Reviews

Published: Sunday November 17, 2013 MYT 7:30:00 AM
Updated: Sunday November 17, 2013 MYT 7:29:14 AM

Vapor Trails Remixed

  • Artist : Rush
  • Genre : Progressive rock

Review

Loud and clear

RUSH can be considered among the pioneers of the hard rock vibe, first showing up on the radar way back in 1974 with their self-titled debut album.

Since then, the band has had some hits and misses and I have to admit, I have only ever listened to some of their earlier albums.

This actually isn't a new album, instead Geddy Lee, Alex Lifeson and Neil Peart having chosen to take a step back in time to revisit 2002's Vapor Trails, which was almost universally panned for its heavy-handed compression work.

What emerges is an album that any Rush fan would be proud to own. Forget about the earlier effort and put your money down on this one.

As usual, Peart's lyrics hit all the right notes and Lee and Lifeson add their special touch to get it just right, this time around.

The album also includes Freeze, the fourth part of the Fear series that begins with The Enemy Within from 1984's Grace Under Pressure.

Other good tracks on this album include Vapor Trail, Ghost Rider and Earthshine.

Definitely a great pick for the hard rock fans out there and one that showcases what the original Vapor Trails should have and could have been.  

Tags / Keywords: Entertainment, Rush, Vapor Trails Remixed, Sound Check, music review

advertisement

  1. Who art thou, William? 4 Shakespearean mysteries unsolved after 450 years
  2. Sitar star Kumar Karthigesu wants music fans on his string voyage
  3. Do your research before getting a critical illness insurance
  4. Felda's proven track record a model to follow
  5. Cutting back on salt saves lives
  6. Prequel alert: Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon in New Zealand
  7. Malaysia's seahorses finally get the right kind of love
  8. Men, not every woman is out to get you
  9. Must-watch: Meteor lights up Russian night sky, caught on video
  10. What's tops in Kuala Lumpur

Top 10 Songs

  1. 1The Monster - Eminem featuring Rihanna
  2. 2Timber - Pitbull featuring Kesha
  3. 3Counting Stars - OneRepublic
  4. 4Say Something - A Great Big World & Christina Aguilera
  5. 5Royals - Lorde
  6. 6Demons - Imagine Dragons
  7. 7Let Her Go - Passenger
  8. 8Wake Me Up! - Avicii
  9. 9Wrecking Ball - Miley Cyrus
  10. 10Story Of My Life -- One Direction

advertisement

advertisement