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Snakes & Arrows review in Toronto Sun

Sun, Apr 29, 2007@11:11AM | comments removed/disabled

Sun music critic Darryl Sterdan has reviewed Snakes & Arrows and gave it a rating of 3.5 out of 5. The entire review can be read at this link. Here's an excerpt:

... Snakes and Arrows, for the most part, stays on the path established by 2002's Vapor Trails and their nostalgic 2004 covers EP Feedback. The songs are simple and direct. The arrangements and performances are economical and restrained. The lyrics are dark and topical, preoccupied with questions of faith and war and politics. The overall vibe is slow and mellow. The sound is warm and contemporary, thanks to co-producer Nick Raskulinecz (Foo Fighters).

Fear not, fans: It's still a Rush album. Geddy Lee's bass clangs along below his nasal wail. Alex Lifeson reels off searing guitar licks and fiery solos. Neil Peart's drum fills sound like trigonometry.

Even so, the leaner and meaner Snakes and Arrows does not sound quite like your dad's Rush albums. Though it does sound like a Rush album your dad might like. ...

He then goes on to describe each song individually.

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