Hold Your Fire

Rush - Hold Your Fire
Critic Score
Based on 3 reviews
1987 Ratings: #105 / 132
User Score
Based on 134 ratings
1987 Rank: #281
Liked by 9 people
September 8, 1987 / Release Date
LP / Format
Anthem, Mercury / Label
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To put things bluntly, I've long found much of Rush's work, even their most-acclaimed work, to be incredibly pretentious, showy, irritating, and overrated. While many prog fans seem to dig Neil Peart's "philosophical" lyrics and the group as a whole's immense technical mastery and ability, my enjoyment of Rush has come in small bursts in between feelings of boredom and annoyance.

If that's my opinion about their most highly regarded work, I doubt it's much of a surprise to you how ... read more


Discography Diaries #3: Rush
Album #12: Hold Your Fire
Genre: Progressive Rock, Pop Rock
Date: 25/07/2020
Time: 8:05 PM

So continuing on with my dive, I'm on Rush's 12th album Hold Your Fire. It's seems that since Rush went in a more synth heavy direction they haven't really been able to recapture what made albums like 2112, A Farewell to Kings and Moving Pictures so great, that doesn't mean that these batch of synth based albums have been bad, they've all been pretty good actually so with ... read more


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Definitely one of rush’s weaker moments. Not really any highlights or moments worth your time


When you hold a Progressive Rock band in a hand and hold a 80s synth style in the other, you get Hold Your Fire. All i can say about this album is that the vibe it gives you is astonishing, you won't find any album that sounds so 80s like Hold Your Fire in Progressive Rock at least. Full with great and memorable songs like the beautiful Lock and Key, Mission, the amazing Turn the Page, Force Ten and Time Stand Still are both great openers for the album and set the mood for the whole run. Hold ... read more

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Added on: May 8, 2014