Counterparts is the fifteenth studio album by Canadianrock band Rush, released on October 19, 1993. Counterparts is one of Rush's highest charting albums in the U.S., peaking at #2.
The lyrics of Counterparts continue the trends of Roll the Bones with dark and emotional themes being the primary focus. Some songs are heavy-sounding such as "Animate" and "Stick it Out", which topped the BillboardAlbum Rock Tracks chart for four weeks in late 1993, becoming the band's fifth single to do so. "Leave That Thing Alone" earned a Grammy nomination for "Best Instrumental Rock Performance." It has been reissued and remastered twice: once in 2004 as a continuation of "The Rush Remasters" series and again in 2013 as a part of the box set The Studio Albums 1989-2007.