Rush
Moving Pictures


3.5
great

Review

by The Door Mouse USER (29 Reviews)
September 18th, 2006 | 31 replies | 3,097 views


Release Date: 1981 | Tracklist

Review Summary: This is a good album. Maybe not the first time you listen to it but eventually you will like it. This very succesfull albums is a reason to like Rush and all progrssive music.

2 of 5 thought this review was well written

1981, an okay year for music. A con is that hair metal started to barge in with Motley Crue releasing their first album. Some pros is that strait metal started to barge in with bands like Metallica and Iron Maiden. Also Rush was helping keeping Progressive music alive with their probably most known album Moving Pictures.

(Before I start I’m should tell you that this is written in the first person for each component)

The Review:

I am very recognizable. If you heard me you could tell the very second that it was I. I can get corny sometime like in songs such as Red Barchetta and the long and winding Camera Eye. But other times I am more mysterious like in songs like the very great Tom Sawyer and Vital Signs. If you haven’t figured it out this might be a huge clue. The reason why I am so recognizable is because, love it or hate it, I am usually 1 or 2 octaves higher than every thing else. Who am I? I am Geddy’s vocals.

I am very weird and mysterious. My Sci-Fi sound comes out in YYZ, the solo in Tom Sawyer and The Camera Eye. I also experiment with reggae here with the song Vital Signs. Sometimes Geddy’s synthesizer like in Witch Hunt overtakes me but I am great in the songs were I participate. Who am I? I am Alex’s Guitar.

Much like Geddy’s vocals I am very catchy and recognizable. I am fast and energetic. I show my stuff in a great way in every song on this album. I show numerous solos in YYZ and it is even better live. My talents are in sync with the rest of the band. My complexity make me regarded the best of my field. Who am I? I am Neil’s Drums.

I am also very speedy and quick. I am the most melodic factor out of the bunch. Even while my owner is concentrating on doing many other instruments I still show my greatness. My standout tracks are YYZ, Limelight, Vital Signs and Red Barchetta. I too am regarded as the best of the best. Who am I? I am Geddy’s bass.

I am not the best of the group but I am adequate. I am have my highs and lows. I show of in Tom Sawyer but I am very boring in The Camera Eye with a nearly 2 ½ minute, repetitive introduction. I do introductions to almost every song and they are either hit or miss but no matter what I am vital to the progressive sound. Who am I? I am Geddy’s synthesizer.

Last but certainly not least I am a very important feature. I also can get corny but I can grow on you after a while. I show what I’m about in Vital Signs, and Tom Sawyer. The thing that makes me great is because I have a point like in Limelight. One bad thing about me is that sometimes I don’t rhyme like in part of Red Barchetta and Camera Eye. That pretty much gave it away. Who am I? I am Neil’s lyrics.

Moving Pictures was one of 1981’s biggest albums. It holds many Rush classics like Tom Sawyer, YYZ and Vital Signs. The only tracks that might be considered as filler are the dragging Camera Eye or the mysterious Witch Hunt. This album is very confused. It has up-beat songs like Red Barchetta, Limelight, Camera Eye and parts of YYZ and darker songs like Tom Sawyer, Witch Hunt and Vital Signs. I listened to it once and I was disappointed. The second time I listened to it grew on me. The third time I liked it even more. And the last time it liked it but it still had some flaws. It is a bit inconsistent but all and all this is a good album. You may not Love it but it is worth picking up.

Individual tracks:
Tom Sawyer 5/5
Red Barchetta 3.5/5
YYZ 5/5
Limelight 4/5
The Camera Eye 3.5/5
Witch Hunt 3/5
Vital Signs 4.5/5

Pros
Has some really great songs
Peart’s lyrics have meaning

Cons
Inconsistent
You may not like it the first time



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The Door Mouse
September 18th 2006



2092 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5 | Sound Off

Im kinda going on a limb here using this type of format but w/e

Honeymoon_Croon
September 18th 2006



297 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

The format was strange to say the least, but it wasn't a bad review. I personally love this album and I think you were too hard on The Camera Eye.This Message Edited On 09.18.06

The Door Mouse
September 18th 2006



2092 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5 | Sound Off

i think that its a good song but the intro is sooooo dull and that just makes the song worse

John Paul Harrison
September 18th 2006



1014 Comments


[quote=review]1881, an okay year for music.[/quote]

To be honest, Brahms' Piano Concerto No. 2 was overated. But hey, whatever.

iarescientists
September 18th 2006



5863 Comments


OMFG!!!!!!!!! THAT ALBUM JUST TALKED TO ME!!!!!!!!! AND IT CRITIQUED ITSELF!!!!

Taking a chance with a first person review makes you earn my respect.

The Door Mouse
September 18th 2006



2092 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5 | Sound Off

umm... yay ^^^

Bron-Yr-Aur
September 18th 2006



4405 Comments



To be honest, Brahms' Piano Concerto No. 2 was overated. But hey, whatever.

What John Paul is so very subtley trying to point out is you typed '1881' on accident. This Message Edited On 09.18.06

The Door Mouse
September 18th 2006



2092 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5 | Sound Off

wow i just relized that

The Door Mouse
September 18th 2006



2092 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5 | Sound Off

any remarks regarding the review?

Iluvatar
Staff Reviewer
September 18th 2006



16083 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

It wasn't very good and it was just off-putting with the first person mamma-jamma.
This album kind of owns though so I mean its alright.

stinkypoptart
September 18th 2006



1169 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

i love red barchetta.

Patrick
September 18th 2006



1891 Comments


[quote=twinsarebetterthanredsox]1981, an okay year for music[/quote] ten years later music would have possibly its best year...

good review and such, the format was kraaazzzy, but you got your message across well.

stinkypoptart
September 18th 2006



1169 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

10 years later was 1991, alternative movement. Yeah, so this is a cool review but i like your other ones better.

711
September 18th 2006



1341 Comments


/votes
Tight review, man. Interesting way of writing.
I need to get me some Rush. Ive heard way too much about them to not have listened to them yet.

The Door Mouse
September 18th 2006



2092 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5 | Sound Off

[quote=pat]ten years later music would have possibly its best year...[/quote]

very very true. achtung baby, nevermind, bssm, gish, the list goes on and on and on and on and on. 1991 was the energizer bunny year


stinkypoptart
September 20th 2006



1169 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

i got this yesterday and it owns.

TheHamburgerman
October 13th 2007



1286 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

dude.... Red Barchetta is awesome. I didn't like it first, but it has grown on me.

Altmer
October 13th 2007



5652 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0 | Sound Off

album rules

Zebra
Moderator
October 13th 2007



2647 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

The first three songs are all really good but after that everything goes downhill.

tom79
October 13th 2007



3365 Comments


I'd say first four, I like Limelight.

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