Counterparts is the fifteenth studio album by Canadian rock band Rush, released in 1993 (see 1993 in music).
Lyrically, Counterparts continues the trend of dark and emotional themes; it takes on difficult subjects such as bigotry and crime, yet it keeps a general concept of ambition, sadness, and love on songs like "Nobody's Hero," "Speed of Love," and even "Cold Fire." "Leave that Thing Alone" earned a grammy nomination for "Best Instrumental." The song "Stick it Out" is one of the band's "heaviest" works in quite some time, and the video was featured on an episode of Beavis and Butt-Head. Other highlights include "Animate" and "Double Agent." Although debatable, many Rush fans agree that Counterparts features some alternative rock elements.