Roll The Bones
Review by Gary Hill
While I would consider almost any Rush album to be great for one reason or another, this one really showed off its best qualities in relation to the discs that came before it. I remember thinking that this one, with it’s harder edged texture, was a step back in the right direction for the guys. I still feel that way, and for a few reasons would still call this CD “great,” but it hasn’t aged as well as some of the others. Sitting down to listen to it again songs that I remember as being quite strong seem a little more mundane now and a couple of the tunes that I thought were throwaways before seem like standouts. Either way, you don’t find many “poor” Rush discs, and this one is quite a long ways from that end of the spectrum. It’s still a great album, although not necessarily one of the best Rush albums.