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Rush is a progressive rock band which formed in Willowdale, Ontario, Canada in 1968. The band formed with the lineup of Geddy Lee (vocals, bass, keyboards), Alex Lifeson (guitar) and John Rutsey (drums). Rutsey was replaced by Neil Peart in 1974, shortly after the release of their first album, and three weeks before their first American tour. Peart also became the band's lyricist, and wrote many of the band's best known songs. As a group, Rush possesses 24 gold records and 14 platinum (3 multi-platinum) records. According to the RIAA, Rush's sales statistics place them fourth behind The Beatles, The Rolling Stones and Aerosmith for the most consecutive gold or platinum albums by a rock band.

Rush also ranks 78th in U.S. album sales with 25 million units. Although total worldwide album sales are not calculated by any single entity, as of 2004 several industry sources estimated Rush's total
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Proto-Metal 1974
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Proto-Metal 1975
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Hard Rock 1976
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Hard Rock 1978
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Hard Rock 1981
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Metal Related 1982
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Metal Related 1984
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Power Windows
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Hold Your Fire
Metal Related 1987
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Hard Rock 1989
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Roll the Bones
Hard Rock 1991
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Hard Rock 1993
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Hard Rock 2007
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.. Album Cover 2.00 | 1 ratings
Closer to The Heart
Proto-Metal 1977
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Proto-Metal 1981
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Vital Signs / Passage To Bangkok / Circumstances / In The Mood
Proto-Metal 1981
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Proto-Metal 2004

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Proto-Metal 1976
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Hard Rock 1981
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A Show of Hands
Metal Related 1989
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Hard Rock 1998
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Hard Rock 2003
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Hard Rock 2008
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Metal Related 2009
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Proto-Metal 2011
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.. Album Cover 1.50 | 2 ratings
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Proto-Metal 1974
.. Album Cover 2.00 | 1 ratings
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Proto-Metal 1975
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Proto-Metal 1977
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Proto-Metal 1978
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Proto-Metal 1978
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.. Album Cover 3.25 | 4 ratings
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.. Album Cover 4.00 | 3 ratings
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Proto-Metal 1981
.. Album Cover 2.00 | 1 ratings
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Proto-Metal 1981
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Metal Related 1982
.. Album Cover 3.00 | 3 ratings
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Proto-Metal 1982
.. Album Cover 2.00 | 1 ratings
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Proto-Metal 1982
.. Album Cover 3.50 | 2 ratings
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Metal Related 1984
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Metal Related 1984
.. Album Cover 2.00 | 1 ratings
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Metal Related 1988
.. Album Cover 3.50 | 2 ratings
Superconducter
Metal Related 1989
.. Album Cover 2.00 | 1 ratings
The Story Of Kings
Metal Related 1992
.. Album Cover 2.00 | 1 ratings
Test For Echo
Metal Related 1997
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Different Stages
Metal Related 1998
.. Album Cover 2.00 | 1 ratings
Summertime Blues
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.. Album Cover 3.00 | 1 ratings
Archives
Proto-Metal 1978
.. Album Cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Rush Through Time
Proto-Metal 1981
.. Album Cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Anthology
Hard Rock 1984
.. Album Cover 4.49 | 8 ratings
Chronicles
Hard Rock 1990
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Retrospective I: 1974-1980
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Retrospective II: 1981-1987
Metal Related 1997
.. Album Cover 3.00 | 2 ratings
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Hard Rock 2003
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Hard Rock 2006
.. Album Cover 3.10 | 2 ratings
Retrospective III: 1989–2008
Hard Rock 2009
.. Album Cover 5.00 | 1 ratings
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Hard Rock 2010
.. Album Cover 2.23 | 3 ratings
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Proto-Metal 2010
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Proto-Metal 2011
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Hard Rock 2013

