Picks and Pans Review: Roll the Bones

updated 11/18/1991 AT 01:00 AM EST

originally published 11/18/1991 AT 01:00 AM EST

Rush

Here is audible proof that dinosaurs still roam the earth. On its 18th album, the Rushosaurus tries to adapt to modern society by abandoning thunderous drum solos and adding Top 40 synthesizer hooks and a snippet of rap on the title track. But lumbering guitar solos, chest-thumping lyrics and Geddy Lee's shrieking vocals soon expose the hopelessly primitive nature of the beast. Roll these bones into a museum—say, an FM oldies station. (Atlantic)

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