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While now regarded as one their best albums today; at the time, this was easily the most controversial album the band released in their career. Fans wanting more of their ''Music/{{Permanent Waves}}'' and ''Moving Pictures'' sound felt betrayed by the shorter songs, topical lyrics, and the focus on the keyboards. Rush would continue with this approach for the rest of the 80's. Rush's “synth era” was born.

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[[VindicatedByHistory While now regarded as one their best albums today; albums]], at the time, time this was easily the most controversial album the band released in their career. Fans wanting more of their ''Music/{{Permanent Waves}}'' and ''Moving Pictures'' sound felt betrayed by the shorter songs, topical lyrics, and the focus on the keyboards. Rush would continue with this approach for the rest of the 80's. Rush's “synth era” was born.


* StepUpToTheMicrophone: In "Subdivisions", Alex says the name of the song before each chorus.[[note]]In the music video, yes, but on the album, it was Neil.[[/note]]

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* StepUpToTheMicrophone: In "Subdivisions", Alex Neil says the name of the song before each chorus.[[note]]In chorus, but Alex lip-syncs the music video, yes, but on word in the album, it was Neil.[[/note]]video.

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* StepfordSuburbia: Again, the subject of "Subdivisions".


* AlbumTitleDrop: The word “Signal” is mentioned in “Chemistry”.

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* AlbumTitleDrop: The word “Signal” "Signal" is mentioned in “Chemistry”."Chemistry".



* DarkerAndEdgier: “Losing It”.
* EpicRocking: “Digital Man” and “The Weapon” are both over 6 minutes.

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* DarkerAndEdgier: “Losing It”.
"Losing It".
* EpicRocking: “Digital Man” "Digital Man" and “The Weapon” "The Weapon" are both over 6 minutes.



* OneWordTitle: “Chemistry”.
* ShoutOut: The ''Film/{{Eraserhead}}'' posters on the studio wall in the video for "Subdivisions".
* SmallTownBoredom: “Subdivisions” .
* StepUpToTheMicrophone: In “Subdivisions”, that's Alex Lifeson saying the name of the song before each chorus.[[note]]In the music video, yes, Alex is seen reciting the word, but on the album, it was Neil.[[/note]]
* SurprisinglyGentleSong: “Losing It”.
* UncommonTime: Well... it’s Music/{{Rush}}. For two examples, “Subdivisions” bounces all over the place and “Losing It” contains significant portions in both 5/8 and 11/8.
* WanderlustSong: “The Analog Kid” .

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* OneWordTitle: “Chemistry”.
"Chemistry", "Subdivisions"
* ShoutOut: The ''Film/{{Eraserhead}}'' posters on the studio wall in the video for SmallTownBoredom: "Subdivisions".
* SmallTownBoredom: “Subdivisions” .
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StepUpToTheMicrophone: In “Subdivisions”, that's "Subdivisions", Alex Lifeson saying says the name of the song before each chorus.[[note]]In the music video, yes, Alex is seen reciting the word, but on the album, it was Neil.[[/note]]
* SurprisinglyGentleSong: “Losing It”.
"Losing It".
* UncommonTime: Well... it’s it's Music/{{Rush}}. For two examples, “Subdivisions” "Subdivisions" bounces all over the place and “Losing It” "Losing It" contains significant portions in both 5/8 and 11/8.
* WanderlustSong: “The "The Analog Kid” .Kid".


* CutAndPasteSuburb: Discussed in Subdivisions, how everything it pre-fabricated and pre-decided.

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* CutAndPasteSuburb: Discussed in Subdivisions, in "Subdivisions", how everything it is pre-fabricated and pre-decided.



* StepUpToTheMic: In “Subdivisions”, that's Alex Lifeson saying the name of the song before each chorus.[[note]]In the music video, yes, Alex is seen reciting the word, but on the album it was actually Neil.[[/note]]

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* StepUpToTheMic: StepUpToTheMicrophone: In “Subdivisions”, that's Alex Lifeson saying the name of the song before each chorus.[[note]]In the music video, yes, Alex is seen reciting the word, but on the album album, it was actually Neil.[[/note]]


'''''Signals''''' is the 1982 followup album to ''Music/{{Moving Pictures}}'' by the [[CanadaEh Canadian]] rock band Music/{{Rush}}. Being the follow up to their best selling album ''Moving Pictures'', ''Signals'' was highly anticipated upon release and many fans felt to it was going to be ''Moving Pictures: Part 2''.

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'''''Signals''''' ''Signals'' is the 1982 followup album to ''Music/{{Moving Pictures}}'' by the [[CanadaEh Canadian]] rock band Music/{{Rush}}. Being the follow up to their best selling album ''Moving Pictures'', ''Signals'' was highly anticipated upon release and many fans felt to it was going to be ''Moving Pictures: Part 2''.


* StepUpToTheMic: In “Subdivisions”, that's Alex Lifeson saying the name of the song before each chorus.[note]In the music video, yes, Alex is seen reciting the word, but on the album it was actually Neil.[/note]

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* StepUpToTheMic: In “Subdivisions”, that's Alex Lifeson saying the name of the song before each chorus.[note]In [[note]]In the music video, yes, Alex is seen reciting the word, but on the album it was actually Neil.[/note][[/note]]


* StepUpToTheMic: In “Subdivisions”, that's Alex Lifeson saying the name of the song before each chorus.

