I've been speculating that this could be the swan song too. Given the frequency of studio releases from Rush these days, it could be 2018 when it's time for the next album.
I've had the record for a solid week now, took it out of the shrink and enjoyed the look of the packaging ... but still haven't brought myself to listen to it.
Partly I'm worried I'll be disappointed, since everyone and their brother says it's the greatest thing since Dark Side of the Moon, and since they say that about EVERY Rush album that comes out. My feelings about albums don't usually coincide with the majority anyway. I thought Snakes and Arrows wasn't their greatest batch of tunes.
Another part of it though, is that I kinda wanna wait til I actually feel like hearing it. Right now I'm knee deep in another band: stuck in a perpetual state of rubbernecking at the Queenswreck.