Editors’ Notes Clockwork Angels is the 20th studio album from rock’s holy triumvirate of Geddy Lee, Alex Lifeson, and Neil Peart, but it also reconfirms Rush’s 35-year-plus dedication to musical and lyrical exploration. The recipe remains the same (as the credits always note, “Music: Lee and Lifeson, Lyrics: Peart”), but the potential for ideas encased in air-guitar perfection keeps flourishing. Clockwork Angels is a conceptual tale about a young man’s dream quest. It involves steampunk, lost cities, pirates, a watchmaker, and more. Musically, Rush doesn't slow down. “Caravan” and “BU2B” exude a heft and dark resonance that recalls Tool. “Headlong Flight,” meanwhile, is another freewheeling Rush track, coasting on a zipline over jagged crevices with Lee as narrator, Lifeson’s careening guitar the guidance system, and Peart’s fluid percussion the accelerator pedal.

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Caravan
1
5:38
 
BU2B
2
5:10
 
Clockwork Angels
3
7:31
 
The Anarchist
4
6:51
 
Carnies
5
4:51
 
Halo Effect
6
3:13
 
Seven Cities of Gold
7
6:32
 
The Wreckers
8
5:00
 
Headlong Flight
9
7:19
 
BU2B2
10
1:28
 
Wish Them Well
11
5:25
 
The Garden
12
6:59
 

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