Friday, February 08, 2013

FLEETWOOD MAC | STEVIE NICKS: Rumours Reviewed

UNCUT MAGAZINE - MARCH, 2013

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NME MAGAZINE - FEBRUARY, 2013
"If anybody ever told me what to wear... (she smiles, then winds up her middle finger). All they'd see was me spinning on my platform boot - I'd be out the door."


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FLEETWOOD MAC - RUMOURS
Rhino / Warner Bros.; 1977/2013
By Jessica Hopper; February 8, 2013
Pitchfork

Fleetwood Mac's Rumours would never be just an album. Upon its release in 1977, it became the fastest-selling LP of all time, moving 800,000 copies per week at its height, and its success made Fleetwood Mac a cultural phenomenon. The million-dollar record that took a year and untold grams to complete became a totem of 1970s excess, rock'n'roll at its most gloriously indulgent. It was also a bellwether of glimmering Californian possibility, the permissiveness and entitlement of the 70s done up in heavy harmonies. By the time it was made, the personal freedoms endowed by the social upheaval of the 60s had unspooled into unfettered hedonism. As such, it plays like a reaping: a finely polished post-hippie fallout, unaware that the twilight hour of the free love era was fixing and there would be no going back. In 1976, there was no knowledge of AIDS, Reagan had just left the governor's manse, and people still thought of cocaine as non-addictive and strictly recreational. Rumours is a product of that moment and it serves as a yardstick by which we measure just how 70s the 70s were. 

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2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Scoring a ten and having Pitchfork call an album "perfect" is extremely rare.
Great review.
A clear testament that this band has officially been endorsed by music fans under the age of 40.

Although I don't think Second Hand News was ever a single.

jeremygloff said...

and "I Don't Want To know" replaced "Silver Springs" - not "Never Going Back Again"

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