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Caress Of Steel (album) by Rush 

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Caress Of Steel
Caress Of Steel by Rush (1975)
Overall rank: 3,168th   Overall chart history
Average Rating: 
74/100 (from 128 votes)
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Accolades: Top albums of 1975 (63rd)
Top albums of the 1970s (617th)
Best albums of all time (3,168th)

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Rush bestography

Caress Of Steel is ranked 10th best out of 34 albums by Rush on BestEverAlbums.com.

The best album by Rush is Moving Pictures which is ranked number 152 in the list of all-time albums with a total rank score of 13,686.

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Members who like this album also like: 2112 by Rush, The Dark Side Of The Moon by Pink Floyd and Led Zeppelin IV by Led Zeppelin.

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Average Rating: 
74/100 (from 128 votes)
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From Daredevil42 07/31/2016 19:58
With the exception of I Think I'm Going Bald, this album is great throughout. Definitely underrated.
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From souplipton 06/10/2016 03:42
Caress of Steel is Rush's most underrated album. Coming right before their breakout album 2112, this album features Rush playing somewhat harder rock, while still featuring their mostly fantasy and philosophically influenced songwriting. "Bastille Day" is one of Rush's best songs, and "I Think I'm Going Bald" and "Lakeside Park" are pretty good songs. That brings us to the album's longer, multi-part songs. "The Fountain of Lamneth" has its ups and downs, but is a good song, while "The Necromancer" is of their best multi-part songs. A personal favourite of mine, "The Necromancer" elevates this alvum to their first great work in my opinion.
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From gtroda 02/15/2015 15:01
Best Track: Bastille Day
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From iii25 11/19/2012 02:42
According to the Rush documentry, Caress was almost the end of the band.........how sad would that have been
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From Deckiller 08/28/2012 17:36
This album may be a little underrated, but I don't think it's one of Rush's best. Still, it's an important release because it shows a band stretching their prog rock wings. We have true epics for the first time in the Rush catalog ("By Tor and the Snow Dog" from FBN was like a mini epic) in the form of "The Necromancer" and "The Fountain of Lamneth". Sadly, Necromancer is extremely uneven (even boring during the first half), and the three shorter tracks are inconsistent. "Bastille Day" is a great rocker through and through, but "I Think I'm Going Bald" is poor and "Lakeside Park" is kind of bland except for the guitar solos.

Overall it's a little above average, thanks to the ball-crunching "Bastille Day" and sweeping "The Fountain of Lamneth". Probably somewhere in the back half of my top 100 albums of the 70s...and it might just crack my top 10 albums of '75.
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