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Rumours

Fleetwood Mac

1977

Rumours

Album Summary

Rumours is the eleventh studio album by British-American rock band Fleetwood Mac, released on 4 February 1977 by Warner Bros. Records. Largely recorded in California in 1976, it was produced by the band with Ken Caillat and Richard Dashut. The band wanted to expand on the commercial success of their self-titled 1975 album. The group recorded the album in the aftermath of relationship breakups among its members and heavy drug use, both of which shaped the album's lyrics. Recorded with the intention of making "a pop album", the album's music included considerable pop rock sounds, characterized by accented rhythms and electric keyboards such as the Fender Rhodes and Hammond B3 organ. The album was postponed by delays in the mixing process. Following the album's release, Fleetwood Mac undertook worldwide promotional tours. Rumours became the band's first number-one album on the UK Albums Chart and also topped the US Billboard 200. The songs "Go Your Own Way", "Dreams", "Don't Stop", and "You Make Loving Fun" were released as singles, all of which reached the US top 10, with "Dreams" reaching number one. Rumours was an instant commercial success, selling over 10 million copies worldwide within just a month of its release. It garnered widespread acclaim from critics, with praise centred on its production quality and harmonies, which frequently relied on the interplay among three vocalists and has inspired the work of musical acts in different genres. It won Album of the Year at the 1977 Grammy Awards. It has sold over 40 million copies worldwide, making it one of the best-selling albums of all time. Domestically, it has received Diamond certifications in several countries, including the UK, Canada, and Australia, and has been certified 20× platinum in the US. Often considered Fleetwood Mac's magnum opus, Rumours has frequently been cited as one of the greatest albums of all time. In 2004, Rumours was remastered and reissued with the addition of "Silver Springs", which had been excluded from the original, and a bonus CD of outtakes from the recording sessions. In 2003, it was inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame. In 2018, it was selected for preservation in the National Recording Registry, being deemed "culturally, historically, or artistically significant" by the Library of Congress. In 2020, Rumours was rated the seventh-greatest album of all time in Rolling Stone's list of the "500 Greatest Albums of All Time".

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4.41

Votes

5788

Genres

  • Rock
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Tue Mar 16 2021
5

Hehehe balls

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Tue Mar 09 2021
5

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

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Mon Mar 01 2021
2

English middle class “I have a personality” passport

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Fri Jul 02 2021
5

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.

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Tue Aug 10 2021
5

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

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Fri Nov 20 2020
4

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.

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Tue Mar 23 2021
5

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.

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Mon Jul 12 2021
5

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.

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Mon Jul 12 2021
5

"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.

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Fri Jan 07 2022
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.

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Fri Jan 07 2022
4

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.

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Fri Dec 10 2021
3

Cocaine and Adultery: the album.

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Wed May 05 2021
5

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!

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Thu Dec 09 2021
5

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.

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Fri Dec 10 2021
5

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.

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Wed Mar 02 2022
5

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.

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Sat Mar 27 2021
2

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.

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Wed Jul 28 2021
2

Not for me , for middle aged men who wear jeans and brown shoes...

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Wed Dec 29 2021
2

Slightly better than Lee Mack, no where near as good as mac and cheese. Most overrated band of all time? Probably.

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Wed Nov 11 2020
5

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.

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Sun Jan 17 2021
5

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

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Tue Feb 02 2021
5

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Fri Mar 05 2021
5

Brilliant album. Unlike some, the continued familiarity with most tracks doesn’t dull them. The phrase ‘timeless classic’ couldn’t be more apt.

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Wed Jul 21 2021
5

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.

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Thu Apr 15 2021
5

Hey, you can't just give me a perfect album as the first thing to review! Thats cheating!!

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Wed Apr 21 2021
5

Gave this a 5 faster than fleetwood macs inner relationships broke down

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Mon Jul 12 2021
5

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.

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Mon Oct 04 2021
5

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

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Fri Nov 12 2021
5

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

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Wed Dec 15 2021
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.

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Mon Feb 28 2022
5

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.

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Thu Nov 19 2020
4

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"

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Tue Feb 09 2021
4

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.

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Mon Apr 19 2021
4

Great album. Love the cover of the F1 theme tune

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Sun Aug 29 2021
4

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.

