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Rush - 1976 2112
'2112' was Rush's first real foray into expansive sci-fi space rock, and it wouldn't be their last either.

Rush - 1977 A Farewell To Kings
With 'A Farewell To Kings', we see another evolution, in the writing of carefully crafted pieces with layers and dynamics. For me, this was my first real exposure to the band, and upon hearing their earlier works ('2112' included), this is where it all starts for me.

Rush - 1978 Hemispheres
'Hemispheres' maybe short in terms of tracks on the album (technically only four), but back in 1978 when this released, it was all the rage.

Rush - 1980 Permanent Waves
By the time 1980 came around, Rush had slimmed down their sound: modern, clean, crisp, made for radio songs and less of the fantasy styled lyrics we saw previously. In a nutshell, 'Permanent Waves' was one of the great success stories of 1980.

Rush - 1981 Moving Pictures
For the first time in their career, Rush move left-of-center and create a radio friendly and commercial effort. As much as I thought that the previous album 'Permanent Waves' was a turning point in their fortunes, 'Moving Pictures' is probably the defining moment in the second phase/decade of their career.

Rush - 1982 Signals
With this album, Rush move beyond the typical guitar driven power trio and put a heavy focus on synth laden compositions.

Rush - 1984 Grace Under Pressure
'Grace Under Pressure' is a lyrical album of pessimism - for my money. There are a handful of negative connatations here: threat of nuclear war, holocaust, death, fear, conflict.

Rush - 1985 Power Windows
Out of all the Rush discography, 'Power Windows' is the album that I have played the least. For me this is a catch up opportunity with 'Power Windows', and I could chastise myself endlessly for putting this album on the backburner. The material here is even more synth driven, Lifeson's guitars are more about fills and sunbursts, rather than stinging leads and solos. It wouldn't be the first hard rock album to keep guitar solos to a minimum.

Rush - 1987 Hold Your Fire
A much maligned and perhaps overlooked album in the Rush back catalog is their 1987 release 'Hold Your Fire'.

Rush - 1991 Roll The Bones
Although 'Roll The Bones' marked the end of this modern period and my interest in the band, it's no less a great album.

Rush - 2007 Snakes And Arrows
Musically, 'Snakes And Arrows' is an overview of all the Rush elements bought together with thirty three years of joint experiences combined.

Rush - 2012 Clockwork Angels
Apparently Classic Rock Magazine gave the album a 29/10 review, and called it Rush's best release in 30 years, and they wouldn't be too far off the mark.

 
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