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Not Fade Away
Proto-Metal 1973
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3.02 | 3 ratings
Finding My Way / Need Some Love
Proto-Metal 1974
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In The Mood / What You're Doing
Proto-Metal 1974
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3.28 | 3 ratings
Fly By Night / Anthem
Proto-Metal 1975
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3.04 | 3 ratings
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Proto-Metal 1975
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2.29 | 3 ratings
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Proto-Metal 1975
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3.54 | 3 ratings
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Proto-Metal 1975
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Proto-Metal 1976
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3.50 | 2 ratings
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Proto-Metal 1977
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Proto-Metal 1977
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Proto-Metal 1978
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Proto-Metal 1978
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Proto-Metal 1980
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Proto-Metal 1981
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Proto-Metal 1981
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Proto-Metal 1982
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Proto-Metal 1982
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Metal Related 1982
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Metal Related 1982
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Metal Related 1982
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Proto-Metal 1982
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Proto-Metal 1982
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The Weapon / Digital Man
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Countdown / New World Man
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Afterimage / The Body Electric
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Distant Early Warning / Between The Wheels
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Mystic Rhythms
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The Big Money / Red Sector A (live)
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Red Sector A / Territories
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The Big Money
Proto-Metal 1985
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Time Stand Still / Force Ten
Metal Related 1987
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Time Stand Still / High Water
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Prime Mover / Tai Shan
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Prime Mover / Early distant Warning (live)
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Ghost Of A Chance / Dreamline
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Roll The Bones / Show Don't Tell
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Far Cry
Hard Rock 2007
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Caravan / BU2B
Hard Rock 2011
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Headlong Flight
Hard Rock 2012

RUSH movies (DVD, Blu-Ray or VHS)

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Exit...Stage Left
Proto-Metal 1981
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Metal Related 1985
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Through The Camera Eye
Metal Related 1985
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A Show Of Hands
Metal Related 1989
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Chronicles: The Video Collection
Hard Rock 1990
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Rush In Rio
Hard Rock 2003
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R30: 30th Anniversary World Tour
Hard Rock 2005
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Replay X 3
Hard Rock 2006
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Snakes And Arrows Live
Hard Rock 2008
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Working Men
Hard Rock 2009
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Beyond the Lighted Stage
Hard Rock 2010
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4.02 | 4 ratings
Classic Albums: 2112 - Moving Pictures
Hard Rock 2010
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Time Machine 2011: Live in Cleveland
Hard Rock 2011
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Clockwork Angels Tour
Hard Rock 2013

RUSH Reviews

RUSH Clockwork Angels

Album · 2012 · Hard Rock
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It honestly surprises me that Rush hadn't released a concept album until this point. Rush's first concept album 'Clockwork Angels' was well received by critics, and it is Rush's highest rated post-Moving Pictures release here on the MMA. If you are interested in the concept of this album, Neil Peart wrote a book about the concept of this album and I recommended it if you enjoy this album.

The music and lyrics on this album really tell a story. The concept, even though explained in a book, is best heard from the music itself. All the songs connect, yet it's not an album you have to listen to all the way through. All the songs stand well on their own, concept or not. There are songs about virtually all parts of life, 'Caravan', the hard rocking opener seems to be about curiosity. 'BU2B' is about believing and understanding, 'Halo Effect' is about having romantic interest, and there are many other themes the song have and there are just too many to all describe.

The music is very unique, and has wide range of eclectic styles. The songs 'Caravan' and 'Headlong Flight' are heavy rockers, with Lee performing some of his best vocal and bass work. The title track brings back Rush's progressive rock of old, and songs like 'BU2B2' and 'The Garden' are beautiful classical music-influenced pieces. Not without some darkness, 'Clockwork Angels' has a couple menacing songs like 'The Anarchist' and 'The Wreckers' both having dark riffing and a dark atmosphere. Speaking of 'The Wreckers', this song has a unique dark classical-infused bridge with the lyrics changing drastically from the start of the song.

Overall, I think this is essential to any Rush fan's collection. Not only is it Rush's first concept album, but it has such a wide variety of styles and fuses them together in a way that Rush hasn't done in quite a while. This album shows that Rush is still going strong after forty years of rocking.

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RUSH Snakes & Arrows

Album · 2007 · Hard Rock
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Following the darker mood and atmosphere of their previous album, Rush released their follow-up album five years later. With Rush taking long breaks in-between albums, expectations may get rather high. Don't expect the same thing as 'Vapor Trails' though, because Rush never remains the same with their recent releases.

