Originally Posted by trkdrmr
One of the hypes was that they were going back to the original, more guitar-based sound. So what?
Guitar, synthesizer, drums or raccoons-singing-in-a-chourus based sound. Doesn't matter to me because I love the guitar and synthetsizer based eras equally well for different reasons.
I just want the material to stand out, and have the meat/technical wizardry I know they are capable of.
I think this sums it up for me as well: I just don't buy Rush albums expecting to be blown away anymore
The last time I truly liked a whole Rush album as soon as I heard it was HYF. I was blown away by force ten and time stand still. After that, it's either been piecemeal (some tunes like presto, RTB and VT) took a little while to appreciate (Counterparts/TFE) or huh? like S&A.
I agree, I just the material to stand out.
For the record, Signals was the 1st Rush album I ever bought when I was 12, so I got into them during the synth phase, and then worked my way backwards until I was rocking out to the 1st album.
And I loved Counterparts.
I don't dislike S&A, I just wasn't blown away by it.
But Rush is still GOD in concert.