I always question myself whether I like a new Rush album because I'm a Rush fan, or because it is truly great work. In the case of Clockwork Angels, there is no debate. This is a MASTERPIECE. There are hints of the past, but if you are expecting 2112 or Moving Pictures all over again, then you'll be disappointed. If you are open to great musicianship, great production, great lyrics and appreciate a band that has improved and evolved, you need to listen to this album AS AN ALBUM. There are individual hits here for sure, but this is really a case where the sum of the whole is greater than the sum of the parts. I play this multiple times in a day and it's so compelling and intriguing work that the 66 minutes of the CD go by like nothing. When the final notes of "The Garden" fade out, I look forward to the opening notes of "Caravan" that signal another 66 minutes of greatness for my listening pleasure.