The music differs from 'Vapor Trails', with Snakes & Arrows having more of a variety between heavy rocking tracks and softer acoustic moments. You have, as always, the heavy opener 'Far Cry' with driving guitar riffs, which is probably my favorite song on the album. From haunting yet still heavy tracks like 'Armour & Sword' and 'Faithless' to a great bluesy 'The Way the Wind Blows' and a great finale 'We Hold On', Snakes & Arrows never fails to captivate me.

Unlike other albums, 'Snakes & Arrows' is filled with unique instrumentals. You have an experimental jam 'The Main Monkey Business' with heavy guitar, nice acoustics, space-like sounds, and an ambient guitar solo. The 2nd instrumental 'Hope' is a short but sweet acoustic song. Nothing but acoustic guitar, it's a really unique folk-like song. The 3rd and final instrumental is 'Malignant Narcissism', a heavy track with strong bass. Hard for me not to tap my foot to this song, with the driving bass riffs.

The lyrics are dark, like the previous album. There is a less raw and dark sound to the songs though, making them feel a little more uplifting. Certain songs are in fact empowering, like the closer 'We Hold On' which gives the feeling of hope and is combined with great heavy guitar. The instrumentals, having no lyrics, have to let the music speak. The song 'Hope' is, not surprisingly, relaxing, but the other two are heavy and haunting.

If you are one of the people who didn't like the production on 'Vapor Trails', You'll enjoy the loud powerful production 'Snakes & Arrows' has. Production for me sets a certain atmosphere for an album, and that's why I enjoyed the production for 'Vapor Trails'. For 'Snakes & Arrows' the production fits with matching the powerful riffing, vocals, and drumming.

Overall, 'Snakes & Arrows' is another flawless album in my opinion. It's less raw then 'Vapor Trails', but it doesn't remove the rock and dark mood. It's certainly essential if you enjoy Rush's present century releases.

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RUSH Vapor Trails

Album · 2002 · Hard Rock
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Rush-Vapor Trails

After being on hiatus since 'Test for Echo', Rush came out with my favorite Rush album. Seeing as Peart lost his wife and daughter during Rush's hiatus, it makes sense that Vapor Trails is one of Rush's darkest albums. This is no light and uplifting album, this is a dark album where Peart unleashes his emotions very well in the lyrics.

This album signaled yet another new era of Rush, a much heavier style having the most metal moments since probably 'Hemispheres'. It is also the first Rush album to not have keyboard since 'Caress of Steel'. It's not all the same sound though, you get a nice variety with heavy driving riffs on tracks like 'One Little Victory' or melancholy ominous tracks like 'Ghost Rider'. The lyrics are among Rush's best in my opinion, with themes as 911('Peaceable Kingdom'), Death of Peart's wife and daughter('Ghost Rider'), and Change('Celing Unlimited').

The song structure is stronger, with the bridges of songs like 'Secret Touch' transitioning perfectly. Speaking of the bridge of 'Secret Touch', Lifeson gives some of his best riffs in a while driving throughout the bridge while Lee slaps the bass and Peart keeps a strong beat. We get to see another part of the 'Fear' saga as well, with 'Freeze' having some heavy riffs and lyrics about fight or flight. To close of the album there is a much lighter song, 'Out of the Cradle', to end the album off on a nice note.

Most of the songs on the album are dark and heavy, so if you're into Rush's darker and heavier stuff you will probably enjoy it. 'Peaceable Kingdom' and 'Earthshine' are my personal favorites.

A lot of people dislike the production, yet I honestly think it fits. The production is dark and raw matching the mood of the songs, and I think that is how it was supposed to be. Even if you don't like the production though, Rush recently re-mixed the album with a different production so more people can enjoy it I suppose.

Overall, I think Vapor Trails is Rush's first flawless album since 'Moving Pictures'. Even though it may not appeal to some, I think this is when Rush entered their best era. It's darker, heavier, and raw.

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RUSH Test for Echo

Album · 1996 · Hard Rock
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Rush-Test for Echo

It appears that I'm somewhat alone in enjoying 'Test for Echo'. Following the alternative/hard rock of 'Counterparts', 'Echo' is much in that same vein, except even heavier and even less synth. Sometimes reaching heavy metal, 'Echo' really stands out as a unique album in Rush's discography. I like to think of it as another transitional album like 'Grace'.

