Vapor Trails

Rush - Vapor Trails
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Based on 3 reviews
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Based on 24 ratings
May 14, 2002 / Release Date
LP / Format
Anthem Records / Atlantic Records / Label
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“Vapor Trails” capitalizes on the harsher sound found on the previous record to create a solid release to level off on their expansive catalogue. The drum work on this record is a highlight, for sure!

Color: Red
FAV TRACKS: One Little Victory, Sweet Miracle, Peaceable Kingdom, Nocturne, Ghost Rider, Secret Touch
LEAST FAV: Vapor Trail
This album’s a huge guilty pleasure of mine. It just feels so abrasive and raw that it perfectly reflects the nature of the band at that time. I like just about all of the tracks on this thing, Out of the Cradle possibly being my least favorite, but still fairly listenable and a fitting theme for the close of the album. It’s an album that speaks upon the experiences of Neil Peart and his tragedies before the record, and the struggle for the band to reunite after those occurances. In ... read more
After 1996’s Test For Echo, Neil Peart experienced incredibly hurtful and heartbreaking tragedies in his personal life back to back, so Rush went on a 6 year hiatus. During that time, Neil went off on a journey to find his purpose in life and brought new knowledge to their new record that he and the others went to work on in the 2000s. What came out was their new album, an incredibly heavy experience about grief and healing, unfortunately heavily affected by horrible production- a victim ... read more
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Added on: May 10, 2014