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Wed Dec 29 2021
2

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.

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Wed Sep 16 2020
5

One of my personal favorites.

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Thu Oct 15 2020
5

Classic, harmonies off the chain, true classic

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Mon Sep 14 2020
5

I have grown up with this album and always absolutely loved it

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Wed Sep 16 2020
5

It's Rumours by Fleetwood Mac. There's not much else to say

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Tue Jan 19 2021
5

Absolutely lives up

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Mon Jan 25 2021
5

5 1/2 stars

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Mon Nov 16 2020
5

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.

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Wed Jul 21 2021
5

Phenomenal album from top to bottom. One of the best bands of the 70s at the top of their game.

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Tue Nov 24 2020
5

Simply one of the best rock albums of all time

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Fri Dec 25 2020
5

This is a timeless record that deserves the accolades for it's impact on future iterations of rock / folk music in song structure, arrangements, and harmonies. Nearly every song is a single that stands on it's own merits (only Songbird and Oh Daddy have aged as misses on the album), with multiple songs becoming the standard bearers for defining 'classic rock'. Notable Songs: Dreams, Never Going Back Again, I Don't Want to Know, Gold Dust Woman

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Tue Dec 15 2020
5

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.

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Wed Jan 13 2021
5

Pleasant surprise!

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Mon Feb 15 2021
5

One of my favourites of all time.

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Thu May 06 2021
5

Good album from start to finish. I like every songs of this album.

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Thu May 06 2021
5

Lots of classic from Fleetwood and the rest is good, 5 for you!

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Tue May 04 2021
5

Several masterpieces.

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Sat Jan 16 2021
5

I could listen to this again and again.

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Tue Feb 02 2021
5

One of the most played albums in my regular rotation, with good reason of course!

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Mon Jan 18 2021
5

brilliant as always

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Fri Jan 22 2021
5

Outstanding, I love this.

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Wed Jan 20 2021
5

DREAMS

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Wed Jan 20 2021
5

One of the best albums I've ever heard

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Fri Jan 15 2021
5

Classic, had previously listened in full.

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Thu Apr 01 2021
5

Album Dios

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Wed Jan 27 2021
5

Fire

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Thu Jan 14 2021
5

Mellow anthems of the 70's

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Fri Feb 05 2021
5

Amazing. Love.

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Wed Jan 20 2021
5

Perfect album

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Mon Jan 18 2021
5

One of my favorite all time

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Wed Jan 13 2021
5

Nearly every song is 'good'. So many classics- I did not realize how many of these I knew

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Fri Feb 26 2021
5

Yesssssssss! Probably my favorite album of all time!!

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Fri Jun 04 2021
5

How could you not 5-star this one?

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Mon Feb 01 2021
5

Absolute classic. So many gems on one album. Just great songwriting in general.

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Wed Jan 13 2021
5

Fantastic top to bottom

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Sun Feb 07 2021
5

That was enjoyable.

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Wed Jan 13 2021
5

Classic

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Mon Apr 12 2021
5

Classic rock is classic but DAMN some albums SLAP.

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Wed Jan 13 2021
5

Great callback to my youth. This album was good when I was eight but it is great as an adult

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Thu Jan 14 2021
5

Amazing. So many hits. Love this album.

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Thu Jan 14 2021
5

Greatest album of all time

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Thu Jan 28 2021
5

Unreal

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Mon Jan 18 2021
5

All time classic, perfect road trip soundtrack

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Fri Feb 05 2021
5

Probably the best album of all time.

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Tue Feb 02 2021
5

Awesome album. A large majority of the songs could carry the album individually. It feels like a greatest hits album.

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Tue Jan 19 2021
5

Stone cold classic

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Thu May 06 2021
5

Perfect

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Tue Apr 20 2021
5

You need to be living in a bunk if you dont know at least 1 song of this album, its nearly perfect

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Tue Jun 29 2021
5

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

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Tue Apr 20 2021
5

es la mamada este álbum

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Fri Jan 15 2021
5

Literally the goat

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Mon Jun 07 2021
5

“An album made by and for people cheating on each other.” -John Mulaney

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Mon Jan 18 2021
5

I've heard this record many times. Dreams, The Chain, Oh Daddy, Gold Dust Woman, Go Your Own Way.... definitely a classic.