1. Test for Echo. The title track that starts off the album is easily one of the best. It begins with slow guitar and Lee's low flowing vocals. Quickly picking up the pace, Lifeson gives some killer riffs. Lifeson shreds at times during the song, and the slow-heavy transitions are crafted very well. The bridge comes in with a great solo, and ends with great guitar shreds. Easily my 2nd favorite from the album. (10/10)

2. Driven. Fitting the title, Driven begins with driving guitar riffs. The acoustics before each chorus fits surprisingly well. The bridge gets a grunge feel, with Lee's strong bass and Lifeson's sludgy chords. The song ends with the drums picking up in speed, Certainly fiting it's name. (10/10)

3. Half the World. Beginning with acoustic and electric guitar clashing very nicely, this song is much softer then the previous two. Even though it has a more folk-sound, it's still enjoyable for me. Not much else to say though. (8/10)

4. The Color of Right begins with guitar blasts, but quickly becomes similar to the previous song. Even though somewhat similar to the last song, 'Color' just drags on too long for what it is. It doesn't go anywhere, and just sounds so...generic. One of the weaker tracks. (4/10)

5. Time and Motion. Taking the place as my favorite song on the album, It also takes the place as the heaviest. It begins with crunching guitar and orchestral blasts. All the instruments compliment each other well, and Lee gives a strong vocal performance during the chorus. Lifeson plays a distorted solo during the bridge before Lee's vocals get darker, and the mood of the song changes. Easily my favorite. (10/10)

6. Totem begins with nice bass, but very bland generic guitar and drums. Once the chorus comes in, the song gets better though with the bass and drums going well together. The bridge is the best part of the song in my opinion with its ambiance. Another one of the weaker tracks. (4/10)

7. Dog Years. Continuing the alternative rock style of other songs, Dog Years has sort of punk-like guitar riffs and weird lyrics for Rush. The bridge gives us some great guitar in the background and Lee's vocals get better. Not amazing, but It's not horrible. (5/10)

8. Virtuality. Another heavy song on the album, Virtuality begins with driving riffs and powerful drum beats. In the chorus, acoustics come in and the lyrics sound like they are about computers, strange subject matter for Rush. A great heavy song, but for some reason the lyrics just don't do it for me. (9/10)

9. Resist begins with corny piano combined with guitar, making it sound like a corny 90's ballad. When the acoustics enter it sounds decent, but the piano just feels out of place. Probably my least favorite on the album. (1/10)

10. Limbo is the only instrumental on the album, and easily is the strongest of the 2nd half of the album. Lee's backing un-singed vocals really fit the song, with Peart's great drumming and Lee's bass combined. May remind you of the instrumentals that would later be heard on Snakes and Arrows. (10/10)

11. Carve Away the Stone closes off the album, beginning with grunge-like guitar. It soon gets softer with piano that just seems out of place, however. Lifeson gives a great guitar solo that fits the song, and some fast acoustics come in. Even though it's far from perfect, it's still good in my opinion. (7/10)

Overall, Test for Echo does get weaker on the 2nd half but it definitely isn't a bad album by any means. If you don't like alternative rock or grunge, you may not like this album.

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RUSH Counterparts

Album · 1993 · Hard Rock
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After the weak effort 'Roll the Bones', Rush came back rocking with 'Counterparts'. Unlike 'Bones', Counterparts is combining the alternative rock style of 'Presto' and hard rock, instead of being more pop-sounding.

1: Animate. Being the opening song, it makes sense that this is one of my favorites from the album. Animate begins with some powerful drumming by Peart and catchy bass and guitar riffs. The synth stays in the background, unlike in 'Bones'. Lifeson soon gives us really catchy riffs, with Lee giving a great vocal performance. At the bridge Peart slams the drums while Lee gives great rolling bass and Lifeson conducts a great solo. One of Rush's best in a while. (10/10)

2: Stick It Out. Even though the title may sound like an innuendo, the lyrics are about speaking your feelings. This song is probably Rush's heaviest song since 'Kings', with really heavy guitar and drums. Lee gives us really strong vocals that match the heavy instruments. The bridge has really nice acoustics and vocals before the solo comes in. Easily my favorite from the album. (10/10)

3: Cut to the Chase begins with nice guitar and strong bass and vocals by Lee. When the drums come in, it gets a driving beat and some driving riffs. As the song progresses, the bass gets stronger and Deep Purple-like organ comes in for a short while. Lifeson's solo usher in really heavy riffs and great drumming. Another favorite. (10/10)

