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2112

Rush

1976

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2112

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3.42

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Not bad music but kinda long songs and not particularly special to me. Reading the wikipedia helped me realize why this is included in this list, but overall I found it not that exciting

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Sonically good. Too long. Does not stick. Story not interesting. Also, fuck Ayn Rand.

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Side one is simultaneously rocking to the max, and geeky to the max. I love how this album opens, and the way the track 2112 begins by sketching out a blueprint of all the cool riffs you're going to encounter in this stupid dystopian space opera. Glorious. Side two has a song that makes doing drugs sound about as hip as voting Republican, a surprisingly touching ballad in Tears and a slamming track to wrap everything up. Full marks for prog rock's most notable Ayn Rand adherents!

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It's hard not to appreciate the sheer musical powerhouse that is Rush. Lee, Lightson, and Peart are musical titans and, even if you're not a Rush fan (which I'm not), you can't deny their skill or impact on music in general. Just being Rush earns this album 3 stars right out the gate. That said, a 20-minute track is a hard pill to swallow. Especially as it contains a section around the 7-minute mark that's just guitar tuning. It's pretentious as hell and I'm not okay with it. The second half of the album is much more digestable and absolutely redeems the album from that 20-minute monstrosity.

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The perfect album. Each song is exactly where it needs to be. 2112 opens with its legendary overture into geddy lee's controlling and sneering priests of syrinx. We get the catchy passage to Bangkok and the heartfelt Tears. The drums are spectacular throughout. A truly timeless album that has it all. You'd have to be deaf to give this anything under a 3

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Pretty much amazing all the way through. Brilliant vocals, closest reference for me is actually The Mars Volta. Perfectly delivery no matter how high he goes. Meanwhile some of the instrumental parts wouldn't sound out of place on a Queens of the Stone Age song. All this to say basically that this has aged amazingly well and I'm disappointed with myself for not getting into Rush sooner. Bass is absolutely brilliant.

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Loved this. Rush are a band I have never listened to despite being a massive Dream Theater fan and so I wasn't surprised by 2112. Found the storyline to be engaging and the music was great, especially for a three piece (and a session synth player). Liked the twist in the story at the end. Thought the B-side was better, the straight up rock songs and Geddy Lee's vocals were pure old school rock bliss. Never realised how good a singer he is, reminds me of Robert Plant but better. Instruments are all tip top and vocals were ridiculously good. Album sailed by and I loved every minute of it

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The first half of this album is a prog-rock masterpiece. It is a highly influential conceptual piece that does so many things well. The rest of the album is pretty good too. 4.6/5

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why do ppl make 20 min songs, i'm sorry

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Just 39 minutes but it feels much, much longer. This is the first album on this site that I played twice in a day. Not because I liked it but because I wanted to know if it made more sense with a bit more familiarity. Turns out no, the second time it still felt like lots separate bits of flashy rock of different levels of bombast stuck together in a random way. (And I am not particularly big on flashy, bombastic rock with a shouty singer to begin with). 4/10

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2112 avoids the worst excesses of prog and keeps all the good bits, earning its place in the dad rock canon. The first side is discursive and indulgent, of course, but that's why you're here, and it's just half a record. For the rest of the runtime, we get songs, each distinct but tied together with instrumental chops and, most of all, Lee's wails. There's nothing mind-blowing here, and calling out those who say there is is fair play. But that doesn't make the music any worse.

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Went in there expecting not much, having never listened to them before but I had a great time listening to this album and enjoyed it thoroughly. The more melodic aspect of this album hit exactly what I like in rock and I'm definitely looking forward to check out more of then

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I never equated Rush and Led Zeppelin so closely before. Also an old friend.

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Ugh so good. Love rush

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One of the all time best.

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Classic. Love Rush.

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Really good. Psychadelic and sometimes hard rock. The singing during the hard rock parts wasn't so great. but otherwise I really enjoyed it. 4.5

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Classic.

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I think I just discovered I love Rush

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This album is epic. I was originally into rush during their peak, but enjoyed some songs. This is really adventurous and ambitious. Will definitely be listening to this on occasion.

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Rush se merece más!

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Solo escuchar a Neil Pert es una maravilla. UN disoc de su época, que es la mía,

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Five star streak continues. On Fourth of July no less! Great summer album. Priests of Syrinx and Train to Bangkok are tops. Not the best Rush album, but any early rush gets a 5 from me

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The best Rush album. This is the one that turned them into the holy triumvirate.

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The album that made them. The first Prog Metal album and work of art.

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Actually pretty good stuff!

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Super Album. Hätte damit nicht gerechnet liegt aber voll auf meiner linie

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We've taken care of everything The words you read The songs you sing The pictures that give pleasure to your eyes It's one for all and all for one

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5/5 Amazing

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Canada's best

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LOVED IT

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I’ve always skipped over this Rush album, didn’t have much of an understanding of prog rock. I thoroughly enjoyed this one!

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A masterpiece.

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If someone asks what the definition of Prog Rock is, this is the answer.

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Title track is of course an absolute epic. Most of the other tracks are banging as well, but not all. 2112 makes up for it though.

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tremen

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Easy 5 stars. RIP Neil Peart.

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Second side was slightly disappointing but the song 2112 earns a high score on its own. 9/10

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4.5 side one is a masterpiece.

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Absolute classic!

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Always love this album

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like!