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* StepUpToTheMic: In “Subdivisions”, that's Alex Lifeson saying the name of the song before each chorus.[note]In the music video, yes, Alex is seen reciting the word, but on the album it was actually Neil.[/note]


* StepUpToTheMic: In “Subdivisions”, that's Neil Peart saying the name of the song before each chorus.

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* StepUpToTheMic: In “Subdivisions”, that's Neil Peart Alex Lifeson saying the name of the song before each chorus.

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[[AC: Side One]]


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[[AC: Side Two]]


#"Subdivisions" 
#"The Analog Kid" 
#"Chemistry"  

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#"Subdivisions" 
#"Subdivisions"
#"The Analog Kid" 
#"Chemistry"  
Kid"
#"Chemistry"



#"The Weapon (Part II of Fear)"  
#"New World Man"  
#"Losing It"  
#"Countdown" 

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#"The Weapon (Part II of Fear)"  
Fear)"
#"New World Man"  
Man"
#"Losing It"  
#"Countdown" 
It"
#"Countdown"


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* UncommonTime: Well... it’s Music/{{Rush}}. For two examples, “Subdivisions” bounces all over the place and “Losing It” contains significant portions in both 5/8 and 11/8.


But they were wrong. From the opening song “Subdivisions”, the band had a [[NewSoundAlbum new sound]]. It was more keyboard driven and included more new wave and reggae influences, with the band being influenced by artists like the Music/{{The Police}}. The album contained their only Top 40 hit, “New World Man”, hitting #21 on the Billboard Hot 100 pop charts. It was also their only #1 pop hit in their home country of Canada. Other memorable songs of the album was “The Analog Kid”, “Digital Man”, and “Countdown”. This was also their last album to be produced by long-time producer, Terry Brown.

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But they were wrong. From the opening song “Subdivisions”, the band had a [[NewSoundAlbum new sound]]. It was more keyboard driven and included more new wave and reggae influences, with the band being influenced by artists like the Music/{{The Police}}. The album contained their only Top 40 hit, “New World Man”, hitting #21 on the Billboard Hot 100 pop charts. It was also their only #1 pop hit in their [[CanadaEh home country of Canada.Canada]]. Other memorable songs of the album was “The Analog Kid”, “Digital Man”, and “Countdown”. This was also their last album to be produced by long-time producer, Terry Brown.

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So, you are a band and you have just released your most successful studio album yet. So what do you do for the follow up album? Release one with a [[SomethingCompletelyDifferent completely different]] sound!

'''''Signals''''' is the 1982 followup album to ''Music/{{Moving Pictures}}'' by the [[CanadaEh Canadian]] rock band Music/{{Rush}}. Being the follow up to their best selling album ''Moving Pictures'', ''Signals'' was highly anticipated upon release and many fans felt to it was going to be ''Moving Pictures: Part 2''.

But they were wrong. From the opening song “Subdivisions”, the band had a [[NewSoundAlbum new sound]]. It was more keyboard driven and included more new wave and reggae influences, with the band being influenced by artists like the Music/{{The Police}}. The album contained their only Top 40 hit, “New World Man”, hitting #21 on the Billboard Hot 100 pop charts. It was also their only #1 pop hit in their home country of Canada. Other memorable songs of the album was “The Analog Kid”, “Digital Man”, and “Countdown”. This was also their last album to be produced by long-time producer, Terry Brown.

While now regarded as one their best albums today; at the time, this was easily the most controversial album the band released in their career. Fans wanting more of their ''Music/{{Permanent Waves}}'' and ''Moving Pictures'' sound felt betrayed by the shorter songs, topical lyrics, and the focus on the keyboards. Rush would continue with this approach for the rest of the 80's. Rush's “synth era” was born.

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!! Tracklist:

#"Subdivisions" 
#"The Analog Kid" 
#"Chemistry"  
#"Digital Man"
#"The Weapon (Part II of Fear)"  
#"New World Man"  
#"Losing It"  
#"Countdown" 

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!!Principal Members:

* Geddy Lee - lead vocals, bass, synthesizer
* Alex Lifeson – guitar, synthesizer
* Neil Peart - drums, percussion

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!! New World Tropes
* AlbumTitleDrop: The word “Signal” is mentioned in “Chemistry”.
* CutAndPasteSuburb: Discussed in Subdivisions, how everything it pre-fabricated and pre-decided.
* DarkerAndEdgier: “Losing It”.
* EpicRocking: “Digital Man” and “The Weapon” are both over 6 minutes.
* MinimalisticCoverArt
* NewSoundAlbum: The most radical change for a Rush album, with synthesizers driving most of the songs, reduced song lengths, and more topical themes for the song's lyrics.
* OneWordTitle: “Chemistry”.
* ShoutOut: The ''Film/{{Eraserhead}}'' posters on the studio wall in the video for "Subdivisions".
* SmallTownBoredom: “Subdivisions” .
* StepUpToTheMic: In “Subdivisions”, that's Neil Peart saying the name of the song before each chorus.
* SurprisinglyGentleSong: “Losing It”.
* WanderlustSong: “The Analog Kid” .
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