84 Songs, 5 Hours 54 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

Fleetwood Mac decided to follow up the career-defining, best-selling Rumours with an album that would not compromise their integrity or seem like a quick rehash of their proven FM-radio-friendly formula. Tusk is not Rumours, Pt. II. It's an expansive, 20-track collection that allows each of the three songwriters—Lindsey Buckingham, Christine McVie, and Stevie Nicks—to stretch their musical vocabulary with the very best sonics that money could buy. Buckingham took on much of the production himself, recording at home and in the personally modified Village Recorder studio in West Los Angeles, until he fashioned an album both quirky and accessible, as much a part of the '70s rock elite establishment as informed by the funkier experiments of the emerging punk and new wave. Though individual tracks do stand out—McVie's "Over & Over," "Never Make Me Cry," "Sara," "Storms," and "Beautiful Child," "Buckingham's "Walk a Thin Line" and "Tusk"—the album is best experienced as a long, flowing whole, moods emerging, harmonies shifting, and odd sound experiments percolating underneath the smooth professional sheen.

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EDITORS’ NOTES

Fleetwood Mac decided to follow up the career-defining, best-selling Rumours with an album that would not compromise their integrity or seem like a quick rehash of their proven FM-radio-friendly formula. Tusk is not Rumours, Pt. II. It's an expansive, 20-track collection that allows each of the three songwriters—Lindsey Buckingham, Christine McVie, and Stevie Nicks—to stretch their musical vocabulary with the very best sonics that money could buy. Buckingham took on much of the production himself, recording at home and in the personally modified Village Recorder studio in West Los Angeles, until he fashioned an album both quirky and accessible, as much a part of the '70s rock elite establishment as informed by the funkier experiments of the emerging punk and new wave. Though individual tracks do stand out—McVie's "Over & Over," "Never Make Me Cry," "Sara," "Storms," and "Beautiful Child," "Buckingham's "Walk a Thin Line" and "Tusk"—the album is best experienced as a long, flowing whole, moods emerging, harmonies shifting, and odd sound experiments percolating underneath the smooth professional sheen.

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Ratings and Reviews

4.8 out of 5
39 Ratings

39 Ratings

Will Gara ,

The best from Fleetwood Mac

This album is sonic perfection. I'm looking forward to the reissue if only to finally hear a "live" version of Stevie Nick's "Angel". My favorite FM song...well one of them anyway.

hmarck619 ,

TUSK!

This album was completely underrated. I'm over the moon excited for this 😍❤️🌙

DarthBrotz1991 ,

Fleetwood Mac Tusk 😎

I can't believe that the very first time I ever listened to a Fleetwood Mac album was when I listened to The album Tusk for the first time, and it was the best music I had ever heard in my life.

I'm a mega Fleetwood Mac fan I've Been to three Fleetwood Mac concerts the first was my first concert I ever saw in my life which was their reunion tour in Buffalo New York at the mid midland arena when I was about 4 years old at the time, the second was their Say You Will Tour in 2004 which was at the Worcester Centrum Centre in Worcester Massachusetts, the third was their 2009 Unleashed Tour at The Fleet Center in Boston Massachusetts.

I've also been to one Lindsey Buckingham Solo Concert at The Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom there I was able to have the chance to meet Lindsey Buckingham and ask him to autograph his signature on my under the skin cd and he did by Signing it "To Chad Your Friend Lindsey Buckingham" in I still Have the autographed album today stored in my attic.

So you could say that I am obsessed with Fleetwood Mac and I'll reply by saying that you are right but I will also tell you that Fleetwood Mac has Somehow become a part of my life and they will always be my favorite band and when they come out with their last and final album I will have finally completed my entire Fleetwood Mac Collection.

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