ROP Looks Back: Fleetwood Mac’s Rumours

There are and will continue to be new albums that are filled with all different kinds of music, but it doesn’t hurt to look back at the great albums from artists who dominated the radios and were played over and over on millions of record players. Not only is it a reminder of great music that has become classic hits, but it’s also a way for people to discover new music that might have been released before they were born. What better way to start this off than Fleetwood Mac’s 1977 album Rumours, which is the band’s most successful album, winning them a Grammy in 1978 for Album of the Year.

When this album was released, Stevie Nicks was on lead vocals, Lindsey Buckingham was on guitar and male vocals,  John McVie on bass, Mick Fleetwood on drums, and Christine McVie on keyboards as well as vocals. This album is magical, to say the least. Also, everyone in the band had a part in writing songs, while also writing one well-known song together as a band. “The Chain” stood out the most from the rest of the songs mainly because of the intoxicating and amazing vocals the band creates together. Another one of my favorites from the album was “Dreams,” which was written by Stevie Nicks, a slow, funk-filled track.

“Songbird” is another beautifully written track by Christine McVie that slows the album down right before “The Chain.” This piano ballad describes a lover’s fidelity to their significant other. Lastly, “Go Your Own Way,” which is another one of Fleetwood Mac’s biggest hits, tells of the parting between Buckingham and Nicks, and is a song that just draws one in to sing along, especially in the chorus. Overall, Rumours is an album that everyone (and I mean every single person EVERYWHERE) should hear at least once. The emotion behind every verse, every chorus, and every hook in this album is astonishing and heart-wrenching. Have a listen for yourself:

Have a favorite Fleetwood Mac song? If this is your first listen, what did you think? Let us known in the comments after the jump!

1 Comment

  1. Lauren S

    September 25, 2014 at 10:34 pm

    This album will always be a classic. Wish more bands today made music like this!

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