Fleetwood Mac - Rumours
Critic Score
Based on 8 reviews
1977 Ratings: #8 / 88
User Score
Based on 833 ratings
1977 Ratings: #2
Liked by 25 people
February 4, 1977 / Release Date
LP / Format
Warner Bros. / Label
Pop Rock, Soft Rock / Genres
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Dreams & You Make Loving Fun... oh my

I really can't believe I hadn't listened to this sooner. I mean, its only an essential album recommended by hundreds of critics and fans, and i've seen it posted all over everywhere. Definitely something I could've seen myself giving a perfect score a few years ago. Basically this is the best folk rock album that exists, and its up there in the best albums of the 70's.
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June 12 2013: 79/100
May 24 2019: 90/100

It's been almost 6 full years since my first rating and although 79 isn't a bad score, it's still one of the lowest ratings this album has received.
Which is saying a lot.

After so much time in between June 2013 and now, I've listened to a tonne more music and had infinite more experiences and I can say that Rumours finally registers to me as a classic which isn't saying anything considering I'm probably one of the last people in existence to come to ... read more
This album i'd describe as 'wholesome sad rock'.

I was having kind of a weird time when I first listened to this album. I was sad, not for any particular reason. Maybe just the usual spout of tired blues I sometimes get. Nothing to get worked up about. But going into this album, I was in kinda in a negative mindset. Hell, from afar Fleetwood Mac seemed like the perfect band to listen to because of their behind the scenes dramas and somber topics.

But, as soon as I heard the 'bow bow bow ... read more
Rumors is an example, if I’ve ever seen one, of an album being absolutely timeless.

It isn’t overwhelmingly exceptional in any one particular way, but it is just very very GOOD in almost every way possible. It isn’t very cutting edge, the lyrics don’t blow me away compared to any one else from the time, but the production is absolutely IMMACULATE. The guitars and backing instrumentals come off so crisp and clear and just sound absolutely lovely across this whole record. ... read more
SJO Counter: 36

I remember listening to this album a lot as a kid. Not in 1977 of course, but when I was young I liked a lot of 70s rock albums. And this was probably my favourite. After listening to it again, Gold Dust Woman (which was my favourite song on the album when I was younger) really stuck out to me, and most of the songs on this album are really good!

Favourite tracks: Second Hand News, Dreams, Go Your Own Way, Songbird, I Don’t Want to Know, Oh Daddy, Gold Dust Woman
Least ... read more
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Track List

  1. Second Hand News
  2. Dreams
  3. Never Going Back Again
  4. Don't Stop
  5. Go Your Own Way
  6. Songbird
  7. The Chain
  8. You Make Loving Fun
  9. I Don't Want to Know
  10. Oh Daddy
  11. Gold Dust Woman 
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Added on: February 4, 2013