Thursday, December 6 2012
There's no doubt 2012 has been another great year for metal, with releases from veteran road dogs and fresh young bands alike providing endless roaring highs and churning, filth-ridden lows.
Tuesday, December 4 2012
The albums you see below are a testament to the chameleonic nature of prog: Coldplay-esque stadium ballads, sludge metal, sample-heavy concept records, and classic-style prog all stand side by side.
Sunday, October 23 2011
Moving Pictures is, without any question, not only Rush’s masterpiece, but one of those rare albums that epitomizes an era. It's a template of sorts for the way rock albums were made in the early '80s.
Sunday, May 22 2011
Put as simply -- and starkly -- as possible, many beautiful babies were thrown out with the bath water by hidebound critics who were content to sniffingly dismiss the more ambitious (pretentious!) works that certain bands were putting out as a matter of course in the early-to-mid-‘70s.
Monday, April 8 2013
Rush, as much as any rock band, represents the eternal present tense: they adapted and evolved in real time, reflecting the issues, sounds and styles of their day.
Monday, November 4 2013
This new, remixed version of Vapor Trails is indeed the next level of wonderful the band would have you believe it is, and the one fans have been clamoring for since its initial release.
Monday, July 29 2013
This is no deep dive into the 40 plus years of Rush lore; it's only about 200 pages of surface-level history, what amounts to a Reader's Digest version of a literary classic.
Monday, May 27 2013
Anthrax has a great time showing their chops as classic rockers and this might be surprising if they hadn't already covered even less likely acts like the Smiths and the Temptations.
Tuesday, February 12 2013
Adapting Rush’s Clockwork Angels album into a full-blown steampunk novel, Kevin Anderson succeeds in crafting a thoroughly entertaining read.
Thursday, June 21 2012
Clockwork Angels, while musically strong, isn't anything revelatory given the high bar Rush set for themselves in the prog pantheon. Conceptually, however, it's the strongest progressive rock concept album since Dream Theater's Scenes from a Memory.
Wednesday, April 17 2013
On the eve of the long-lived Canadian trio's induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Sound Affects attempts to coerce newbies into the vast, rewarding, fun, and often beautiful Rush back catalog with this selection of songs.
Tuesday, April 16 2013
On the eve of the long-lived Canadian trio's induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Sound Affects attempts to coerce newbies into the vast, rewarding, fun, and often beautiful Rush back catalog with this selection of songs. READ MORE.
Monday, January 7 2013
Permanent Waves is, on multiple levels, an unblinking stride toward the future, while it effectively shuts the door on the ‘70s.
Wednesday, June 6 2012
Beloved by musicians and originally shunned by critics, Rush continues to win fans and even detractors well into their fourth decade of making music. With the Canadian trio's new album Clockwork Angels due for release in just a few days, Sound Affects counts down the ensemble's top ten songs.
Tuesday, September 25 2012
DETROIT — The Midwest has been mighty good to Rush. The trio’s four-decade rock ride got its U.S. start here in the heartland, which
Sunday, November 20 2011
AKRON, Ohio — For nearly four decades, the Canadian rock trio Rush has built up a very loyal and obsessive global fan base by doing its
Monday, May 19 2008
Rush is returning to St. Paul, Minn., this week after playing there last fall. Does the band check September's set list to avoid too much