There’s no doubt about it, I’m a classic rocker, through and through, as you’ll see with my top five favourite albums of the years. They’re here in no particular order – but I’ve loved them all.
Clockwork Angels – Rush: A concept album from Canada’s preeminent power trio, this was another strong late period album from Rush, following the successful Snakes and Arrows from 2007. There are so many highlights on Clockwork Angels, but for most fans, the album’s undeniable knockout was the first single, a 7-minute epic called Headlong Flight. The ensuing tour left mouths gaping, including the young fans the band continues to gain every year.
Find out what else made my top five after the jump!
Add It To The Collection: Canada’s greatest exports since hockey are back with their 20th studio album, Clockwork Angels, which sees the 38-year-old band delivering a new twist on the sound that can only be described as Rush. The 12 tracks on Clockwork Angels form a narrative that tells the story of a young man travelling through a dark fictional world. The album has a very big, cinematic feel to it, but even if a sci-fi/prog-rock concept album isn’t your thing, there’s enough melody and great riffing on Clockwork Angels to make this album as listenable as anything the band has ever done.