Gift Of Screws

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  • Summary: Rob Cavallo coproduced two tracks on the fifth solo album for the ex-Fleetwood Mac guitarist.
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  1. Positive: 11 out of 15
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  1. Buckingham remains the master of type A chamber pop.
  2. It's a delicately crafted album that alternately rages against the dying of the light and sounds resigned to it, even if Buckingham's particular light sounds in no danger of burning out soon.
  3. Q Magazine
    80
    'Love Runs Deeper' and the bustling 'Wanna Wait For You' especially confirm him as a master of his craft. [Oct 2008, p.153]
  4. If this is what Fleetwood Mac would’ve sounded like as an all-male trio, they should’ve kicked those chicks to the curb a long time ago.
  5. Mac minions will find this electric-flavored, band-sounding album pleasing, but there's also the avant ambience that's Buckingham's stock in trade.
  6. Gift of Screws is a standout even in his catalog.
  7. When he flexes his craft, he corrals multi-tracked vocals of himself that coast over static guitar arpeggios, like a priest who prefers to clack his rosary beads in his bedroom rather than pray aloud in a chapel with his peers. If there's a Lord, he's grateful for the devotion, but for eavesdroppers, it does get tedious.

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  1. DavidG.
    Sep 19, 2008
    10
    Razor sharp, smoking hot lyrics, guitar and vocals. This whole album is a tour de force treasure that gets better every time through. A masterpiece.
  2. KrisStockmyer
    Sep 18, 2008
    10
    Lindsey Buckingham has often been called a
  3. ChuckU
    Sep 17, 2008
    9
    An excellent follow up to Under the Skin. Lindsey will never be a huge solo star because his music is too quirky for the average listener. An excellent follow up to Under the Skin. Lindsey will never be a huge solo star because his music is too quirky for the average listener. This album rocks harder than Under the Skin but still is rooted in the amazing guitar style that he has been perfecting over the years. Smart, offbeat, literate pop by one of music's true geniuses. Expand
  4. Sep 5, 2011
    9
    A grand return to form after the somewhat disappointing "Under The Skin", which was a bit to stripped-down for my taste. This is Lindsey atA grand return to form after the somewhat disappointing "Under The Skin", which was a bit to stripped-down for my taste. This is Lindsey at his best, with full arrangements, sweet melodies and classic clever lyrics. Besides this being the album of the year, I also rate "Did You Miss Me" single of the year. Expand