One of the greatest albums of all time in my humble opinion, and I’ll put up a good argument for anyone that disagrees. If you haven’t heard of Fleetwood Mac then you’ve either been living under a rock or haven’t considered diving into the depths of 70s music.
Fleetwood Mac practically defined music in the 70s, earning themselves right to be called some of the greatest musicians of all time. Inducted into the rock and roll hall of fame, and named as one of the best selling bands ever, selling over 100 million records worldwide, Fleetwood Mac truly are a band that everyone has to appreciate.
Released in 1977, ‘Rumours’, is a reflection of the emotional time the band was experiencing at the time, and won album of the year in the same year at the Grammy awards. By far my favourite release from the group, and is an album I have been listening to for a long time (and never getting bored), being a big fan of Fleetwood Mac.
The 11-track album is an emotional masterpiece, with songs that portray the romantic lives of the artists, and how they were falling apart. It has sold over 30 million copies worldwide, and feels like every time you listen you are transported into the lives of the group. The album never ages, now over 30 years old, it feels as if ‘Rumours’ will live on for a very long time, almost as it becomes part of the furniture in many households across the U.K.
The real thing to love about Fleetwood Mac is the chemistry they share with each other, even after the tough time with the departure of founder, Peter Green, making every song sound effortless, and switching between singers from song to song with ease.
The impassioned release really shows the true feeling of the group, with songs such as “Songbird” (written by Christine McVie) and Lindsey Buckingham showing her emotional side in “Go Your Own Way”. Don’t just take this album as a slow sentimental piece though, oh no. The band brings some energy to ‘Rumours’ with songs such as “The Chain” and the album opener, “Second Hand News”.
I for one will never be tired of listening to ‘Rumours’, and I’m sure I will be listening for many more years to come, and that’s what makes the album special to me. I’d love to know if you are a fan of Fleetwood Mac, what you thought of ‘Rumours’ and where it ranks in your list of Fleetwood Mac releases.
Favourite song on the album: “Oh Daddy”
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