Back in the early 80s I bought all of Rush's albums up to and including Exit Stage Left. Apart from that superb double live album, every studio album had something in common - I generally loved about 50% of the tracks (and liked or tolerated the others). I stopped buying their stuff when I perceived a change of direction with Signals. I rediscovered them in recent years through the R30 DVD and Snakes and Arrows. Moving Pictures, for me, was probably their most consistent studio album up to that point - Tom Sawyer, Red Barchetta, YYZ and Witch Hunt are my stand-out tracks, and the others are pretty good (I've never really taken to Limelight). As for Peart's lyrics, they can be hit or miss but the story of The Red Barchetta is wonderfully told! What you always get with Rush is virtuoso musicianship, and it is certainly showcased here as much as anywhere else.