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Sun Jan 17 2021
5

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 :)

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Sun Jan 17 2021
5

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.

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Sun Apr 25 2021
5

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...

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Tue Feb 16 2021
5

Obvious classic

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Tue Jul 06 2021
5

Maybe the best album of all time.

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Mon Apr 12 2021
5

Everyone loves Rumours, don't they?

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Thu Feb 04 2021
5

Iconic

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Mon Apr 12 2021
5

The 🐐

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Wed May 19 2021
5

Uiteraard ronduit goed

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Fri Apr 23 2021
5

Duh

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Mon Apr 12 2021
5

Love this. Wonderful album.

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Mon Feb 01 2021
5

Classic. Some great songs and the sound is superb-so distinctive and still feels fresh. Favourite song-Dreams

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Sat Mar 13 2021
5

Obviously a classic

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Fri May 14 2021
5

The best

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Mon Apr 12 2021
5

Rumours. No, all true. Easy 5

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Sat Mar 06 2021
5

5/5 One of the best albums ever!

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Sat Apr 24 2021
5

Not my kind of music in general, but so many songs here have transcended time

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Sat Feb 06 2021
5

Classic alert

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Wed Feb 10 2021
5

An absolute classic.

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Mon Apr 19 2021
5

Mac-nificent

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Mon Apr 19 2021
5

Pretty much close to perfect as albums go

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Mon Apr 19 2021
5

Other than Second Hand News, which gets on my tits, every song is brilliant.

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Mon Apr 19 2021
5

Pretty close to perfect

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Thu Feb 25 2021
5

Best album ever

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Mon May 03 2021
5

Best album ever

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Sun Mar 28 2021
5

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.

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Sun Mar 28 2021
5

An easy 5, one of my favorite albums of all time.

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Tue Apr 27 2021
5

This is simply amazing!!!

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Thu Mar 25 2021
5

A lot of "Popular" sounding softish rock tracks that you might wonder about. Definitely a good album when with people also.

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Mon Mar 29 2021
5

I loved this. I knew the popular songs, but discovered a few gems that were a must have for my playlists.

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Wed May 05 2021
5

Possibly my favourite album

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Wed May 12 2021
5

Ah yes, a timeless classic

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Wed Apr 21 2021
5

good. all songs are bops. thats it.

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Sat May 08 2021
5

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.

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Thu May 06 2021
5

Very good album with a lot of hits. I liked the differing lead vocals vs. just one person.

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Fri May 28 2021
5

Great album. Best from them for sure

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Mon Jul 12 2021
5

👌

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Mon Jul 12 2021
5

Every song is worthy. A classic, a masterpiece.

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Mon Jun 21 2021
5

This is great

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Mon Jun 21 2021
5

The absolute best album from start to finish

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Tue May 18 2021
5

Love it 😍

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Wed May 19 2021
5

Stevie Nicks was on some shit, just banger after banger. Recorded in Sausalito, CA!!

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Mon May 10 2021
5

Dreams, Don't stop, Go your own way, the chain, nothing but bangers. Sound city magic.

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Wed May 12 2021
5

Very good music. perfect for chill times

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Sun May 30 2021
5

5

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Tue May 11 2021
5

Muito gostosinho. Destaco "Never Goin Back Again" e "The Chain", que eu já conhecia e é perfeita.

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Mon Jun 21 2021
5

One of the best

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Thu May 27 2021
5

Brilliant

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Thu Jul 01 2021
5

No words needed

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Fri Jul 23 2021
5

Great album 10/10

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Tue Aug 03 2021
5

The sound of freedom! Dit album kan uw dag gewoon terug opfleuren. Pascal Naessens zou zeggen: Puur genieten.

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Tue Aug 03 2021
5

5 5 is the only answer. Lekker plaat met ook echt wel wat hits. Echte must listen

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Tue Aug 03 2021
5

oh daddy, mi ma masterpiece

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Fri Aug 06 2021
5

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.

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Sat Aug 07 2021
5

5/5. A perfect album. Every song is classic.

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Tue Aug 10 2021
5

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.

