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3 stars (7/10)

Decent, but "Headlong Flight" was the single that really got me interested in "Clockwork Angels". These two songs are the first two tracks off that album, and serve well as the opening one-two.

Caravan is the fun kind of loud to start off. Geddy Lee's bass is strong, the rhythm is pounding, and pretty compelling. I enjoy the chorus a lot, and it's good to see that although we are never going to get the shrieking highs of Rush's glory days, Geddy Lee has learned to work within his more mature voice in a way that fits the new music.

The same goes for the b-side, BU2B (which stands for 'brought up to believe', though I can't see why this needed an acronym), which is in a similar vein. It's sort of similar to the new Rush sound they have been developing since "Snakes and Arrows", heavier fuller sounds.

Both songs do a reasonably good job of representing "Clockwork Angels", we even get a lyrical taste of what the story is going to be about with references to the Watchmaker in BU2B, and the protagonists desire to explore the world (e.g. "I can't stop thinking big" in the chorus of "Caravan"), but as I said before, "Headlong Flight" is the most exciting single from the album.

ScorchedFirth | 3/5 |


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