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Vapor Trails

3 Ratings: 4.7
Classic Rock, Hard Rock & Metal, and Rock album by Rush

The songs onVapor Trailsmay not be as instant or accessible as those on their previous albums, but the Canadian trio is definitely playing harder and bolder than they have in years. Layers of guitars have replaced most of the keyboards, setting Alex … see full wiki

3 reviews about Vapor Trails
review by . August 05, 2002
posted in Music Matters
Pros: Rush is back and as skillfull as ever     Cons: The new direction seems a little off at first     The Bottom Line: Did I have a dream? Or did the dream have me?     Well. Okay. Alright. I can barely remember the last time I dipped my toe into the cold waters of music reviewing, but here goes...      Six years. Six years its been since we were presented with the last collection of original, studio recorded Rush …
review by . July 05, 2002
posted in Music Matters
A rich, complicated album. The first time I put it in (I'm a HUGE Rush fan since 1976) I enjoyed it but worried it might be a bit plodding. A week later, I couldn't turn the darn thing off!!! It is a textured album, every song dense with sound. No signature guitar solos, but it still jams. Peart's drumming is not as obviously flashy, but it's pretty darn solid, and Geddy's bass has never been fleeter.The lyrics are truly outstanding. Remembering Neil Peart's tragedies of recent years makes these …
review by . June 01, 2002
It took me several listens to start enjoying this album. It definitely rock hard, but it's also Rush's most complex album in many years, with a recording that perhaps needed some more clarity.That said, I think the songwriting is outstanding. Initially I have to admit all the songs kind of bled together indistinguishably and it was a difficult album to listen to. However, as I began to dissect the music, I found I liked it quite a bit! Complex textures abound on this album, as Alex Lifeson explores …
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Vapor Trails
Label: Atlantic, Wea
Artist: Rush
Release Date: May 14, 2002

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