4: Nobody's Hero starts out with beautiful acoustics and heartfelt vocals by Lee. Once the electric guitar and drums enter, the song gets sort of a power ballad feel. The lyrics are very heartfelt, being about society and how they shun those who are different. Yet another favorite. (10/10)

5: Between Sun and Moon. Beginning with some catchy guitar and bass, 'Sun & Moon' quickly gets an alternative rock feel. Peart's drumming is really powerful as heard in the chorus. I think this song is a perfect way to combine classic rock and alternative rock styles. (8/10)

6: Alien Shore enters in with great guitar and drums. The bass soon comes in and drives throughout while Lee gives strong vocals. The lyrics are among the strongest, with them being against sexism and racism. The bridge keeps that driving bass while Lifeson conducts a great solo. Another great song. (9/10)

7: The Speed of Love is the weakest song on the album in my opinion. The drum beats are nice and the vocals are good, but it doesn't go anywhere and is a little to pop-like. (2/10)

8: Double Agent begins with quiet bass and great vocals. The guitar quickly comes in, and Lee starts talking very menacingly. Every instrument compliments each other nicely in this song. The lyrics are strong as well, being about our light and darkness. Lifeson guitar shreds during the bridge while the drums keep a steady pace. A unique song and another favorite. (10/10)

9: Leave That Thing Alone is an instrumental that begins in a similar fashion to 'Where's My Thing' from 'Bones'. The bass is strong with heavy guitar, and there is even some haunting keyboard thrown in. Actually better then 'Where's My Thing' from 'Bones'. (10/10)

10: Cold Fire starts out with catchy guitar. The drums quickly get faster, and the song gets slower. The guitar eventually comes back in and the lyrics aren't up to par with some of the other lyrics, but they aren't bad. Not much else to say, a good song though. (8/10)

11: Everyday Glory. Starting out with stand-out synth, Everyday Glory is a weak closer in my opinion and it's a little to pop-like. It doesn't really go anywhere and the guitar isn't really strong in this song. A weak end for a great album. (3/10)

Overall, Counterparts certainly got Rush back on track after 'Bones'. Even though it get a little weak towards the end, Counterparts is still an album that I come back to often. An excellent addition.

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RUSH Movies Reviews

RUSH Replay X 3

Movie · 2006 · Hard Rock
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"Replay X3" is a terrific box set of the 3 earlier Rush VHS concerts and it has been mastered to provide great picture though not all widescreen unfortunately. The sound is excellent without any noteable dropout unlike the VHS antiques. The packaging is excellent, booklets included and all original art prints on the seperate covers. There is also a bonus CD of Grace Under Pressure which is worthwhile.

DVD 1 is Exit...Stage Left, a 1 hour concert from the early years or Rushtory when they had long hair, and features a strong setlist with the likes of Limelight, Tom Sawyer, and a rare appearance of the brilliant Xanadu. The usual suspects are here such as the wonderful Red Barchetta and quintessential Freewill along with lighters in the air stalwart crowd pleaser Closer To The Heart. It is always great to see them having fun with the instrumental YYZ and a real treat is to hear the medley at the end with By-Tor And The Snow Dog, In The End, In The Mood and 2112 edited together masterfully. The VHS or DVD delivers what it promises, Rush in their hey day with great quality sound and editing. The band look young of course and jump around a lot more and there were no signs of chicken rotisseries or clothes dryers back then, but a heck of a lot of lighting and laser effects more than makes up for it. The concert also comes with a lot of interview footage and voice overs between songs, and some footage of the band backstage while the songs play and that is a treat compared to the usual straight concert footage. Too short but quite sweet. A real blast from the past that will please Rushaholics.

DVD 2 is Grace Under Pressure, another of the earlier concert performances of Rush running for about an hour with a lot of songs from "Grace Under Pressure" of course and it is nice to hear these. It begins with a glorious opening with The Spirit Of Radio, and a noticeable glowing effect on the band especially the white shirts, as if Vaseline had been rubbed on the lens. This is the 80s and this effect was prominent on film clips of artists such as Nik Kershaw and Dire Straits or Duran Duran. It looks kind of weird on Rush as they were never pretty video boys. Unfortunately the fuzzy effect is prevalent throughout the recording, and it kind of annoys me, especially the way the bright lights phase over constantly. Lifeson wears a white sports jacket looking like the mad scientist of metal, Peart has a white T and red cap that he loses later, and Lee wears grey suit jacket and white T. The hair dos are 80s personified; Peart has a rat tail, Lee has a mullet and Lifeson has a Flock of Seagulls quiff. Oh well, it is what it is. The music is brilliant.

