English middle class “I have a personality” passport
The album is obviously full of hits - even the deeper cuts feel like they would be a lead single for a different band - but what sets it apart is that you feel like you're on the front row for a beautifully intimate slow-motion car crash. Nearly every member of the band was involved in some kind of break-up while recording (some of the separations were with each other), and they each handled it in Their Own Way, making for a diverse and yet unified look at heartbreak. Best track: Go Your Own Way
I wish I hadn’t known that this was the number one highest rated album on 1001albumsgenerator because that has really messed with me. Giving it five stars seemed unfair. I didn’t want to go with the crowd. But giving it less than five seemed worse. It’s really, really, REALLY great. Ultimately, I think it gets four stars for Dreams by itself. Truly one of the greatest songs of the last fifty years. So the question becomes: is the rest of the album worth one more star? And the answer is an easy yes. I cannot stop listening to this.
I wondered when I'd get to this one. Every "best of" list seems to have this record on it, for some reason. I remember listening to this as a kid on my dad's record player. I actually have not one but TWO copies of this on vinyl for some reason. And yet, I could never understand why people love this record so much. I can't quite wrap my mind around the cult of Rumors. That remains true this listen-through however, because I've been doing this project which has forced me to listen to records with an open mind, I am finding more to like about this record than I have in the past. Songs like, "Go Your Own Way" and "The Chain" are great tracks, no question. The thing is, they're separated by "Songbird" which is a turd of a song. There's a lot of that on this record. Killer tracks separated by duds. Ah well, maybe it's just because of the separation in time between release and now.
By 1977, Fleetwood Mac had left their roots as a blues outfit long behind, opting for Lindsey Buckingham's sunny California pop. It's hard to imagine now, but at the time, most of the songs on Rumors were inescapable on the radio. For me, it was a cultural phenomenon, so the songs on Rumors are a bit difficult for me to assess as music. Adding to the difficulty is that I don't especially enjoy Fleetwood Mac; straight-up pop not being my thing. That said, it's easy to see why Rumors was such a massive success. Fleetwood Mac avoids the wretched synthesizers that ruined many a record of the period; Fleetwood Mac uses them judiciously and tastefully. Their arrangements are tight, only as detailed as they need to be, transparent, and succint, leaving plenty of room for the songs to breathe. There are tons of hooks. Fleetwood Mac never repeat themselves on Rumors--every song is different; there's a wide range of styles and tempos, and there are no real duds. The playing is competent, never ostentatious, and always in the service of the tunes. And it's all so middle of the road, AM radio friendly it hurts. So, how to rate? It's easy to dismiss this kind of music because it sounds so simple, like anyone could do it. But if making a 20x Platinum record was easy, everyone WOULD do it, for the money and fame, if nothing else. I can't deny the artistry and craftsmanship involved. Fleetwood Mac set out to make a state of the art mainstream pop record and they succeeded wildly. 4.5 out of 5 and I'm only docking this half a star because I would never listen to this record out of choice.
Fleetwood Mac is one of those bands that I’ve always been peripherally aware of but never really listened to. I have heard most of the songs on this album at one time or another. This album is packed with good songs. The experience was as if the album tracks were each audience members and Oprah is on stage, “You are a hit song! You are a hit song! You are a hit song! Every track is a hit song!!!!!” This album is a prime example of human beings’ ability to excel while drowning in dysfunction in their lives. The fact that this exemplary art was created with a divorce, an on-again-off-again strained relationship, and an extramarital affair going on is impressive. What is incredible is that most of the dysfunction was not elsewhere in their lives, but rather mostly amongst the artists in the studio. How does one even come into the studio to work with people you despise and create this? It’s likely that the dysfunction actually helped create some of the beauty on the album. The emotional compartmentalization required to do so is spectacular. You know what else helped? Copious amounts of cocaine, reportedly. When the emotional toll was too much, cocaine helped dull the pain. The ability of the band members to stand broadside into the hurricane of negative emotions and create this magnificent album is truly remarkable.
"Second Hand News" must feel terrible about itself. Everything else on this album was a massive hit. Like getting picked last for dodgeball teams. Or being the one sibling in a big family that doesn't get good grades. (Ok so I actually didn't know "I Don't Want to Know" or "Oh Daddy" either, but that's only 3 out of 11.) Really, it's ridiculous. I don't know what other album has had such a collection of incredibly well-known songs. I was curious, so I looked through the top 50 albums on Rolling Stone's greatest albums list, trying to find something that comes close. Only "Thriller" seems to be in contention. How much of this is due to my particular musical exposure? I'm pretty sure I've never listened to "Rumors" as an album before. Most of this has gotta be through rock, classic rock, and pop radio. A lot of crossover potential from the songs might've gotten them played across a wider range of stations? I would guess I heard them as a kid in the 80s and 90s on both the classic rock station and "Mix 101.5 - for the best mix of the 70s, 80s, and today!" But I'm pretty sure radio is my only experience with Fleetwood Mac. (Oh, and Hole's cover of "Gold Dust Woman" from the Crow 2 soundtrack! Maybe the best thing Hole did... but I digress...) Of course, much more could be said about the actual music here, or the drama behind the scenes during the recording of the album, but at its core "Rumors" is just an amazing collection of songs, without a dud or a misstep in the bunch.
One of my favorite parts of this album club is seeing an album pop up that I know and love, getting whiplash imagining how hard I’m gonna five-star it the next day. This is one of those times. It's crazy just how many of Fleetwood Mac’s all-time hits are on one album. So much impressive variety of sound on here, a perfect way to follow up that early Beatles album that was just as bland as possible. Great guitar work, great vocal harmonies and variety (hard to beat three lead vocalists), and fantastic drumming. What could I possibly say about this that hasn't been said already? When people talk about "sex, drugs, and rock & roll" usually they're thinking of the Stones or whatever but this album was quite literally made by a bunch of rockstars doing cocaine and having sex with each other. No one could do this better. Favorite tracks: Dreams, The Chain, Silver Springs (bonus joint), Go Your Own Way, Gold Dust Woman, Never Going Back Again, Second Hand News. Album art: Undeniably iconic. The font is perfect, and the contrast between that picture and the background is also amazing. I always forget about the balls, what a great touch. I can't imagine what it would be like to see this album over and over and not know what sounds it possesses. 5/5
Que dire de cet album si ce n'est qu'il était attendu au tournant depuis le début du générateur. Les vieux de la vieille se souviennent d'ailleurs qu'il dominait le classement de l'onglet Global Stats pendant des lustres avant d'être détrôné par le très consensuel Abbey Road. D'un point de vue musical, c'est un sans-faute pour Rumours. D'un point de vue idéologique, en revanche, c'est une autre histoire. L'album entier est en effet articulé sur l'idée que la femme ne peut rien faire sans l'homme, point de vue que je ne partage évidemment pas et que je m'attache à dénoncer au quotidien. L'idée du projet est pourtant celle-ci. On nous présente pour ce faire deux personnages. L'un est un homme, chante admirablement bien, joue de la guitare comme un dieu, parle plusieurs langues, est diplômé d'Harvard et entretient son corps au jour le jour. L'autre est une femme, ne transmet aucune émotion par sa voix, a les mains pleines de boue, le dos bossu, parle un vieux patois incompréhensible, roule les "r" et dispose d'une hygiène corporelle exécrable. La thèse est défendue de la façon suivante : nos deux personnages chantent ensemble des morceaux d'une immense qualité puis l'homme se retire pour que la femme se prenne seule les pieds dans le tapis. L'homme revient ensuite, l'aide à chanter un futur succès commercial puis repart, laissant la femme dans la panade et ainsi de suite. Cette vision inégalitaire des deux sexes m'a vraiment surpris et déçu, pour tout vous dire. À côté de ça, vous avez sans doute aperçu mon nom de robchevalière dans le journal cette semaine puisque Robert m'a décoré à la suite de l'écoute. En effet, lorsque celui-ci a envoyé l'album phare du générateur ce jeudi, j'avais au matin pas moins de quatre albums de retard. Rumours était donc le parfait prétexte pour mettre ma fidélité à l'épreuve. J'écoutai donc en ce jeudi les cinq albums d'une traite et Robert me fit en soirée Chevalier de l'Ordre du Générateur.
