Man, May 29th? I don't know if I can wait that long. They've been teasing us for going on 2 years now!
Originally Posted by kraigo
I consider myself a fan but I haven't bought an album in decades. I suppose it's time to change that. Recommendations for albums from the early 80's and on?
I would recommend Snakes and Arrows Live, and then you'll probably appreciate Snakes and Arrows more. As with all Rush albums, they had to grow on me a little before I could really dig them. At first I didn't know if I really liked S&A, but I now think it's great. After seeing them play Workin' Them Angels live I can't believe the awesomeness of that song.
The only album I would stear you away from would be Hold Your Fire. For the best 80s sound I love Signals and Grace Under Pressure, and in the 90s I liked Counterparts and Test For Echo. For the 00s S&A is my favorite. Vapor Trails would be better if they would re-master it and do it right, it became a casualty of the "Loudness War".
All subjective, of course, some people love Hold Your Fire, but to me that was the least rocking of all Rush albums, dominated by synth pop sound. Since then they've been going more and more old school, to the point where the last album was pretty much all guitar, bass, and drums.