I took me awhile to really catch on to Rush, but once I did, I bought all of their late 70's and early 80's albums, including this one. Signals is arguably one of Rush's best albums. The first time I listen to this album, I was a little disapointed, since this album sounded nothing like their earlier ones. Upon a few more listens, this album really sunk in. At first I thought it really did not rock out much, boy was I wrong. This album really rocks. The solo on "The Analog Kid" is one of Alex's finest moments. Not to mention it is one of Rush's finest tracks. Many Rush fans have critized this album because its lack of guitars and its heavy reliance on synthesizers. I feel that the synthesizers actually help this album rock out more than what you would think. "Subdivisions", even though heavy on the syntesizers, still finds away to rock out. "Digital Man" is another great track where the syntesizers really help this album rock out. Just listen to the solo on that song and you will see what I am talking about. There is one other song I want to pay close attention to on this album, and that is "The Weapon", which I feel is one of Rush's finest moments. Its got a funkier groove to it and also has a great blend of synthesizers and guitar. It's a very catchy song. Overall,this is a great album. Don't let the sound of this album turn you away, because it might take a few listens for the true power of this album to hit you. This album is a must have!!!!