2112 (studio album) by Rush

2112 by Rush
Year: 1976
Overall rank: 383rd   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
80/100 (from 920 votes)
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Accolades:
Award Top 10 albums of 1976 (6th)
Award Top 100 albums of the 1970s (94th)
Award Top 500 albums of all time (383rd)

Rush bestography

2112 is ranked 2nd best out of 37 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 10,314.

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2112 track list

  Track ratingsTrack ratings The tracks on this album have an average rating of 83 out of 100 (all tracks have been rated).

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80/100 (from 920 votes)
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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 80.2/100, a mean average of 79.2/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 80.3/100. The standard deviation for this album is 16.1.

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From 03/13/2023 10:04
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From 02/10/2023 00:16
What a way to kick off an album! They begin with a 20 minute prog epic that absolutely blows me away with every listen. The instrumentation, composition, vocals and everything else about it is just stellar and it gives the listener a fantastic experience. It is really difficult to follow a song like that up and it leads to the rest of the record feeling quite deflated. You do have some enjoyable moments such as A Passage To Bangkok and Something For Nothing that help to elevate side 2 but it is still lacking in comparison. None of it is bad, in fact for the majority it is still very strong musically and instrumentally. It also has some great vocal moments from Geddy Lee who excels all across this release. Overall, this is an elite level album that has 20 minutes of some of the greatest music Rush has ever created and then some decent tracks backing it up.
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95/100
From 09/06/2022 17:10
Favorite prog album
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90/100
From 04/15/2022 10:26
Epic album, the first track is unbelievable and the second has great melody, then it goes a little worse but the tracks are still good, but not great.
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From 03/28/2022 12:02
This is a difficult album to rate. Side 1 has the classic epic 2112, starting a string of great Rush records. The other side is mediocre and salvaged mostly by brilliant musicianship.

It is a must-listen for every prog fan. If only for side 1.
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From 08/03/2021 13:05
really quite sensational big rock and roll sound fantastic melodies astounding lyrics
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85/100
From 01/04/2021 13:02
Puta viagem sem sair do lugar. Os solos de guitarra são precisos e a bateria, pra variar, perfeita.
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80/100
From 12/17/2020 14:05
2112 is fantastic, no doubt about that. However, I am not so positive about side 2 of the album. Yeah, they're OK songs, but nothing to be fascinated about. Sure, I have the perspective of 2020, which is not the same from the perspective of the late 70's and 80's where prog rock was not in its best shape and this album probably was important in that sense.
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90/100
From 07/08/2020 19:46
One of the best progressive rock albums of all time.
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From 06/12/2020 17:07
Great Progressive Rock album you must hear it to understand. Favorite tracks: 2112, Passage to Bangkok, Something For Nothing.
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Best Albums of 1976
1. Songs In The Key Of Life by Stevie Wonder
2. Station To Station by David Bowie
3. Ramones by Ramones
4. Hotel California by Eagles
5. Boston by Boston
6. 2112 by Rush
7. Desire by Bob Dylan
8. The Modern Lovers by The Modern Lovers
9. Hejira by Joni Mitchell
10. A Trick Of The Tail by Genesis
11. A New World Record by Electric Light Orchestra
12. Jailbreak by Thin Lizzy
13. Rising by Rainbow (UK)
14. The Royal Scam by Steely Dan
15. A Day At The Races by Queen
16. Oxygène by Jean Michel Jarre
17. Rocks by Aerosmith
18. África Brasil by Jorge Ben
19. Moonmadness by Camel
20. Wind & Wuthering by Genesis
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