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What is your least favourite Rush studio album?

Rush
6
26%
Fly By Night
1
4%
Caress of Steel
0
No votes
2112
0
No votes
A Farewell to Kings
0
No votes
Hemispheres
0
No votes
Permanent Waves
0
No votes
Moving Pictures
0
No votes
Signals
1
4%
Grace Under Pressure
1
4%
Power Windows
0
No votes
Hold Your Fire
4
17%
Presto
1
4%
Roll the Bones
3
13%
Counterparts
4
17%
Test For Echo
2
9%
Vapor Trails
0
No votes
 
Total votes: 23

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Post by Slaine mac Roth » Mon May 17, 2004 9:52 am

Every forum I've been on tends to to ask what people's favourite Ruah album. Just out of curiosity, I'd be interested to see what albums peopledon'tlike.

So, vote now for your least favourite Rush Studio album.

Incidentally, mine is Signals
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Post by *Lifesonite » Mon May 17, 2004 10:57 am

I went with Hold Your Fire, I don't own it and I've never heard it :P
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Post by Slaine mac Roth » Mon May 17, 2004 12:08 pm

That's a shame. Its one of my favourites.
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Post by *Lifesonite » Mon May 17, 2004 1:03 pm

It's not that I dislike it, certain things bar it from making the list!
I remember watching in amazement as Geddy sang, played bass, and played the keyboards with his feet. I thought, "Who is this guy???"
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Post by Sir Myghin » Mon May 17, 2004 6:34 pm

hold your fire is amazing buy it, i voted fly by night, its great but they all are, and apparently thats the one i spin the least so...

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Post by EndlesslyRocking » Mon May 17, 2004 7:21 pm

I don't like the first album much.

Too 70's for my taste...
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Post by KaelMwithascrubbrush » Tue May 18, 2004 1:03 pm

EndlesslyRocking wrote:I don't like the first album much.
I hear ya Rocking. The first album just doesn't really do it for me. "Working Man" is cool...and a couple others were fine...but I lost my cassette copy years ago and haven't replaced it. Ah well.
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Post by Ogg » Tue May 18, 2004 1:17 pm

RTB's being the least played and the shortest shelf life of any new Rush release so has to be my least.
To each his own of course bit I cant believe that 'Signals' is someone's least favourite, a classic album in every sense.
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Post by Slaine mac Roth » Tue May 18, 2004 1:22 pm

There is nothing wrong with the songs, there are some absolute crackers on there, as proved when played live. The reason why I don't like Signals is that the production is awful. The guitars are so far back in the mix that, for most of the time, Al might as well have stayed home. And, on the few occasions when the guitar does surface, the sound is thin and reedy with no body to it.

Given a good production job, a la HYF or Moving Pictures, I think Signals could well have been a true classic and right up there at the top. I think I can see why Rush and Terry Brown parted company after this album - the band's objective ear had gotten too close and was no longer so objective.
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Post by wcp » Tue May 18, 2004 3:00 pm

never really liked GUP
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Post by EndlesslyRocking » Tue May 18, 2004 6:38 pm

Slaine mac Roth wrote:There is nothing wrong with the songs, there are some absolute crackers on there, as proved when played live. The reason why I don't like Signals is that the production is awful. The guitars are so far back in the mix that, for most of the time, Al might as well have stayed home. And, on the few occasions when the guitar does surface, the sound is thin and reedy with no body to it.
That's exactly how I feel about Presto.
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Post by KaelMwithascrubbrush » Wed May 19, 2004 7:41 am

Slaine mac Roth wrote: The reason why I don't like Signals is that the production is awful.
That's funny, 'cause from a drummer's point of view, Signals is one of the best produced albums for earfulls of NEP. I especially like the hihat sound...nice and crisp.
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Post by Slaine mac Roth » Wed May 19, 2004 9:44 am

I must agree with you there. Plus I think Geddy's bass sound is pretty good. Alas, Rush are a trio and, in this case, 2 out of three is unacceptable.
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Post by KaelMwithascrubbrush » Thu May 20, 2004 12:55 pm

:lol: :lol: :shock:
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Post by Fridge » Mon May 24, 2004 3:06 am

Counterparts for me, for reasons I've posted elsewhere...

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