9 mois, c'est le temps qu'il nous aura fallu avant de découvrir le tant attendu Rumours de Fleetwood Mac. Laissez moi vous expliquer le déroulé des opérations. Alors que mon camarade d'écoute robvernières et moi n'étions encore que de jeunes auditeurs du générateur, nous nous dirigâmes pour la première fois vers le classement global du générateur (à l'époque composé uniquement des 15 meilleurs albums du générateur, les plus anciens s'en souviendront). Et là, quelle ne fût pas notre stupeur. Au milieu des noms légendaires connus de tous tels les Beatles, les Pink Floyd (nul), Led Zeppelin et autres Nirvana, on pouvait retrouver le nom de Fleetwood Mac. Plus fort encore, ce nom figurait bel et bien en tête du classement. Or, mon rob et moi-même n'avions absolument jamais entendu parler de ce groupe. Nous prîmes alors la décision de nous diriger vers la page spotify du groupe pour en savoir plus, et la ce fut le choc: le groupe était extrêmement connu, avec une ribambelle de hits à disposition. Aucun ne nous semblait familier. C'est alors que cette aventure pris une toute autre tournure. Il faut savoir que rob et moi avons prêté serment d'allégance à Robert avant même de démarrer l'aventure générateurienne. Ce serment comporte plusieurs promesses, comme celle de toujours se tenir à disposition de Robert, mais une de ces promesses, peut-être la plus dure de toute se définit comme ceci: "Tu n'écouteras point les albums n'ayant été généré, et ce même si ces albums tu connaitras déjà". Cette promesse, dans un français parfait, peut paraître difficile à comprendre, laissez moi donc vous donner un exemple très concret: je suis un très grand fan des Red Hot. Les Red Hot n'ont pas été généré par Robert pour le moment. Cela fait donc plus de 9 mois que je n'ai pu écouter ces derniers, étant donné qu'ils sont pour le moment tenus en ôtage par Robert. Maintenant que vous avez bien compris, rappelez vous: nous ne connaissons pas Fleetwood Mac, et ne pouvons les écouter tant que ces derniers ne sont pas générés par Robert. A partir de ce moment là, Fleetwood Mac va devenir omniprésent dans nos vies. Sur les stories Instagram de nos amis, Dreams est choisi en musique de fond pour nous pousser à la faute. Sur les vidéos Youtube, l'album Rumours est placé en arrière plan de nos youtubeurs musique preféré. Plus fou encore, sur l'une de mes playlists Spotify figure The Chain. Je n'ai pourtant pas la moindre idée de ce à quoi cette chanson ressemble. Le mystère est entier. Mais après des mois d'embûches, de bâtons dans les roues de nos détracteurs, Robert nous offre enfin l'écoute de Rumours, en ce jeudi 6 Janvier 2022 synonyme d'épiphanie. Et là, quel ne fût pas notre choc. Cet album représente en effet une course entre les deux chanteurs de Fleetwood Mac, l'un de sexe masculin, l'autre de sexe feminin. Seulement, la femme est beaucoup moins à l'aise que son compère masculin, à la voix superbe et au rythme impeccable. Pendant tout l'album, elle tentera de refaire son retard lors de chanson solitaires, qui lui furent accordé afin de se remettre à niveau. Malheureusement, le cycle sera sans fin. A chaque retour du fabuleux chanteur masculin, il surclassera en tout point cette pauvre femme, prennant une avance considérable que cette dernière ne parviendra jamais à combler, se prennant régulièrement les pieds dans le tapis. Elle ne sera jamais capable de ne serait-ce accompagner ce merveilleux chanteur, dôté qui plus est d'une magnifique chevelure, se retrouvant même ne retard sur les refreins. Ici s'achève le mystère Fleetwood Mac.
To go along with the general consensus; this album transcends genres and tastes. Full of melody, musicianship and emotion. Quite rightly lauded as one of the best!
Gold plated classic. Charming, singalong, fantastic pop with great vocals and harmonies, superb musicianship and guitar work. It's one of the most popular albums of all time for a good reason.
This album is the mount olympus of music. Soaring highs, crushing lows, and the depth of human connection birthed from the most totured of circumstances.
One of my favorite things about one of my favorite albums involves a song that somehow didn't make the album. The song's exclusion instead adds to both Rumours and Fleetwood Mac's legacy. There are at least four reasons why the Stevie Nicks penned "Silver Springs" wasn't included on Rumours: 1. There wasn't enough room on the vinyl pressing, a common problem in the '70's. 2. "Oh Daddy", the song that supposedly was chosen over "Silver Springs", was written by Christine McVie about founding member and drummer Mick Fleetwood, and he really wanted it on the album. 3. The consensus among the band members (or more specifically, Mick Fleetwood and Lindsey Buckingham) was that the album "felt" like it needed another lead vocal from Christine McVie instead of another spotlight for Stevie. 4. Lindsey Buckingham and Stevie Nicks had just ended their romantic relationship. Lindsey knew that "Silver Springs" meant the world to his ex-girlfriend, and in one final kiss-off, refused to allow it on the album (in another interesting twist, "Silver Springs" was the B-side for the Lindsey penned "Go Your Own Way"). All four of these reasons are true, but they mostly stem from reason number 4, as the lyrics for a lot of these songs suggest (especially "Go Your Own Way"). As it stands, the album has so many bangers from top to bottom that it doesn't ultimately matter that "Silver Springs" didn't make it. And if you listen to the Deluxe versions of Rumours, "Silver Springs" is included, right after "Gold Dust Woman". Stevie Nicks got the last laugh. She still got two signature songs on this album (including "Dreams", which is Fleetwood Mac's only Billboard Top 100 number one song and somehow re-charted in the top ten 40 years after it was initially released). And when the Mac reunited the classic lineup in 1997, "Silver Springs" was included in their MTV Video and live album "The Dance". Stevie's performance of her forgotten classic in The Dance is incendiary. Towards the end, she sings the "Never get away" part while staring DIRECTLY at Lindsey Buckingham. The fierce emotion of her face, coupled with Lindsey's frightened look, not only spoke to millions of Stevie devotees, but further defined the couple's relationship. Seriously, go watch that performance if you've never seen it. After Fleetwood Mac finishes the song, Stevie thanks the adoring audience by saying, "Silver Springs is a great old song". Which is sort of like saying Rumours is a great album. Both are true, but they're also huge understatements.
Cocaine and Adultery: the album.
The Chain. That is the only song worth hearing on this album. I never really got the Fleetwood Mac thing. The only reason I like that song is because it was the theme tune to F1 racing for years. The rest is all too mellow and nice, it has no passion in it.
Not for me , for middle aged men who wear jeans and brown shoes...
Slightly better than Lee Mack, no where near as good as mac and cheese. Most overrated band of all time? Probably.
Connor: we spent a long time thinking about how to word our review of this album. We didn't really come up with anything suitably impressive.
