Fleetwood Mac - Rumours
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1977 Ratings: #8 / 102
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It is difficult not to buy into the mythology of Rumours both as an album and pop culture artifact: a flawless record pulled from the wreckage of real lives. As one of classic rock's foundational albums, it holds up better than any other commercial smash of that ilk.

Rolling Stone

Despite the interminable delay in finishing the record, Rumours proves that the success of Fleetwood Mac was no fluke.


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.


People ask me: "How do you feel about Fleetwood Mac?"

My reply is simple: "I don't."


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


If Rhiannon was on this album as well it would have been a top 20 album of all time


I used to have this album much higher but it grew off of me. To think that the band loathed each other at the time but still made one of the best rock records ever is astonishing, they still had so much chemistry despite having no chemistry.


Listening to this made me realise just how many Fleetwood Mac songs I've secretly known over the years from JUST this one album (4 to be exact). It's some nice pop rock but to be honest The Chain absolutely shits on every other song on this album. It's like The Chain is Godzilla or something and the rest of the track list is comparable to mosquitos. That song has no business being as cool as it is on possibly one of the most uncool mum rock albums ever.

Favourite Song: The Chain

Best: Second ... read more

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Added on: February 4, 2013