6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
A good entry in the Rush canon,
This review is from: Vapor Trails (Audio CD)
When I first heard this album, I hated it. I couldn't wait for it to end and when it did, I packed it away and forgot about it for a while. I then went through a period where there was nothing new I wanted to get so I was stuck with the albums I had, one of these being Vapor Trails. With some trepidation, I put it in the stereo and pressed play. I still wasn't sure about it after the second listen but I kept going with it and what a joy it's become. With each new listen, I find another layer. The words fit with the music instead of being slightly set apart from it. They mesh perfectly. The musicianship is breath-taking as always but this time seems to be an integral aspect rather than them just playing widdly-widdly stylings. Geddy's voice is beautiful and his bass work serves to underpin the music this time round. Alex's guitar playing creates a stunning wall of sound and gives bands like Tool a good run for their money, showing there's life in the old dog yet. Neil shows just why he is probably the greatest rock drummer on the planet today. I am ever so sorry he had to go through what he did in the run up to this album but he's come back, bigger badder and better than ever before. This genuinely is Rush at their very best, just don't expect too much too soon. This album will just get better with age and patience.