Mike H wrote:
Really dude? Typical. I expected nothing less, but hoped to turn some people on to some excellent music. Anyway, Rush is slick. At least that is how they are to me. The production on here is so complimentary to the playing and music. Slick or not, it is some of the best production they have had in their career. The riffs are cool, the bass playing is busy but not annoying so and Pert has his groove on like NEVER before. I think the fact you are listening through iTunes and presumably and mp3 player is part of the problem.
So while I d not advocate listening to this album for the first time, this way…here you go…
Typical is the exact phrase that comes to mind with your butthurt .
It happens every time Rush releases a new album, you hear "Oh DUDE! Counterparts is the heaviest thing they've done in years!!!!" and to my ears its the same over-produced nonsense as the last album. But the fanboys will not have any differing opinions. So it has to be that I'm listening to it incorrectly (1411 kbps wav, thank you.)
I don't dig this sound. You have the right to enjoy it, and rave about it. If I disagree I will say so.
I'll gladly stick to the 70's and early 80's stuff that I get more enjoyment out of.