Clockwork Angels

Rush - Clockwork Angels
Critic Score
Based on 14 reviews
2012 Ratings: #137 / 1098
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Based on 69 ratings
2012 Ratings: #223
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A.V. Club

The highs are higher, the lows are lower, and the dynamic is even more exhilarating.

Consequence of Sound

Clockwork Angels is an album with progressive sensibilities that can be easily digested by just about anyone looking for a good rock song, and may even yield a major hit or two. 

Beats Per Minute

Clockwork Angels is a highlight of Rush’s career.


If you focus solely on the music, you won’t find much that distinguishes Clockwork Angels from Rush’s greatest feats.


Discography Diaries #3: Rush
Album #19: Clockwork Angels
Genre: Progressive Rock
Date: 01/08/2020
Time: 11:30 AM

We've made, it's officially time to end this chapter in the series with Rush's final album, Clockwork Angels. Since this is the final album in the bands discography all I really hoped for was a good album to finish, the last album Snakes & Arrows left me with hope that they would be able to pull this off and in my opinion I think they certainly did.

This album is pretty much a ... read more


If listening to The Garden now after Neil Peart’s passing doesn’t make you emotional, then I don’t know what will


Rush moves into hard rock and metal territory with their final release, which is their only concept album. Telling the narrative of a steampunk inventor, the album details his life until its finish, relating his struggles to the struggles of life and giving themes of things such as overcoming failure and the acceptance of fate. The narrative remains cohesive, all while Alex Lifeson, Geddy Lee, and Neil Peart retain their instrumental mastery and chemistry, producing great songs throughout the ... read more

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Track List

  1. Caravan 
  2. BU2B 
  3. Clockwork Angels 
  4. The Anarchist 
  5. Carnies 
  6. Halo Effect 
  7. Seven Cities Of Gold 
  8. The Wreckers 
  9. Headlong Flight 
  10. BU2B2 
  11. Wish Them Well 
  12. The Garden

Year End Lists

#15/A.V. Club
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Added on: June 19, 2012