Fly By Night (studio album) by Rush

Fly By Night by Rush
Year: 1975
Overall rank: 2,891st   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
77/100 (from 362 votes)
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Accolades:
Award Top albums of 1975 (49th)
Award Top albums of the 1970s (523rd)
Award Best albums of all time (2,891st)

Rush bestography

Fly By Night is ranked 9th best out of 37 albums by Rush on BestEverAlbums.com.

The best album by Rush is Moving Pictures which is ranked number 154 in the list of all-time albums with a total rank score of 10,133.

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Fly By Night track list

  Track ratingsTrack ratings The tracks on this album have an average rating of 82 out of 100 (all tracks have been rated).

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Average Rating: 
77/100 (from 362 votes)
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03/28/2024 18:13 WichitaLineman  Ratings distributionRatings distribution 2277/100
 
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This album is rated in the top 4% of all albums on BestEverAlbums.com. This album has a Bayesian average rating of 76.7/100, a mean average of 76.1/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 76.8/100. The standard deviation for this album is 14.1.

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85/100
From 01/31/2021 04:30
It's just so good...Fly By Night delivers! Perhaps their best music was still to come, but this release balances accessibility with complexity and ambition - a balance Rush don't always strike with their albums.

A strong release from this iconic Canadian three-piece.
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85/100
From 06/23/2020 21:56
Underrated. To me, Fly By Night is definitely one of the finest works of Rush.

8.5/10
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85/100
From 05/13/2020 09:34
Right from the off, there's Neil Peart. Total gear-shift from the debut album. Increased variety and loads of proggy elements. Good album
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Rating:  
70/100
From 09/03/2017 21:17
A precursor of what was yet to come. This is a very good album and the presence of Neil Peart in the drum stool countered with his lyrical expertise hints to exciting times ahead. Anthem and By Tor set the scene for the classics which will follow
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From 06/08/2017 22:26
Few bands can make a second record so good as Rush did.
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Rating:  
90/100
From 02/10/2017 19:23
Rivendell is incredible, I can't understand why it has the lowest rating in the album. In my opinion it is the best only overcome by Anthem, Fly By Night and In The End.
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85/100
From 12/14/2016 22:17
Kickass album here bookended by the superb opening 'Anthem' and close by the epic 'In the End.' All the stuff in between is excellent as well, especially the title cut.
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Rating:  
75/100
From 06/07/2016 04:35
A very solid second album for Rush. As a whole it's not incredible, but there are some real shining moments. You can really view this as the birth of Rush as we know them as it is the first record to feature Neil Peart on drums and first to introduce the more prog songwriting.
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65/100
From 07/30/2015 00:24
"Anthem" and "By-Tor and the Snow Dog" were quality numbers. The rest is only ok. "In the End" follows musical just about every musical cliche in the book.
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From 02/10/2015 04:09
Best Track: Fly By Night
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Best Albums of 1975
1. Wish You Were Here by Pink Floyd
2. Blood On The Tracks by Bob Dylan
3. Born To Run by Bruce Springsteen
4. A Night At The Opera by Queen
5. Physical Graffiti by Led Zeppelin
6. Another Green World by Brian Eno
7. Horses by Patti Smith
8. Tonight's The Night by Neil Young
9. Fleetwood Mac (1975) by Fleetwood Mac
10. Mothership Connection by Parliament
11. The Hissing Of Summer Lawns by Joni Mitchell
12. Toys In The Attic by Aerosmith
13. The Köln Concert by Keith Jarrett
14. Zuma by Neil Young & Crazy Horse
15. Young Americans by David Bowie
16. Captain Fantastic And The Brown Dirt Cowboy by Elton John
17. The Basement Tapes by Bob Dylan & The Band
18. Sabotage by Black Sabbath
19. Expensive Shit by Fela Kuti & Africa 70
20. Katy Lied by Steely Dan
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