Rush

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Country Canada
Added By Mike
14 years ago
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1974-2012 Rock
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8.6 x43
Technical Retro Prog Hard Rock
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85 users rate this artist 7.0 or better, two users rate it lower. 67 users think it is prog, one user thinks it is merely related to prog and nobody thinks that it's not prog. show details
Track Statistics The database currently contains 165 studio tracks by Rush.
Track durations range from 1m 27s to 20m 33s, averaging at 5m 24s with a standard deviation of 2m 28s.
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Comment by rdtprog 7 years ago
Rush - Clockwork Angels 2012
7.4
Heavy Prog Hard Rock
Very good for 40 minutes and enjoyable for the rest!
Comment by Time_Signature 11 years ago
Rush - R30 - Live in Frankfurt 2005, DVD
9.0
Prog Rock
Great live DVD with lots of musical and visual delicacies. Geddy's voice sounds strange on some of the old tunes, but that's okay, since the rest is just fine. Oh, and look out for the Pirates of the Temple of Syrinx.
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Comment by ElectroVolta 11 years ago
Rush - Counterparts 1993
8.6
Prog Rock
The best post 90's Rush album so far, and one of my favorite Rush albums period. The lyrics are the best ive heard from Neil, he is very honest and I really admire his values when it comes to that special relationship. The whole album is very loud and energetic, probably the most of all Rush's entire discography (except maybe vapor trails, but that one has major problems so lets just forget about it).
Comment by ElectroVolta 11 years ago
Rush - Fly By Night 1975
4.0
Prog Hard Rock
Am I being a bit harsh? Personally, I think not. This is SUB PAR. It is sub-par hard rock, and sub-par Rush. One of Rush's worst albums, and Rush is one of my favorite bands and my first prog band for life, so I know my Rush. Anthem and By-Tor are the only songs on the album that are worth while, and are in fact great Rush songs. Other than that, it is very low quality and very forgettable. Fans only, like me, but honestly I hardly ever play it and I can never get all the way through it thanks to Geddy's chipmunk vocals wailing bloody murder into my poor ears.
Comment by ElectroVolta 11 years ago
Rush - 2112 1976
8.5
Prog Hard Rock
Although only the title track (20 minutes of prog heaven) can be considered anything essential, this is still an essential release in my book for any hard rock fan and probably for any progger. This is of the the standard entry level prog albums, not just Rush albums, and this along with Yes' Fragile can easily convert even the most jaded rock fan who knows nothing of this word 'prog'.
Comment by ElectroVolta 11 years ago
Rush - Moving Pictures 1981
9.6
Prog Rock
Rush's seminal release. This is the album all those other bands out there looked to for inspiration. Accessible so that hard rockers can enjoy it, and the hard rockin' radio stations can play it, yet prog and technical enough for us proggers to pull out the subtlies as well after multiple listens. A must own album even if your not a fan of Rush, if you like rock music. This influenced your favorite bands more than you know.
Comment by ElectroVolta 11 years ago
Rush - Snakes & Arrows 2007
7.5
Prog Rock
A very hit and miss album, but probably Rush's best since Counterparts (Other than Counterparts, post 90's Rush hasn't made anything but decent and below studio albums) I was left dissapointed with this one as well, since Alex Lifeson himself said that this was the best album they've made in a long time. The songs have an amazing amount of energy, especially considering the age of these three prog grandpa's, yet they have more energy than some guys over half their age! Some truly great new Rush songs: Far Cry, The Main Monkey Buisness, The Way the Wind Blows. But the rest are sub-par and most of the songs start to run together and its hard to differentiate between each indivual song. I expect better from Rush, but at least this is a step up from Test for Echo and Vapor Trails! (eww...)
Comment by TGM_Orb 11 years ago
Rush - Moving Pictures 1981
6.5
Prog-Related Rock
Despite the absolutely amazing Vital Signs, the rest of the album really is not my thing. Some of the Lifeson solos sound lifeless, and I often find it difficult to relate the lyrics to the music.
Comment by TGM_Orb 11 years ago
Rush - Permanent Waves 1980
8.0
Prog Rock
Includes Natural Science, which is a *must*, and is generally an excellent albums. I felt that Entre Nous was a bit forced, and the album as a whole lacks the charm of some earlier Rush albums.
Comment by TGM_Orb 11 years ago
Rush - A Farewell To Kings 1977
8.5
Prog Rock
Objectively, this probably comes off as Rush's finest hour. There are a couple of the issues I have with later Rush surfacing (vestigial bursts of music after the intense atmospheric opening of Xanadu, for instance). Still, superb.
Comment by TGM_Orb 11 years ago
Rush - 2112 1976
8.0
Prog-Related Rock
A great early Rush album, lyrically and musically. It's a shame that some of the choices on the short pieces feel a little weak.
Comment by TGM_Orb 11 years ago
Rush - Caress Of Steel 1975
8.5
Prog Rock
Certainly the most fun that Rush has ever been for me. The only real problem with it is that occasionally the flow in The Fountain of Lamneth is rather lacking.
Review by Time_Signature 11 years ago <Permalink>
Rush - Retrospective, Vol 1 (1974-1980) 1997, Best Of
9.8
Prog Rock
Yes this is a compilation album, but it is worth a mention because it serves as a great introduction to the Rush of the 70s and early 80s comprising some of the best songs from "Rush" up until "Permanent Waves". It's a great introduction to those who are new to Rush and would like to get a peek into their progressive years.

I must say that I'd like to have seen "Natural Science", "Jacob's Ladder" and "Passage to Bangkok" represented here, and in terms of musical style, it would make sense to have "Moving Pictures" tunes represented on this disc as well, such as "Tom Sawyer", "YYZ" and "Camera Eye".