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GREAT prog stuff I’ve heard Rush’s first three albums now and I feel like they keep improving with each one, the first was just your average prog rock, the second album really stepped up with more beautiful, dynamic sounds, and this third one got even better going all out prog in the best way 10/10, really want to hear their other stuff

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Fantastic, a new rush fan is born

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yep

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Really enjoyed this one a lot. It's prog rock in it's purest form. The usual criticisms that can be made of the genre are applicable to this one as well. Songs go on for pretty long, focus on instrumental virtuosity over easy accessibility, etc. But I found the album very coherent and well-crafted. This is especially true when considering how long ago this one was made. It never felt like it became too meandering either. In terms of quality this is more of a 4.5 than an amazing 5. But I'm rounding it up for being an important part of the foundation many of my favorite modern bands built their own careers on.

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Killer prog rock with sci-fi lyrics? That’s my shit.

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I remember being completely blown away when hearing the song 2112 for the first time. At that point in my life (age 17? 18?) I had heard some proggy music but this was on a whole other level of sci fi wizardry.

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The hard rock end of prog. Briliant.

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One of their best. Classic Peart storytelling, side one is ONE song. Fantastic all across the board.

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Chato

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A banda tem uma qualidade excepcional, gostei muito da sonoridade desse álbum. Minha preferida foi: The twilight zone

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Это пять

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THAT WHOLE TIME, I WAS ON THE FIRST TRACK?!

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It's rush what can you say. Sonically amazing and epic lyrics.

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04/03/2022 Really great stuff here. Loved the 20-minute opening track; it takes you on an entire journey from start to finish. So many ways this could have been awful, and there are already multiple albums on this 1001 list that have tracks that are SO much longer than is really necessary, but this one hit just right. Such a great listen.

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Rush is the goat. It's cool how their music sounds so similar but also so dynamic and different

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Really good shit. Kinda petered out after track three though.

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No Tom Sawyer but a good performance by Geddy Lee regardless

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I need to listen to Rush more often.

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Prog'Rock'n'Roll.

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Very solid Rush album. It doesn't have Tom Sawyer or YYZ on it, but who needs that for a beautiful rock and roll album?

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Experimental, energetic, powerful.

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decent stuff for background 4

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Tämä iski parilla ekalla kuuntelukerralla todella kovaa. Ehkä myöhemmin magia vähän hälveni, enkä saanut levyyn enää ihan samanlaista otetta. Rushin musiikki oli ennakkoon itselleni vierasta, ja oletinkin sen olevan vielä enemmän progekikkailua. Ainakin tällä levyllä biisit ovat pääosin aika tavanomaista, joskin todella laadukasta, 70-luvun rockia. Laulajan äänessä on jotain todella kiinnostavaa. Ehkä vähän Alx Rose tulee mieleen välillä.

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I like Rush a lot. I'm glad to have listened to the album. Made music skillz they got.

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Familiarity: 6/10 Notes: One of my favorite Rush albums, the 2112 composition is a classic example of pure unadulterated rock. Real Rating: 7.5/10

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Muito bom recomendo

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Dat is dit eigenlijk nooit geluisterd heb... Dit is een classic. Heb het even opgezocht, 1976, hun vierde album. Zal ik zeker nog wel eens opzetten

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Pretty good!

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This album starts with a bang. By bang I mean twenty minutes long five part song. When I first started listening I was thinking "this has to be 80's for sure" because of the wild sound. But nope this came out in 76. Once I finally got to some vocals 4m25s into the first "song" I knew I recognized the voice. And of course Rush's top three songs (Tom Sawyer, Lime light, and The Spirit Of Radio) are always playing on your local classic rock radio station. This album is something different though. Its got rock at sometimes then the sound of running water and slow guitar at other times. I had a lot of fun Listening you should too.

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I’m more of a “Moving Pictures” nerd, but never a bad time listening to this. Maybe those “hey this is Asian!” chord progressions don’t hold up so well in 2021? But it’ll probably be cool again by 2112, so hey. Life cycles and all that.

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Solid - kind of weird you don't hear epic anthems like this anymore

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Un classique dans le genre 4.25*

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pretty good

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Not my favourite Rush, still great though

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Hyvää progea! Ei ole aiemmin tullut Rushia kuunneltua, kiva uusi tuttavuus.

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Aika raikasta hard rockia tai metallia tai proge-rock-metallia ottaen huomioon, että julkaistu vuonna 1976. Rumpu-, basso- ja kitarasoundit tuo mieleen paljon Iron Maideniin. Laulaja vetääkin sitten korkeammalta, mitä kukaan Iron Maiden laulajista. Levyn ensimmäinen medley on aikamoinen pläjäys kuunneltavaksi. Aiemmat kosketuspinnat Rushiin lie varmaan jotkin yksittäisiä biisejä kokoelmalevyillä tai esiintymisiä tribuuttilevyillä. Pitäisi löytää aika tsekkailla muitakin levyjä, jos näin hyvä levy jäänyt aiemmin kuuntelematta.

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Best track: 2112

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Nao sei como eu nunca ouvi Rush quando era aborrecente, rockzera classica

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Ehhhh rush rules

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It's Rush, what else is there to say?

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I put off listening to rush because I thought it was widdly widdly nonsense for Middle Aged men. Turns out I really like it. Am I a Middle Aged man? First track seemed almost prog-metal

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Tolles Album und für Prog gut hörbar!

