Totally off topic, but I've really warmed to Snakes and Arrows over the years. Didn't care much for it after it was released, but a lot of tracks have grown on me : "The Way The Wind Blows" is my favorite track, right in the middle of the album, "Good News First" is one I've been listening to a ton lately, and the intrumentals are all great. More acoustic parts than anything they'd done in years - kind of like a much longer "Farewell To Kings" but without the glass shattering high notes. My Top Ten Rush Discs at the moment:
1. Moving Pictures
2. Power Windows (I know...but I love it. Mystic Rhythms is phenomenal)
5. Permanant Waves
7. Vapor Trails (highly underrated and LONG)
8. Snakes And Arrows
9. Farewell To Kings (Probably too low...always thought the Non Suite songs were mediocre)
10. Hold Your Fire (the Thai sounding stuff at the end never did it for me)
HM : Counterparts - nothing real stand out on it but nothing bad either - Leave That Thing Alone is a great instrumental.
Rush and Fly By Night are too straight forward and dated for me (though I like both albums)
Caress Of Steel is a little too proggy at times, even for me
Grace Under Pressure has Red Lenses, my least favorite Rush song ever (Kid Gloves is nothing to brag about)
Presto isn't bad, but not much stands out either
Roll The Bones is my favoroite one not listed, it almost made HM over Counterparts, they're neck and neck.
Test For Echo is real hit and miss, love the title track and Totem, despise some of the other mediocre songs on it though.
OK im done
Freedom Isn't Free.