Posted March 19th 2015 in News

FROM THE VAULT: Fleetwood Mac Album Reviews

Thanks to the wonders of the internet now we can relive Fleetwod Mac's album reviews ... from the 70s.

While the exact figures vary from 70 million to 100 million ... one thing is certain - Fleetwood Mac have sold an insane number of albums and remain one of the world's biggest bands.

Their most successful period is still the late 70s after Lindsey Buckingham and Stevie Nicks joined Christine McVie, John McVie and Mick Fleetwood to record albums Fleetwood Mac, Rumours and Tusk. Hailed as classics and influencing everyone from Radiohead to Haim and a thousand bands inbetween it's astounding to read what Rolling Stone thought of Nicks singing on 'Landslide' all those years ago. 

Album: Fleetwood Mac (1975)

Known For: 'Rhiannon', 'Landslide'

What They Said: "Nicks, on the other hand, has yet to integrate herself into the group style. Compared to McVie's, her singing seems callow and mannered, especially on 'Landslide,' where she sounds lost and out of place – although to be fair, this is more a problem of context than of absolute quality." Read the full review at RollingStone.com

Album: Rumours (1977) 

Known For: 'Go Your Own Way', 'Don't Stop'

What They Said:  "With the addition of Lindsey Buckingham and Stevie Nicks, Fleetwood Mac suddenly became a California pop group; instead of laborious blues/rock jams they started turning out bright little three-minute singles with a hook in every chorus." Read the full review at RollingStone.com

Album: Tusk (1979)

Known For: 'Sara', 'Tusk'

What They Said: "Can this dream survive the economic chill of the Eighties? How far can Lindsey Buckingham's rock & roll primitivism carry Fleetwood Mac when folk music, not rock, is really the basis of their style, and when erotic fluctuation remains their central preoccupation?" Read the full review at RollingStone.com

 

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