A classic album Track 1 is a foot stompin good time Dreams is overplayed but still good Track 3 giving me Led Zeppelin instrumental vibes and I like it Go Your Own Way and The Chain still bang I love Gold Dust Woman, what a perfect last track. Didn’t someone in the 90s cover this song? So many hits on this album, so many songs I’ve heard 1000 times, it makes me appreciate the lesser known ones Stevie isn’t full Stevie-vibrato on this album(and that’s why I like it) Fleetwood Mac doesn’t not = Stevie nicks, love that this album features them all
Brilliant album. Unlike some, the continued familiarity with most tracks doesn’t dull them. The phrase ‘timeless classic’ couldn’t be more apt.
An album from my Yoot. I hadn’t heard this in years. I totally forgot that they had an earlier album with Rhiannon and Landslide. My memory said they were all on one album. As a teenager, this album (and the prior one) were played at every party and, in general, everywhere. It’s one of the albums that the girls liked and the boys were also OK with. Stevie Nicks was the most popular band member at the time but my SO-phisticated taste in music preferred Christine McVie’s songs. They made a good pop album but these brothers also knew how to play. e.g. Buckingham’s guitar work on Go Your Own Way. Listening to this was a wonderful trip down memory lane.
Hey, you can't just give me a perfect album as the first thing to review! Thats cheating!!
Embarrassing truth, I have never listened to this album before, I have never even actively chosen to listen to Fleetwood Mac…and yet I knew all but 3 songs. A testament to the song writing that every song was such a big hit that I knew them anyway. This album is pervasive in our culture’s collective consciousness for a reason.
I feel a certain obligation to give this a thoughtful review. It is after all one of my absolute favorite albums, and apparently is for a large number of reviewers on this site as well. But at the same time, I feel wholly ill-equipped to say anything about Rumours that hasn’t been said by a ton of other people. What can I say. It's Rumours, hands down one of the best albums ever made, not to mention one of the most beloved albums ever. It's a perfect production, full of perfect songs, perfectly executed. The songwriting... perfect. The vocals... perfect. The musicianship... damn perfect. Half of these songs have taken up real estate in our collective consciousness over the past 40+ years and they aren't moving out anytime soon. This album is Music 101: How to Make a Perfect Record, *but better*. What keeps this music from getting lost in the shuffle of run of the mill 1970s pop-rock is the stellar quality of the musical performances, plus three songwriter-vocalists who are each powerful enough to have led their own bands, had they chosen to do so. This is deeply rare in music, something just a few other bands have been able to accomplish. This is upper echelon rock music for the gods, delivered without a need for bombast or musical excess. The personal excess, well that's another story. Another reviewer made a comment that they cannot stop listening, and my god, if that’s not it. I have listened to this album I don’t know, hundreds of times in my life, and I’ve never tired of it. My feelings on it haven’t substantially changed, except it’s safe to say I like it a little bit more every time I hear it. How is that even possible? Individual songs, sure. Some of them have been overplayed on radio. So overplayed. If “You Make Loving Fun” or “Don’t Stop” comes up on the radio I don’t usually stick around for it. But as a collection, the full body of work? I will play the whole thing all the way through, front to back, no skipping. Individually these songs are beautiful, but as a group, they’re a freaking masterpiece. It’s funny, on an average day, if you asked me my favorite songs on Rumours, I would go for the same songs… Go Your Own Way, Dreams, maybe Second Hand News. But today, I’m really loving “Gold Dust Woman” and “Songbird.” See, that’s why you listen to them all together. For every juggernaut hit you have heard dozens of times, there is a “Never Going Back Again” hiding in the wings, waiting to come and charm you. I don’t think I can make the case for Rumours against the current #1 album on this site. I think #2 is correct though. You can’t beat this album… unless you’re the Beatles. Fave Songs: Never Going Back Again, Dreams, Go Your Own Way, Songbird, Second Hand News
What can you say about this album. It's the perfect storm in its conception, context, and execution. As everything is falling apart for the band, they produce this cocaine-fueled miracle. The album is a greatest hits collection interspersed with other songs that fit perfectly. The harmonies, the lyrics, the instruments, the arrangements, the production, everything just works on this album 5/5
A big personal favourite. Not only as a sonic masterpiece as an album, but each song can stand on its own. I can't think of another group with 3 different lead vocalists that works so well. It's endured for over 40 years as one of the GOATs and remains endearing to each subsequent generation. What more could you ask for? Picking a favourite song is absolutely impossible, there are so many moods represented. If I'm looking for motivation - The Chain. Reading before bed - Songbird. Having a peaceful sunny weekend - Dreams, Never Going Back Again.
One evening in the summer of 1977 my parents took two of my California cousins and their new husbands out to dinner when they were visiting our home for a week. They came home with Fleetwood Mac’s Rumours album, having stopped off at Gibsons’ department store to pick it up the album because the California folks were insisting they had to hear it. My 9 year old self sat in the living room with them listening to Rumours unfold and was the first time I recall ever sharing a true moment of mutual wonder and discovery with my parents. Since that time Rumours has been a constant presence in my life. This may be the first time I realized what a unique and special album this is to me. It’s a perfect album. I know every note, yet listening to it today I still feel a rush of discovery I first experienced 45 years ago. I love every song deeply. Any one of them could be one of the best songs I have ever heard. Rumours defines timeless classic for me and is possibly the greatest album I will ever hear.
Amazing with so much internal drama they were able to write a record with so many fucking incredible songs. "The Chain" is one of the best rock songs ever written. Favorite tracks: "The Chain", "Gold Dust Woman"
Change of pace from Fleetwood Mac with the American connection bringing a poppier stance and the sound of a band falling apart spectacularly, yet staying together.
Great album. Love the cover of the F1 theme tune
Catchy, toe-tapping soft rock made all the more spicy by the behind the scenes drama. A fascinating blend of artists, writers and style, unconventional, idiosyncratic but it works. Steve Nicks sounds glorious.
I know everyone creams their knickers about this, but I'm just not hearing it to be honest. It's alright, nothing more. It's getting marked down because it's currently 2nd overall and that is fucking mental.
One of my personal favorites.
Classic, harmonies off the chain, true classic
I have grown up with this album and always absolutely loved it
It's Rumours by Fleetwood Mac. There's not much else to say
Absolutely lives up
5 1/2 stars
Amazing album, never gets old. From the first notes (that make my 1 year old cheer and dance) to the last, Rumours is a sonic gift.
Phenomenal album from top to bottom. One of the best bands of the 70s at the top of their game.
Simply one of the best rock albums of all time
Pure foot tapping excellence. This is music. I find it hard to give anything 5 stars because this suggests absolute perfection but, if not this album, what else would be worthy? 5/5.
One of my favourites of all time.
Good album from start to finish. I like every songs of this album.
Lots of classic from Fleetwood and the rest is good, 5 for you!
I could listen to this again and again.
One of the most played albums in my regular rotation, with good reason of course!
brilliant as always
Outstanding, I love this.
One of the best albums I've ever heard
Classic, had previously listened in full.
Mellow anthems of the 70's
One of my favorite all time
Nearly every song is 'good'. So many classics- I did not realize how many of these I knew
Yesssssssss! Probably my favorite album of all time!!
How could you not 5-star this one?
Absolute classic. So many gems on one album. Just great songwriting in general.
Fantastic top to bottom
That was enjoyable.
Classic rock is classic but DAMN some albums SLAP.
Great callback to my youth. This album was good when I was eight but it is great as an adult
Amazing. So many hits. Love this album.
Greatest album of all time
All time classic, perfect road trip soundtrack
Probably the best album of all time.
Awesome album. A large majority of the songs could carry the album individually. It feels like a greatest hits album.