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Rush is rush. Flawed but cool classic/prog rock. If you can look past the cheesy awkwardness, it's pretty stimulating listening.

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Actually pretty good. Was expecting big things and it hit, Drums and Guitar were great, only "problem" vocals really, but they're still pretty good.

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Really like the instrumentation. Not too excited about the vocals though - Not my vibe. Overall: Solid 4/5

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The second half can hardly keep up with the grandiosity of the title track

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Legendary

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Amazing!!! pleasantly surprised.

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Solid Rock and Roll

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The drums fills are really great.

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Complex musical narrative with the longest rock track I've heard. It's a difficult but rewarding listen.

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Quite the voyage.

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the drumming is best part about this, drumming go BRRRR

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Vette mix tussen prog en typische seventies hardrock. Is stiekem het eerste album van Rush dat ik luister. Gaaf, dat/die openingsnummer(s). Niet zo proggy dat het één lang nummer is. Gaaf gekoppeld door terugkerende thema’s (water en riff). Mooie mix voor een ouder album. Invloed remaster? Vette sound voor een driemansformatie! Krijg zin in een festival als ik dit luister. Ik merk dat ik vooral naar de muziek luister en niet zozeer naar de teksten. Lekker album. Zomer! Tears is voor mij een hoogtepunt.

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8-tje. Heel mooi album, beetje concept-achtig. Zodra je bent gewend aan zijn stem, waar ik altijd even voor nodig heb, is het genieten. Lekker complex op z’n tijd, soms briljant door eenvoud. Neil Pc’s drumwerk is hier nog niet zo briljant als later, maar je kunt wel zien waar de heren McBrain en Grohl hun inspiratie vandaan hebben

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Pioneers of the progressive rock with 3 of the best musicians ever lived, especially Peart. Rush was way ahead of time and had a great influence on bands like Dream Theater. Geddy Lee has a typical voice which you might get to used to. Not my favorite album of Rush, but a pretty good one.

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Good. Obviously title track is among Rush's best. Second half of the album is alright. 7-8/10

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Pretty good. Not my favorite progressive rock album, but 2112 is a damn good song. The story is interesting, the music is incredibly tight, and the ending is phenomenal. Highlights: 1, 2, and 3.

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I really enjoyed this album. Maybe not as much as moving pictures, but this is Rush with a more raw sound. Moving pictures is more refined with a theme.

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8/10 not the best rush album

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Love it!

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The title track is an absolutely amazing experience. It’s a well crafted story, the music is interesting throughout, and it’s overall really great. The rest of the album is solidly ok for me. There are some solid songs, but most of them are a kind of forgettable. Still, nothing quite hits like the song 2112 Favorite tracks: “2112,” “A Passage to Bangkok,” and “Something For Nothing”

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Not my favorite Rush, but definitely an epic. I just like the pop songs for a daily listen more.

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260921 15:48 3.5

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A classic of prog. Not my favorite from Rush, and not every song on the back half is a hit, but all 3 members are at the top of their game in performances, and the title track is undoubtedly a gem.

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Det här är ju intressant, mycket intressant. Det är ett album som jag har känt till men utöver 2112 /osv har jag inte lyssnat alls. Däremot finns det andra album av Rush jag har brutit mig in i mer. Öppningsspåret, som också känns som själva själen av albumet, är ett 20 minuters spår som består av 7 delar. 2112: Overture - Låtens första del känns väldigt mycket som den Rush jag är bekant med. Blandat tempo, då det ibland är en väldigt snabb gitarr som går men där det sedan kommer pauser med lite lugn, alternativt en trummis som jobbar hårt. Det finner sig även in i litet gitarrsolo. The Temples of Syrinx ((@fanten210hours)) - I andra delen introduceras sången och tempot i musiken är fortsatt varierad. Gitarren och trummorna är stundvis väldigt similära till den föregående delen av låten. Discovery - Det blir sedan tyst i någon sekund och vi kommer vidare till låtens tredje del, Discovery. Det är en mysig plats att vara på. Lugnt plockande gitarr som fylls på med lite ackord, och i bakgrunden finns ljudet av ett faktiskt rinnande vatten. Jag får genast en spa-känsla. Sedan blir det lite sång och helt plötsligt börjar gitarren gå snabbare och snabbare. Det är en följd av ackord som ökar i tempo för varje gång det spelas. Sen blir det långsamt igen. Presentation - Det rinnande vattnet är borta och vi befinner oss i sällskap av låtens fjärde skepnad. Nu är det återigen lite mer av den Rush-känsla jag känner till. En hög gitarr och en tung bas och en skrikande röst. Men också blandat med verser som är lugna och snälla. Avslutningsvis kommer riffet igång med tempot igen och ännu ett gitarrsolo visar sig. Ett lite kladdigt men verkligen bra solo. Oracle - Lugnet är tillbaka. Sången skriks inte fram utan det är en ekande gitarr och en lugn röst som inleder. Det dröjer dock inte länge innan Rush-känslan är tillbaka med all sin ryckighet. Det är ackord som inte låter sig ringa ut utan som blir tystade direkt för att ersättas av ett nytt. Soliloquy - Samma känsla som i föregående del inleder även den 6e delen, övergången känns similär. När sedan trycket ska sättas igång igen är det dock inte riktigt på samma sätt. Det är lugnare, långsammare och ackorden får ringa ut. Det befinner sig också ett riktigt fint litet solo i denna del. Det solo i hela låten som passar mig bäst. Kan nog vara den del av låten som enligt mig får klassas som bäst. Grand Finale (Medley) - Här ska allt komma samman, även om det inte känts spretigt på ett störigt sätt tidigare. Men precis som titeln säger så väver den ihop. Det känns lite som en blandning och det är kanske just av den anledningen dom denna del faktiskt känns spretig. Vi är lite överallt och får lite av allt här. Det är kaos. Summering - Sjukt häftigt. Jag gillar sånt här, det känns experimentellt med långa låtar som består av lite ihopplock. Samma sak gäller för Pink Floyds långa låtar, det känns som något extra och redan innan jag börjar lyssna på såna här låtar har den nog vunnit mig över. Det är något som triggar något i mig att lyssna extra noggrant. Resterande delen av albumet känns stabilt. Det är inga riktigt sjuka grejer som jag tycker händer, utan det är bara musik som ligger bra i mina öron. Det är många fina riff och småsaker som får mig att må lite extra bra. Albumet lämnar ett väldigt gott intryck på mig och det är det album som varit roligast att lyssna igenom på ett bra tag. Kul! Bäst: "2112: Overture / The Temples of Syrinx / Discovery / Presentation / Oracle / Soliloquy / Grand Finale - Medley"

