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    Posted: June 11 2012 at 16:56
I know that in my country, it hasn't been released yet. It will be released tomorrow but I know some people on Progarchives that listened to this record because it was already out. A person that had listened to Clockwork angels is called a lucky fan. But, I have some questions for you:
Do you like Clockwork Angels ?
If you like:
Do you think it is one of the best Rush albums (or the best) ?
If you dislike:
Do you think it is one of the worst Rush albums ? 
 
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It is a solid album, probably 3.5 stars, fans will round that up to 4 I think. It's a little better than Snakes And Ladders which was itself something of a recovery after the "wilderness years" of Test For Echo and Vapor Trails.
 
Edit: Snakes & ARROWS, dammit. Ever since that record came out I've had trouble not calling it Snakes And Ladders.


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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Horizons Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 11 2012 at 17:30
I'm sure you know, but it's all on YouTube. I've restrained myself not to listen though, seeing i'll be buying it tomorrow too. 
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^Yeah. I think that was courtesy of Australia.

I haven't listened to it at all except for Headlong Flight throughly. I liked that track, so I'm expecting even more, but that was one of the longest tracks on the album.

Don't know if I'll buy it tomorrow. Until then, I won't believe any opinion/review on it until a week after tomorrow. I think there needs to be a period of wait after a release before I believe that there has been enough consensus.



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I thought it was very underwhelming when compared to Snakes and Arrows, but I'm not really a diehard Rush fan. The musicianship is great as always, but the compositions seemed really uninspired and boring. 
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote A Person Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 11 2012 at 19:30
Originally posted by colorofmoney91 colorofmoney91 wrote:

The musicianship is great as always, but the compositions seemed really uninspired and boring. 
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Have you heard the entire album? Or just the singles?
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I had heard about the album leaking, but I'm waiting to listen until I buy it tomorrow.  Based on the three singles and the reviews so far, I'm keeping my expectations modest.
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I have heard it and is a solid record. No filler and the title track is great. 4 star material for me.
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Wow, time goes by so fast, tomorrows already the release date for the album I've been anticipating for a while now. I hope it lives up to it's hype. Thumbs Up My favourite out of the 3 singles released is probably the first one, Caravan, which is hard to believe it was released 2 years ago. Beer


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Finally released, I cannot wait to listen to this record.
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4.5 stars for me easily.......I have a tough time giving any band 5 stars. All in all its probably the best album of the past 2 yrs, based on everything behind it.
Certainly in my top 5 Rush albums.
 
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I like how a few of the songs have a long instrumental intro before the main theme comes in.  I also think the overriding story/theme helps the album along, giving it some added drama that hasn't been on one of their albums in a while.

On the negative side, I still get a little bored after 3 songs.  The mix is a tad monotonous.  But that's been true for practically every Rush album I've heard in the past 20 years.  For me, anyway.  This one's definitely the best one I've heard since the 80s.
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Eh...I haven't really fallen love with it...yet, at least.
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Just downloaded it - will listen on the way to work tomorrow.
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Just put it on for the first time.  Only two songs in, but I am liking it.  Very catchy.
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A Masterpiece that grows on you after a few listens. 

Best thing they have down for years. It will appeal to many and others will want to go back to discussing Moving Pictures and A Farewell to Kings. Those days are over but Rush have released something that is an affectionate look back while maintaining a modern approach that will gain new Rush fans and please old ones. 

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The album is more "heart" than "brain" which isn't characteristic of Rush but not necessarily a bad thing.
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I don't like the production. It's sloppy and muddled. 

Geddy's vocals have improved a lot since S&A. 

The Garden
Clockwork Angels
Caravan
Carnies

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haven't heard it yet, but next time I go record shop I'll get it!
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