Moving Pictures (album) by Rush

Moving Pictures
Moving Pictures by Rush
Year: 1981
Overall rank: 155th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
82/100 (from 1,048 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 (155th)

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Moving Pictures is ranked as the best album by Rush.

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Average Rating: 
82/100 (from 1,048 votes)
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This album is rated in the top 1% of all albums on BestEverAlbums.com. This album has a mean average rating of 81.0/100. The trimmed mean (excluding outliers) is 82.5/100. The standard deviation for this album is 16.6.

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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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95/100
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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100/100
From 07/26/2019 18:24
100/100 it's already on my chart in the first 20
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90/100
From 06/23/2019 05:05
This was awesome. Best tracks: Tom Sawyer, YYZ.
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From 06/01/2019 10:13
The instrumentation here is simply incredible by master musicians

Best song (easily) is "Limelight"
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75/100
From 05/10/2019 18:29
Highlights:

Tom Sawyer
YYZ
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From 02/28/2019 22:42
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
From 10/06/2018 07:04
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 06/14/2018 16:09
-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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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. Damaged by Black Flag
8. Faith by The Cure
9. Dare by The Human League
10. Fire Of Love by The Gun Club
11. Ghost In The Machine by The Police
12. Deceit by This Heat
13. Heaven Up Here by Echo & The Bunnymen
14. Tattoo You by The Rolling Stones
15. Youth Of America by Wipers
16. Killers by Iron Maiden
17. The Ascension by Glenn Branca
18. Movement by New Order
19. Face Value by Phil Collins
20. Escape by Journey
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