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9/26 Solid Prog-Rock collection. Standout Tracks: A Passage to Bangkok, The Twilight Zone, Tears

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Album was great.

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8/10. Already reasonable familiar with this, and after this listen, I still like it, but still not that much. I like the cheesy Rock Opera that makes up the first half, and while the second half sounds similarly good, it's not as fun without the unifying theme.

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2112 itself is obviously a masterpiece but the b side of this decent but fairly forgettable . 8/10

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Worth a listen every few years ATTENTION PLANETS OF THE SOLAR FEDERATION. WE HAVE ASSUMED CONTROL

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2112 by Rush (1976) Dazzling performances by prog rock trio Rush carry this very listenable album. The opening twenty-minute suite “2112” is held together by a dystopian sci-fi narrative based on the Ayn Rand novella Anthem. The story line is rather banal, but the ambiguous ending leaves the listener with a positive message whether it is technically comic or tragic. Music, Rush reveals to us, “does” something to the human soul: “Listen to my music And hear what it can do There's something here that's as strong as life I know that it will reach you” And of course, it’s fitting that the discovered instrument for opening the heart of the protagonist is a guitar. The rest of the album (side two) lacks the cohesion of (and with) “2112”, but it still has its highlights. The power, diversity, intricacy, and musicality of these three artists is on full display. Wild diversity of rhythms alone are enough to sustain interest. And with blazing fills on drums (Neil Peart) and extraordinarily inventive guitar and bass (Alex Lifeson and Geddy Lee), Rush once again demonstrates the potential of a rock ensemble to drive sound straight into the soul. 4/5

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I've never really given Rush a shot before, but I enjoyed this album.

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7:30 into track #1... why am I listening to them tune their guitar? Otherwise, this is pretty good. I've never been a huge Rush fan, but I can't deny their talent.

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Its okay i guess

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First album Iv listened to by fully Rush, and I really enjoyed it. Classic 70s rock sound can see the influence Rush had on heavy rock/metal music that followed. 20 minute song to start the album was very tempting to skip but worth the effort of listening to the full song. An album I think I will come back to in the future, but possibly skipping the first song.

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Such a weird and talented group made up of a bunch of dorks. Love it.

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This is really well executed. I have to be in the right mood, but it's very good indeed.

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A really indulgent opening 20 minute track, but I still quite enjoyed the album overall.

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good album, the first one i've listened to of Rush, not disappointed. Would probably be more 3.5, but here's 4 for our Canadian friends.

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that was cool. 3.5/5, maybe 4.

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Good. Still not a big Rush fan though.

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3.5/5 Didn’t know what to expect, but I was surprised by this album. The reviews were not all great, but this album had a great sound. The first song is actually 5 different songs. No favourite songs, but an album I could go back to.

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Great '70s band

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Rush is obviously awesome, too bad about the Ayn Rand influences.

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Quintessential progressive rock. Not a bad place to start if you want to understand the fascinating world of Rush. Favorites: 2112 Melody, A Passage to Bangkok, Something for Nothing.

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Great proggy album. Lots of fun. I’m now into rush

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Det är ju inte Genesis men det är ju kanon

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It's a classic for a reason. I'm a big fan of Dream Theater, who were in many ways just a heavier Rush. Outside of a few sings though I've never got into Rush.

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Geddy Lee, screecher extraordinaire. 3 incredibly talented musicians that exemplify why 3 member rock bands, with the right personnel, can create and perform some of the most powerful rock music.

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I've never really given Rush the credit they deserve. They are certainly masters of the Prog-Rock era. It still isn't exactly my thing, but I do think it is a masterful album and why it deserves a place on this list.

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I really dig this one. It isn't a five for me. But it is a very important album. It's one of my friends favorite albums. I can remember many a drunken drug fueled night, with this as a soundtrack.

