The three hundred and fifty-seventh album: #257 Rush - 2112

2112 is of course dominated by its title track, a twenty minute long rock opera where the protagonist rediscovers music in a world that has lost it, ending darkly as this time it doesn't save the world - a welcome darker ending to an otherwise predictable story that's given form quite well. Then again, dystopian future imagery always does it for me, so I'll have to admit to a bias on this. It's a good work, the parts flowing well into each other for a nice consistent whole.

Without that thread pulling it together, Rush's music is good, solid anthem rock, playing well, clearly, to stadiums and larger crowds. Not quite as memorable as the more evocative story of 2112, which I'd want to revisit, but it's good rock nevertheless.