Originally Posted by DrumEatDrum
But most people who worship Peart don't do so for his drum solo ability, and probably would list his solo ability near last in the reasons they like him.
Yes, that would be me. IMO, Neil is one of the few drummers that meticulously sculpts his compositions. I never grow tired of the intro to Subdivisions - I love those ride bell syncopations. I always like the way he uses crashes as accents, like those big band drummers used splash cymbals. And his general syncopated style is just a pleasure to listen to. He is great because I never tire of listening to him. Neil is Rush. Of all the overrated rock drummers out there, why attack him? We got people slobbering over Charlie Watts and Phil Rudd around here. Sounds like a jealous resentment to me.