (III) Return Of The Prince
19:59 The Fountain Of Lamneth (least favorite)
4:18 (I) In The Valley
1:00 (II) Didacts And Narpets
4:19 (III) No One At The Bridge
3:14 (IV) Panacea
3:16 (V) Bacchus Plateau
3:49 (VI) The Fountain

2112

2112: (favorite)
4:32 Overture
2:13 The Temples Of Syrinx
3:29 Discovery
3:42 Presentation
2:00 Oracle: The Dream
2:21 Soliloquy
2:14 Grand Finale
3:34 A Passage To Bangkok
3:17 The Twilight Zone
3:51 Lessons
3:31 Tears (least favorite)
3:59 Something For Nothing

A FAREWELL TO KINGS

5:51 A Farewell To Kings
11:08 Xanadu
2:53 Closer To The Heart (least favorite)
4:21 Cinderella Man
2:35 Madrigal
10:25 Cygnus X-1 (favorite)

HEMISPHERES

18:05 Hemispheres (favorite)
4:27 (I) Prelude
4:36 (II) Apollo/Dionysus
2:55 (III) Armageddon
5:01 (IV) Cygnus
1:02 (V) The Sphere
3:41 Circumstances (least favorite)
4:41 The Trees
9:35 La Villa Strangiato

PERMANENT WAVES

4:57 The Spirit Of Radio
5:23 Freewill
7:28 Jacob's Ladder
4:37 Entre Nous (least favorite)
3:49 Different Strings (favorite)
9:16 Natural Science
(I) Tide Pools
(II) Hyperspace
(III) Permanent Waves

MOVING PICTURES

4:33 Tom Sawyer
6:06 Red Barchetta
4:24 YYZ
4:19 Limelight (least favorite)
10:56 The Camera Eye (favorite)
4:43 Witch Hunt (Part III of Fear)
4:43 Vital Signs

SIGNALS

5:33 Subdivisions
4:46 The Analog Kid (favorite)
4:56 Chemistry
6:20 Digital Man
6:22 The Weapon
3:41 New World Man
4:51 Losing It
5:49 Countdown (least favorite)

GRACE UNDER PRESSURE

4:59 Distant Early Warning
5:04 Afterimage
5:10 Red Sector "A" (favorite)
4:34 The Enemy Within
5:00 The Body Electric
4:18 Kid Gloves
4:42 Red Lenses (least favorite)
5:44 Between The Wheels

POWER WINDOWS

5:36 The Big Money
5:05 Grand Designs
5:05 Manhattan Project
6:09 Marathon
6:19 Territories (least favorite)
5:15 Middletown Dreams
5:10 Emotion Detector
5:54 Mystic Rhythms (favorite)

HOLD YOUR FIRE

4:28 Force Ten
5:07 Time Stand Still
5:37 Open Secrets (least favorite)
4:35 Second Nature
5:19 Prime Mover (favorite)
5:08 Lock And Key
5:15 Mission
4:53 Turn The Page
4:53 Tai Shan
5:32 High Water

PRESTO FAVORITE

5:01 Show Don't Tell
4:33 Chain Lightning
4:51 The Pass
5:24 War Paint
4:07 Scars
5:45 Presto (favorite)
4:47 Superconductor
4:00 Anagram (for Mongo) (least favorite)
4:29 Red Tide
4:11 Hand Over Fist
5:03 Available Light

ROLL THE BONES

4:38 Dreamline
4:35 Bravado (favorite)
5:30 Roll The Bones
3:54 Face Up
3:49 Where's My Thing? (Part IV,"Gangster Of Boats")
5:13 The Big Wheel
5:26 Heresy (least favorite)
5:19 Ghost Of A Chance
4:40 Neurotica
5:00 You Bet Your Life

COUNTERPARTS

6:05 Animate
4:30 Stick It Out
4:40 Cut To The Chase
4:54 Nobody's Hero
4:37 Between Sun & Moon
5:45 Alien Shore (least favorite)
5:03 The Speed Of Love
4:53 Double Agent
4:06 Leave That Thing Alone
4:27 Cold Fire
5:10 Everyday Glory (favorite)

TEST FOR ECHO

5:55 Test For Echo
4:26 Driven
3:43 Half The World
4:49 Colour Of Right (least favorite)
5:01 Time and Motion
4:58 Totem
4:55 Dog Years (favorite)
5:43 Virtuality
4:23 Resist
5:29 Limbo
4:06 Carve Away The Stone

VAPOR TRAILS

5:08 One Little Victory
5:27 Ceiling Unlimited
5:39 Ghost Rider
5:22 Peaceable Kingdom
4:28 The Stars Look Down
4:05 How It Is
4:56 Vapor Trail (least favorite)
6:34 Secret Touch
5:37 Earthshine (favorite)
3:40 Sweet Miracle
4:49 Nocturne
6:16 Freeze (Part IV of "Fear")
5:03 Out Of The Cradle

great idea, NWM!
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 12, 2005 10:53 pm    Post subject: Re: Let's hear your favorites! Reply with quote

happysmilies007 wrote:


great idea, NWM!


