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Poll: Snakes & Arrows VS Clockwork Angels (54 member(s) have cast votes)

Snakes & Arrows or Clockwork Angels?

  1. Snakes & Arrows (12 votes [22.22%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 22.22%

  2. Clockwork Angels (42 votes [77.78%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 77.78%

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#21 GeddyRulz

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Posted 15 October 2014 - 09:20 AM

I prefer Clockwork Angels by far, and not just because it’s the more recent album; I think I’m being objective here.

Snakes and Arrows… meh.  I like about three songs.  Clockwork Angels, I could go on and on about.  An awesome return to form, a return to the “concept album,” genius how the songs work together to tell the “epic” story and yet each song works well on its own.  The vocal melodies are some of their best EVER, and the music is pretty damned good, too.  Here’s Rush unapologetically doing all the typical “Rush” things the critics used to take them to task for, but which their fanbase loves.  It's Rush being Rush, with the encouragement of Nick R.

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Posted 03 October 2015 - 11:00 AM

Snakes & Arrows

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Posted 03 October 2015 - 11:02 AM

Clockwork Angels is a masterpiece in every sense. There is not a single moment on this album that isn't a win for me.
Snakes & Arrows is great, but it has some filler tracks.

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Posted 03 October 2015 - 12:10 PM

Bumping old threads again?  ;)

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Posted 08 November 2020 - 07:57 PM

Not including BU2B2, Hope or Malignant Narcissism

Far Cry < Caravan
Armor And Sword > BU2B
Workin' Them Angels < Clockwork Angels
The Larger Bowl < The Anarchist
Spindrift < Carnies
The Main Monkey Business > Halo Effect
The Way The Wind Blows < Seven Cities Of Gold
Faithless < The Wreckers
Bravest Face < Headlong Flight
Good News First < Wish Them Well
We Hold On < The Garden

Clockwork Angels easily

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Posted 08 November 2020 - 08:26 PM

Both albums SUCK!!!!!  But Snakes SUCKS less...

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Posted 08 November 2020 - 08:52 PM

View PostPressure/Hopenosis, on 08 November 2020 - 08:26 PM, said:

Both albums SUCK!!!!!  But Snakes SUCKS less...

I disagree with you twice!

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Posted 09 November 2020 - 11:39 AM

Clockwork Angels

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Posted 09 November 2020 - 05:27 PM

View PostJohnnyBlaze, on 08 November 2020 - 08:52 PM, said:

View PostPressure/Hopenosis, on 08 November 2020 - 08:26 PM, said:

Both albums SUCK!!!!!  But Snakes SUCKS less...

I disagree with you twice!
I disagree with you disagreement! ;)

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Posted 09 November 2020 - 06:00 PM

View PostPressure/Hopenosis, on 09 November 2020 - 05:27 PM, said:

View PostJohnnyBlaze, on 08 November 2020 - 08:52 PM, said:

View PostPressure/Hopenosis, on 08 November 2020 - 08:26 PM, said:

Both albums SUCK!!!!!  But Snakes SUCKS less...

I disagree with you twice!
I disagree with you disagreement! ;)

To me, Snakes sucks but half of Clockwork is good which means it doesn’t suck. Some of it does though. I guess that means I agree with 25% of your thoughts - the part that thinks Snakes sucks. :lol:

CA >>>>> Snakes

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Posted 10 November 2020 - 12:12 AM

View PostPressure/Hopenosis, on 08 November 2020 - 08:26 PM, said:

Both albums SUCK!!!!!  But Snakes SUCKS less...
I agree.

Changed my vote from CA to SA

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Posted 10 November 2020 - 02:17 AM

View PostLorraine, on 10 November 2020 - 12:12 AM, said:

View PostPressure/Hopenosis, on 08 November 2020 - 08:26 PM, said:

Both albums SUCK!!!!!  But Snakes SUCKS less...
I agree.

Changed my vote from CA to SA
Funny, but I was thinking of switching the other way.  Both albums have their good and bad moments.

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Posted 10 November 2020 - 02:25 AM

View Postgoose, on 10 November 2020 - 02:17 AM, said:

View PostLorraine, on 10 November 2020 - 12:12 AM, said:

View PostPressure/Hopenosis, on 08 November 2020 - 08:26 PM, said:

Both albums SUCK!!!!!  But Snakes SUCKS less...
I agree.

Changed my vote from CA to SA
Funny, but I was thinking of switching the other way.  Both albums have their good and bad moments.

Snakes has more bad than good imho.
CA is like a rollercoaster...a few great highs but then suddenly there are some pretty crappy lows.

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Posted 10 November 2020 - 04:35 PM

View PostJohnnyBlaze, on 10 November 2020 - 02:25 AM, said:

View Postgoose, on 10 November 2020 - 02:17 AM, said:

View PostLorraine, on 10 November 2020 - 12:12 AM, said:

View PostPressure/Hopenosis, on 08 November 2020 - 08:26 PM, said:

Both albums SUCK!!!!!  But Snakes SUCKS less...
I agree.

Changed my vote from CA to SA
Funny, but I was thinking of switching the other way.  Both albums have their good and bad moments.

Snakes has more bad than good imho.
CA is like a rollercoaster...a few great highs but then suddenly there are some pretty crappy lows.
As time has passed, I agree with you.   In a truncated Clockwork, you have a really strong collection of songs on an OK-sounding album.  The best Snakes offers is a great-sounding  collection of just-OK material.

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Posted 10 November 2020 - 04:56 PM

View Postgoose, on 10 November 2020 - 04:35 PM, said:

View PostJohnnyBlaze, on 10 November 2020 - 02:25 AM, said:

View Postgoose, on 10 November 2020 - 02:17 AM, said:

View PostLorraine, on 10 November 2020 - 12:12 AM, said:

View PostPressure/Hopenosis, on 08 November 2020 - 08:26 PM, said:

Both albums SUCK!!!!!  But Snakes SUCKS less...
I agree.

