I think I'm not a fan of this album? Taken individually, each song is pretty damn good, but it feels really weird as a whole to me. Something just seems off about the way it flows. In fact, I think it's just side 2 that feels lopsided to me. It's the same with Yes's Relayer. Same with Modest Mouse/s most recent album(as a whole). Whenever I listen to Rush I tend to just like, start with whatever particular song is in my head and let the playlist go from there (it's everything in chronological order). I always get hung up on this album though and either stop or fight off the urge to skip to moving pictures the whole time
My favourite Rush album. It starts excellent and just keeps getting better, until my favourite rush song - Natural Science beautifully closes the album. And after it quietly finishes, I don't desire to hear anything else, but just sit and enjoy what I experienced... if that makes any sense.
I love Xanadu, but I think I love Natural Science more. That song is just so epic. They played both tunes on one of the first tours I went to (right after Rush in Rio came out) and Natural Science thoroughly blew my mind.
I like this better than Moving pictures . YYZ ,Witch Hunt And The Camera Eye are all the radio hasn't completely destroyed for me. And are More or less my favs from that LP. I would be hard pressed to pic between The Camera Eye and Natural Science as one being better than the other. As far as rating the songs from this LP it depends on my mood. One mood will rate some songs first as another mood might rate them low. I actually prefer the last three songs over the first three. But that changes when my mood swings.