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CA Album Battle 11: Clockwork Angels vs. Power Windows

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Poll: CA Album Battle 11: Clockwork Angels vs. Power Windows (57 member(s) have cast votes)

Which is best?

  1. Clockwork Angels (24 votes [42.11%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 42.11%

  2. Power Windows (33 votes [57.89%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 57.89%

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#1 Segue Myles

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Posted 10 June 2015 - 03:58 AM

Not hard for me.

Power Windows.

But I do expect CA to win this one.

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Posted 10 June 2015 - 04:05 AM

Still easy...

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Posted 10 June 2015 - 05:02 AM

CA easily.

PoW is where I started to lose interest in the band.   Still enjoyed The Big Money and Manhattan Project but was wondering how the band who couldn't miss from 2112 or at the very least AFTK had turned into a .250 hitter so quickly.

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Posted 10 June 2015 - 05:07 AM

Clockwork Angels for me.

And I am a big fan of Power Windows- much bigger than I used to be, anyway. Outside the context of whatever people's judgments are about the synth sound continuing to be so prominent...leaving all that aside...the songs are extremely well-written, and the musicianship is top-notch.

But I do like CA more, and I feel it's a grander statement.

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Posted 10 June 2015 - 05:19 AM

This is the last great album until CA.  Power windows for me, then I vote CA straight through.

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Posted 10 June 2015 - 05:30 AM

Power was much easier to digest than HyF, which is funny cuz Fire has less synths (?)

Still Power has some classics, Territories, GD, Marathon. But It was tough to digest so much Power on the CA tour. CA also! That should be the "Tough to Digest Tour!" These two records are tied together!

If CA was a clean record, this would be a much easier vote. Its not just the lack of clarity, when ambient keys are blocking Lifeson for no apparent reason, and it often sounds like they left the tea on the kettle, it makes me run low on the Advil, despite the abundance of good songs.



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Posted 10 June 2015 - 05:50 AM

PoW. Would be a perfect album, but not a fan of grand designs, but marathon makes up for it. Still overall better than CA

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Posted 10 June 2015 - 06:15 AM

View PostGabrielgil513, on 10 June 2015 - 05:30 AM, said:

It was tough to digest so much Power on the CA tour. CA also! That should be the "Tough to Digest Tour!" These two records are tied together!

Boooo!! :boo hiss:

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If CA was a clean record, this would be a much easier vote.

it makes me run low on the Advil, despite the abundance of good songs.

Here's what I have to say to that -->  :codger:

Haha!

To each his/her own...but I had to put my two cents in. Again.

That's four cents, then...so far...

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Posted 10 June 2015 - 06:52 AM

View PostAncient Ways, on 10 June 2015 - 05:19 AM, said:

This is the last great album until CA.  Power windows for me, then I vote CA straight through.

Same here.

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Posted 10 June 2015 - 07:01 AM

For me, it's on the mantle of perfect albums produced by Rush. Clockwork Angels gets the nod over PoW based on length...simply more greatness based on album length.

Next to CA, this record gets more playing time than any other album.

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Posted 10 June 2015 - 07:17 AM

View PostGabrielgil513, on 10 June 2015 - 05:30 AM, said:

Power was much easier to digest than HyF, which is funny cuz Fire has less synths (?)



If CA was a clean record, this would be a much easier vote. Its not just the lack of clarity, when ambient keys are blocking Lifeson for no apparent reason, and it often sounds like they left the tea on the kettle, it makes me run low on the Advil, despite the abundance of good songs.
^^^ This of course... :)

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Posted 10 June 2015 - 07:28 AM

Love Power Windows, but Clockwork Angels is better.

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Posted 10 June 2015 - 10:41 AM

Easy one for me.  I don't give PoW much thought after a few songs...CA in a trounce.

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Posted 10 June 2015 - 10:53 AM

View Postlaughedatbytime, on 10 June 2015 - 05:02 AM, said:

CA easily.

PoW is where I started to lose interest in the band.  

Ditto here.  I didn't care for PoW at all until I saw the songs live last tour.

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Posted 10 June 2015 - 10:55 AM

I'll go with Power Windows. It is my favourite synth era album. There's not one song on the album that I don't like!

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Posted 10 June 2015 - 12:03 PM

Power Windows for me, even though I really like CA, PoW came out during a time in my life where I was really leaning on music, and Rush specifically, to keep me from "doing bad things" to myself. The "Synth years" albums all sort of kept me afloat when things were not going the way I wanted in life.

All has been better for many years, and now I listen to those albums with a different mindset and it makes them even better in most cases

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Posted 10 June 2015 - 12:55 PM

Man...I love both albums...both are snapshots catching the boys at their best. But Ged's hair was friggin huge on PoW so it wins.

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Posted 10 June 2015 - 12:59 PM

two years ago I would have voted CA but now PoW edges it out

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Posted 10 June 2015 - 01:23 PM

View PostRushman14, on 10 June 2015 - 12:59 PM, said:

two years ago I would have voted CA but now PoW edges it out
The bloom wore off the rose aye? Agree with you obviously... :cheers:





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