Rush - 2112
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1976 Ratings: #17
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April 1, 1976 / Release Date
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Rush through Rush Part 3:

We're going to pretend Caress of Steel simply wasn't a thing, because it's pretty clearly not going to be the kind of record that would sway a listener into Rush.

This, however, is.

2112 is the first point in which Rush exhibit the obvious fact that Lee, Lifeson and Peart are three of the greatest musicians of all time, point blank period. They excel at their instrumentation, and when given the chance to really let loose they absolutely do so. They just weren't ... read more

The hail mary on “Caress is Steel” pays off on “2112”, an absolute behemoth of an album that puts most of their other records to shame with its forthright focus on storytelling and unrelentingly heavy and dark tone.

Color: Blue
FAV TRACKS: all of them!
I've come very late in the game to begin to listen to this much revered "Progressive Rock" band. My avoidance has more to do for my disdain for arena style rock and shrill vocals that only serve to grate on my nerves. So, here I sit writing my opinion in AOTY openly admitting to at least listening to this record. Playing now is the remastered Deluxe edition and I've got to say I'm quite impressed by the sound quality. But, alas, the content is thin and the vox still grates and I am ... read more
i have listened to this album probably hundreds of times and there is still not a moment that i dont enjoy. absolute masterpiece.
After the critical and commercial failure of Caress of Steel, Rush’s record label considered dropping the band altogether if their next album flopped. Fortunately, Rush got their act together and made one of their best records and one of the best progressive rock records of the late 70’s.

2112 starts with the title track, a huge and energetic story about a dystopian future where music is forgotten. It’s absolutely fantastic! It’s such a fun and rocking trip. The second ... read more
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Track List

  1. 2112
    1. Overture
    2. The Temples of Syrinx
    3. Discovery
    4. Presentation
    5. Oracle: The Dream
    6. Soliloquy
    7. Grand Finale
  2. A Passage to Bangkok
  3. The Twilight Zone
  4. Lessons 
  5. Tears 
  6. Something for Nothing
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Added on: January 18, 2014