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Does Clockwork Angels contain any epics?


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Poll: Clockwork Angels epics (23 member(s) have cast votes)

Does this album have any?

  1. Yes (9 votes [39.13%])

    Percentage of vote: 39.13%

  2. No (14 votes [60.87%])

    Percentage of vote: 60.87%

Which song(s) do you consider to be a genuine Rush epic?

  1. Caravan (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  2. BU2B (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  3. Clockwork Angels (4 votes [12.12%])

    Percentage of vote: 12.12%

  4. The Anarchist (3 votes [9.09%])

    Percentage of vote: 9.09%

  5. Carnies (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  6. Halo Effect (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  7. Seven Cities Of Gold (1 votes [3.03%])

    Percentage of vote: 3.03%

  8. The Wreckers (1 votes [3.03%])

    Percentage of vote: 3.03%

  9. Headlong Flight (7 votes [21.21%])

    Percentage of vote: 21.21%

  10. BU2B2 (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  11. Wish Them Well (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  12. The Garden (3 votes [9.09%])

    Percentage of vote: 9.09%

  13. None (14 votes [42.42%])

    Percentage of vote: 42.42%

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#21 goose

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Posted 11 September 2017 - 10:55 PM

View Postlaughedatbytime, on 11 September 2017 - 08:52 PM, said:

View PostMaverick, on 11 September 2017 - 08:38 PM, said:

View Postlaughedatbytime, on 11 September 2017 - 08:23 PM, said:

View PostMaverick, on 11 September 2017 - 07:11 PM, said:

Headlong Flight. No question.
:yes:

And don't forget The Garden.

Time for you to take a long break again.
Nah, I think I'll stick around longer than any Washington sports team in the playoffs in the last 25 years.
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#22 goose

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Posted 11 September 2017 - 10:59 PM

Clockwork Angels (the song) comes in at +/-7:30, and it has the thematic qualities to be considered an epic.  Headlong Flight as well.  The trick is that they're part of a larger epic, CA the album.

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Posted 12 September 2017 - 05:05 AM

None!

#24 Maverick

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Posted 12 September 2017 - 07:04 AM

View Postlaughedatbytime, on 11 September 2017 - 08:52 PM, said:

View PostMaverick, on 11 September 2017 - 08:38 PM, said:

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View PostMaverick, on 11 September 2017 - 07:11 PM, said:

Headlong Flight. No question.
:yes:

And don't forget The Garden.

Time for you to take a long break again.
Nah, I think I'll stick around longer than any Washington sports team in the playoffs in the last 25 years.
Sick burn!

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Posted 12 September 2017 - 07:31 AM

There isn't even any songs that are half- decent, so epic.....errr, no.

#26 Lorraine

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Posted 12 September 2017 - 07:44 AM

View PostFridge, on 12 September 2017 - 07:31 AM, said:

There isn't even any songs that are half- decent, so epic.....errr, no.
Fridge, that was funny.  :lol: :cheers:

Edited by Lorraine, 12 September 2017 - 07:44 AM.


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Posted 12 September 2017 - 07:44 AM

I consider Headlong Flight and the title track to be epics--though not particularly good ones.

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Posted 12 September 2017 - 12:12 PM

I think an epic needs to move through different moods - and definitely have different musical parts, riffically and structurally.  Xanadu and Jacob's Ladder are probably the best examples.  La Villa is an epic instrumental.  None of the other instrumentals are, even Monkey Bizz in spite of its length.

I don't think Clockwork has any epic songs, but it's an epic album, more along the lines of 2112, which I never think of as one "song" but a collection of linked songs that together are epic.  Soliloquy has epic qualities.

Edited by toymaker, 12 September 2017 - 12:16 PM.


#29 toymaker

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Posted 12 September 2017 - 12:52 PM

nm -wrong thread

Edited by toymaker, 12 September 2017 - 12:52 PM.


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Posted 12 September 2017 - 01:36 PM

Reading the comments makes me think everyone has a different idea of what "epic" means.  To me, it means "great"
or "awesome" or "excellent" so I voted for The Wreckers, The Anarchist, and The Garden, which are my 3 faves from CA.

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Posted 12 September 2017 - 02:19 PM

View PostOn TheRoad To Adventure, on 12 September 2017 - 01:36 PM, said:

Reading the comments makes me think everyone has a different idea of what "epic" means.  To me, it means "great"
or "awesome" or "excellent" so I voted for The Wreckers, The Anarchist, and The Garden, which are my 3 faves from CA.

I inadvertently started a debate on the musical definition of the word "epic", which is probably a more interesting conversation than the actual one I tried to start.

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Posted 12 September 2017 - 02:32 PM

The debate is epic.

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Posted 12 September 2017 - 02:34 PM

View Posttoymaker, on 12 September 2017 - 02:32 PM, said:

The debate is epic.

You are epic!

#34 Brucey

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Posted 12 September 2017 - 02:34 PM

I'm epic!

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Posted 12 September 2017 - 02:34 PM

We're all epic!

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Posted 12 September 2017 - 02:40 PM

We are epic because we rock, we have nuance and subtlety, and we tell a good story.

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Posted 13 September 2017 - 07:25 AM

The "none" vote is inaccurately represented. Currently, 14 of 23 of voters (60.86%) say there are no epics. The option to vote multiple times affects this and makes it appear much weaker at 42.42%. That is all. :hail:

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Posted 17 September 2017 - 07:03 AM

source: urban dictionary

"Top definition

the most overused word ever, next to fail. for even more asshole points, use them together to form "epic fail."

everything is epic now. epic car. epic haircut. epic movie. epic album. epic shut the f**k up.

saying "epic win" doesn't make you sound any better, either. and for f***s sake, don't ever say it in person."

Edited by HemiBeers, 17 September 2017 - 07:06 AM.





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