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Album of the day (#430): Moving Pictures by Rush

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#1 | Posted: 01/17/2012 20:00 | Post subject: Album of the day (#430): Moving Pictures by Rush Reply with quote
Today's album of the day

Moving Pictures by Rush (View album)

Year: 1981.
Overall rank: 179.
Average rating: 81/100 (from 159 votes).


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Tracks:
1. Tom Sawyer
2. Red Barchetta
3. YYZ
4. Limelight
5. The Camera Eye
6. Witch Hunt
7. Vital Signs

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#2 | Posted: 01/17/2012 20:44 | Post subject: Reply with quote
Gary time.
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#3 | Posted: 01/17/2012 20:52 | Post subject: Re: Album of the day (#430): Moving Pictures by Rush Reply with quote
WOO!

Definitely a Rush classic. I had the honor of seeing this entire album performed live on their Time Machine Tour. Rush is definitely an act worth seeing, by the way. Even if you're not THAT big on them, they put on an incredible show.

Anyway, back to the album. This is their second best next to Permanent Waves, in my opinion. As for the individual songs:

Tom Sawyer: Classic. This is one song that never gets old for me. It's got some great drum and bass work, and its beat manages to be infectious throughout, even through the 7/4 passages.

Red Barchetta: It's certainly a great tune, but even I have to admit that the lyrics are a little corny. That doesn't necessarily hurt the song for some people, but admittedly this one's one of the weaker ones on the album for me.

YYZ: Okay, it's just way too fun to resist. The entire band (especially Neil and Geddy) has a heyday with this one, and its got some of the best full band interplay I've heard on any album.

Limelight: A gorgeous song with a beautiful message. All there is to it.

Camera Eye: An epic song with some more incredible drum work. This one has some of their best vocal melodies, as well.

Witch Hunt: It manages to be creepy and beautiful at the same time. Another great work.

Vital Signs: Easily the album's highlight. Very catchy and the perfect way to end a great album.


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#4 | Posted: 01/17/2012 22:00 | Post subject: Reply with quote
Just listened to this for what i believe was the first time a couple weeks ago. (A couple of my college-era friends were Rush fans, so i'm sure i heard this album before in pieces.) Technically proficient prog rock.
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Hemispheres > 2112 > Moving Pictures > Signals > Permanent Waves > Feedback > A Farewell To Kings > Rush > Test For Echo > Fly By Night > A bunch of stupid, bland, same-y crap that makes up the rest of their catalogue
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#6 | Posted: 01/18/2012 02:52 | Post subject: Reply with quote
Fly By Night>>>>2112>>>>>Moving Pictures

But still, this is an amazing album. A bit poppy at times, but still having amazing songwriting and even better musicianship.
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Applerill wrote:
Fly By Night>>>>2112>>>>>Moving Pictures

But still, this is an amazing album. A bit poppy at times, but still having amazing songwriting and even better musicianship.


- Complains about Moving Pictures occasionally being "too poppy"
- Favourite Rush album is Fly By Night

What?
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#8 | Posted: 01/18/2012 03:56 | Post subject: Reply with quote
Jackwc wrote:
Applerill wrote:
Fly By Night>>>>2112>>>>>Moving Pictures

But still, this is an amazing album. A bit poppy at times, but still having amazing songwriting and even better musicianship.


- Complains about Moving Pictures occasionally being "too poppy"
- Favourite Rush album is Fly By Night

What?


-Considers Rush's debut and Fly by Night better than Presto and Grace Under Pressure

What?
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swedenman wrote:
Jackwc wrote:
Applerill wrote:
Fly By Night>>>>2112>>>>>Moving Pictures

But still, this is an amazing album. A bit poppy at times, but still having amazing songwriting and even better musicianship.


- Complains about Moving Pictures occasionally being "too poppy"
- Favourite Rush album is Fly By Night

What?


-Considers Rush's debut and Fly by Night better than Presto and Grace Under Pressure

What?


Grace Under Pressure was meeeeeh, and I haven't listened to Presto yet.
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#10 | Posted: 01/18/2012 04:03 | Post subject: Reply with quote
Jackwc wrote:
swedenman wrote:
Jackwc wrote:
Applerill wrote:
Fly By Night>>>>2112>>>>>Moving Pictures

But still, this is an amazing album. A bit poppy at times, but still having amazing songwriting and even better musicianship.


- Complains about Moving Pictures occasionally being "too poppy"
- Favourite Rush album is Fly By Night

What?


-Considers Rush's debut and Fly by Night better than Presto and Grace Under Pressure

What?


Grace Under Pressure was meeeeeh, and I haven't listened to Presto yet.


I'd recommend it. It's one of my personal favorites, though it's nothing like the stuff they did in the '70s. It's not quite as progressive, but it's a lot more guitar-driven than the three albums that preceded it (Grace Under Pressure, Power Windows, and Hold Your Fire), which makes it a significant improvement in my book.
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