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Tue Aug 10 2021
5

Great then and great now. Love their style and would enjoy them getting together to perform old and new collaborations.

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Fri Aug 13 2021
5

One of the best albums ever made. Hit after hit after hit. Perfection.

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Mon Aug 16 2021
5

A proper classic You can feel the dislike between the band members

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Fri Aug 20 2021
5

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.

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Fri Aug 20 2021
5

Fantastic. Simply fantastic

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Fri Aug 20 2021
5

10/10.Perfection.

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Sat Aug 28 2021
5

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.

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Fri Sep 10 2021
5

5/5 Really good album Good music

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Mon Sep 13 2021
5

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

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Mon Sep 13 2021
5

One of the best albums of all time. Rumours? No, it's all true.

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Wed Sep 15 2021
5

One of the best albums of all time. Every song is masterfully put together and both the vocals, instrumentals, and storytelling are immaculate

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Sun Sep 19 2021
5

A well known album. Almost all of the songs a hits.

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Mon Sep 20 2021
5

A classic for a reason.

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Sat Sep 25 2021
5

This album fuckin' SLAPS.

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Sat Sep 25 2021
5

Unassailably incredible. One of the greatest records ever with the sales to back it up.

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Sat Sep 25 2021
5

The best album of Fleetwood Mac.

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Sun Sep 26 2021
5

Geen slecht nummer en alles klopt aan dit album.

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Sun Sep 26 2021
5

Buiten het feit dat dit een regelrechte classic is, vind ik dit album echt geweldig! Tijdloos, pakkend en emotief.

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Mon Sep 27 2021
5

One of my favorite albums of all time

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Tue Sep 28 2021
5

Fleetwood Mac (the 2nd iteration) at its finest. A classic album, making the world a better place.

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Tue Sep 28 2021
5

Me encanta!!

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Thu Sep 30 2021
5

Don’t know how anyone could give this less than 5 stars really.

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Tue Oct 12 2021
5

i'm a little embarrassed by how much i liked it, it was v chill

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Fri Oct 15 2021
5

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.

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Tue Oct 19 2021
5

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?!

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Tue Oct 26 2021
5

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 🌟

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Fri Oct 29 2021
5

Incredible album from start to finish with exceptional standouts. Absolutely favourite is the Chain

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Wed Nov 03 2021
5

Topalbum met veel hits. Veel afwisseling, genoeg rockgehalte maar toch popmuziek

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Tue Nov 09 2021
5

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 :)

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Tue Nov 09 2021
5

I listened to this repeatedly during the summer of 1977, and it's still a favorite.

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Tue Nov 09 2021
5

Almost every song is a hit. Great album all the way through

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Wed Nov 10 2021
5

A classic. Memorable songs front to back, and really good replay-ability. Closer of Silver Springs is the best part in my opinion.

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Fri Nov 12 2021
5

banger

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Fri Nov 12 2021
5

Very good, might listen again

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Mon Nov 15 2021
5

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.

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Mon Nov 15 2021
5

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.

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Tue Nov 16 2021
5

Absolutely flawless album, also probably the first time I've listened to it in it's entirety

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Wed Nov 17 2021
5

It's a classic.

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Fri Nov 19 2021
5

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.

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Fri Nov 19 2021
5

Great

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Fri Nov 19 2021
5

It's a classic.

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Sat Nov 20 2021
5

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.

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Mon Nov 22 2021
5

Great.

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Thu Nov 25 2021
5

Норм, хоть и Флитвуд мак

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Thu Dec 02 2021
5

All time classic

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Fri Dec 03 2021
5

just perfect

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Mon Dec 06 2021
5

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.

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Mon Dec 06 2021
5

Classic. 😃👍

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Mon Dec 06 2021
5

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

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Mon Dec 06 2021
5

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.

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Tue Dec 07 2021
5

This is wonderful

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Sat Nov 20 2021
5

Jedan od najdražih albuma ikad. Da rastava i svađe kreiraju nešto tako savršeno je za 5/5

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Tue Dec 14 2021
5

Favorite of mine

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Wed Dec 15 2021
5

A perfect album

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Wed Dec 15 2021
5

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

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Wed Dec 15 2021
5

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.

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