RUSH — 2112 (review)

RUSH — 2112 album cover Album · 1976 · Hard Rock Buy this album from MMA partners
5/5 ·
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Like Darkside Of The Moon, this album is a wee bit overrated, but it's one of those albums that lives up to it's standards. After the positive feedback of Caress Of Steel, Rush decided to take things one step further, and make their songs even longer.

Yes, there is only one epic on this album, but my God, is it epic. Yes the title track is monumentous and is an amazing piece of music.

The other songs are extremely strong album tracks and are the perfect songs for releasing singles (Rush aren't a singles band, as you may know by now.

1. 2112 - The title track really is something. This song is actually quite special to me, because it was the first ever Rush song that I had heard from start to finish, and I was addicted to it straight away. I also have a very odd memory of this song, having listened to it from start to finish while I was pondering around a hospital (my brother had a seizure, and he reviews on this site now, yay). The song starts off with an amazing space like feel with some amazing sound effects that makes me ponder did they even exist in the mid 70's. The Temples Of Syrinx is a classical moment of the song with an amazing chours that's really anthemic. The Discovery part is quite calm and I love how it tells the story of the album using sound effects. The next part, Presentation is amazing, with Geddy changing his voice to suit different characters. The Oracle part is very magical followed by a quite sombre Soliloquoy. The last part is amazing with the fading line, " we have assumed control," that sends shivers down my spine every time I hear it.

2. A Passage To Bangkok - A song about drugs I believe. Yes this song has an amazing chorus, and I love the oriental like sections.

3. The Twilight Zone - I'm not too fond of the lyrics of this song, their a bit too childish in the verses. The chorus is great though, presenting a really eerie tone.

4.Lessons -A very Led Zeppelin like happy song. Very cheery and another great chorus (this album is full of these.)

5. Tears - A more solemn ballad like side of the album. I love the mellotron sections, very prog.

6. Something For Nothing - Very kick ass way to end the album. Another great chorus. This is one of those songs that paved the way for Iron Maiden, I expect.

CONCLUSION: Classic album. If you don't have it, then there must be something wrong with you.

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