Changed my vote from CA to SA
Funny, but I was thinking of switching the other way.  Both albums have their good and bad moments.

Snakes has more bad than good imho.
CA is like a rollercoaster...a few great highs but then suddenly there are some pretty crappy lows.
As time has passed, I agree with you.   In a truncated Clockwork, you have a really strong collection of songs on an OK-sounding album.  The best Snakes offers is a great-sounding  collection of just-OK material.


Some of the mixing on CA is just atrociously bad.

What the hell is going on during The Wreckers and Wish Them Well --- they sound like total messes. No dynamics AT ALL. When the strings come in, in The Wreckers, they play absolute havoc with the bricked mix.

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Posted 10 November 2020 - 05:26 PM

View Postchemistry1973, on 10 November 2020 - 04:56 PM, said:

View Postgoose, on 10 November 2020 - 04:35 PM, said:

View PostJohnnyBlaze, on 10 November 2020 - 02:25 AM, said:

View Postgoose, on 10 November 2020 - 02:17 AM, said:

View PostLorraine, on 10 November 2020 - 12:12 AM, said:

View PostPressure/Hopenosis, on 08 November 2020 - 08:26 PM, said:

Both albums SUCK!!!!!  But Snakes SUCKS less...
I agree.

Changed my vote from CA to SA
Funny, but I was thinking of switching the other way.  Both albums have their good and bad moments.

Snakes has more bad than good imho.
CA is like a rollercoaster...a few great highs but then suddenly there are some pretty crappy lows.
As time has passed, I agree with you.   In a truncated Clockwork, you have a really strong collection of songs on an OK-sounding album.  The best Snakes offers is a great-sounding  collection of just-OK material.


Some of the mixing on CA is just atrociously bad.

What the hell is going on during The Wreckers and Wish Them Well --- they sound like total messes. No dynamics AT ALL. When the strings come in, in The Wreckers, they play absolute havoc with the bricked mix.

Just from a track perspective, I’d have it like this:

1. Caravan
2. BU2B
3. Clockwork Angels
4. The Anarchist
5. Carnies
6. Headlong Flight
7. The Garden

Tracks 3, 4, and 6 I consider to be great while the others are good. The tracks I cut are in the forgettable or dislike zone.

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Posted 10 November 2020 - 05:58 PM

View Postchemistry1973, on 10 November 2020 - 04:56 PM, said:

View Postgoose, on 10 November 2020 - 04:35 PM, said:

View PostJohnnyBlaze, on 10 November 2020 - 02:25 AM, said:

View Postgoose, on 10 November 2020 - 02:17 AM, said:

View PostLorraine, on 10 November 2020 - 12:12 AM, said:

View PostPressure/Hopenosis, on 08 November 2020 - 08:26 PM, said:

Both albums SUCK!!!!!  But Snakes SUCKS less...
I agree.

Changed my vote from CA to SA
Funny, but I was thinking of switching the other way.  Both albums have their good and bad moments.

Snakes has more bad than good imho.
CA is like a rollercoaster...a few great highs but then suddenly there are some pretty crappy lows.
As time has passed, I agree with you.   In a truncated Clockwork, you have a really strong collection of songs on an OK-sounding album.  The best Snakes offers is a great-sounding  collection of just-OK material.


Some of the mixing on CA is just atrociously bad.

What the hell is going on during The Wreckers and Wish Them Well --- they sound like total messes. No dynamics AT ALL. When the strings come in, in The Wreckers, they play absolute havoc with the bricked mix.
AGREE!!!!  CA also has too many different ideas crammed into each song.  If they would've simplified some of the songs and toned down the mix it would've possibly been half sh!t instead of total sh!t...

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Posted 19 November 2020 - 11:15 PM

View PostJohnnyBlaze, on 10 November 2020 - 05:26 PM, said:

View Postchemistry1973, on 10 November 2020 - 04:56 PM, said:

View Postgoose, on 10 November 2020 - 04:35 PM, said:

View PostJohnnyBlaze, on 10 November 2020 - 02:25 AM, said:

View Postgoose, on 10 November 2020 - 02:17 AM, said:

View PostLorraine, on 10 November 2020 - 12:12 AM, said:

View PostPressure/Hopenosis, on 08 November 2020 - 08:26 PM, said:

Both albums SUCK!!!!!  But Snakes SUCKS less...
I agree.

Changed my vote from CA to SA
Funny, but I was thinking of switching the other way.  Both albums have their good and bad moments.

Snakes has more bad than good imho.
CA is like a rollercoaster...a few great highs but then suddenly there are some pretty crappy lows.
As time has passed, I agree with you.   In a truncated Clockwork, you have a really strong collection of songs on an OK-sounding album.  The best Snakes offers is a great-sounding  collection of just-OK material.


Some of the mixing on CA is just atrociously bad.

What the hell is going on during The Wreckers and Wish Them Well --- they sound like total messes. No dynamics AT ALL. When the strings come in, in The Wreckers, they play absolute havoc with the bricked mix.

Just from a track perspective, I’d have it like this:

1. Caravan
2. BU2B
3. Clockwork Angels
4. The Anarchist
5. Carnies
6. Headlong Flight
7. The Garden

This is my playlist...

1. Clockwork Angel's
2. BU2B
3. Anarchist
4. Carnies
5. BU2B2
6. Headlong Flight
7. Garden

Stand alone teaser single: Caravan

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Posted 24 November 2020 - 11:21 AM

Struggle to care as I can't really remember much about either....

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Posted 24 November 2020 - 01:52 PM

CA easily.




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