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So I got this album around 2003 and it may have been during my class trip to Ottawa in grade 12. I had for sure got Everything to Everyone by Barenaked Ladies and Live Between Us by Tragically Hip (two bands who's absence on this 1001 list invalidates the whole endeavour). I started getting into Rush around the time they were having a resurgence during the Rock In Rio DVD and album (with the amazing dragon drinking from a coconut cover). During this time I’m pretty sure the Toronto Star had an article calling 2112 the greatest Canadian album. For me, I cannot agree with that as we have Funeral, Day For Night or even Gordon. I guess what is the greatest around this album is the mythology. That it’s dominated by a 25 minute anthology about some far flung sci-fi saga. Then you have the musicianship of these three guys completely on display here and it’s pretty unarguable this is their masterpiece. I am also listening to this album on the day Taylor Hawkins died. The version I listened to on Spotify has the cover by Taylor and Dave Grohl. I saw Foo Fighters in 2015 and they played Tom Sawyer. My brother had years earlier seen Rush in Toronto and Foo Fighters came out for a song on that one too. Really appreciated having this one today on a day when we lost a legend. Likely one of his favourite albums.

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Leuk Rockalbum! Ik kende het nog niet, maar viel zeker in de smaak!

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Ah my love/hate relationship with prog rock back at it again. By all measures I should love this album: impressive instrumentals, interesting lyrics and vocals. But then the first song has to be titled "2112: Overture/The Temples of Syrinx/Discovery/Presentation/Oracle/Soliloquy/Grand Finale (Medley)" and I just want to tear my hair out because it just screams excessive and pretentious. I have no clue when these transitions happen in the twenty minute song, nor do I really care. Like I said, the first song is twenty minutes. It's just too weirdly long. I suppose I should just appreciate it the way it is, but it's hard to digest. I like when it gets weird, but it doesn't get weird nearly fast or long enough for my tastes. Despite this all, it's still a good album. As mentioned at the beginning, the vocals are unique and the instrumentals are killer. Love/hate relationship.

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Pretty damn good

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This is an album I've heard a few times, and to be fair it's pretty good, they can play fuuuucken well, and I know most of my mates (plus all my favourite bands) list it as a classic... but eh? Other bands did the prog end better, led Zeppelin did the led Zeppelin end better. Plus I think by the time I first heard it I was already so sick of the style I just didn't care. 3/5

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Interesting concept I guess, wish tbe album continued the theme

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Lekker om een album te beginnen met een medley. Fijne muzikale compositie en mastering, doet een beetje pink floyd achtig aan. Vocal zijn opvallend en passen er goed bij.

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Definitely the first time I have listened to a Rush album. I wouldn't consider it to be an album I "needed" to hear, but it was pretty cool. I don't know much about the band, but this seems like it is a relatively early album just before they made it big, or I guess the turning point that contributed to them making it big. The sound is BIG, and heavy. There is a drama to the trio's chemistry. I struggle to appreciate the shrill voice, but maybe it will click. I appreciate the proggy long jams that they apparently composed on many of their albums. Perhaps if I'm in a very specific mood I will explore more of their stuff. I could see them putting on a hell of live show. This is my blurb for Crooked Rain, Crooked Rain: Fun, beautiful, loud. From the opening song which modernized Buddy Holly for the 1990's, the album is a slacker daydream that doesn't try to be anything except exactly what it is. It's a shame I didn't listen to them sooner, because I could see my windows-down drives being soundtracked by Malkmus and his gang.

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Good but this isn’t even their best stuff 3.3

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It’s not great but it’s Rush...

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'What are we going to do? Are we going to try to make another mini-Led Zeppelin record or are we going to do what we are going to do and continue forward and whatever happens, happens?' Well, what happened? Es wurde ein Album geschaffen, das arg an Led Zeppelin erinnert. Die Band lapidar als Led Zep-Klon zu bezeichnen, wird der auf dieser Platte gezeigten Kreativität nicht wirklich gerecht. Gefiel mir. Gute 3 Sterne.

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Not my cup of tea, but I appreciated it more than I'd expected. I danced to the guitar solo while walking down my hallway.

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I like Rush... I don't think 2112 is the finest representation. Its side A concept piece is Rush at their silliest and most heavy-handed, and the B side is patchy and uncohesive.

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S’okay mostly gave 3 stars because it’s rush. Thought this album was brilliant when I thought Closer to the Heart was a part of this album.

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Great rock, some classics like Passage to Bangkok. 3.5

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In general, I dig Rush, though I don't seek them out (maybe I should). I like their sound and their precise phrasing and musicality. Getty Lee, after a while, gets to me, though, so listening to this whole album got to be a bit much.

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hehe da bekommt man was für sein geld - 3

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Surprisingly fun

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Rock suave. Un poco aburrido.

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While I appreciate greatly the musicianship and it being a well produced album, as well as their influence on many musicians after them, the lyrics are a bit immature and the go and stop nature of the 20 minute composition was a bit of a turn off. Only the song Tears appealed to me. This extreme form of progressive rock is not my cup of tea. But it’s not a bad album by any means

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Love Rush, but 2112 might not make my top 3 of their albums.

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Well this is unique at least. 20 minute Sci fi rock opera as the opening track, then 5 fairly mediocre prog songs after. A bit self indulgent but I didn't dislike it

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An enjoyable listen.

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First tune was a long one. They clearly know what they're doing. Pretty enjoyable on the whole. Davor Suker.

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Een soort rock met een ruimtevaart tint. Het is prima maar spreekt mij niet heel erg aan

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An incredibly influential band and it seems like this was their breakthrough album. I liked it but probs not something I'd revisit. 7/10

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Most excellent dude.

