Re: Neil Peart
Referring to older efforts. I don't see S&A as radically different from vapor trails, certainly not the paradigm shift that Signals represented from the preceding era.
Vapor trails hold significance for me, and it is memorable because of the comeback aspects. Most of the songs evoke images from the book Ghost rider. They also have a deeper significance to me. "One little victory" sticks because it evokes moving forward, even by one small (triumphant) step after an unimaginable tragedy or defeat. "Vapor trails" evokes images seen while travelling the healing road.
Now please, sell me on S&A. What makes it great? I am not being sarcastic here, because I just don't "get" this album. I want to like it, but I have not found a reason to.