Originally Posted by trkdrmr
I myself, am aware of these things, I made the comments so that they may aid this thread in a better direction. As I observed, just a few posts ago, it was two guys bantering and shooting across each others bow. And there were too many black and white comments "Hate him/Love him" with nothing in the middle.
I liked some material on vapor trails, S&A is still weak to me, my listening is tentative at best. The last album I really enjoyed was test for echo. I can say though, there are some hard core Rush fans that jumped off the wagon at signals. They didn't accept the change. With me I try to let an album sink in, but with S&A to this day, not much sticks with me after the fact.
Either way, the merits and perceived shortcomings need to be discussed coequally. It's not constructive for either blind praise or rabble-rousers who drop by the thread just to bash. The bashers can be the worst, as they rarely, if ever elaborate other than to say "He's not my cup of tea.".
Rush is supposed to be working on something new. I really wish it would be more raw, on the level of permanent waves. Maybe one last album where they can capture something more concrete and go out in better form, at least to me.
Thanks a lot for having a developed opinion. You can't imagine what the community is like where I come from. Everybody over there has a mindless black-or-white opinion, and have a pretty messed up idea of what 'good music' is.
Hah, even my dad is black and white. (Rush love is genetic) He loves Rush, but sometimes I don't think he's fully aware of Rush's weaknesses. Alex's picking attack is messy, and Geddy admits he can't slap or pluck and he doesn't sing great live anymore, and Neil Peart... I think he relies on electronics and samplers a bit too much. They all need to go out and find something new.
(Good music is not a fact, you ninnies! It is an opinion based on your tastes and what you feel is important in music!)
The worshipers are about as bad as the babble-rousers. They're like, enemies of each other, and that's why they exist.
Heck, Neil HATES that worshiping stuff. I think he much prefers critiquing fans.