Roll The Bones (album) by Rush

Roll The Bones
Roll The Bones by Rush
Year: 1991
Overall rank: 4,737th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
75/100 (from 110 votes)
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Accolades:
Award Top albums of 1991 (72nd)
Award Top albums of the 1990s (863rd)
Award Best albums of all time (4,737th)

Rush bestography

Roll The Bones is ranked 15th best out of 35 albums by Rush on BestEverAlbums.com.

The best album by Rush is Moving Pictures which is ranked number 153 in the list of all-time albums with a total rank score of 12,161.

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Track ratingsTrack ratings The tracks on this album have an average rating of 80 out of 100 (all tracks have been rated).

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Average Rating: 
75/100 (from 110 votes)
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This album is rated in the top 17% of all albums on BestEverAlbums.com. This album has a mean average rating of 73.0/100. The trimmed mean (excluding outliers) is 75.1/100. The standard deviation for this album is 16.3.

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75/100
From 3 days ago
Although, not one of my very favorite Rush records, it would probably crack top ten at this point. I feel it gets a bad rep and is underrated. Some very good material here that I was happy to see kept in the live rotation all the way up til the end.

Bravado is absolutely stunning and Where's My Thing has always been one of my favorite Rush instrumentals.
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From 05/15/2020 09:52
I loved this record when it came out. The only bad bit of this record is the "rap" in the title track. The whole sound becomes more balanced as they hit this point. Guitars, Drums, Bass and Synths all working together brilliantly. Where's My Thing and The Big Wheel are classic Rush. Then there's Ghost Of A Chance. Absolute class
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90/100
From 04/03/2020 07:51
This album sits in a far lower position than it should (well it does in 2020). There aren't any tracks which I don't like. 'Roll the Bones', 'Dreamline' and 'Ghost of a Chance' are the highlights for me. This album and Grace Under Pressure get the most listens out of my Rush collection.
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From 07/16/2019 15:45
Is there any dissapointing Rush-Album? Here you find outstanding Songs like Dreamline, Bravado & Ghost of a Chance...
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85/100
From 02/24/2018 13:22
Everyone who dislikes this thing because of the rapping part in Roll the Bones isn't really a Rush fan. The trio loves and incorporates so much different genres in their music that this shouldn't come as a surprise. They're the coolest guys. Vastly underrated album...
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90/100
From 11/23/2016 19:19
This is a truly underrated gem in the Rush discography. while it may lack the epic songs Rush is known for, each one of these twelve cuts is skilfully crafted and contains insightful lyrics presented with Rush's usual exemplary musicianship.
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85/100
From 04/06/2016 19:09
The three guys play excellent, again. It's a pleasure just to listen to the instruments and not mind the songs, although there are some pretty good ones on this album.
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80/100
From 05/16/2015 15:49
5 great tracks imo. Dreamline, Bravado, Roll The Bones, Gost Of A Chance & The Big Wheel. I could do without the rest of the tracks though. MEZ
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We're Here Because We're Here!
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