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Finding Their Way,
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It is a testament to the band as to how far each album is removed from each other. Rush's first is the most 'rocky' and akin to Black Sabbath and Led Zeppelin, alas without being quite as good as either. Rush's back catalogue is important to see how they began and because they get better and better with every album. This is good but there are no real stand out tracks. Even 'Working Man' is really only ok, especially when compared to even tracks like 'The End' from Fly By Night.
'Finding My Way' is good but it is too long and noodly. 'Need Some Love' and 'Take a Friend' are better. They are fun rock tracks that don't outstay their welcomes and are quite catchy too. 'Her Again' is sufficiently melancholic but at 7 mins + it veers on the side of overindulgence. 'What You're Doing' is also quite forgettable but the only one I would eject from the album. 'In The Mood' is a great little 70s rocker. 'Before and After' starts mellow and then rocks out and is somewhat of a precursor to the excellent 'Rivendell' on Fly By Night' only not as good. And 'Working Man' is ok but is again too long and noodly.
Overall not a triumph but definitely no disaster. They are always proficient musicians and their early writing is notable for what was to come down the line. One for fans and completists only.