Stone cold classic
You need to be living in a bunk if you dont know at least 1 song of this album, its nearly perfect
Todo suena muy bien, sobre todo cuando las voces de Stevie y quien más sea se juntan, esto es rock, pero es ya algo más también, ¿no? Como que sí suena un poco a lo que luego se explotaría como pop rock. Está la excelente "Dreams", claro, pero mi favorita de este disco es "The Chain" con ese minuto final de pura música. Igual no hay skips y tiene buena apertura y buen cierre. Muy bonito. 9.5/10
es la mamada este álbum
Literally the goat
“An album made by and for people cheating on each other.” -John Mulaney
I've heard this record many times. Dreams, The Chain, Oh Daddy, Gold Dust Woman, Go Your Own Way.... definitely a classic.
Brings back tons of memories; being a kid and singing along; my mom hated Steve Nicks' vibrato voice but the songs were so good and still are :)
Okay, WOW. I knew almost every one of these songs, but I had no clue that they were all from the same album. Very influential, and there are so many of these songs that are still in movies, shows, etc in daily life. I liked a lot of these songs and this will be a new favorite.
One of best pop rock albums of all time. Beyond the hit singles, every now and then you can rediscover classics such as The Chain, Gold Dust Woman, Oh Daddy...
Maybe the best album of all time.
Everyone loves Rumours, don't they?
Uiteraard ronduit goed
Love this. Wonderful album.
Classic. Some great songs and the sound is superb-so distinctive and still feels fresh. Favourite song-Dreams
Obviously a classic
Rumours. No, all true. Easy 5
5/5 One of the best albums ever!
Not my kind of music in general, but so many songs here have transcended time
An absolute classic.
Pretty much close to perfect as albums go
Other than Second Hand News, which gets on my tits, every song is brilliant.
Pretty close to perfect
Best album ever
Best album ever
Easy 5 stars. One of the greatest albums of all time. Secondhand News is incredibly underrated. The Chain has one of the best breakdowns in music history.
An easy 5, one of my favorite albums of all time.
This is simply amazing!!!
A lot of "Popular" sounding softish rock tracks that you might wonder about. Definitely a good album when with people also.
I loved this. I knew the popular songs, but discovered a few gems that were a must have for my playlists.
Possibly my favourite album
Ah yes, a timeless classic
Gave this a 5 faster than fleetwood macs inner relationships broke down
good. all songs are bops. thats it.
This is an easy one. What's not to love? There's not a single song that couldn't have been a radio hit, not one. All the bonus tracks are a little useless, but that's not saying much. There's enough for 4 hit albums in the main tracks.
Very good album with a lot of hits. I liked the differing lead vocals vs. just one person.
Great album. Best from them for sure
Every song is worthy. A classic, a masterpiece.
This is great
The absolute best album from start to finish
Love it 😍
Stevie Nicks was on some shit, just banger after banger. Recorded in Sausalito, CA!!
Very good music. perfect for chill times
Muito gostosinho. Destaco "Never Goin Back Again" e "The Chain", que eu já conhecia e é perfeita.
One of the best
No words needed
Great album 10/10
The sound of freedom! Dit album kan uw dag gewoon terug opfleuren. Pascal Naessens zou zeggen: Puur genieten.
5 5 is the only answer. Lekker plaat met ook echt wel wat hits. Echte must listen
oh daddy, mi ma masterpiece
This is a favorite and what I consider to be a classic album. Just amazing song after amazing song. Dreams will Always be a very solid like top 20 song of all time to me. Then you got Go your own way, Silver Springs, oh Daddy. I don't even really feel like I need to say much. It's a must listen, and it's an album that I could listen to for the rest of my life and never get tired of it. I have so far, and I am so glad this one came up again. Just looking for a reason to re-listen again.
5/5. A perfect album. Every song is classic.
I saw the cover and immediately got excited, of the three boys I'd say I'm the least versed in Fleetwood only because I never listened to the albums, I'm sure I listened to greatest hits at one point but not a singular. This felt like greatest hits as there were so many from their roster on this one album. That alone is enough to give this one a 5, but it is the other songs that really boost it. While they don't stick as well as the favorites, I still enjoyed them all. As I said, this is an iconic album cover and I never realized the two dangling balls. Epic.
Great then and great now. Love their style and would enjoy them getting together to perform old and new collaborations.
One of the best albums ever made. Hit after hit after hit. Perfection.
A proper classic You can feel the dislike between the band members
Soft-rock cocaine enthusiasts Fleetwood Mac. An easy 5/5 but it's a shame Silver Springs isn't on there in place of Oh Daddy.
Fantastic. Simply fantastic
Although I've never listened to this as an album before, I was familiar with all tracks except for the last one and could have given the album 5 stars without listening. However, why would I do that? It was a joy to listen to it before giving it the 5 it merits. The music of Fleetwood Mac is deceptively simple but that doesn't cover up the underlying amazing emotional depth of their masterfully crafted songs. That goes both for their hits and their lesser known songs - but then again, this is Fleetwood Mac. They barely have lesser known songs. Probably every single track from this album has been aired on radio thousands of times - deservedly so.
5/5 Really good album Good music
Easy to understand why this is regarded as one of the best albums ever made. Every track could be the best track on another 70s rock album. Sublime
One of the best albums of all time. Rumours? No, it's all true.
One of the best albums of all time. Every song is masterfully put together and both the vocals, instrumentals, and storytelling are immaculate
A well known album. Almost all of the songs a hits.
A classic for a reason.
This album fuckin' SLAPS.
Unassailably incredible. One of the greatest records ever with the sales to back it up.
The best album of Fleetwood Mac.
Geen slecht nummer en alles klopt aan dit album.
Buiten het feit dat dit een regelrechte classic is, vind ik dit album echt geweldig! Tijdloos, pakkend en emotief.
One of my favorite albums of all time
Fleetwood Mac (the 2nd iteration) at its finest. A classic album, making the world a better place.
Don’t know how anyone could give this less than 5 stars really.
i'm a little embarrassed by how much i liked it, it was v chill
One of the best pop rock albums of all time. Also, maybe the only band I can think of with male and female singers where the male singer isn’t a total embarrassment to the band. ALSO, somehow I’m just realizing how tight of a drummer Mick Fleetwood is.
Quite possibly the best album of all time. Every song on this album is damn near perfect. It's rare to have an album of songs that each song still gets airplay to this day. Second Hand News is a perfect pop song. What a treat of an album. Hopefully Lindsey Buckingham will eventually get to talk to Diondre Cole. Oooohhhh weeee!!! What up with that?!
Has a rock /pop group ever put a better collection of songs on one record? Highway 61, maybe. Rubber Soul, perhaps. One great song after another. A remarkable achievement really 5 🌟
Incredible album from start to finish with exceptional standouts. Absolutely favourite is the Chain
Topalbum met veel hits. Veel afwisseling, genoeg rockgehalte maar toch popmuziek
It finally happened- one of my all-time favorite albums came up in the rotation :) Rumours is a go-to listen. My favorites are Secondhand News, The Chain, You Make Loving Fun, and I Don't Wanna Know. And yes I know that's almost half of the album. I even left some off :)
I listened to this repeatedly during the summer of 1977, and it's still a favorite.
Almost every song is a hit. Great album all the way through
A classic. Memorable songs front to back, and really good replay-ability. Closer of Silver Springs is the best part in my opinion.
Very good, might listen again
look, I listened to this 3 times and I want the vinyl of it. There's just too many bangers. Surprised by the Chain this time, really rocked out.