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Killer 24-minute EP, saggy and bottom-heavy full-length album

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No great songs, wish the first song was broken up rather than one big one

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More prog than I was expecting. Relatively accessible although Geddy Lee's singing at the start is higher and more affected than in later years.

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Was a decent enough album. Very 80s "Epic tale" kind of stuff. Didn't grasp me totally, but I liked it none the less and may look into more Rush stuff. Favourite song was Passage to Bancock.

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1re face = un opéra rock inspiré d'Ayn Rand ! Pas aussi affreux que ça en a l'air, ça déménage, et sacrée guitare. La face B est plus convenue, de belles ballades notamment. Mais un son vraiment distinctif quand même.

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Not Rush's finest effort, but it really leans into their prog rock sensibilities. The sheer scope of the lyrics and talent of the musicians make this a worthwhile listen.

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Ничего примечательного, но иногда проскакивают интересные мелодии

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Great fun. Styx meets the camp side of Led Zep. Big, camp, hairy, banging. Would have got a 4 if it were less prog

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its a decent album, only thing is on spotify, the first load of songs are combined, so its 20 minutes long,

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It was okay, definitely didn't hate it. Not sure why they made the first song 20 minutes. Some decent riffs, couldn't understand half the lyrics though.

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It reminded me of AC/DC and Greta van Fleet

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Rush has some balls, kicking off their rock album with a 20 minute track. I can barely summon the courage to listen to most 7 minute songs, much less 20. But this whole album kept me listening! I'm not a big Rush fan, and I knew more about why people didn't like them before I'd ever heard any of their songs, but this is a very listenable album. Didn't love that last track, though. Felt phoned in.

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Classic Rush sound. Not much in the way of recognizable songs, though.

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It's ok, I like what it's going for from a sci fi perspective and telling a story. Nothing memorable to me however.

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A little too long and chaotic for me, but I definitely have more respect for them now.

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Nice short bit of guitar worship Bit too Led Zeppelin for my taste - I can appreciate it even if I've never been a big fan of this vibe Fav track: The Twilight Zone

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Grote inspiratie geweest voor veel grote bands, bijvoorbeeld Rage against.. Coole sound, trek het stemgeluid van de vocalist wat minder na een aantal nummers.

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Another of many examples on this list of an album where I can appreciate the talent, but it's not for me.

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I was really enjoying with the first song. It threw you into an excited mood with little way to escape; however, it sort of just drags on due to its length and how many times it switches moods. It could've just been split up into 4 or 5 songs. The B-Side of this album doesn't really get too much better, but the last song keeps that excited mood from the beginning. Favorite track: Something for Nothing

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Cool space trip. Wish the captain didn't yell so much. Will I take it again? Unlikely.

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2112 gets a 3.5/5 from me. Perhaps it'll grow on me, but it's just not for me right now. I can get why it's so critically acclaimed; the musicianship is amazing, and Neil Peart definitely does deserve to be in contention for the greatest rock drummer of all time. But I'm not a huge fan of the singing, and that sort of brings it down.

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Rush is cool. Great musicians, real "powerful" songs. I'm not a huge fan of the rock opera genre - but it's hard to listen to Rush and not enjoy it.

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I have listened to this record a handful of times. I enjoyed it more than ever this time. But Rush is still a little nerdy for me. I think I feel the same way about Rush that people feel about Genesis. If I love Genesis, I should also love Rush, probably.

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Not my favorite work by Rush (who I generally really like). I can understand why it was influential and bought them a lot of creative freedom but I wasn't really interested in the songs. Honestly I do like concept albums and long-form songs but I've always thought the actual topics of Rush's material here is pretty boring. Heresy?

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I wish this wasn't my introduction to Rush. I really want to like them. On paper, I should be into them. This album dragged a tiny bit for me. It was pleasant and interesting enough, but this just didn't click for me? A high 3, but not yet a 4.

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meh, not really my thing but hi hat <3

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Surprisingly interesting, considering how much I have heard that Rush is all talent, no substance. I would say it was enjoyable, but I do get why people wouldn't want to listen on repeat. (read: Geddy's Voice)

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2112 as a song suffers from a lot of classic prog issues, like god awful lyrics and a cheesy concept, but is instrumentally wonderful. The other side of the album is kind of boring aside from Passage to Bangkok and Tears.

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Rocks, they have better albums

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Vibin

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Heard this so many times, but still becoming familiar with it. 3/5. Very close to being a 4/5.

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This is barmy in the best of all ways. I have complained about overlong tracks, and this opens with a 2112, a 20+ minute song suite... Which I actually enjoy. The plot is something about some evil priests trying to stop music and a revolution which is hackneyed and silly but it just works. The interplay of the instruments and the size of the thing is very impressive. The fact that no one idea ever outstays it's welcome is incredible. Though it's worth noting that the story was apparently influenced by the writings of Ayn Rand - the philosopher of objectivism, a lazy philosophy for people who want half arsed justification for dodging tax and hating brown people. The other side of the album is a bit more trad heavy rock, and isn't as excitingly crazed. Nothing on there offended me, but equally it didn't aim for the stars and come surprisingly close to reaching them.

