I’ve always been a fan, and have been somewhat disappointed by every release since Grace Under Pressure. This album was initially more of that same letdown. After seeing them perform it live, I seemed to hear the artestry of the album for the first time, and realized that this is not an album you can hear properly at low levels or when there’s outside noise (such as in the car when its not turned up enough). I now hold this as possibly my favorite Rush album ever. It is a new evolution in Rush’s works, they’ve transcended to another level, and it is a wonderful state. The breathless pacing of their musicianship has changed to one of ever so subtle mastery. I’m in awe.