Signals (studio album) by Rush (CA)
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Signals is ranked 6th best out of 37 albums by Rush (CA) on BestEverAlbums.com.
The best album by Rush (CA) is Moving Pictures which is ranked number 147 in the list of all-time albums with a total rank score of 11,009.
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The tracks on this album have an average rating of 81 out of 100 (all tracks have been rated).
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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 78.6/100, a mean average of 77.9/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 78.8/100. The standard deviation for this album is 13.6.
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This is such a great album. I bought this right when it came out in the 80’s. I remember it took a few listens to warm up to it. It was such a different sound for Rush. Something about this album…it’s feels so alive…. Geddy Lee’s vocals are front and center. I dig the electronic sounds and surprisingly love the shorter length of the songs. I recently pulled this album out. It’s now stuck to my turntable. Brilliant.
Another excellent album from Rush, this with more use of synths. I note some Rush fans don't like the more synth based albums, to be honest Rush were using a Moog back in 2112 and A Farewell to Kings Days, albeit more for sound effects. Can't agree there are no standout tracks, try Subdivisions, The Analog Kid, Digital Man and New World Man.
Good album by rush. A lot of good songs but no standout compared to other album from this era.
Still keeping the 70s rock elements, the progressive touches but adding more 80s synth and melody that they would develop further. What a great record.
Album was released in '09/'82 just when I started university. I remember the video from Subdivisions which I can identify with. The other great tracks are Analog Kid, Digital Man & New World Man. Rush started to merge more synthesizers with this release which they could get away with. This album rocks!
A great record. I love the synth interlude of Subdivisions, can listen to it over and over. The bass riff of Digital man is really groovy as well.
Lots of shocking and cool sounds, but the composing just doesn't warrant a full 100 sorry
I was disappointed when this album was first release: it's so electronic! Not heavy at all! Where's the guitar?!? I felt like my favorite band had betrayed me. As the years went by, though, I began to see the great strengths of this album. There is some stellar songwriting, lots of great layering of sound, and marvelous creation of mood. Despite being a synth-heavy product of it's time, it has held up well and in the final analysis is well in the upper half of my Rush list.
Rush's follow-up to their highest achievement, Signals moved Rush in a more electronic sound compared to their previous efforts. They are unable to match their prior achievements with this new sound, and though not the strongest phase of their career, it was still good music. Best track by far is "Subdivisions", the rest of the album is very hit and miss.
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