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Kolejny komebek listowy, rush juz sie pojawil z Moving Pictures, ktore niezbyt mi przypadlo do gustu, ale 2112 to prawdziwy redemption ark bandy, 38 minutowy material, to dosc konceptowy progresywny rok, w ktorym wiecej dobrego grania gitarowego, a mniej syntezatorow w porownaniu z ruchomymi obrazkami, album sklada sie jedynie z 6 utworow, z czego cala pierwsza strone stanowi epicka scifictionowa opera, ktora brzmi jak cos co mogliby nagrac the who, autorem tego kosmicznego konceptu jest perkusista Neil Peart, natomiast kompozycja muzyczka to duet gitarowy Geddy Lee i Alex Lifeson, lista nie obfituje w tak nerdowskie nagrania, a tu zwlaszcza na pierwszej stronie czuc klimat dobrego erpega, ale trzeba ocenic cala plyte, a ta traci na koncowce, zwlaszcza jesli chodzi o traki lessons i tears, ktore brzmia o wiele bardziej akustycznie i tematycznie nie maja w sobie tej epickosci, ale banda odkupila sie w moich oczach, czy raczej uszach tym materialem i plyta leci na spotifaja poleczke krazkow ciekawych, bo 20 minutowy utwor jest za dlugi jak na plejkowe standardy, ale zeby bez dodania piosenki zakonczyc ten odsluch, to wrzuce opening drugiej strony a passage to bangkok, jak pierwsza strona byla o lataniu w przestrzeni pozaziemskiej, to druga otwiera sie lataniem bardzo przyziemnym, bo najlatwiej go okreslic jako kawalek o turystyce narkotykowej

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20 min song was wild

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was expecting a drumming masterclass from Neil Peart that didn't materialise

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We’ve taken care of everything Turned prog rock into hard rock The songs we sing Haven't really heard of them But they're OK

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Interesting through out. Liked it a lot.

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ITS RUSH. SLAP DA BASS. I do really like Rush. This doesn't have any of my favorites, but still good stuff.

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This album was alright. I liked the slower songs better. A bit too grating on some songs, the high pitched voice gets tiresome.

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Not a great album but a fun album - I would go back to it. I mean who doesn’t like to start an album with a 20 min song? Am I right?

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Interesting. Short.

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It’s fine

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The title track is wild but

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Very short, and very prog. I liked the "A" side.

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I did really like this album, especially the 'A' side. The re-mastering seems to have diminished it a lot.

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Monumental album for Rush, not my favorite from them. 3.5/5

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20 min song, really?

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"Jesus" is what I uttered when I saw the first track of 20:33 runtime. It's prog time for sure. I mean, I can respect the concept but execution it isn't doing much for me. I am admittedly not a huge fan of his voice but it can work in songs like Tom Sawyer, but here not so much. From Wiki it sounds like their label was wanting them to make more accessible/consumable music but they doubled down with their Side A being this single 20 minute track. I can respect that for sure, regardless of my enjoyment of it. The rest of the songs on side 2 are... fine. Instrumentally they are all talented, but this sort of prog just always feels like it's technical for the sake of technicality. It never feels relatable for me, but to each their own.

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Putting this in the "I respect it but I don't enjoy it" category. The story of this album is interesting, that they were struggling financially from waning ticket sales, and their label almost dropped them, but they decided to stay the course and continue to go in their own non-traditionally-commercial direction. Even with that knowledge though, I found listening to this album tedious.

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Is not for me.

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She really has a 20 min song huh

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not a favorite. I liked the second half more than the first.

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I love a bit of wiggy nonsense, so this was good fun. The song 2112 itself is not too interminable as it goes through different parts, but perhaps lacks a bit of cohesion, and doesn't absolutely soar for me like prog can. There were a couple on side two that I really liked, and overall I enjoyed it, but I wouldn't say there is anything on here that shows how good Rush can really be like Tom Sawyer and The Spirit of Radio.

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I like prog rock bands God is Neil Peart on the drums Ignore the lyrics

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It's an okay album. I'm bad at reviews. It sounds like a mixture between Iron Maiden and Led Zeppelin. Not bad, but not extraordinary.

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The most prog of anything ever to happen. Good though, just dense and lyrically impenetrable. It seems to tell some sort of story, but without doing any background reading it is hard to tell what it is about.

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Nice

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Stvarno nije loš album, dosta je dobar, ali je ovo album kojem se sad neću vraćati kao albumima Pink Floyda, karikiram. Prva stvar kolikogod duga bila, ipak je zadržala tu interesantnost i nije mi bila dosadna, također i sa ostalim pjesmama. Svaka na svoju stranu u neku ruku, ali to nije loše. Glas eventualno zna ugušiti proces. 3.5. bi trebalo biti dosta.

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Forgettable but I do thank them the 38 minutes of not bad music

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A instrumentally strong album that really strives in the prog rock/rock opera category. The album is pretty short and most of it is the 20 minute song which if you’re a fan of rush is probably great to hear. I found the album a bit lacking. 5.7/10

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Too progressive for me thanks! Nothing stands out as a track I can remember and there doesn’t seem to be any sense of fun to it at all.

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Ok. Some good tunes, but singing puts me off

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Far too proggy for my taste but can appreciate the skill and influence.

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Ok rock

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Had to turn it off because it was making me mad

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false

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Nothing really special

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Rock progresivo que es en realidad heavy metal progresivo. Conceptual y con muchos cambios de ritmo. Agradable para poner de fondo.

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Not really for me although the first few songs were good!

