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Hemispheres (album) by Rush 

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Hemispheres
Hemispheres by Rush (1978)
Overall rank: 535th   Overall chart history
Average Rating: 
80/100 (from 330 votes)
  Ratings distribution
Accolades: Top 10 albums of 1978 (9th)
Top albums of the 1970s (133rd)
Top 1,000 albums of all time (535th)

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Rush bestography

Hemispheres is ranked 3rd best out of 35 albums by Rush on BestEverAlbums.com.

The best album by Rush is Moving Pictures which is ranked number 152 in the list of all-time albums with a total rank score of 15,089.

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Members who like this album also like: Moving Pictures by Rush, The Dark Side Of The Moon by Pink Floyd and 2112 by Rush.

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Hemispheres track list

Overall chart history The tracks on this album have an average rating of 85 out of 100 (all tracks have been rated).

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1.Track pickCygnus X-1 Book II: Hemispheres
 85/100 (72 votes)
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2.Circumstances
 80/100 (58 votes)
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3.The Trees
 85/100 (79 votes)
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4.Track pickLa Villa Strangiato (An Exercise In Self-Indulgence)
 89/100 (90 votes)
Comments: 5 comments
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Hemispheres rankings

Hemispheres ratings

Average Rating: 
80/100 (from 330 votes)
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85/100
18 hours ago
85/100
 
60/100
07/20/2017 23:14
85/100
 
80/100
07/20/2017 21:18
84/100
 
65/100
07/17/2017 19:43
74/100
 
90/100
07/13/2017 14:41
81/100

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65/100
From Yann 07/17/2017 19:42
Genesis meets Led Zeppelin ?
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From patriciatoledo 06/23/2017 07:32
The first song dictates the whole concept of the album, which is the constant battle we fight inside ourselves; the battle of heart and mind. It's a psychological study about the complexity of human beings in form of an album. I don't even have to say it's the most progressive rock influenced album of Rush, and thanks to Neil Peart lyrics everything fits perfectly.
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Rating:  
95/100
From suprisedkyou 02/10/2017 21:41
Has two of my absolute favorite progressive rock songs
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From Fischman 12/14/2016 22:14
Side one is another epic, but side two is what really makes this album. There's the very cool and thoughtful 'Circumstances' followed by the brilliant metaphor in 'The Trees,' all topped off by the ultimate Rush instrumental, 'La Villa Strangiato.' A+
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From discojets1 12/03/2016 23:32
Proggiest Rush album. My personal favorite. La Villa Strangiato is the best song
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85/100
From TheSmiths82-87 06/22/2016 15:39
Just the four tracks here, firstly Cygnus X-1: Book II follows on from the final track on A Farewell To Kings, it is suitably epic. Circumstances is ok but possibly the weakest track here while The Trees is excellent and one of my faves. Finally we have the 9 minute instrumental La Villa Strangiato, not being a fan of instrumentals in general, I do have to confess that this is pretty good and well worth a listen.
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Rating:  
70/100
From souplipton 06/15/2016 04:23
"Cygnus X-1: Part 2" is another Rush epic, and one of the last. "Circumstances" is solid, "The Trees" has great lyrics, and "La Villa Strangiato" features some great guitar work by Lifeson. Another really good album in the Rush discography.
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60/100
From sethmadsen 04/02/2016 18:18
Prog Rock 4EVER! Musicianship is amazing, but I just can't connect with it.
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65/100
From gtroda 09/27/2015 02:50
hard to get into this one
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Rating:  
90/100
From F1Aaron 12/21/2014 17:00
Very good album, La Villa Strangiato is one of the best instrumentals of all time
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