Generally favorable reviews - based on 14 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 12 out of 14
  2. Negative: 0 out of 14
  1. Aug 3, 2012
    Clockwork Angels is an extremely accomplished piece of music composed and performed absolutely flawlessly.
  2. Jun 19, 2012
    The highs are higher, the lows are lower, and the dynamic is even more exhilarating.
User Score

Universal acclaim- based on 49 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 24 out of 26
  2. Negative: 1 out of 26
  1. Jun 20, 2012
    Staggering record from the legends. Geddy Lee's vocals are fantastic throughout, and the playing, of course, is unparalleled in monster musicianship. How do these guys do it? And Carnies is a wicked song; I don't care what anyone says. "A Wheel of Fate, A Game of CHANCE!" WAH WAH WAH wah wah ... and that thunderous drum groove. Peart's steampunk sci-fi world and the lyrics are fantastic, as well. I'm gonna get my nerd on and get the novel by Keven J. Anderson in September, fer sure. Full Review »
  2. Jul 1, 2012
    It seems that since Rush had reach such Cult status, no one has balls to criticize them. Well, I can't understand the praise this album is getting but due to fanboyism. The production is awful, very noisy and muddy, a big wall of sound with no dynamics. There are no sons that stands out such as Farcry from the last album and two of them were released over 2 years ago!! Even the artwork is ugly. This album is worst than Vapor Trails, no wonder it took so long to finish and release it. Full Review »
  3. Feb 8, 2014
    @VonSeux,,, Are you tone deaf? This album is, Symphonic on so many levels of melodies and different time signatures that intertwine in each other,,,, Perfectly! Full Review »