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Count on Rush to deliver again
Posted by Play.com Reviewer, 10/12/2008 17:08:07
I think c/parts is the best ,most underated album Rush ever made with its crystal clear production and a powerful guitar performance from Alex Lifeson which heralded a return to days of old before keyboards dominated the sound.Geddy"s voice, like the rest of the band gets better with age !!!
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more than the sum of its (counter) parts
Posted by Play.com Reviewer, 14/04/2008 19:41:29
cant agree with any negative review of this album at all.to this day i still think its one of their best.peter collins production brings a sharpness to the material with the theme of the album the counterparts of the human psyche/mind and the turmoil we all go through every day to keep our dark and light sides balanced,especially in tracks such as `double agent, and `stick it out`.for me the best track is the last one `everyday glory`which is about hopes and dreams which can rise and be dashed in an instant and how with just one act of kindness,someones life can be enriched beyond belief.i do not think there is a single bad track on this album so go on,dont let you negative side persuade you differently,go towards the light and get this.
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I'm afraid it's a dud.
Posted by Play.com Reviewer, 01/03/2008 17:03:01
It's 1993, and the three members of Rush, each having reached that landmark birthday that starts with a '4', are recording their 15th studio album.
They have a successful recording career behind them, they sell out arenas when they tour, they have a dedicated fanbase. They have surely achieved everything they could have dreamed of when they embarked on their musical careers and they have nothing left to prove.
If that sounds like an ideal set of circumstances to produce a dud album, well - Counterparts tends to support that theory.
There appear to have been two distinct forces at work in the composition of this album - guitarist Alex Lifeson's decision to abdicate his talent for creative, intricate and subtle guitar playing in order to reinvent himself as an unimaginative heavy rock riffer (I wonder if the term "mid life crisis" may help to explain this) and singer/bassist Geddy Lee's new-found love of the radio-friendly superficial pop song.
The result? Something with an aural resemblance to an illegitimate love-child of a Roxette record and a tape of Who outtakes, though not actually as faintly enjoyable as that description might suggest.
At its very best, this is shallow, throwaway corporate rock. At its worst, it's dull, leaden, uninspired riffola - or in the case of the dreadful Nobody's Hero, surely a new lowpoint for the band - buttock-clenchingly embarrassing drivel.
One for completists only, I'm afraid. Still, it was a marked improvement on Roll The Bones.
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