Permanent Waves (studio album) by Rush
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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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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Grande álbum, já mais próximo de uma sonoridade radiofônica.
Great album by Rush. Entre Nous and freewill are my favourites.
2nd favorite Rush album next to Moving Pictures. Highlights are Spirit of Radio, Freewill & Jacob's Ladder.
Release date: January 14 1980
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.
The perfect bridge between their super-proggy stuff and their 80s sound
Rush really had 80s music down cold
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.
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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