Fleetwood Mac - Rumours
Critic Score
Based on 7 reviews
1977 Ratings: #1 / 110
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1977 Ratings: #5
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CRITIC REVIEWS

100
AllMusic

Rumours is the kind of album that transcends its origins and reputation, entering the realm of legend -- it's an album that simply exists outside of criticism and outside of its time, even if it thoroughly captures its era.

100
American Songwriter
In the what doesn’t kill you makes you stronger, the British blues band that found new life with the shimmering California singer/songwriters on Fleetwood Mac emerged with a near perfect pop album about romantic hope, failure and the wreckage.
100
Rolling Stone

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

100
Slant Magazine

Perhaps one recording experience like Rumours, as sweet as the end result was, is all we should wish upon anyone.

100
Entertainment Weekly
It’d be easy to hate overexposed tunes like ”Dreams,” ”Don’t Stop,” and ”Go Your Own Way” if they weren’t among the most perfect combos of writing, production, and performance concocted in a studio.
BradTasteMusic
73

Rinky Dinky ass boomer music with a pretty cool backstory. Not much else though. Definitely overrated.

CLJesse
50

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

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

exception
92

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.

firegold763
78

I hoped that everything was like "The Chain", I got my expectations very high and thought that this would have been 40 minutes of bangers. The answer is... no, it isn't. The thing is that the songs sound all good, they're very chill pop rock/folk rock songs with a lot of acoustic guitars in it, the problem is that while sounding good and relaxing sometimes they ain't that interesting and fall into being even quite boring.
It's good pop rock, but nothing too special in it. That's a ... read more

TYSON
100

This album is why the 70s is my favorite era for music. Easily my favorite album of all time. Having The Chain, Dreams and Go your own way on one album is worthy of a 10/10.

RichardsH
76

Good vibes overall but I feel the album in itself is slightly overrated, the hits are massive standouts

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Added on: February 4, 2013