Rush
A Farewell to Kings


4.0
excellent

Review

by FrizzleFried USER (15 Reviews)
April 1st, 2012 | 18 replies | 1,998 views


Release Date: 1977 | Tracklist

Review Summary: Epic!

1 of 4 thought this review was well written

Rush is a progressive rock band. Very popular! They formed in Toronto. This was their 5th album released in the 70's. 1977 to be exact. The songs on this album refer to society. The bad in society. The album also refers to medieaval times in some way. The album is very good and a worth listening to. Neil writes the lyrics. Geddy and Alex write the songs. Xanadu was very long but good. This album has a lot of woodblocks and sythesizers. The gutair riffs are great too! This got on the Billboard Pop Albums! How? I don't know but that isn't right. This album is amazing in prog. rock. The band itself is Progressive Rock. This album is full of talent. And Rush is a band of great musicians. The album cover is a marionette sitting in a chair with destroyed castles in the backround. A Farewell to Kngs is one of my favorites. Now on to the songs:

1. A Farewell to Kings (5:51)
The song of the same album. This song is about problems in society. With a medieaval term to describe the bad in society. The song opens with an acoustic solo. Then some keyboard. Then the jam session with awesome lyrics and chorus. Cannot miss! 4.5/5

2. Xanadu (11:08)
The city of Xanadu is what this song is about. The song starts out with birds and woodblocks. The riff is amazing to! The beginning riff is slow but it is catchy.Then keyboard starts to compliment the acoustic riff. The song has a lot of keyboard and barely any bass. Can't miss it is a classic! The song clocks in at 11 minutes. Dang that is long! 5/5

3. Closer to the Heart (2:53)
The song is about people finding their paths in life. This song is extremley popular in Rush's history. Though it is not very long. It is still a listen to. The beginning gutair sounds great! 5/5

4. Cinderella Man (4:21)
This is another classic! I can not remember much of it but it is great. Kind of slow, but good! Do not skip. Don't you dare! 4/5

5. Madgiral (2:35)
This song is another classic. Somewhat slow but good! Madgiral is a song in another medieval term. Listen it is good! 4/5

6. Cygnus X-1 (10:25)
This is a great closing for the album! Geddy sings his highest he has ever sung on this song. The song opens with a voice talking about the black holeof Cygnus x-1 which lies in the constellation of Cygnus. A astronaut gets on his ship the Rocinante and flies into the black hole, in search of what happens if you go into it. The song has a lot of keyboard. This is one of Rush's best! Though sadly, they do not play it anymore. 5/5

Overall: This album is great do not miss!



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KILL
April 1st 2012



70621 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

The song starts out with birds and keyboard

lol

Digging: Gal Costa - Gal Costa

mastille
April 1st 2012



532 Comments


Some corrections:
Toronoto
releasedm
referr to society. The bad in society.
also referrs to medieaval times in some way
marinatte (?)
AFarewell to Kngs/A Farewell toKings
...to start with

it's okay though, probably the result of too much enthusiasm
or more likely being high as a kite

DarthMann
April 1st 2012



13476 Comments


ok ire ur rite this is better than 2112

NeutralThunder12
April 1st 2012



8742 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

inb4 sonic

FrizzleFried
April 1st 2012



93 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

@mastille Sorry I type fast. I didn't notice the mistypes. Was not a result of to much enthusiasm.

FrizzleFried
April 1st 2012



93 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

@KILL I edited it. Goodness. I don't give a sht if you say anything bad about my typing. I just don't want to hear it! Listen,I am earning a lot of hate towards myself on SputnikMusic. It is annoying to hear.

KILL
April 1st 2012



70621 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

great edit

wacknizzle
April 1st 2012



12639 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

CLOSER TO THE HEART!

Review isn't too bad, try to avoid track-by-tracks especially with Rush, it's kinda pointless trying to describe a 10 minute ever changing shred fest like Cygnus X-1.

Digging: Systems - Ghost Medicine

chambered69
April 8th 2012



1253 Comments


i love madrigal

KILL
April 8th 2012



70621 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

worst song on the album but its great yea

AngelofDeath
Staff Reviewer
April 8th 2012



16134 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

I like it better than Cinderella Man.

KILL
April 8th 2012



70621 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

dude cinderella man shoulda been a hit

AngelofDeath
Staff Reviewer
April 8th 2012



16134 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

Yeah. Title track, too.

Crysis
Staff Reviewer
April 8th 2012



16263 Comments


amazing

Digging: Ulver - Bergtatt

Crysis
Staff Reviewer
April 8th 2012



16263 Comments


with the emotional depth of tolstoy and dostoevsky

DarthMann
April 8th 2012



13476 Comments


lord of the rings great books and movies

YoYoMancuso
June 9th 2012



10889 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

i'm reading these again cuz i had a shit day and needed a good laugh

FloydZepp4ever
November 27th 2012



5 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0 | Sound Off

hardly any bass in Xanadu? The bass is the loudest instrument in the song. Hence why it is my favorite Rush song.



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