Released: Sep 1990
Label: Island Def Jam
Chronicles isn't just an anthology. It's a meticulously programmed listening experience that teaches listeners about the evolution of Rush between the years 1974 and '89. Sure, folks just love dissing the Canadian power trio, but never mind the haters. Rush did what no other classic rock band could do back in the day: fuse Zeppelin's bombastic heaviness and the progressive, mind-expanding tendencies of Yes. They then surprised everyone by producing a handful of pop gems at the dawn of the '80s.