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Counterparts

2 Ratings: 3.0
An album by Rush

The production onCounterpartsis a bit too smooth, which means that the passion that normally infuses Rush's music (and prevents it from being too coldly intellectual) is weakened. The songs themselves are good, including the singles "Animate", … see full wiki

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2 reviews about Counterparts
review by . November 20, 2003
posted in Music Matters
This album is a little "cold" for Rush...not that they are known for their warmth! But it feels just a bit more slick that usual. So a little bit of a barrier is set up between the listener and the band. But give it a second listen, like I did, rather than dismiss it. I'm a HUGE Rush fan, but this one took me longer than any other album to warm up to...but now I'm a big fan. Almost all the tracks are stellar, but there are three I'd like to highly recommend:1) ANIMATE, the opening track, is almost …
review by . August 28, 2001
Rush was never a band to stagnate. As they constantly explored new directions, one Rush album was never completely similar to another, although their preceding work would usually indicate a logical development of style. So where do we find Rush with Counterparts? "Animate" features some mighty, thick sounding bass and edgy guitar lines while "Stick It Out" has some of the band's most menacing riffs, which is surprising after the groovy licks on Presto and Roll the Bones. One will correctly observe …
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Label: Atlantic, Wea
Artist: Rush
Release Date: October 19, 1993

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