But that aside, this compilation is recommended to anyone who is interested in getting into early Rush.
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Comment by rushfan4 11 years ago
Rush - All The World's A Stage 1976, Live
8.5
Technical Prog Hard Rock
The first live album from the greatest band on the World's stage. Thus ends phase 1 of their career and the beginning of a pattern of 4 albums per phase followed by a live album. This is their first official live album, but I do have the pleasure of owning a couple of bootlegs that precede this fine release.
Comment by rushfan4 11 years ago
Rush - Caress Of Steel 1975
8.8
Heavy Prog Hard Rock
Album number three from the greatest band to grace these ears. Whilst their first two albums were very good, Caress of Steel is their first excellent album, and yet it still only foreshadows what is yet to come.
Comment by rushfan4 11 years ago
Rush - Fly By Night 1975
8.0
Heavy Prog Hard Rock
Album number two from the greatest band on Earth. Neil Peart is now in the fold, and there is a slight shift towards becoming a prog band, but still for the most part this is a good hard rock album. Not quite the "Best I Can" yet, but those are on their way.
Comment by rushfan4 11 years ago
Rush - Rush 1974
8.0
Heavy Prog-Related Hard Rock
The debut album by the greatest band in the world. This album is the only Rush album to not have Neil Peart on drums, but John Rutsey does an admirable job in the drum seat. When songs from this album were first played on the radio, they were mistaken as new Led Zeppelin songs, which is quite a compliment given the greatness of the Zep. I don't listen to this album as often as their others, but it is always a fun album to listen to.
Comment by rushfan4 11 years ago
Rush - Feedback 2004, EP
9.0
Heavy Retro Non-Prog Rock
This is an EP of covers that Rush put together so that they would have "new" material to play during their 30th anniversary tour. I absolutely love this EP. These are fun songs to listen to and to hear Rush's interpretation of. Unlike many, I tend to like cover songs and hearing a band apply their style to well-known music. And of course, I am a huge Rush fan, although there are many huge Rush fans who don't like this covers album. For Prog Archives website users, as much as I like this EP, I will probably only give it 2 stars since it really is for Fans/Collectors only.
Comment by rushfan4 12 years ago
Rush - 2112 1976
9.8
Heavy Prog Hard Rock
I am RushFan4 and this is RushAlbum4. Their first masterpiece. 2112 is the epic story to end all epic stories. The Necromancer and the Fountain of Lamneth were both excellent songs, but 2112 is awesome. Side 2 is also quite good, with Passage of Bangkok being one of my all time favorite Rush songs, and Tears being one of my favorite Rush unknown songs.
Comment by Time_Signature 12 years ago
Rush - Snakes & Arrows 2007
9.0
Prog-Related Hard Rock
Rush returns to the hard rock sound that is associated with their 70s period. While not super progressive, 'Snakes and Arrows' is a damn fine album.
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Hemispheres 1978
 #1

9.0 x55
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2112 1976
 #2

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Epic Prog Hard Rock
A Farewell To Kings 1977
 #3

8.9 x49
Technical Experimental Prog Hard Rock
Moving Pictures 1981
 #4

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Technical Neo Prog Hard Rock
Permanent Waves 1980
 #5

8.8 x41
Technical Experimental Prog Hard Rock/Metal
Caress Of Steel 1975
 #6

8.3 x30
Technical Experimental Prog Hard Rock
Snakes & Arrows 2007
 #7

8.0 x26
Poetic Prog-Related Hard Rock
Signals 1982
 #8

8.3 x20
Technical Prog Hard Rock
Fly By Night 1975
 #9

8.0 x22
Poetic Prog Hard Rock
Grace Under Pressure 1984
 #10

8.1 x17
Technical Prog Rock
Counterparts 1993
 #11

8.1 x16
Heavy Prog Rock/Metal
Power Windows 1985
 #12

7.8 x15
Technical Neo Prog Rock/Pop
Rush 1974
 #13

7.5 x15
Technical Prog-Related Hard Rock
Hold Your Fire 1987
 #14

7.7 x14
Technical Experimental Prog Hard Rock
Presto 1989
 #15

7.4 x13
Heavy Prog Rock
Roll The Bones 1991
 #16

7.2 x13
Heavy Prog Rock/Metal
Clockwork Angels 2012
 #17

7.3 x11
Heavy Prog Hard Rock
Vapor Trails 2002
 #18

7.4 x10
Heavy Prog Hard Rock
Test For Echo 1996
 #19

7.5 x9
Heavy Prog Rock
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Rush in Rio 2003, Live
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8.6
Technical Experimental Prog Rock
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10.0
Technical Experimental Prog Hard Rock
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8.8
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 11 months ago
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8.5
Technical Experimental Prog Rock
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 2 years ago
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10.0
Technical Prog Hard Rock
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10.0
Technical Experimental Prog Hard Rock
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 2 years ago
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8.5
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rushfan4
9.8
Heavy Prog Hard Rock
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8.8
Heavy Prog Hard Rock
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8.0
Heavy Prog Hard Rock
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 2 years ago
rushfan4
8.0
Heavy Prog-Related Hard Rock
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 2 years ago
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8.5
Heavy Prog Rock
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 2 years ago
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9.0
Heavy Retro Non-Prog Rock
Feedback 2004, EP
 3 years ago
rushfan4
9.0
Heavy Retro Non-Prog Rock
Feedback 2004, EP
 3 years ago
rushfan4
9.0
Heavy Retro Non-Prog Rock
Clockwork Angels Tour 2013, Live
 3 years ago
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9.0
Heavy Prog Rock