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Yeh alright, not really my bag, so 2 stars, but could've been a 2.5 just for insane guitar skillZZZZ. First track 20 mins long. Could hear how bands like QOTSA have been influenced in some bits

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Bisher nicht so my cup of tea. Kann mit so Rockoper Geschichten nicht wahnsinnig viel anfangen.

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not that great 2

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Too much screaming. Some songs were catchy and talented guitar playing.

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I was hoping this would be a good introduction to Rush as, though I've heard a few songs here and there, I've never taken a whole album for a spin. Unfortunately, I found the lyrics far too silly and I'm not a fan of the frail and feeble singing. And the track with the out of tune guitar had this guitar teacher literally grinding teeth. Not destined to be a Rush fan. Still, glad to have tried them out.

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not very strong but not surprised. idk what made them wanna make a 20 min song what da freak

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Not for me. I guess I'll have to face some more Rush before this project is over. While bits of it are fine and some great bass and drum sections, that voice is grating and I prefer less insane song structures.

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The title song/s is at least lyrically interesting. Beginning with a biblical quote, before going into some world-building, describing a dystopian society run by priests where guitars are ancient artefacts. For the fact that electric guitars are merely ancient artefacts, there's plenty of guitar noodling as you'd expect from 70s prog rock. The fact that the world presented in the first track of the album is inspired by Ayn Rand somehow ties the whole thing together for me. Tepid Canadian prog rock inspired by an author who's work would in the next decades develop the most intimate associations with conservative and neo-liberal dickheadery. This album gets 3/5 from me, merely because my last review was MGMT and in comparison I find this tolerable. (The Temple of Syrinx and Something for Nothing are alright)

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20 minutes is too long for one song

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Bubbles might have loved this but I just kept saying, stop screaming at me.

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Some good historical piece of prog rock. Though personally, it felt a lot more metal than prog rock to me. Lovely, to a degree :)

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Won’t rush back

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Don’t really like hard rock, I thought some songs were okay.

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Nada especial

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Did not care for

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Must be a 70s American thing...

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Hate Rush. I can appreciate some of the musicianship but what’s the point when you can’t write a song? Pretentious (and offensive) ideas coupled with boring pseudo-prog tunes.

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4/10 Short Nice energetic rock. not very remarkable

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This album has its moments. Some of those moments are inside the side-long multipart first track, some on the tracks from side 2. I kind of wish the songs on side one were just separated out into distinct tracks of their own. Not being a big Rush fan I was unaware how much their earlier material sounds so much like a proggier Led Zeppelin. They seem to be on the road to their own more distinct sound here but it's still a ways off from something like "Moving Pictures," which I enjoyed much more. I can see why people like this, it's fun and sort of peak AOR classic rock in a way, but ultimately it's not for me. 2 stars for Ayn Rand references.

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Oh Not really my cup of tea, Sub Genesis/|Zep/Sabbath really. Obviously Class musicians but a hint of originality would not go amiss. Wouldn't have this in my list unfortunately. "A Passage to Bangkok" is the highlight? for me.

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not their best

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2.5

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I didn't have patience to hear it all. Sounds too much glam, arranjements very baroque, not my piece of cake

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Eh, it was fine. 2.5

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Sjukt att sångaren i hanson brothers bildat progg-band

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Fine, but a bit dull. Very long first track, which isn't a crime in itself, but it felt like four or five different tracks needlessly stitched together (although it is telling the one story). Other side of the album is a bit more accessible, but nothing that really stands out. I do like a bit of prog rock, but it needs to be a bit tighter and a bit cleverer than this. I came into this not knowing Rush at all, but am not particularly minded to investigate further. 2/5.

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Terrific technical ability and craftmanship but a ridiculous amount of self-indulgent, incomprehensible nonsense. Classic prog.

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I've always wished I liked Rush but I just... don't. I think it's because of Geddy Lee's voice. It's a shame

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A passage to Bangkok mest minneverdig. Litt ensformig. Ville nok ikke satt det på selv, men det er også litt på grunn av sjangeren

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Rimelig hård rock, 20 min intro, (måske) forud for sin tid

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Almost unlistenable. Terrible.

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Rush is the worst

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I didn't like Rush beforehand, and this album hasn't changed my opinion.

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Not my thing

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1/5 not really my style of music,alot of guitar so if that's your thing I would recommend this album but It just wasn't for me :)

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Hate rush

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De eerste tonen doen me denken aan Bad Religion, maar dat maakt toch met plaats voor Hole. Helaas gaat me dit album snel irriteren. In het begin zijn dat de vele overgangen in een nummer, waardoor het me niet lukt om ontspannen te genieten. Uiteindelijk is het vooral de overschreeuwerige stem tijdens rustige stukken. Voor mij is het een album dat een bepaalde balans mist. Beste nummer is "Tears" dat zo in de aftiteling van een film past.

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Not my cup of tea…

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nah

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I can't stand the vocals :))))))))))))))

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Eh not a fan of the sound or his voice

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Really poor

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Rubbish

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Poor. Hackneyed lyrics. Pedestrian tunes

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I really don't care much for this album. I love "Permanent Waves" and "Moving Pictures" but only came across them via a recommendation about 20 years ago from another like minded musical friend... those albums have a bit of 'rock' about them and aren't as 'twiddly' or 'hysterical' as this is.

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nah.

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There is not a song on this album that I would actually care to listen to. And I've seen them live....

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I love my 5.1 recording of this. Had it on vinyl as a little kid. 5/5

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pretty nice

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