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    I took "zero ideas" as opinion. Without authority, there is no dictum, and therefore no absolute judgment. (That would have merit, anyway.)

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    On a scale of 1 to 10, I rate that song a zero.

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    From ultimateclassicrock.com:
    Alex Lifeson’s Envy of None Album Will Include Neil Peart Tribute

    Alex Lifeson will close out his upcoming Envy of None album with a "highly emotive" song honoring his former Rush bandmate, Neil Peart.

    "Western Sunset" is the final track on Envy of None, due out April 8 via Kscope. Lifeson said the song will not only pay tribute to his friend and legendary drummer, but it will unify an eclectic record that incorporates elements of alternative, experimental and synth-rock.

    Peart died on Jan. 7, 2020 after a three-year battle with brain cancer. The drummer never went public with his diagnosis and swore his bandmates to secrecy, breaking the news to them via email. "He basically blurted it out," Geddy Lee recalled. "'I have a brain tumor. I’m not joking.'" Upon seeing the message while on the golf course, Lifeson said he "started crying right there." The musicians vowed at that point to spend as much time with Peart as possible.

    Lifeson expressed gratitude that he was able to spend time with his bandmate of 52 years in his last days. “I visited Neil when he was ill,” he said in a statement. “I was on his balcony watching the sunset and found inspiration. There’s a finality about a sunset that kinda stayed with me throughout the whole process. It had meaning. It was the perfect mood to decompress after all these different textures … a nice way to close the book.”

    The guitarist put together his new band with Coney Hatch founding bassist Andy Curran, singer-songwriter Maiah Wynne and producer and engineer Alfio Annibalini. The group released the evocative, industrial single “Liar” this week.

    Lifeson told Eddie Trunk last year that there was "no way Rush will ever exist again, because Neil’s not here to be a part of it," and ruled out playing with Lee under the Rush name. "That’s not to say that we can’t do other things, and we can’t do things that benefit our communities and all of that," he added. "I have lots of plans for that sort of thing that don’t necessarily include Geddy."

    Envy of None is now available to preorder and will be released in several different formats, including digital, vinyl and CD.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Senjutsu View Post
    On a scale of 1 to 10, I rate that song a zero.
    Not even a courtesy 1 for existing?
    No matter what anyone says, you are the decider of how you will listen to music.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Splicer View Post
    Not even a courtesy 1 for existing?
    He means its so good its off the charts.

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    It might be good for what it is. I wouldn't know, because I don't like what it is. That is, in my opinion...as I see it...based only on my own personal judgement...My view and mine alone...

    Neil

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    Quote Originally Posted by aith01 View Post
    Someone mentioned the band Garbage, and the comparison seems apt. I like some of Garbage's music.
    I thought it sounded vaguely Portishead-ish.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kcrimso View Post
    I understand. What about my original comment where I thought that song has absolutely no good ideas? Is that acceptable?
    As the architect of the "butt-hurt theory" I have to say since Alex chose to use different sonic shades and guitar textures over reckless abandon noodling and straight forward riffs that it was a fucking brilliant idea (IMO). The opposite would have been too predictable. I love the girl's vocals on this song. I also agree with others who compared it to Garbage and Steven Wilson, I might even throw Portishead in there too.

    I see the youtube comments have been turned off, I guess all of the negative Nellies were stepping up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chalkpie View Post
    He means its so good its off the charts.

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    Quote Originally Posted by progholio View Post
    I see the youtube comments have been turned off, I guess all of the negative Nellies were stepping up.
    https://youtu.be/vV-IZRh22mo

    Comments are definitely there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by progholio View Post
    As the architect of the "butt-hurt theory" I have to say since Alex chose to use different sonic shades and guitar textures over reckless abandon noodling and straight forward riffs that it was a fucking brilliant idea (IMO). The opposite would have been too predictable. I love the girl's vocals on this song. I also agree with others who compared it to Garbage and Steven Wilson, I might even throw Portishead in there too.