The Enemy Within is rarely heard live but sparked my memory and it's a great song. The Weapon is always fantastic, one of my favourites, and it begins with a Dracula character on screen telling people to put on their 3D glasses. Witch Hunt begins with a screening of a bunch of cultists burning books with torches. It is a great song from "Moving Pictures" recently heard in the Time Machine concerts. Lee's vocals are excellent throughout and the guitars are incredible. New World Man is another one rarely heard live recently and it is OK though not one of the better tracks from "Signals". Synths are heard here though no one seems to be playing them, so I suspect some recorded music was used. It was the age of the video clip and a clip is shown of some animation and a boy looking up to see a huge airship in the sky. Distant Early Warning follows and it is a great song from GUP, that has become a concert favourite. The clip shows the boy riding a missile and the laser light show follows.

Red Sector A is an awesome song and I loved hearing it on this DVD again, with one of the strongest melodies of the Rush catalogue. The laser show looks great here. The lyrics by Lee are terrific and when Lee sings "smoking gun" a massive explosion goes off causing the crowd to roar. The lyrics are actually based on family experience and is a homage to his mother and father that survived the holocaust. Though Lee re wrote the lyrics to have a broader perspective that it may apply to any holocaust like situation such as Rwanda. Closer To The Heart is always a crowd pleaser and the crowd know it well enough to drown out some of Lee's vocals. There were no mobile phones back then but plenty of lighters go up in the air.

The obligatory medley is here with a terrific merging of some classics, YYZ, Temples Of Syrinx, and Tom Sawyer. During YYZ the crowd are obsessed with air drumming throughout. Tom Sawyer features the Moving Pictures animation on the screen. It is nice to hear Lee be able to reach those high notes too in the chorus.

Vital Signs is one I have not seen live on other concerts till the "Moving Pictures" live concerts of recent years. When Lee takes off his jacket his white T glows like the rest of the band's halos. It is a weird effect really and perhaps the worse part of the DVD. It ends with Finding My Way and In The Mood, from the earliest album. it is a great crowd participation song with the crowd visible throughout, a guy even lights up a pipe at one stage. Overall, this is a great snippet of songs from the Rush 80s years, worth checking out for certain even if for nostalgia if nothing else.

DVD 3 is A Show Of Hands, a 90 minutes concert experience and as such way better than the previous DVDs available, namely "Exit Stage Left" and "Grace Under Pressure". It is excellent also due to the use of animations on the big screen and the overall setlist. The songs are from "Hold Your Fire" mostly and I believe they are better heard live than on that album so that is a drawcard of this particular DVD. It also has a very solid quality sound throughout and the band look great and have heaps of fun. From "Hold Your Fire" the songs appear, Mission, Prime Mover, Force Ten, and Turn The Page so there is a lot from their latest at the time.

Closer To The Heart is always present of course along with quintessential Tom Sawyer, and The Spirit of Radio. I always love to hear the magnificent Red Sector A and hard rocking Force Ten, and it was great to see them play Mission, another one rarely heard live on these DVDs.

Marathon, Territories and The Big Money from "Power Windows" are good rockers for the crowd to get into. The drum solo by Peart is terrific, with his vibes section and patented cymbal jazz splashes along with some incredible triplet work though his drums are still stationary in this era, and not as many.

The concert ends with a brilliant medley 2112, The Temples Of Syrinx, La Villa Strangiato and In The Mood. Overall a strong concert, one of the best live documents of the band and worth getting hold of above the rest.

The Grace Under Pressure Bonus CD, is a previously unreleased audio from the newly remastered Grace Under Pressure concert soundtrack and it is a fantastic Rush sound.

"Replay x3" is definitely worth getting as it houses 3 very good concerts of the early years and these are only available now with this set released in 2006.