Noen av tidenes beste låter på denne. Nydelige vokaler, tekster og gitar som bare treffer perfekt på alt. The Chain og Go your own way er mine høydepunkter.
Absolutely flawless album, also probably the first time I've listened to it in it's entirety
It's a classic.
Tight. Obv they can't all be silver springs, won't fault the other songs for that ... no reason to give less than a 5.
It's a classic.
Brilliant Break-Up album. So many memories from these tunes. The whole album is great and hard to pick a favourite but if pushed "Songbird" & "The Chain" stand out from a superb all round album. Has to be, post Peter Green, the best work they did as a band.
Норм, хоть и Флитвуд мак
All time classic
Top tier pop album! Hits back to front. Glad to finally get it from this list. Knew most of these songs, but never listened to them in album order. Amazing together.
Think this is one of the only albums on the list that I listened to all the way through before this project (shows my musical knowledge). Would rate a 5 without listening, but worth the relisten to hear again
Þessi hefur ekki verið ofarlega á mínum listum og þess vegna var þetta kærkomið tækifæri til að hlusta vel. Og hvað get ég sagt, er svoddan sucker fyrir 70s soft rokki.
This is wonderful
Jedan od najdražih albuma ikad. Da rastava i svađe kreiraju nešto tako savršeno je za 5/5
Favorite of mine
A perfect album
Every song on here is fantastic. Musicality and lyricism are just beautiful on this album. There isn't a song I don't like. Favourite tracks: Dreams, The Chain, Gold Dust Woman
What more is there to say about this one that hasn't been said? I continue to find new moments in this album that I love, like the harmonies at the end Never Going Back Again, or the kind of off-kilter strumming pattern in the intro of I Don't Want To Know. It's a wonder album with ups and downs and beautiful flow throughout.
I mean, it's Rumours.
Nice and groovy!
This album is amazing for how layered and solid it is. It’s rare for a band to sound this fractured yet this together
I am on board with the hype train. It's unusual that I agree with the masses but this album sits in my top ten.
The first album on this journey that I've actually listened to prior to seeing it on here. And I've listened to it a lot over the years and know all the songs by heart. What more can be said about it that hasn't already been said a thousand times about this album? This is considered Fleetwood Mac's magnum opus and one of the top 10 best selling albums of all time. All for good reason. Not a single dud on here. Absolute brilliance from start to finish.
While I switch the station on most of these songs today, I played the shit out of this album years ago
103. Rumours - Fleetwood Mac 11 tracks. I knew the album, but not any of the songs by name. What an awakening this was. A really spectacular album that offered so much in so many areas. I listened to this again on a dog walk today with headphones & even better. 5/5
Best i heimi!
Ótimo para trabalhar enquanto escuta. Vibe pop rock anos 70/80.
A million times heard. I can review this without a listen.
The sound of Dreams and, you know, broken marriages, revenge, and falling in love. Beautiful album!
Start to finish 🤌
The push and pull, yin and yang sound of a band falling apart whilst keeping it together. There’s not an ounce of fat or filler to any of the proceedings, and with its universal themes of love, loss and redemption, coupled with superb songs and performances, ‘Rumours’ remains loved by almost everyone and will continue to be for generations to come.
I never knew I liked this band or album, but more than half of the songs have somehow stuck in my brain over the years, so I must have liked them enough to keep listening wherever/whenever I heard them.
Hit the road, play this album.
Easy peasy. Perfect album
Second Hand News-Love this song so fun! Love the pitty-pats! Also love Stevie's harmonies. Dreams-YES YES YES WHAT ELSE CAN I SAY ABOUT THIS SONG! HARMONIES! VOCALS! LYRICS! RHYTHM SECTION!!!! Never Going Back Again-Guitar work is fantastic! Vocals! Don't Stop-Classic! Forgot how good this song is! Great piano work! Go Your Own Way-Another classic! Great bass work definitely the highlight along with Lindsey's solos! Songbird-Yes finally some Christine! Love the lyrics! Super underrated! The Chain-OH MY GOD THIS SONG IS SO BADASS I CAN'T! I INSTANTLY TURNED UP THE VOLUME! LOVE THE BASS AND HARMONIES! FAVORITE SONG ON THE ALBUM! THIS SONG IS PURE ADRENALINE AND EUPHORIA! You Make Loving Fun-FUNKY! LOVE THAT ORGAN SYNTH LINE! I Don't Want To Know-Catchy! Great vocals! Oh Daddy-Probably the worst song on the album, but I still really like the instrumentation! Gold Dust Woman-YESSSS 2nd FAVORITE SONG ON HERE! WHAT A WAY TO CLOSE THE ALBUM! STEVIE'S VOCALS LITERALLY GAVE ME CHILLS! This album is literally top 10 of the 70s. So so good. 5/5
Have on vinyl
Been one of my favorite albums since I was 6 or 7 years old. Will happily listen to Fleetwood Mac any day, any time, any place.
This album certainly evokes a very specific time period for me. These songs were everywhere in 1977 and listening to them brought up memories of particular places and feelings. There's not a dud on the album. Every song is terrific. It helps that the band contains (more than) three great song-writers and vocalists, each with their own style. But these distinct voices can also blend into something sublime. Glad to have this opportunity to be reminded of it in its entirety.
I love this album! I remember when it came out and I really wanted to buy it. I was a little young...and when I told my folks about the lyrics of Second Hand News, "Won't you lay me down in the tall grass and let me do my stuff?", I got a hard "no"! I didn't really think that sales pitch through. At any rate, I eventually got the album and listen to it often!!
This is probably as near a perfect album as exists. A perfect blend of voices, sounds, talents...and so many iconic songs. This could well be my desert island pick.
I've always thought of Fleetwood Mac as being very talented musicians and songwriters, but lacking their own distinctive sound and their music being a bit clinical and 'MOR'. Listening to this album hasn't changed that view, however, the quality of the songwriting, performance, production and the sheer number of ubiquitous classics is such that this can't be anything other than a 5/5 record.
There are a dozen or so albums in the last 70 years that are pure perfection. This is one of them.
Banger after banger after banger. What an absolute fucking gem of an album
Yes, yes, another 5 star review. It really is a great album, though, spawned from an archetypally/near-comically unhealthy band relationship situation. Fave track - "The Chain" - that is an absolute monster of a tune...
What a true masterpiece. Not sure there is a better and more hit-loaded A-Side than this one. Each song of the album could be a single and a hit, no song is like the other, the combination of three great vocalists plus Lindsey's guitar play. Doesn't get much better than this
Legendary album. Perfection. Production and mixing, especially with the vocals are flawless. Not a single bad song on there. Packed with mega hits and in a perfect 40 minute run time. The band has such life and groove, how can someone not enjoy this album?
It's just very very good isn't it
This is a perfect album.
Not much to add on this one, the hype is deserved. Everytime I listen to Rumours I think it's the perfect album.
I never actually listened to this album in full until the first Covid lockdown, and despite all the stress and weirdness of that time, this album reminds me of sunny afternoons flopped in the garden doing nice embroidery things. Don't Stop felt SO HOPEFUL at that time!!! Faves: Gold Dust Woman, The Chain, Dreams (also I don't think this is on the official track list but I am OBSESSED with Silver Springs, it gives me the tinglies every time)
Excellent album and sound! Better than I remember!
There's the album, then there's the backstory of its production, which I think adds to its overall appeal.
Wow! An album that clearly deserves to be in some Top X Albums of ... list. Incredibly listenable, varied and interesting.
