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  • Audio CD (18 Oct 1993)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Import
  • Label: WEA
  • ASIN: B000002IWQ
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Audio Cassette  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (24 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 28,032 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Animate
2. Stick It Out
3. Cut To The Chase
4. Nobody's Hero
5. Between Sun & Moon
6. Alien Shore
7. The Speed Of Love
8. Double Agent
9. Leave That Thing Alone
10. Cold Fire
11. Everyday Glory

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24 of 24 people found the following review helpful By Proudmomofagayson on 17 Mar 2004
Format: Audio CD
This received a tepid response from critics upon release but I can't think why, this is a brilliant return to form for this Canadian power trio. The guitars are right back upfront and the drumming throughout is of the highest quality. Geddy's bass pulses and throbs and his high-pitched vocals seem to set everything off perfectly. This is classic Rush.
The musicianship is quite simply stunning, Alex Lifeson's guitar seems to weave around and through Neil's percussion without ever saturating the proceedings. These guys are at the top of their game and they know it. There is not one duff track, "Animate" is as strident an opening track as anything they have done until now. "Stick It Out" is more of the same, a dark yet energised song that takes us to I feel the album's strongest track "Cut To The Chase" which has a gem of a solo from Alex, he has rarely sounded this assured.
"Nobody's Hero" features the orchestral sweeps of the late great Michael Kamen and touches on topics as diverse as homosexuality and rape. An extraordinary song that leaves an emotional impact and will surely be on your mind for the rest of the day. The next 4 tracks "Between The Sun & The Moon", "Alien Shore", "The Speed of Love" and "Double Agent" are dark statements of intent, infused with infectious driving rhythms and ingenious wordy lyrics.
Then we have the one instrumental piece of the album "Leave That Thing Alone" that sounds almost like the theme from Doctor Who in places. It gives the band the chance to open up and show us what they are all about. Geddy's bass is right up in the mix and shows us all what a stupendous player he is.
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14 of 14 people found the following review helpful By Benjamin J. Wright on 27 Aug 2002
Format: Audio CD
Rush are always pacey and compelling, but in 'Counterparts' they encompass an impressive range of moods and feelings, with relatively little variation in style.
'Nobody's Hero' plays like a blues track, despite its triumphal style, 'Alien Shore' is typical of Rush's non-cenceptual work, but 'Everyday Glory' sends shivers down my spine every time I hear it.
It's upbeat, it's good, and it's Rush. What more do you want?
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful By mind over matter on 20 Aug 2005
Format: Audio CD
my top 3 from counterparts: animate, leave that thing alone and stick it out. three of my favourite tracks of all time and with good reason. they're the kind of thing that anyone with a brain can get into but without being tame. animate, which deals with the relationships between men and women, may sound dodgy at first but we have to realise this song is in praise of women, a description of everything a woman is to a man. musically it is impossible to resist. leave that thing alone blows me away every time i hear it. it's emotionally stimulating and i for one get goosebumps when i hear it. on stick it out we hear the heavy side of rush. any young person will learn from these lyrics and i am no exception.
all in all a thumping good album
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By C. Oldham on 5 Oct 2012
Format: Audio CD
I'm not sufficiently musically literate to be able to tell anyone cogently why this is a good / brilliant album. I admit that. I just like it. It seems a very energetic, complex and thoughtful work. I think it's very creative, imaginative and mature - the songs stay with me. I hope others agree. I do love Rush and always have since the 1970's.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By B. Swales on 16 Nov 2010
Format: Audio CD
I think Counterparts is the best ,most underated album Rush ever made with its crystal clear production and a powerful guitar performance from Alex Lifeson which heralded a return to days of old before keyboards dominated the sound. Geddys voice like the rest of the band get better with age !
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By Agma on 20 July 2014
Format: Audio CD
Counterparts is one of my favourite Rush albums. A fledging return of hard rock with a light sprinkling of synthesizer, in-combination with an always focused sophistication in the standard of songwriting; it is a winnng recipe and evidently so. With the band all fully on top form, and the re-installation of the stellar axemanship of Alex lifeson back to the forefront, it sets the scene for a rock album of quality not seen since Moving Pictures.

Kicking off with the six minute opener of "Animate", (a compelling and highly competant opener), is a memorable tune and the song gives way to the h, rock quality of "Stick it out"; the beauty of "Cut to the chase"/"Nobody's Hero", a return to rock with "Between sun and moon", a synth throwback with "Alien shore"/"The speed of love, an uplifting and superb instrumental in the form of "Leave that thing alone" and another rocker to go, (Cold fire), before the conclusion with the very memorable and excellent... "Everyday Glory".

The weakest song is "Double Agent" which does sound a-little disjointed, but is one that is ultimately far outshined by the other:- simply trumendous entities. 'Counterparts', is a modern classic and one of the best rock albums from the band.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By JohnW on 9 May 2013
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
Any fan who really wants to hear the music performance needs to hear this release.
Simply superb - and you can play it on your Blu-ray player!!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Cubby Kovu on 29 April 2012
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this album has the most awesome instrumental in it with the most wickedest bassline ever. It is also the epitome of the straight out rock type stuff they had been leaning towards since Presto, Making it a somewhat basic album However its got some real killer songs on it like nobodies Hero, even though in this day and age the lyrics are a bit cliched and cheesey at the time they wasn't. Animate is one of their best songs from this era its just fantastic. this album is really the most awesome album of this period before the next album and what i feel is another changing period
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