Counterparts (album) by Rush

Counterparts
Counterparts by Rush (1993)
Overall rank: 5,193rd   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
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74/100 (from 95 votes)
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Accolades:
Award Top albums of 1993 (103rd)
Award Top albums of the 1990s (1,000th)
Award Best albums of all time (5,193rd)

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Rush bestography

Counterparts 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 18,056.

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Members who like this album also like: Presto by Rush, Roll The Bones by Rush and Test For Echo by Rush.

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From Fischman 10/30/2016 01:56
This is the one and only Rush album I can't listen to all the way through in one sitting. Only four of the 11 cuts really command my attention, and the other seven sound monotonously similar. Still my favorite group, but this album isn't one of the reasons why.
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From AAL2014 06/07/2016 04:39
Some amazing moments for Rush here. Animate is one of my favorite Rush songs of the last 25 years. Leave That Thing Alone is an amazing instrumental as well, one that should be revered in the same light as YYZ and La Villa Strangiato.
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From Deckiller 08/28/2012 18:41
This is a bit of a comeback album after the uneven Presto and equally inconsistent Roll the Bones. This album is slightly more consistent than those two in terms of songwriting and focus, but I think what sets this above those two albums is the heaviness: Rush were at their heaviest in more than 15 years. This album has an alt rock bite to it! The production is absolutely brilliant; Peter Collins did a lot of good work for Rush between this album, Power Windows, and Hold Your Fire. Rupert Hine's production on the previous two albums didn't really work for the band; he took the "power" out of "power trio" in my opinion. Hine's approach worked for ballads and emotional tunes like "The Pass" and "Ghost of a Chance", but most of the other tracks lacked punch. Thankfully, Collins gives everything more depth here. The drums have that Grungy power to them, and the guitar is a little more distorted yet just as crystalline as it was in the 80s. Geddy's basslines suffer a little bit in the mix, but they come to the forefront on tracks like "Double Agent" and the classic "Leave That Thing Alone".

"Cold Fire" is an unsung gem. "Speed of Love" gets more flak than it deserves.
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