Vapor Trails They're known for making metal arty. But the real lure of this Canadian band's 17th studio work isn't its complexity but its catchiness. Alex Lifeson's… Vapor Trails They're known for making metal arty. But the real lure of this Canadian band's 17th studio work isn't its complexity but its catchiness. Alex Lifeson's… Rush Rock
Music Review

Vapor Trails (2014)

EW's GRADE
B+

Details Lead Performance: Rush; Genre: Rock

They're known for making metal arty. But the real lure of this Canadian band's 17th studio work isn't its complexity but its catchiness. Alex Lifeson's guitar riffs, in songs like ''One Little Victory'' or ''Ghost Rider,'' have the cocky appeal of the Who's power chords, and the fleet virtuosity of Genesis' early epics. Prog-rock never sounded so listener friendly.

Originally posted May 17, 2002 Published in issue #654 May 17, 2002 Order article reprints