Permanent Waves (studio album) by Rush

Permanent Waves
Permanent Waves by Rush
Year: 1980
Overall rank: 597th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
81/100 (from 525 votes)
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Accolades:
Award Top 10 albums of 1980 (9th)
Award Top 100 albums of the 1980s (89th)
Award Top 1,000 albums of all time (597th)

Rush bestography

Permanent Waves is ranked 4th best out of 37 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 11,895.

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Permanent Waves track list

  Track ratingsTrack ratings The tracks on this album have an average rating of 84 out of 100 (all tracks have been rated).

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Permanent Waves ratings

Average Rating: 
81/100 (from 525 votes)
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This album is rated in the top 2% of all albums on BestEverAlbums.com. This album has a Bayesian average rating of 80.7/100, a mean average of 79.8/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 80.9/100. The standard deviation for this album is 15.3.

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80/100
From 02/21/2021 21:52
Grande álbum, já mais próximo de uma sonoridade radiofônica.
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From 11/15/2020 20:32
Great album by Rush. Entre Nous and freewill are my favourites.
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80/100
From 05/18/2020 14:32
It's good
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From 12/12/2019 20:50
2nd favorite Rush album next to Moving Pictures. Highlights are Spirit of Radio, Freewill & Jacob's Ladder.
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From 02/03/2019 14:48
Release date: January 14 1980
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From 05/16/2018 21:14
My favourite Rush. It's incredibly consistent and good, every song was my favourite at some moment and this is all around one of the best albums to listen to at any given time. Currently, my favourites of the bunch are Different Strings, Jacob's Ladder and Freewill.
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From 05/03/2018 04:31
The perfect bridge between their super-proggy stuff and their 80s sound
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From 03/09/2018 01:46
Rush really had 80s music down cold
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From 09/14/2017 18:12
A very intelligent album from a musicianship perspective, my personal favourite is different strings, also love spirit of radio and natural science. You can hear the Mini Moog used to great effect all over this album.
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90/100
From 11/30/2016 20:14
This is one of Rush's most consistent . . . and best ... albums. Along with the "hits" (Spirit of Radio, Freewill), there is the concise but brilliant 'Entre Nous,' and possibly the group's most intelligent and greatest epic length cut, 'Natural Science.'
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Best Albums of 1980
1. Remain In Light by Talking Heads
2. Closer by Joy Division
3. Back In Black by AC/DC
4. Fresh Fruit For Rotting Vegetables by Dead Kennedys
5. Scary Monsters (And Super Creeps) by David Bowie
6. The River by Bruce Springsteen
7. Peter Gabriel III by Peter Gabriel
8. Making Movies by Dire Straits
9. Permanent Waves by Rush
10. Seventeen Seconds by The Cure
11. Pretenders by Pretenders
12. Sandinista! by The Clash
13. Crazy Rhythms by The Feelies
14. Boy by U2
15. Heaven And Hell by Black Sabbath
16. Ace Of Spades by Motörhead
17. Get Happy!! by Elvis Costello And The Attractions
18. Sound Affects by The Jam
19. Dirty Mind by Prince
20. Iron Maiden by Iron Maiden
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