Now this is a funny one, previously I'd dismissed this into the same category as ABBA or old pop. Course I'd heard the odd tune of the radio telly or whatever but had in no way engaged. Then a liverpudlian Bassist suggest we cover one of their songs. This made actually listen to them for the first time. At the same time the chain appeared in a dvd we were watching at the time about space bandits. And from there its grown the more I've listened the more I've enjoyed the variety of vocals and sounds. The pathos seems very real and the music is really quite beautiful. I was listening to this as the sun came up yesterday on a walk over the hills of my local area and I guenilly felt moved and tearful. Not many albums can do that.
Equal parts cheesy and brilliant
There's loads of in depth review so I'll keep this brief. There are some great songs, production and vocals. Loads of instantly recognisable tracks. This is truly great album and 5 star rating well deserved.
So. This was awesome. An absolutely incredible album. I think that it kind of loses a little steam with the last two songs, but still a great record, and one that I'm glad I finally got around to listening to.
Is there anyone who doesn't love this album? I'm not sure if that's possible. This is one of the greatest rock pairings of all time. So many hits came off this album, but somehow the lesser-known stuff is even better.
This is a ubiquitous record in a way that sets it apart from most on this list. This is a record that music nerds, musicians, casual listeners, and everyone in-between, love. I'm not sure that it's my favorite Fleetwood Mac record, but its up there. Their self-titled record that precedes this has some more interesting songs. But this one is their classic. And it deserves the accolades.
This album belongs on the list of the 50 Best of All Time. Wonderfully composed, deeply meaningful and just an amazing LP. Granted a lot of songs have been beaten to death by classic rock (and soft rock) radio, but that’s because they’re so good.
Already a favorite album since I was a child. Absolute favorites: Never Going Back Again.
Rumours by Fleetwood Mac (1977) What makes a great pop/rock album great? 1. Solid foundation, with drum- and bass- playing that give evidence of a long history of experience in blues and rock. Mick Fleetwood and John McVie bring that in spades on this album, including (from 1970) keyboards/vocalist Christine McVie—having graduated from a solid British blues/rock career (1967-1974) to the hugely successful 1975 ‘second iteration’ of the band, when they added (Americans!) guitarist Lindsey Buckingham and vocalist Stevie Nicks, giving us literally the best of both worlds. The musical maturity on this album is superb. 2. Sultry lead vocals by Stevie Nicks (“Dreams”) and Christine McVie (whose “Songbird” brings a tear even without knowing the backstory), both of whose dynamism and discipline make for a perfect synthesis with musical settings; 3. Excellent mixing, with plenty of bass and drums, yet leaving plenty of space for well arranged guitar riffs and for C. McVie on this, the swansong of the Fender Rhodes (this was the last album on which that instrument sounded good); 4. Sensitive, intricate, and colorful backing vocals. C. McVie, Nicks, and Buckingham are all masters at backing each other (and themselves on well restrained overdubs), especially on the backing choral sections of “The Chain”, “You Make Loving Fun”, and “I Don’t Want to Know”. Youth choir directors should play this for the youngsters to show how it’s done (I know; I’ve done it and it works wonders); 5. Versatile guitar work by Lindsey Buckingham. From folk finger picking (“Never Going Back Again”) to driving rock (“Go Your Own Way” and “The Chain”) to haunting dobro (“The Chain”) to wailing electric solos (“The Chain”,“You Make Loving Fun”), he’s a master of many styles. 6. Top-rate songwriting. There’s not a weak song on this album, with solo songwriting credits going to C. McVie, Nicks, and Buckingham each contributing fine songs to the collection; 7. State of the art studio work, with plenty of time, thought, cooperation, and support from Warner Bros. Records (This was not produced on the cheap); 8. A sense of drama. Listen starting at 3:01 on “The Chain” and tell me if you don’t feel John McVie’s fretless bass crawl up your spine to the nape of your neck, before handing your scalp to Buckingham’s harrowing, screaming electric guitar solo. Or hear the development of the backing vocals on “Oh Daddy” starting almost imperceptibly at 1:20. These are stories in sound; 9. A boldly experimental approach, as in Mick Fleetwood’s numerous percussive treats on “Oh Daddy” and in the closing track “Gold Dust Woman”, including sound effects, electronic harpsichord, castanets, gong, and (wouldn’t you know it?) cowbell; 10. Clever and technically well executed cover art. This classic album can teach a serious listener how to listen better. Ignore it to your musical poverty. 5/5
What can I say that hasn't been said? Overhyped? Possibly. Over-familiar? Definitely. Over-played? Never.
second-hand news is not my cup of tea Dreams is a banger Never going back again is a banger too Don't stop, another banger go your own way is a banger songbird was meh chain is one of the most iconic songs ever and one of my favourite, especially the beat change :) you love making fun and i dont want to know are good but not classics Gold dust woman top 3 songs on the album
banger after banger, incredible!
forget how many classics are on this album, such simple story line and good positive feeling production. Simply forgot how amazing this album was.
There’s something for everyone here really, isn’t there? Personal shout-outs to Never Going Back Again and the bass part in the chorus to Go Your Own Way. Also, I’ve just realised: swap out the vocals and Dreams is basically a War on Drugs song…
Är biased av min ungdom. Men. Är inte nästan alla låtar bra? Känner du dig inte levande?
Här går vi inte vår egen väg
this album is so slay
A stone-cold classic. This album contains one of the strongest collections of megahits ever gathered on any single studio album. It's a shame about the weak opener. Dreams, Don't Stop, Go Your Own Way, The Chain, and Gold Dust Woman cram this record with more top-tier goodness than anyone should reasonably expect, and, as far as I am concerned, The Chain is one of the greatest rock songs ever recorded.
Quintessential Shitty Relationship Album
SweeeEeet wonderful ‘poo, Your face is fluffy and your heart is true. OooOoooh-often you smell, This odour follows me whenever I go. I don’t belieeeEeve in a standard spaniel, I prefer me a cockapoo. I’m not a faaaaAaaan of your purebred poodles, I want a mixture between the two. Yooou’re so fluffy and fun, You’re just a cocky cockapoo. (Repeat and fade) Like/follow/subscribe for more puppy based remixes. Also: best album of all time, but I think you guys have covered that side of things.
Absolute masterpiece. Perfection on every level. It's honestly excruciatingly difficult to find any flaw in this album so I'm not even going to try. Also balls.
One of the best rock records.
Start to finish a monster album. Easily top 5 all time for classic rock. Probably Abbey Road then rumors for 1/2.
5.0 + Stunning, front to back. Also an awkward testament to our parents’ once very vivid and tumultuous sex lives.
The Rumours are all true.
An absolute classic album, probably THE break-up record. Go Your Own Way is superb, but among a very strong field
% Stars. Obviously
great vibe here, good album, there are some flow things that I can't call it a five star
1977. Key Songs: Dreams, Never Going Back Again, Go Your Own Way, I Don't Want to Know
Colin likes Fleetwood Mac
Todella hyvän tuulen levy. Pakko tykätä!
Some classics in there, enjoyed listening
It’s a classic for a reason
Det var lite svårt. nära en trea men vissa låtar fick över mig till en fyra.
Has a bunch of hits and some filler.
In the immortal words of The Garbage Bin... “wild stuff. wonder if they made it.” Bajaj!
Da ist sie also, die Platte, die von den Nutzern dieses Projektes die höchste Durchschnittswertung bekommen hat. Und die ich nicht kenne. Bin gespannt. Ach, dieses 'Don‘t Stop‘ ist von denen? Ach, dieses 'Go Your Own Way' ist von denen? Ich Ignorant... Bei 'Never Going Back Again' wusste ich sofort, dass ich den heute noch 20 mal hören würde. Die Platte ist durchwachsen, hat aber mit den genannten ein paar Knüller-Songs und ein paar gute mehr.
