Clockwork Angels tracks?
Posted 15 May 2017 - 01:24 PM
Fillers: BU2B, Halo Effect and BU2B2
Posted 15 May 2017 - 01:26 PM
Filler - BU2B2
Posted 15 May 2017 - 01:37 PM
No filler on this beauty (...well BU2B2)
Posted 15 May 2017 - 01:39 PM
BU2B2 is the only track I dislike.
Posted 15 May 2017 - 01:41 PM
Posted 15 May 2017 - 01:49 PM
Posted 15 May 2017 - 01:51 PM
Like: The Wreckers, Wish Them Well, and The Anarchist
Hate: Headlong Flight, Clockwork Angels, and Seven Cities of Gold
I really, really, really, really do not understand the love that Headlong Flight and the title track get on this board. I remember putting this album on for the first time. I, obviously, already knew the first two songs from the single. Immediately, I was annoyed that they had been changed so that they were kind of crossfaded (I detest crossfading). I thought to myself, that's okay, I still have the single versions, so it doesn't matter. Then the next track came on and it was so long and pedantic. I kept thinking to myself when will this thing end and OH NO, THIS is the title track! After what seemed like an hour The Anarchist lifted my spirits momentarily, but I was again disappointed by the fact that it too was crossfaded into Carnies. I felt like both Carnies and Halo Effect were okay if not particularly memorable, but by this time it was already clear to me that the album was a HUGE disappointment compared to Snakes & Arrows.
Then there was Seven Cities Of Gold; that was a difficult listen. I instantly had a new least favourite on an album that was already very sub-par in my book. I liked The Wreckers instantly, so that was a nice respite, but it didn't last long. I had watched the video only once on the RUSH website for Headlong Flight and was legitimately surprised that it was the lead single. I thought it had to be a mistake. There is nothing about this song I like. It is poorly written and poorly constructed and it sounds like a boring jam rather than an actual song. UGH! BU2B2 isn't really a song, so... At least the album ends well. I like Wish Them Well. The only problem with it is that it comes so late in the album that you've lost faith by the time you reach it. At least the lyrics on that song are relatable! The last song was brilliant too. I kept singing "The hours tick away... The cells tick away...". Yes they do. I think I'll tick mine away listening to a better RUSH album, like Snakes & Arrows.
Posted 15 May 2017 - 02:16 PM
Filler : Wish Them Well
Posted 15 May 2017 - 02:34 PM
1. Clockwork Angels ( a logical opener, creating the Clockwork universe)
2. BU2B (enter the main character)
3. The Anarchist
4. Seven Cities of Gold
6. BU2B2 (I personally like the idea of a reprise/segue)
7. The Garden
8. Caravan (a killer track as a closer)
The remaining tracks are either too much of a good things or sub-par filler
Posted 15 May 2017 - 03:19 PM
3. The Anarchist
5. Halo Effect
6. The Wreckers
7. Wish Them Well
8. The Garden
Running Time: 43:13
That is around the traditional running time of a 70s / 80s album! You could release it on a single vinyl LP, but the title would need to be changed once Clockwork Angels was excised. How about we call it Thinking Big?
Posted 15 May 2017 - 04:46 PM
Only BU2B2 is filler. It's a solid album baby!
Posted 15 May 2017 - 05:06 PM
BU2B2 is nice, but it's a filler track that really should have been tackes on to the beginning of Wish Then Well.
Posted 15 May 2017 - 05:13 PM
Halo effect a purile pile of drivel
The whole album's 50/50 half utter rush brilliance, the other half unusual rush sub standard
As an album in entirety, doesnt match up to any single one of the others
Posted 15 May 2017 - 05:46 PM
I don't think even BU2B2 fits that and I wish there'd been a choice to vote 'no filler'.
BU2B2 does fit the story and to me it isn't filler. However, it isn't terribly interesting to me so I voted it as weakest track.
I'm not trying to be pedantic, because I do believe many people do think the song is filler.
I don't see it as a song, I see it as story-telling device to advance the plot, similar to when Alex is messing around trying to figure out how a guitar works in 2112. On it's own it would be so misplaced, but in context it has a point.
BU2B2 is not a track I would ever listen to outside of album context, and I don't think it's supposed to be.
Posted 15 May 2017 - 07:03 PM
- Headlong Flight
- The Anarchist
I wouldn't call anything on the album filler, but Halo Effect would probably be my least favorite
Posted 15 May 2017 - 07:19 PM
Shoehorning not crowbarring.
Posted 15 May 2017 - 07:21 PM
Secondly: that said my top 3 are CA, BU2B & Anarchist
Thirdly: BU2B2 (ugh) & Wish Them Well are total filler with more of repetitive Peart bleating lyrics shoehorned into middling music.
Posted 15 May 2017 - 07:23 PM
Maybe in Scotland it's crowbarring. Either way, the point gets across.
Edited by Lorraine, 15 May 2017 - 07:24 PM.
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