Clockwork Angels (studio album) by Rush

Clockwork Angels by Rush
Year: 2012
Release date: 2012-06-12
Overall rank: 3,102nd   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
76/100 (from 188 votes)
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Accolades:
Award Top albums of 2012 (60th)
Award Top albums of the 2010s (529th)
Award Best albums of all time (3,102nd)

Rush bestography

Clockwork Angels is ranked 10th best out of 37 albums by Rush on BestEverAlbums.com.

The best album by Rush is Moving Pictures which is ranked number 154 in the list of all-time albums with a total rank score of 10,133.

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Average Rating: 
76/100 (from 188 votes)
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This album is rated in the top 6% of all albums on BestEverAlbums.com. This album has a Bayesian average rating of 75.8/100, a mean average of 74.7/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 76.0/100. The standard deviation for this album is 17.5.

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85/100
From 05/19/2020 10:07
How a band can be this creative and fresh, even after 40 years, is mind-boggling. The sound is crisp and clear. The songwriting as intricate and rich as ever. One of their best records. The Garden is a stunning finish to a recording career.
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From 10/10/2019 13:23
The best Rush album since years. They are still in business
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90/100
From 11/06/2018 01:47
Wow... They're still doing it! Perhaps their best album since Moving Pictures. "The Garden" is incredible.


Favorite tracks:

The Garden
The Wreckers
Wish Them Well
Seven Cities of Gold
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80/100
From 06/10/2018 16:19
Nice to see this album rising from 108th to 66th for 2012. Long way to go yet, this is the best album of 2012 (that I have heard). Listen to The Wreckers, probably Rush's best track.
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From 05/17/2018 21:42
A surprisingly fantastic album from 60 year old Canadians. One of my personal favorites, and a fitting swan song for Rush (assuming this is their last album)
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From 03/14/2018 21:30
Rush is definitely breaking the formula here. Lots of Arabic sounding stuff. I like it a lot.
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95/100
From 11/22/2016 18:11
Easily Rush's best album in decades! The scope of its story is matched by the usual Rush progressive tendencies and outstanding musicianship. The ambition of this album is unprecedented even in Rush's storied history, and they pull it off magnificently.

Like many, I find the production to be a little thick and I would have liked more space in the music, but for me that's a small nit to pick relative to all the great things this album has to offer
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65/100
From 06/12/2016 21:38
Clockwork Angels is Rush's most recent studio album, and possibly their last. If it is their last studio album, then they'd be going out on a high note, as this was their best album is several decades, possibly since the mid 80s. Featuring Peart's fantasy lyrics, they expanded the story line to cover the entire album. The story is fun, the instrumentation is top-notch as is the norm for Rush, and the album just works in a way their albums haven't for some time. Most of the tracks are highlights in my opinion, with the exceptions being "Halo Effect", "BU2B2", and "The Garden", which are just a step below the quality of the rest of the album. Really great work, and would be an excellent farewell album from one of the best bands to ever come out of Canada.
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75/100
From 03/16/2016 20:02
It's the production that kills this album. I get a feeling of drowning when I listen to this album. More air, Rush!
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