Classic. Songs that you can move to, songs that you can cry to. Songs that everyone knows. Beautiful guitar tones and voices.
While I'm not a Fleetwood Mac fan, I can't deny that this is a good album. One million times better than Tusk or their other albums.
I enjoyed their music.
Incredible. A classic.
Classic rock staple. Overplayed but still extremely good. 8-9/10 1. Dreams 2. Go Your Own Way 3. Never Going Back Again
Only started listening to FM in the last few years, but I love this album, surprisingly, considering my distaste for folk, this is almost like a guilty pleasure. Almost, but not quite, cos its actually good. Just some great pop songs here, especially Go your own way and The chain.
Tiene canciones chulas y está muy bien pero no me ha explotado la cabeza como el mejor álbum de la historia
Good stuff, of course. Impressive to know the band hated each other.
better than i thought it would be
I think I like their self-titled album the best, their first album, but this is a good one. The Chain might be my favorite song of theirs.
There’s not much for me to add here as there’s no question that this is an iconic pop/rock album. Dreams and Go your own way are probably two of the best pop tracks ever written, but IMO You make loving fun is right up there with them. The album isn’t perfect though and I would argue that it shouldn’t be ranked higher than DSOTM, Wish you were here, Ziggy Stardust or Sgt Peppers so it gets a 4 from me
Rock setentero. Varios megahits.
Another one I used to play on cassette in my car not long after I got my drivers license. The Chain was and still is my favourite song, as was So Afraid on their prior album, so I guess that makes me a big Lindsey Buckingham fan. In listenIng to this LP now, his contribution was pretty significant, but it's the blending of the different vocalists and songwriters that make album. Gold Dust Woman and Dreams are classics, and the rest of the album is solid enough.
Jamás he entendido el hype por Fleetwood Mac, pero tienen canciones muy padres. No creo que el álbum en su conjunto sea pa tanto como para un 5 porque si me dieron ganar de darle skips a varias, pero pues sí está chido. Favoritas: las más famosas —Dreams y The Chain— y ese final bien oscuro donde se ve escucha la brujería de la Stevie con el concepto muy dark folk, pues muy bien. Mood: cholo tiktokero tomando su juguito en patineta
aye, this is class
The 4 famous tracks give this album a much better reputation that it deserves.
Just heard this for the first time recently. Great songwriting and arrangement. No questions as to why this is on the list.
Great record, not heard it in its entirety before. Lovely
Couple of great anthems, good guitar solos
Rightly thought of as a classic.
It's way better than I thought it would be. I guess it's the classic case where the average fan is so repulsive that it tarnishes an otherwise great band
Love it. Some songs are stupid, but the classics are amazing
All time classic, bangers after bangers.
It’s great. I mean, it’s got The Chain. But how often am I going to listen to it?
Classic FWM album …. Their best ever…. Big thumbs up
I think Secondhand News is a great song to open with. It's got a great beat to it. The guitar and Stevie Nicks' performances in Dreams are very good. I love the rebellious Go Your Own Way. The Chain is their best song in how it sounds and how it comes together. Overall, I think it's a pretty good album, definitely not one of my favorites, but I can turn it on and be satisfied
Obviously this is excellent and a legendary album BUT it gets so much hype. So overplayed, for good reason but that does dampen my enjoyment. Giving a 4/5 to shake the place up
This is a pretty damn good album. But, hate to be that guy, I always felt that the importance of it is overhyped and it's not as jaw dropping as it gets credit for. Tusk is on par with it imo
Vrolijke muziek, leuke melodietjes en een grappig stereo effect. Met deze ingrediënten zou ik verwachten dat dit album me zou grijpen. Helaas gebeurt dit niet en blijft het een beetje een standaard album met leuke (bekende) en minder leuke liedjes. Beste nummer is "Go Your Own Way" natuurlijk. ****
Iconic with several standout tracks
Goed en gevarieerd. Toch heeft het de weg naar m'n hart nooit helemaal gevonden :)
Dit vind ik echt een klassieker.
gold dust woman the best track, followed by the chain and songbird
Songbird It's not a second hand news if you listen after the first one. Well, Fleetwood Mac at your greatest? It's what they'll tell you, but it was the mid centre of their history, delivering a massive licks and riffs throughout the years, I can tell it's very impressive at least. But to achieve this goal it takes by 10 albums before their classics "Tango In The Night", "Tusk" (it's included on the 1001 list), resuming the facts there were rumours since the begging but the news arrived only at this point. So it works by giving you the notice right after hook your attention in the other side, 11 songs for the eleventh album, you can't control that their best songs are on a side, when you got The Chain.
Solid Songs, Songbird, Second hand News, The Chain - favs
Solid, that is all.
Sometimes I forget how many classics there are on this album. Solid from start to finish.
Not much to say. One of the biggest albums to be released. Not all songs are great but there isn't a lot that would become a skip on a second listen.
A mislim, jel trebam šta govorit?
Po mišljenju veličine, ovo je klasik od albuma. Jeste, to je tačno. Javno priznanje below! "Ja, Luka Balić, priznajem da sam prvim slušanjem htio dati trojku ovom albumu, međutim preslušao sam drugi puta uz šetnju i promijenio sam itekako mišljenje."
Album holds up. Super good and catchy. Many hits
The 11th album from Fleetwood Mac is a pop rock album and was an instant commercial success. It sold 10 million copies in just a month, and all of the singles charted in the top 10 hot singles. The single "Dreams" is the most popular song from the album. In 1977 and 1978, Rumours won Album of the Year, the latter being a Grammy award. This album is certified 20 times platinum which means it's certified diamond! Rumours is cited as Fleetwood Mac's magnum opus and is one of the best selling albums of all time. The most wonderful part of the music on this album are the harmonies between the three vocalists of the band. These harmonies and the backing pop rock sounds make this album beautiful and of course, a bestseller. Everyone should give this classic a listen!
Eine Inkunabel der Modernen Rock-Mythologie. Hier wird zur musikalischen noch eine weitere Ebene wichtig bei der Rezeption von Autoren-Werken: das Biografische. Abgesehen von den dramatischen, kokaingepuderten Irrungen und Wirrungen unter allen Beteiligten bleibt ein Album zurück, bei dem nicht alles vollständig überzeugt, aber doch schon weit über das hinausreicht, was 1977 Standard gewesen ist. Vor allem dankbar für die Wehmut in einem Song wie „Dreams“. 3.7
ihana! jää ehdottomasti jatkokuunteluun, sopivan pituinen levy ja hyviä ja erityylisiä kappaleita. lempibiisi: go your own way
Don't stop, thinking about ... Thunders, You can go your own way, You make loving fun. Venga, un 4, porque hay bastantes megahits míos de la vida.
Rock setentero. Varios megahits. Un 4.
like new artist every song
Classic status for a damn good reason, 4.5/5
Обложка крутая, музыка тоже прикольная, такая хипповая. Приятно!
Lovely stuff. Peaks and troughs of energy and emotion, with everyone singing except Messrs Fleetwood and Mac, as it should be.
Iconic song after iconic song. Still played all of the time on the radio.
4 for sure. Creeping up to 4.5 even.
