Gift Of Screws

User Score
8.9

Universal acclaim- based on 19 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 18 out of 19
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 19
  3. Negative: 1 out of 19

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  1. 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. 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.
  2. KrisStockmyer
    Sep 18, 2008
    10
    Lindsey Buckingham has often been called a
  3. 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.
  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 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.
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77

Generally favorable reviews - based on 15 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 15
  2. Negative: 0 out of 15
  1. Gift of Screws is a standout even in his catalog.
  2. Gift of Screws is only his fifth solo record. Perhaps that's why the singer and guitarist (who turns 60 next month) still sounds so vital and passionate, especially on the voluptuous, opening songs 'Great Day' and 'Time Precious Time,' where his luminescent riffs and nimble finger-picking shine.
  3. Buckingham remains the master of type A chamber pop.