Review Summary: With lush production and some good ol' power trio riffing, it's all a fan could ever ask for
It's fair to say that every male knows a little of Rush. Hell, if you have a dad or lived through the 70's or 80's you've probably heard "Tom Sawyer" or "Closer to the Heart" at least a couple times. With that being said, Clockwork Angels
is a surprise since it's their most energetic release since 1993's unexpected "comeback," Counterparts
. It's interesting how many comebacks Rush has had considering that they've never really put out an atrociously bad album. Yes, unlike pretty much every classic prog band ever, Rush has never put out a Big Generator
, a Calling All Stations
or a Saga album. Clockwork Angels clearly doesn't break new ground in the way that the band's 1976-1978 trilogy did but at this point you can't fault them for it. Instead, the not-yet-senile progressive veterans present an album that's more focused than anything they've ever done. Maybe Clockwork Angels doesn't hit the mark in the way Moving Pictures
did, but it certainly is the perfect album for any seasoned fan to have... even if bricked production isn't your thing.