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4 Ratings: 4.5
Classic Rock, Hard Rock & Metal, and Rock album by Rush

Rush had already begun using electronics and synth in their music by the timeSignalswas released in 1982, so the synth-heavy opener, "Subdivisions" (a song that proves that high-school separatism is older than last year), wasn't that great a departure … see full wiki

4 reviews about Signals
review by . June 15, 2006
posted in Music Matters
While it was Moving Pictures that snagged me into life-long Rush fandom, I have to say it's Signals that's (barely!) my favorite album. The lyrics are among my favorite, too.    I used to play Subdivisions, Analog Kid and Chemistry to DEATH in the 80's and it's only recently that I've come to re-discover some new gems.     Where was I that I had missed Losing It? This has become one of my all time favorites of recent. It's a very sad song, but the synths coupled …
review by . April 22, 2006
Following the huge success of their 1981 album MOVING PICTURES, Rush released SIGNALS. At this time - 1982 - a few things had happened. For one, MTV had appeared. For another, fewer and fewer bands were taking an artistic approach in their music; instead, they opted to take a route that would ensure commercial success. So it was through most of the decade. Rush adapted to the 80's scene, but never lost its sense of direction. The band was constantly growing and experimenting. On SIGNALS Rush decided …
review by . January 30, 2003
SUBDIVISIONS: A very witty, accessible discussion of the restlessness of suburban youth. As always, Rush looks for balance. Kids feel the need to escape the suburbs and go to the city. When they get to the city, they feel the pull of the quieter times back home in their subdivision. Not the most brilliant proposition, but told with great lyrics, and their best (up to that point) keyboard dominated song. Still gets lots of radio play.ANALOG KID: The most upbeat song on the album, and a feel good …
review by . May 31, 2001
There is a chorus of voices that aver Rush went downhill after Moving Pictures. I like all of Rush's work, so I would instead say that they changed without depreciating in quality. Deftly merging with the 80s' music climate, Rush's synthesizers -- which, up to this point, had always added texture and ambience -- now became one of the band's main thrusts, working alongside Lifeson's groovier, lighter rhythms. Lee was singing at much lower ranges, and many were finding that he had a very pleasant …
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Label: Island , Mercury
Artist: Rush
Genre: Rock, Hard Rock & Metal, Classic Rock
Release Date: June 3, 1997
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