Rush released a total of 19 albums during their time as a band, but which one was the greatest? That’s what we want to know, which of their records do you think is the best of this week Loudwire nights Album of the week poll.
You have until Friday at 12N ET to cast your votes. We then play the three tracks from the album with the most votes during the run Loudwire nights‘ Album of the week block to start the following Monday’s show!
Rush was one of the earliest progressive rock bands, and also one of the most successful of all time. Their self-titled debut album was released in 1974, where the trio consisted of Geddy Lee, Alex Lifeson and John Rutsey. However, Rutsey withdrew shortly after the album’s release because his health problems prevented him from going on an extended tour, and so he was replaced by Neil Peart.
The Canadian rockers’ follow-up album Fly at night, which was the first to feature Peart’s percussive prowess, was released in 1975 and was a bigger success than its predecessor. But their third effort, caress of steel, was a disappointment and the band’s label Mercury considered dropping them. They built more on the progressive sound they had begun to develop and revealed 2112 in 1976, which served as their breakthrough.
moving pictures, which was released in 1981 and contains hits such as “Tom Sawyer”, “YYZ” and “Limelight”, gave Rush their first No. 1 album, and remains their best-selling album of all time today.
Over the course of their career, Rush became one of the most influential and identifiable bands in rock ‘n’ roll history. They released their 19th record Clockwork Angels in 2012, which served as their last. Peart died in January 2020, marking the end of Rush, although they had no plans at the time anyway.
Rush left a massive legacy, so head below to vote for your favorite album by them, then take a listen Loudwire nights next Monday at 19 ET to find out which record was in effect. During tonight’s show, you will find out which one Splitting pumpkins album was voted the best, and heard three songs from the winner.