A product of Fleetwood Mac's internal turmoils, "Rumours" is hailed as one of the greatest albums of all time. It's in the top 3 of this generator's global stats, and it apparently contains some of the radio staples in the Western world. This is my second time listening to this. My first time was a long time ago, I remember enjoying the trip as a whole, especially "Dreams", which is perhaps the greatest pop-rock song that I have ever heard. None of these are an overplayed radio track in my country, where every radio station is obsessed with '80s ballads. So listening to it now, it's fairly fresh to my ears. It's not as mind-blowing as some put it, at least for me. It's just an incredibly easy listen, one that would make your feet tap and head bob along the melodies. And it has some interesting instrumental outbursts too, the buildup in "Chain" being a notable example. It's pretty cool how this band, having two couples, were able to translate their conflicts into great music, let alone a pop classic. Truly a masterpiece, not something that I would adore, but it's something that I definitely respect.
Definitely in that category of great albums from the 70's, even of all-time on some people's lists. When it was released and dominated the radio waves with it's many hits, I tried to avoid getting caught up in the hype of Fleetwood Mac and didn't buy the album. Listening now, the record brings me waves of nostalgia and some weird fuzzy feeling when you think back to your youth...That being said, it is a classic record, but there are other amazing albums that should receive at least half the attention this one did then and now, during it's recent revived interest.
J'apprécie plus cet album à chaque écoute. J'aime beaucoup la voix de Stevie Nicks et les guitares de Lindsey Buckingham. Dreams, Go Your Own Way et The Chain sont des incontournables.
Ju kän gåo jår åvn vääääääääääj
White People Music
xcelente album viejito pro bonitoyalo habia escuchadio
This album keeps such a good tempo. It’s actually one of my get-shit-done albums. Love this one.
Yeah great brilliant album, overplayed to death and beyond but I guess I shouldn't hold that against 'em.
All the songs are great (or nearly so) and everybody who ever set out to do a break-up album (or poem or novel) can only dream of such success. Still it’s maybe not as interesting (for not being as sprawling or messy) as Tusk. I don’t really follow the song sequencing. The opener and closer both feel out of place – not the best way to start or end. Everything in between is aces, as one used to say, if a little too neatly packaged.
It’s decent, but not quite what I wanted from an album that I’ve heard so much about. The hits really reminded me of middle school since my parents played them constantly so it was fun to hear those again. The rest felt too afraid to take risks and just stayed confined to a tried-and-true box for soft rock/pop. 7/10
I wanted to be a "Stevie Nicks carries" guy sooo bad, but they weren't lying, you really can go your own way. High 4
To be honest, I had this on while busy. So it didn't get a full, critical listen, but it never jumped to my attention either.
Yksi legendaarinen leka ja soi hyvin noin muutenkin
No, it's all true.
Lots of hits on this album. Not a repeat listen for me.
Cool stuff! Like the classics
Not a huge fan of this album, in part because I way over-heard it when it was released. I also prefer the earlier incarnations of the Mac. It is technically a good pop album, I'm just not big on it.
Good but not all that people say.
Has some bangers.
It's a love/meh album. A lot of tens, and a lot of sevens.
Already have listened to this album is snazzy I like it. The chain will always be my favorite fm song.
There are some iconic songs on this album, and personally, much as I admire him as a guitarist, I'm generally not a big fan of Lindsey Buckingham's songwriting ('Never Going Back Again,' one of his tracks on this album, is good, though). I do like Christine McVie's and Stevie Nicks' songs; some I like quite a bit. Love both their voices and they are excellent lyricists, especially Nicks. I like the sadness mixed with hope I can hear in the songs on this album. They all have great senses of melody; super-hard for me not to hum or sing along with nearly all tracks on this album, even the songs I don't fully like.
A bunch of spiteful and heartbroken musicians came together to make a very pleasant sounding pop album, though I think it is quite far from being one of the best. While Dreams, Go Your Own Way, The Chain sound hauntingly beautiful, I find that the rest sounds too sappy and dumb. Maybe I need a few more years on me to understand the feelings communicated here. Untill then, this is a solid 3/5.
Banger after banger after banger! Incredible
Very catchy but many of the songs feel a bit undercooked.
Very decent with some great songs. I'm also a fan Lindsey Buckingham's voice.
Fleetwood mac e mid… ändra min åsikt…
I guess you had to be there to get it. 'Chains' earns it a lot of goodwill, though. Ok, the second half of chains. The ‘Top Gear’ bit. And that skateboard song too. Laidback and fuck. But otherwise, the album is largely caterwauling for a live studio audience.
Good band. NOt exactly my musical preference, but not bad.
Familiar with a few songs, like dreams and the chain. Some others I've heard before. Pretty good music, but not one of my favorites. Liked silver springs
Never listened to this in full. Mostly familiar with the hits, sounded very clean and would be good to play along with. Filler tracks very meh
I liked it but it's not like I haven't heard this before both literally and metaphorically
Baby in the hot tub, baby in the hot tub la la la la, la la la la.
Practically every song is a super-hit of the 70s / early 80s. Definitely feels like you're watching a movie from the era. The nostalgia factor is there and I could definitely see adding several of these songs to a dinner party playlist. In general, though, it's not something I'd listen to regularly
Solid album, bunch of classics 3+
Overrated but still good. Dreams and The Chain are top notch. There rest ranges from average to pretty good, but not truly great. Don't Stop borders on being annoying. If you took the lesser songs off this album and combined the strong songs here with the best cuts of the self titled album you'd have a 5 star masterpiece. More Stevie would've helped too. More Stevie is always good. This is probably a 3.5 or 4. I'm giving it a 3 because my lord is it overrated.
I thought I’d like this album more. Maybe had too high of expectations.
If you asked 1000 people to name one song off this album and made a histogram of the results, 99% of the answers would involve 'Dreams,' 'Go Your Own Way,' or 'The Chain.' This isn't a knock on the LP, but it definitely depends on a few anthemic tracks that have stood the test of time for most of its impact. The other songs are pleasant, but lack the absolute verve that these 3 powerhouses incorporate (as well as feeling a little dated... Wurlitzer much?), and it's hard not to feel as if they're filler around absolute killer in an album that dominates vinyl sales even today. The additional reliance on fadeouts for the end of every track gives the album an almost unfinished feel as well.
I was waiting for this album because everybody hyped it up and i thought it's very good. It's kinda boring, just good quality dad rock. I don't know how it got the title of "one of the greatest albums of all time" but ok, still pretty decent.
music to race motor cars to
Fleetwood mac is a boring band. I dunno why they're so popular. Like the 70s version of moby or something - music for people who don't listen to music. This album is just a whole bunch of their "hits" that bore the shit out of me. It's not bad, it's just so inoffensively bland that it's like the soundtrack to going for a bike ride in nylon and then going to a cafe afterwards. 2/5 just cause one of the songs was obviously where offspring got the idea for dirty magic from.
Trash mixed in with some of the best songs of all time, we need more Stevie nicks!!!! Any song without her sucked in comparison. Wouldn't listen to the whole album through again, but the chain and dreams are absolute classics
Not a Fleetwood Mac fan
ну я чот не слышал ваще такой группы раньше. Ваще когда поет мужик, то иногда квин напоминает слегка
Frustrating to know every song somehow. Too radio 2 breakfast. Know it’s a classic but ruined by overplay elsewhere
Really not a fan of Fleetwood Macs stuff after Peter Green left!
Not quite my taste, although "The Chain" is pretty dope.
Ha uno stile incredibilmente moderno per essere degli anni 70. Comunque non mi dice tantissimo.
Funny skateboard cranberry juice song but not for me
Lots of classic tracks but I never liked them originally.
Un disco muy pero muy sobrevalorado, probablemente en el top 3 de sobrevaloración. Las rolas chidas son Dreams, Never Going Back Again, Go Your Own Way y por mucho, muchísimo la mejor: The Chain. Lo demás es basura cocainómana. Hasta me emputa escuchar esta basura.
Some classic hits on this