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Posted October 1, 2010
Synth-rock done right
This is the fullest, richest-sounding of the synth-era Rush recordings. The other albums of this period - Signals, Grace Under Pressure, Hold Your Fire - feature some great songwriting, but also suffer from bloodless production. Not so with Power Windows. From the opening volley of 'The Big Money' to the chorus of strings on 'Manhattan Project' to the eerie keyboards of 'Mystic Rhythms', this is Rush exploring tonal colors like never before. It's also one of the few rock albums not to include a weak track - I can't really complain about any of the selections. All this makes Power Windows a must have for anyone who likes Rush.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted October 1, 2010
Rush-The band that stupid people love to hate!
I was a very dedicated fan of RUSH during my adolescence. Since then I have moved on to other styles of music(Jazz and European formal types for example) but I won't forget how strongly I felt the music of these guys. RUSH has always been a band that has represented the perspective of someone who thinks. I don't mean that as an insult, just an insight. While no one person is a virtuoso in this group, their playing is certainly well above par when compared to the dross of commercially available rock. They are creative and contemporary as much as one could hope in the convoluted ''Wonderland'' of poular music. POWER WINDOWS was, and still is, in my opinion, a fabulous recording worthy of many repeated listenings. Just try to remember that these men are old enough to be the parents of their target audience, but still pack the gear to blow the roof off a joint on a good night. Of special note is the lyrical content of their work. While others talk of murder, rape, and robbery, RUSH wonders why we are, what is life, and how can I be happy in a sad,sad world full of mad bad people. Don't be upset that they don't sound like someone ''cooler'' or ''hipper'', be glad that they offer a perspective on living that you may not have considered before.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.