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3 stars They play it safe again...

Remember Rocky III? Rember the part where after losing to Clubber Lang , the Italian Stallion hires Apollo as his coach and he sayse had lost the eye of the tiger because he is not hungry anymore?

This is exactly what is happening to Rush since Test for Echo. And here with Clockwork Angels , things stay the same. For the last 23 years , the band has been playing the same kind of pop/heavy rock songs and lacking any creativity. Don't get me wrong , those albums are far from being bad and Clockwork Angels is not the exception. Now they have released a concept album and they plan to tour with strings... talk about creativity...

I will make this short. The higlights in the album are the first 3 tracks and Headlong flight. The worst track in my opinion is the poppy Wish them well. But when talking about the last 25 years Rush you have to realize that the highs aren't so high and the lows aren't so low as well. The production is good though it suffers from "loudness wars" sometimes. Geddy's voice is the best since Counterparts and Neil plays terrific as always. Alex... he is a great guitar player but don't expect any memorable riff or solo here.

Summing up , a good (if derivative) Rush album. A fine choice if you are a completionist or find it on a bargain.

crimson87 | 3/5 |


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