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5 Rush albums featured in Prog magazine's 100 Greatest Prog Albums Of All Time

Tue, Sep 30, 2014@4:57PM | comments

As I'd mentioned early last month, the August issue of Prog magazine featured the 100 Greatest Prog Albums Of All Time as chosen by their readers and a number of prog-rock artists. The covers of Rush's Hemispheres, 2112 and Moving Pictures albums are all pictured in the album cover collage artwork, and all 3 of these albums along with Rush's Permanent Waves and A Farewell to Kings albums made the list. John over at recently transcribed the entire article and made it available online here. Permanent Waves came in at #69, A Farewell to Kings at #53 and Hemispheres at #23. Here's what they had to say about 2112 and Moving Pictures which came in at numbers 15 and 13 respectively:

15. 2112 (Rush)
We Say: This was the album that was most likely to have introduced legions of young heavy rock fans to the appeal of progressive music. The side one-long conceptual piece 2112 remains one of the Canadian trio's best-loved songs. The shorter material on side two still holds up well.

You Say: "2112 itself is an incredibly well-written and executed composition, a good story and, musically, a masterpiece of dynamics - no band has been able to repeat since then." -Gyorgy Dragon


13. Moving Pictures (Rush)
We Say: Rightly considered the jewel in the Rush crown - albeit a crown festooned with sparkling gems from throughout the band's glittering 30-year [sic] career. As with many groups populating our Top 20, it's difficult to choose between so many great works, but Moving Pictures truly stands out as a unique classic.

You Say: "It's the absolute best Rush album and the ultimate bridge between the 70s ambitious prog and the 80s new-wave prog." -Diogo Salles