Thanks!
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 28, 2005 6:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Good topic.


Rush

Favorite: "Working Man"

It's just a great main riff (very Sabbath-ish), and great solo section.

Crap: "Take A Friend"

Alright music, but awful lyrics. Thank god for Peart.


Fly By Night

Favorite: "By-Tor & the Snow Dog"

Just brilliant.

Blah: "Fly By Night"

Very ordinary. I don't see the big deal about the song.


Caress of Steel

Favorite: "The Necromancer"

Lots of awesome bass riffs, and the guitar melody at the beginning is genius. Love it.

Hitting the snooze button: "The Fountain of Lamneth"

The "No One At the Bridge" segment is great. The rest of it? Not so much.


2112

Favorite: "2112" (entire suite)

Love it.

Wimpy ballad alert: "Tears"

Yuck.


A Farewell to Kings

Worship this song: "Cygnus X-1"

Picking a favorite from this nearly flawless album is difficult, but I guess I'll hand it to this one.

I said NEARLY flawless: "Closer to the Heart"

I just never liked it, and wish they'd stop putting it on all their live albums (yeah I know, it's a popular song).


Hemispheres

Holy crap, dude: "La Villa Strangiato"

Could this song possibly kick enough ass? Best instrumental ever.

Meh: "Circumstances"

Not a bad song by any means, just not on the level of the other songs on the album.


Permanent Waves

Love it: "Jacob's Ladder"

What a great song. I'd love to see it played if I ever saw Rush live.

Wimpy ballad alert: "Different Strings"

I usually just skip right to "Natural Science". *shrugs*


Moving Pictures

11 minutes of kicking ass: "The Camera Eye"

Probably my favorite Rush song ever.

Hmmm: "Vital Signs"

I don't dislike it, I just like the rest of the songs better.


Signals

Favorite: "The Weapon"

I could only imagine this song being great live, which is why I picked it.

Did Sting write it?: "New World Man"

One of the very few times Rush stopped being themselves and started being someone else, in this case The Police, and I never liked The Police.


Grace Under Pressure

Bad Ass: "Between the Wheels"

Man, those keyboards are just so friggin' awesome. This song is so hopeless and grim that you wonder if the band started taking antidepressants after recording it.

Meh: "Distant Early Warning

I can't listen to this song without thinking of that silly music video with the kid riding the rocket. Probably the only reason I picked it.


Power Windows

Difficult Choice: "Marathon"

Beats out "Manhattan Project" and "Territories" by a slim margin. The first verse has such an awesome bass line to it.

Arrgh: "Mystic Rhythms"

Blehg. The live version of this song is way better. I mean waaaaay better.


Hold Your Fire

This was easy: "Force Ten"

The only song on the entire album that I actually really like.

Worst Rush song ever: "Time Stand Still"

I hate it. I want it to die. I simply can not stand this song. And since it's the worst song on what is (in my opinion) Rush's worst album, that really says a lot.


Presto

Damn dude, this song jams: "Show Don't Tell"

Love it. It's like the prog-Rush of old sneaking back to kick our asses for buying Hold Your Fire.

Errr...: "Scars"

Ick.


Roll the Bones

Kickass instrumental alert: "Where's My Thing?"

Nearly as good as "YYZ" in my opinion. Awesome song.

At least they didn't put Macauley Culkin in the video: "Roll the Bones"

I actually like this song, but that rapping segment...sheesh... Rolling Eyes


Counterparts

Hard choice: "Alien Shore"

This was an extremely hard choice, since "Stick It Out", "Cut to the Chase", "Double Agent" and "Leave That Thing Alone" are also highlights of this album. I just think this song is awesome, and usually hit repeat on it once or twice. In fact, almost every song on here is good on some level. What a great record.

Once again, I said ALMOST: "Cold Fire"

Yuck.


Test for Echo

Rush will kick your ass: "Test for Echo"

This was almost "Time and Motion", because I vary between this song and that one as far as a favorite.

Want some Rush with that cheese?: "Half the World"

Goofy radio oriented tune. That is all.


Vapor Trails

I think my head just got caved in: "Peaceable Kingdom"

Holy crap, Rush goes chaotic! I'd love to hear it live. This song is is meant to be experienced at a deafening volume, preferably while driving (but drive safely!!).

Well, it doesn't suck, but: "One Little Victory"

I don't dislike any song on this album. In fact, I think it's their best since Moving Pictures. This song just happens to be the lowest rung on the ladder for me.



And that is all.
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