User Page: rushfan4

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First and foremost I am a long time music fan with Rush having been my favorite band for almost 20 years now, followed closely by Yes.  Progressive rock tends to be the dominant style of music that I listen to, however, I am a fan of much classic rock and more straightforward rock bands and artists as well.  I suppose that I am a prog fan trapped in a pop fan's mind.  I am also a long time fan of metal but I have my limits and I am quite adverse to extreme metal and extreme metal vocals.  My musical achilles heel seems to be the heavy metal pop ballad, which I have always had a soft spot in my ear for, no matter how cheesy.  My ability to rate music is quite limited, however, I do give it the old college try and hopefully there is some sort of pattern or consistency that can be found amongst my reviews.
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Comment by rushfan4 12 years ago
YesListen - Magnification 2001
9.5
Orchestral Prog Rock
This is an excellent album; even better than some of their classics. They miss Rick Wakeman, but the use of a whole symphony makes up for his absence. This is one of the few albums that I have heard using a symphony where the symphony sounds like part of the songs. It seems to me that symphonies usually just fill in intros and outros with little added extras throughout the song, but that is definitely not the case with this album.
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.
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SubsignalListen - La Muerta
 #1
9.3
Prog Rock
Frequency Drift - Letters To Maro
 #2
9.3
Prog Rock
W.E.T.Listen - Earthrage
 #4
9.2
Non-Prog Album Oriented Rock
Auri - Auri
 #5
9.0
Prog-Related Metal
GazpachoListen - Soyuz
 #6
8.9
Neo Prog Rock
Judas PriestListen - Firepower
 #7
8.8
Non-Prog NWoBHM
Neal MorseListen - Life & Times
 #8
8.8
Non-Prog Si/So
Gleb Kolyadin - Gleb Kolyadin
 #9
8.7
Prog Rock
Joe Satriani - What Happens Next
 #10
8.7
Instrumental Prog Metal
Elephant9Listen - Greatest Show On Earth
 #11
8.7
Instrumental Prog Rock/Jazz
Path Of Ilya - Path Of Ilya
 #12
8.6
Instrumental Prog Rock
The Sea Within - The Sea Within
 #13
8.5
Symphonic Prog Rock
Ty TaborListen - Alien Beans
 #14
8.5
Non-Prog Hard Rock
IOEarthListen - Solitude
 #15
8.5
Neo Prog Rock
KamelotListen - The Shadow Theory
 #16
8.4
Prog Metal
Gong Expresso - Decadence
 #17
8.4
Instrumental Prog Canterbury
Karibow - The Unchosen
 #18
8.4
Prog Rock
Umphrey's McGeeListen - It's Not Us
 #19
8.4
Prog Rock
Galahad - Seas of Change
 #20
8.4
Neo Prog Rock
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Sebastien GramondListen - Homeworks Vol. 1 - 2001-2002 2002, Compilation
 6 hours ago
8.0
Instrumental Prog Rock
Lou Gramm - The Lou Gramm Band 2009
 7 hours ago
6.5
Non-Prog Rock
America - Harbor 1977
 8 hours ago
7.3
Non-Prog Rock
Lou Gramm - Long Hard Look 1989
 8 hours ago
7.3
Non-Prog Album Oriented Rock
Lou Gramm - Ready Or Not 1987
 8 hours ago
7.0
Non-Prog Album Oriented Rock
Led Zeppelin - Led Zeppelin 1969
 18 hours ago
9.8
English/British Heavy Prog-Related Metal
GrafiteListen - Crawling Up 2008
 23 hours ago
6.0
Non-Prog Hard Rock
GPSListen - Window to the Soul 2006
 one day ago
8.0
Neo Prog Rock
GowanListen - Best of Gowan 1997, Best Of
 one day ago
8.0
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GowanListen - Lost Brotherhood 1990
 one day ago
8.4
Prog-Related Hard Rock
GowanListen - Strange Animal 1985
 one day ago
5.0
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Jean-Philippe GoudeListen - Drones 1980
 one day ago
7.9
Instrumental Prog Rock
Manuel Göttsching - E2-E4 1984
 one day ago
6.0
Minimalistic Prog Krautrock
Led Zeppelin - Led Zeppelin 1969
 one day ago
9.8
English/British Heavy Prog-Related Metal
Tadashi GotoListen - Innervisions 2008
 3 days ago
8.2
Instrumental Prog Metal
America - Hideaway 1976
 4 days ago
7.3
Non-Prog Rock
Gothic Lunch - Gothic Lunch 1992
 4 days ago
6.0
Prog Rock
Gösta Berlings Saga - Sersophane 2016
 4 days ago
7.9
Instrumental Prog Rock
Gösta Berlings Saga - Tid är Ljud 2006
 4 days ago
8.7
Instrumental Prog Rock
Stone GossardListen - Bayleaf 2001
 4 days ago
6.0
Non-Prog Rock
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