    I see the youtube comments have been turned off, I guess all of the negative Nellies were stepping up.
    "Architect of butt-hurt theory" sounds like Dream Theater album name.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kcrimso View Post
    "Architect of butt-hurt theory" sounds like Dream Theater album name.
    The title track clocks in at fourteen minutes!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kcrimso View Post
    "Architect of butt-hurt theory" sounds like Dream Theater album name.
    you guys are killing me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kcrimso View Post
    "Architect of butt-hurt theory" sounds like Dream Theater album name.
    They completely have my permission to use that, hell, i might even buy one of their albums if they did 😺

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    Quote Originally Posted by progholio View Post
    They completely have my permission to use that, hell, i might even buy one of their albums if they did ��
    I promise I will buy it also! Now they have 2 customers already. Maybe it will happen!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kcrimso View Post
    "Architect of butt-hurt theory" sounds like Dream Theater album name.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kcrimso View Post
    "Architect of butt-hurt theory" sounds like Dream Theater album name.
    Featuring the epic title track:

    Architect Of Butt-Hurt Theory 24:38 (Petrucci/Rudess/Myung)

    i. Prelude
    ii. Dawn Of The Forums
    iii. The Offense
    iv. Screenshot Nightmares
    v. Death Before Dishonor
    vi. Resolution
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    Quote Originally Posted by Progatron View Post
    Featuring the epic title track:

    Architect Of Butt-Hurt Theory 24:38 (Petrucci/Rudess/Myung)

    i. Prelude
    ii. Dawn Of The Forums
    iii. The Offense
    iv. Screenshot Nightmares
    v. Death Before Dishonor
    vi. Resolution
    It just needs Jordan's solo, "The Rude(ne)ss Factor."

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    I can't pretend this song is a long-awaited friend...
    You say Mega Ultra Deluxe Special Limited Edition Extended Autographed 5-LP, 3-CD, 4-DVD, 2-BlueRay, 4-Cassette, five 8-Track, MP4 Download plus Demos, Outtakes, Booklet, T-Shirt and Guitar Pick Gold-Leafed Box Set Version like it's a bad thing...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kcrimso View Post
    "Architect of butt-hurt theory" sounds like Dream Theater album name.
    Quote Originally Posted by Progatron View Post
    Featuring the epic title track:

    Architect Of Butt-Hurt Theory 24:38 (Petrucci/Rudess/Myung)

    i. Prelude
    ii. Dawn Of The Forums
    iii. The Offense
    iv. Screenshot Nightmares
    v. Death Before Dishonor
    vi. Resolution
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mister Triscuits View Post
    I thought it sounded vaguely Portishead-ish.
    Yeah, maybe it does. It’s been a long time since I heard anything by Portishead, and at the time I probably wasn’t paying very close attention to them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Garden Dreamer View Post
    I can't pretend this song is a long-awaited friend...
    Haha! Very nice.

    Neil

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    All this machinery making modern music can still be disappointing.

    But really I'm happy that Alex is having fun making whatever kind of music floats his boat. He's earned it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Plasmatopia View Post
    All this machinery making modern music can still be disappointing.

    But really I'm happy that Alex is having fun making whatever kind of music floats his boat. He's earned it.
    Well, one likes to believe in the freedom of music
    But the urge for PE praises leads to endless compromises
    Shatter the illusion of integrity... Yeah?
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    En-en-vee of none, SOS... En-en-vee of none, in distress...

    It's a far cry from the kind of tune we expected...
    You say Mega Ultra Deluxe Special Limited Edition Extended Autographed 5-LP, 3-CD, 4-DVD, 2-BlueRay, 4-Cassette, five 8-Track, MP4 Download plus Demos, Outtakes, Booklet, T-Shirt and Guitar Pick Gold-Leafed Box Set Version like it's a bad thing...

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