After writing about Stevie Nicks and Christine McVie songs, I couldn’t very well leave out Lindsey Buckingham’s contributions to Fleetwood Mac. So let’s get to five of my favorite songs from the man himself.
Despite the success of the singles “Gypsy” and “Hold Me,” 1982’s Mirage is an under-appreciated Fleetwood Mac album when compared to the massiveness of their previous three. Some of its best songs were never singles, and one song became an electric experience during later reunion tours. For me, Mirage is one of their most enjoyable offerings.
I’ve heard all the jokes about this album — that it was issued to every suburban household in the late ’70s, that used record bins are full of them, that only your uncool parents enjoy these songs — but Fleetwood Mac’s Rumours is an oft-purchased classic for a reason. It connects. For all its tendency to be overplayed during certain points after its release, the personalities and musicianship contained within the album make me happy every time I hear it. Read More Record Machine: Rumours by Fleetwood Mac
Fleetwood Mac’s 1975 self-titled reboot is the band’s first album with Stevie Nicks and Lindsey Buckingham, but the real reason I’m talking about what is often referred to as the band’s “white album” is my birthday twin, that outstanding woman known as Christine Perfect McVie.
My favorite releases for 2006 seem to alternate between the All-Time Favorites I am constantly trying to shove into your hands, and the lovely gems that I keep meaning to own”¦ after which I will then metaphorically foist upon you like the rest. Let’s get to it!
The Letter T is another jumbo-sized letter because I couldn’t make up my damn mind. So many good songs, so much with which to sing along. Let’s get to it:
Songs that start with The Letter N (somewhat predictably) often have the words “Never” and “New York” in their titles. We’ve got that here, plus some ’90s classics. Get in.