Moving Pictures (studio album) by Rush

Moving Pictures
Moving Pictures by Rush
Year: 1981
Overall rank: 154th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
82/100 (from 1,132 votes)
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Accolades:
Award Best album of 1981 (1st)
Award Top 20 albums of the 1980s (20th)
Award Top 200 albums of all time (154th)

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Moving Pictures is ranked as the best album by Rush.

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Moving Pictures track list

  Track ratingsTrack ratings The tracks on this album have an average rating of 85 out of 100 (all tracks have been rated).

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Rating: 90 (330 votes)Comments: 6
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Average Rating: 
82/100 (from 1,132 votes)
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04/19/2021 15:33 conallmalone  Ratings distributionRatings distribution 1,25075/100

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This album is rated in the top 1% of all albums on BestEverAlbums.com. This album has a Bayesian average rating of 82.5/100, a mean average of 81.3/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 82.6/100. The standard deviation for this album is 16.4.

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80/100
From 08/19/2020 19:21
YYZ is a masterpiece! Rating (82.14)
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85/100
From 07/08/2020 19:51
Over all a great album but maybe a little bit unbalanced. Side one is awesome with some of their best and most famous songs. Side two is not as good but OK.
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95/100
From 06/17/2020 17:16
Best album from Rush. The last great prog rock album, very good from the first to the last song, hard to pick a favorite. Although it is musically complex, it is easy to hear and enjoy. Very underrated, one of the best albums of the decade.
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90/100
From 06/12/2020 17:01
I like the way Geddy Lee sings this album is a top favorite. Best songs: Tom Sawyer, YYZ, Limelight.
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90/100
From 03/21/2020 22:58
89/100

Cuando el virtuosismo musical si va de la mano de buenas composiciones y de corazón. (Mezclas que no tiene Pavement)
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From 12/12/2019 20:44
Awesome album!Released when I was 17 and always brings back great memories as a teen. Gets played regularly on my devices.
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From 08/01/2019 15:10
100/100

Favorite Rush album !
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From 07/26/2019 18:24
100/100 it's already on my chart in the first 20
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From 06/23/2019 05:05
This was awesome. Best tracks: Tom Sawyer, YYZ.
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60/100
From 06/01/2019 10:13
The instrumentation here is simply incredible by master musicians

Best song (easily) is "Limelight"
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Best Albums of 1981
1. Moving Pictures by Rush
2. Computerwelt [Computer World] by Kraftwerk
3. Discipline by King Crimson
4. My Life In The Bush Of Ghosts by Brian Eno & David Byrne
5. Time by Electric Light Orchestra
6. Juju by Siouxsie And The Banshees
7. Dare by The Human League
8. Faith by The Cure
9. Damaged by Black Flag
10. Fire Of Love by The Gun Club
11. Deceit by This Heat
12. Ghost In The Machine by The Police
13. Youth Of America by Wipers
14. Heaven Up Here by Echo & The Bunnymen
15. The Ascension by Glenn Branca
16. Tattoo You by The Rolling Stones
17. Face Value by Phil Collins
18. Killers by Iron Maiden
19. Movement by New Order
20. Nightclubbing by Grace Jones
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