Permanent Waves (studio album) by Rush
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 11,156.
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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 80.8/100, a mean average of 79.8/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 80.9/100. The standard deviation for this album is 15.1.
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One of Rush's best
Another solid Rush album with great opener and closer.
A superb album. This was my first real introduction to Rush. I immediately took to Jacob's Ladder, Entre Nous and Different Strings which are still amongst my favourite ever tracks by anyone. The only weak point for me is the closer which is a shame, I've never taken to it.
After going overboard with the previous album, we hear a more grounded Rush here. Still firmly rooted in progressive rock, the tracks don't beat around the bush and don't overstay their welcome. Not perfect, but highly recommended.
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.
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