Rush - Rush
Critic Score
Based on 2 reviews
1974 Ratings: #90 / 92
User Score
Based on 73 ratings
1974 Ratings: #50
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March 1, 1974 / Release Date
LP / Format
Moon / Label
Hard Rock / Genres
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I'm going to be transparent with my review here. More transparent than usual. Not to say I don't always try to be, but Rush begs some transparency.

I... Don't know if I like them.

I spent the last week listening to their albums, and honestly regardless of the mindset I went in with, the albums all just blended together in a furious mess. I don't by any means want to state that the records were bad, or uninteresting, or had nothing to them. It was just this experience like I was listening to ... read more

Rush’s debut record, albeit promising and hard-hitting, is nothing in essence compared to the rest of progressive rock at the time, and its transparency in tone and execution is nothing short of forgettable.

Color: Green
FAV TRACKS: Working Man, What You’re Doing, Finding My Way, Need Some Love
LEAST FAV: Take a Friend, Here Again
🎶 THE ONE LYRIC THAT REFLECTS MY FEELINGS ON THE ALBUM : "You've done me no right. But you've done me some wrong." (Finding My Way)

Nothing revolutionary for 1974, considering that Led Zeppelin (and Black Sabbath, to some extent) had already been doing that kind of music for 5 years. The last 2 tracks save the album from sinking into oblivion.

Definitely, it has done me no right.

⭐My FAVORITES : Working Man, Before And After
Y'ALL DIDN'T LIKE THIS??? Wow, a 40 critic score is definitely not what I expected to see for this album. Sure, there's little to no innovation present, but a record doesn't have to be innovative in order to sound good, and man, does this thing sound good. The first couple of tracks left me a little ambivalent, but as soon as "Take A Friend" and "Here Again" kicked in, I was fully enveloped in the awe of Lifeson's incredible guitar work and had already come to the fact that ... read more
Majority of these songs are fun and creative and for a debut shows the potential of rush. A Light 8
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