Monday, June 25, 2012

Rush - Clockwork Angels

Rush is one of those bands that force you to listen to them again...and again...and again!  That was the case with "Clockwork Angels", their 20th studio album.  At first listen it doesn't really grab you, at all.  As with so many other Rush albums experience had taught me that you gotta hear it again...and again.  I'm well into my 20+ listen now and this album JAMS!!  It is quite good, to say the least.  For one, you have 3 musicians who are masters at their instruments. For another, you have 3 guys who are quite capable of writing fantastic music and lyrics.  The album tells the story of a young man who is ready for more to his life than his small peaceful hometown has to offer.  The album begins with the two songs that they had released in 2010 so those were very familiar, "Caravan" and "BU2B", which has a new opening to it now.  Some of the best tracks are "Seven Cities Of Gold", "Headlong Flight" and "The Garden", which features a beautiful string and piano arrangements.  This is Rush in their usual excellent form.  Highly recommended

(CD, vinyl, Allmusic review)

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