The first time I heard this album it blew my mind. People herald it as a return to the old Rush, but really it's not. Yes, there are less synths, which is good. There is still the well-crafted 10 minute epic part of Rush that I really miss. Like any recent Rush album, there are high spots and low spots. The title cut and "Ghost Rider" are great songs, but there are the one or two on there that you just scratch your head about. The opener on the album "One Little Victory" is just a fantastic song. To see it really done well, pick up the Live In Rio DVD!