RUSH Exit...Stage Left

Movie · 1981 · Proto-Metal
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Exit...Stage Left is a 1 hour concert from the early years or Rushtory when they had long hair, and features a strong setlist with the likes of Limelight, Tom Sawyer, and a rare appearance of the brilliant Xanadu. The usual suspects are here such as the wonderful Red Barchetta and quintessential Freewill along with lighters in the air stalwart crowd pleaser Closer To The Heart. It is always great to see them having fun with the instrumental YYZ and a real treat is to hear the medley at the end with By-Tor And The Snow Dog, In The End, In The Mood and 2112 edited together masterfully. The VHS or DVD delivers what it promises, Rush in their hey day with great quality sound and editing. The band look young of course and jump around a lot more and there were no signs of chicken rotisseries or clothes dryers back then, but a heck of a lot of lighting and laser effects more than makes up for it. The concert also comes with a lot of interview footage and voice overs between songs, and some footage of the band backstage while the songs play and that is a treat compared to the usual straight concert footage. Too short but quite sweet. A real blast from the past that will please Rushaholics.

RUSH Snakes And Arrows Live

Movie · 2008 · Hard Rock
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This 3 CD package is a great concert experience that I will return to often. Everything works - from the excellent sound quality to the crystal clear picture. The stage itself is massive and there are incredible lighting effects, lasers and fire effects. The 3 split screens at times show each band member, and sometimes a visual effect to enhance the track being played. There are weird Rush-ian gimmicks, namely the 3 huge ovens full of rotating chickens that glow ominous red throughout the night. There is no reference to these except Lee says at the end of CD1 that they are no longer spring chickens so they need to take a break. At one point a weird chef appears to turn the chickens over. Similar in fact to the washing machines with rotating clothes in the 'Live in Rio' show. Other subtler things are on stage such as flanks of flowers around microphones, plastic dinosaurs around Lifeson's stacks and the piece de resistance is the miniature Stonehenge rock on Lee's keyboards - a nod in Spinal Tap's direction for sure. We see crowd shots and Lee takes home movies of them screaming Hello Canada - in fact we see many versions of him doing this from other shows. Peart is featured with a sizzling drum solo that is well above what normally occurs in solos. He uses gamelon style blocks and sound effect drums to enhance the solo and his kit rotates to add depth. I love when the jazz band kicks in and he plays full blown jazz metrical patterns - there is a standing ovation after this.

There are no lengthy lead solo sections where Lifeson plays by himself but there is a nice acoustic piece following the drum solo. Lifeson effortlessly plays all the songs with precision and finesse. Surely one of the greatest guitarists in the world.

Lee's vocals are excellent and as clear as ever. His bass pounds on every track. I noted its all mostly hard rock on this live show. The band play old favourites that every Rush fan adores such as 'Spirit of Radio' and 'Tom Sawyer' but they focus on 'Snakes and Arrows' album, virtually playing every song. This could have been problematic but I find these live versions even better than the studio versions. I was never a huge fan of S&A but this live concert really brings something special to these tracks. I like the film clips that break up the songs such as South Park's Cartman singing Tom Sawyer and the weird clips of babies in prams and a game of snakes and ladders.

The bonus features are fun, such as watching the clips without the band shots and the making of the clips which show Rush at their kookiest. Some of the extra live tracks are great too so overall this is a must see for any Rush fan. I recommend this as well as 'Live IN Rio' which are completely different experiences. This is not as good as 'Rio' due to the set list, but it is still a fantastic DVD package.

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adg211288 wrote:
6 months ago
Dates. The cut off for placement under proto metal is 1975.
6 months ago
I happen to believe and think that Rush was the first significant blend of Prog and Metal but this baffles me. Why are the first three albums listed as Proto - Metal and not the first 6( Rush through Hemispheres instead? They are all at the very least Proto - Metal
1018 days ago
Why is Clockwork angels non metal Its way heavier than Snakes and Arrows! Listen to The Anarchist and The Carnies and Headlong Flight. That rocks big time.
1326 days ago
Really, all Rush albums should be in metal category - metal bands owe a lot to their style no matter how commercial it became.
Charcaroth wrote:
1702 days ago
Why are Counterparts - Snakes and Arrows listed as "non metal"? Those albums rock harder than Permanent Waves/Moving Pictures.

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