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Moving Pictures (album) by Rush

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Moving Pictures
Moving Pictures by Rush (1981)
Overall rank: 152nd   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
82/100 (from 961 votes)
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Accolades: Award Best album of 1981 (1st)
Award Top 20 albums of the 1980s (19th)
Award Top 200 albums of all time (152nd)

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Moving Pictures [Deluxe] [CD/Bluray] by Rush (CD, Apr-2011, 2 Discs, Mercury)
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Rush ‎Moving Pictures Vinyl Record LP 12" Album Rock 1981 Mercury ‎SRM-1-4013
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RUSH 1981 LP MOVING PICTURES ON CLASSIC PROG ROCK VINTAGE VINYL! TOM SAWYER !
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Rush bestography

Moving Pictures is ranked as the best album by Rush.

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Moving Pictures track list

Overall chart historyOverall chart history The tracks on this album have an average rating of 86 out of 100 (all tracks have been rated).

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1.Track pickTom Sawyer
 90/100 (264 votes)
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2.Red Barchetta
 87/100 (201 votes)
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3.Track pickYYZ
 88/100 (224 votes)
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4.Track pickLimelight
 89/100 (245 votes)
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5.The Camera Eye
 83/100 (162 votes)
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6.Witch Hunt
 81/100 (156 votes)
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7.Vital Signs
 82/100 (150 votes)
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Moving Pictures rankings

Moving Pictures ratings

Average Rating: 
82/100 (from 961 votes)
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95/100
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Moving Pictures comments

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From coryc213
Such a strange year, there are so many bizarre and unique albums in 1981, but this one is undoubtedly my favorite! Still get chills listening to "Red Barchetta!"
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65/100
Great fun here! A lot like Magnum, but a bit more of everything. Better musical dress. Still mostly fun, and a forerunner to the light melodic heavy metal. And maybe 10% Led Zeppelin. But Rushs singer? Dont like very much...
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95/100
From myanilee
-Prog-rock untied from it's lengthy experimentation-

The sounds of the 80's are audible here. it is produced tightly and makes Rush fresher than ever. The songs are shorter compared to the 70's epics. Rush squeezes everything in smaller turn on a dime progressions. Tom Swayer had enough hit sensibility.
YYZ is an absolute idiotic exercise in everything. Lifesons guitar chops, every time a new look at the same chords, are an anchoring for the madness Lee and Peart bring to the table. One of the greatest instrumentals ever.
The best Rush album.

Key Tracks:
Tom Sawyer
Red Barchetta
YYZ
Limelight
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100/100
From AAL2014
I think Moving Pictures has one of the greatest Side A's of all time.
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Rating:  
90/100
Fantastic album. Really consistent stuff. Rush's best album
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100/100
From Shiebs17
Neil Peart is amazing on the best song YYZ, the rest of the album is fantastic as well.
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100/100
Has the feel of a typical 80s album, but with a lot more energy (good)
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80/100
From Ashmark
Some great songs by a technically superb band. A musicians band beyond my level of sophistication.
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From nashd
2112 is better but it contains a lot of very good tracks, would agree that the first four are very strong tracks.
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70/100
There are some great songs here, with half the album being already familiar to most rock fans. But there's a reason you don't know the rest.
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