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Old 05-02-2012, 12:15 PM   #11 (permalink)
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I'll always have a preference for "Rumours". It's one of those albums I always cite as something that completely changed my life.
It is a life changing album, every track is absolutely essential, its one of those albums that comes around every decade. It easily makes my top 10 favourite all time albums. The word stunning doesn't even do the album justice.
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Old 05-02-2012, 10:16 PM   #12 (permalink)
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I'd like to know what your opinion about the album "Mirage" is. Is it top 3?
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Old 05-03-2012, 01:12 AM   #13 (permalink)
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I'm not sure but Allmusic give it three out of five stars.
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Old 05-03-2012, 05:27 AM   #14 (permalink)
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I'd like to know what your opinion about the album "Mirage" is. Is it top 3?
"Mirage" is so chill. The only reason I picked it up is because I really loved the song "Hold Me" but I grew to really love the entire album upon listening through it a few times.

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It is a life changing album, every track is absolutely essential, its one of those albums that comes around every decade. It easily makes my top 10 favourite all time albums. The word stunning doesn't even do the album justice.
It's one of the only albums I know in which every song has touched me in some way or another. It never fails to be relevant to me.
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"Mirage" is so chill. The only reason I picked it up is because I really loved the song "Hold Me" but I grew to really love the entire album upon listening through it a few times.

It's one of the only albums I know in which every song has touched me in some way or another. It never fails to be relevant to me.
The best thing about Mirage is the album cover with Lindsey being sandwiched in-between two hot women. Music wise its disappointing and I find the album lacks any real substance, its not terrible but Fleetwood Mac were capable of so much more.
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Eh, never been huge on Fleetwood Mac. However Rumours is certainly a gold standard pop/rock album, and it certainly deserves all the kudos it gets.
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Christine McVie was never "hot." I have the Mirage album. "Gypsy" and "Hold Me" are strong songs. The other tracks I've listened to are lousy by comparison. Behind the Mask actually is a better album than Mirage.
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Such a gem that covers the Peter Green era so well and for a while they were the best Blues Rock band in the U.K. (this is the CBS years version and not their music from the 70's onwards).

Some of the stuff on Rumours is really, really good and Buckingham is very underrated as a guitarist (The Chain for example) and there are some really good tunes on Tango In The Night especially the title track but nothing will ever surpass Oh Well from the Green era.

This is part two of Oh Well which is superb and not really known unless you listen to their early stuff.


Judas Priest covered The Green Manalishi but the original is far better, once again from the Green era.


It is hard not to argue with this live performance of Rhiannon though. God damn Stevie Nicks could sing her ass off:
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They are SO different at every incarnation. It is almost unfair to lump it all as "Fleetwood Mac" .

Peter Green's version was great. Solid Blues rock and I like almost all of it. After he left and Bob Welch joined they released "Future Games". What a great album, yet so completely different than anything they had done before. Like a whole different band. "Sentimental Lady" off Bare Trees was great, and a better version than Welch's solo version a few years later, which is the one most people know from the 70s.

Then Kirwan left and Welch was pretty much the leader at that point. I really like the song "Hypnotized" with that lineup. They released only 2 with Welch at the helm, and then he left and enter Buckingham/Nicks.

Again a radically different sounding band emerged with 1975's self-titled album. Another great album followed by probably the best FM album of all, Rumours. I agree with whoever said Top 10 of all time. So diverse and very good all the way through.

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Old 05-09-2012, 11:49 AM   #20 (permalink)
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Been listening to FM for decades, and I have to say Rumors, with The Dance in close second, although I haven't heard ALL their stuff, I'll have to base that on what I have heard which is most of it. From a guitar players standpoint, I always have to give props to Lindsey, who is an incredible picker:



...and one of my favorite obscure tracks:

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