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What is the best Rush album?
2112
18%
 18%  [ 2 ]
A Farewell to Kings
36%
 36%  [ 4 ]
Hemispheres
18%
 18%  [ 2 ]
Permanent Waves
18%
 18%  [ 2 ]
Moving Pictures
9%
 9%  [ 1 ]
Total Votes : 11

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Lamneth



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PostPosted: Fri Jun 30, 2006 3:07 pm    Post subject: Best album? Reply with quote

Which would you say is the best Rush album? MOVING PICTURES is usually considered their most successful album, but I prefer their older releases such as A FAREWELL TO KINGS, HEMISPHERES and 2112. Overall, I think AFTK is the best. It has the most epic songs of all their albums, "Xanadu", "Cygnus X-1", "Cinderella Man" and the title track. I can't believe that stupid allmusic site only gave it three stars!! Mad

I'd range them this way, of all the ones I've heard:

1.A Farewell to Kings
2.Hemispheres
3.2112
4.Moving Pictures
5.Permanent Waves
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 01, 2006 10:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I prefer the 80s version of Rush myself.
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 01, 2006 10:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I voted for 2112.

Of the ones you put up, 2112 and AFTK are pretty much tied for me as to being my favorite. Since you had chosen AFTK, I decided to go with 2112.
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Lamneth



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PostPosted: Sat Jul 01, 2006 11:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

awip2062 wrote:
I voted for 2112.

Of the ones you put up, 2112 and AFTK are pretty much tied for me as to being my favorite. Since you had chosen AFTK, I decided to go with 2112.

Ah, so it was spite, wasn't it? Razz 2112 has three great songs and three good ones, IMO. Hemispheres has only four songs, but they are all prima.
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 01, 2006 12:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

2112 for me, followed by Moving Pix, AFtK, Perm Waves, then Hemi....................other than the first 2, they change every time I hear them.
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Kares4Rush



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PostPosted: Sat Jul 01, 2006 1:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Normally I don't like to vote on these as I love them all for so many reasons at different times but if put into a corner then...

PERMANENT WAVES!!!!!
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 01, 2006 1:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

you should have an option 'cant decide' cuz I cant
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Lamneth



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PostPosted: Sat Jul 01, 2006 4:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

schuette wrote:
you should have an option 'cant decide' cuz I cant

True. Smile No votes for Hemispheres yet... Sad That's a slight disappointment, but I guess its because it only has four tracks. Razz
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 01, 2006 5:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ohhhhhhhh I love Hemispheres!....but I also love AFTK, 2112, Moving Pictures and Permanent Waves Laughing ......not in any order I hasten to add
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Kares4Rush



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PostPosted: Sat Jul 01, 2006 5:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Tolja, Lamneth, polls are baaaad. Wink

Hemispheres was the album that rocked my soul. First one I bought. It's AWESOME.

First time I was turned on to Rush it was ATWAS (althought it was "out" for years but I guess that could be my fave) and I made my way back through them right through to 2112. AFTK is prolly my fave. Hemispheres (although already "out" like the others) was the first I bought. The album is incredible.

I may sound "old" to you but I remember what it felt like seeing those songs done in concert in Kimonos. But PeW just DID it for me when it first came out when I was a kid and it never left. You may be looking at it differently.

I can't WAIT to see what comes up next. Neil say's it's awesome from neilpeart.net and I am happily there. Smile
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 03, 2006 10:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I went with Waves.

Ladder & Science & Strings are slightly better
versus Camera, Witch and Vital in the "unknowns" department.
The other, " more known" songs on each cancel out.
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 03, 2006 10:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I like the way you think MK. And I agree!
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 03, 2006 2:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Why, thank you Kares!

I think I'll throw in the remastered disc when I get home.
Very Happy
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 04, 2006 12:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's so difficult to choose anything from these kind of polls. I should choose MP being the first I heard and remains my fav' album of all time. I'm primarily an 80's fan although Hemispheres is probably played here more than AFTK, 2112 and PW.

Talking of remastered Rush albums MK', I recently downloaded the entire remastered collection up to and including T4E and one can sure hear the sheen. Dont worry, I own all the albums in various forms anyway .
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 03, 2006 11:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

So, it looks like AFTK wins. Cool Deservedly I say. I mean really, what can beat XANADU AND CYGNUS X-1 on the same record?? Fuh-get aboud it, as the Italians say.
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