Say You Will - Fleetwood Mac
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  • Summary: If you prefer your Fleetwood Mac songs written by Lindsey Buckingham, your 16-year wait is over. Joining Buckingham on this brand-new, 18-track album are Stevie Nicks, Mick Fleetwood and John McVie.
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  1. Positive: 3 out of 8
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  1. 80
    Tusk this isn't, but Tusk it doesn't need to be. In an age of off-the-shelf LInda Perry pop, the Mac keep the mainstream interesting. [May 2003, p.98]
  2. While the lyrics range from the stale to the surreal, the band's vibe still gels where it counts.
  3. While the album's highlights shine brightly, the absence of the group's least heralded songwriter [Christine McVie] ultimately proves a significant obstacle.
  4. The record shows too many signs of superstar pretension, from the thick liner notes to the grueling 76-minute length.
  5. There are too many songs, simply too much to make Say You Will work, even if there is enough to admire to make you wish it did.
  6. The album is a randomly sequenced display of Fleetwood Mac's best instincts: Buckingham's bittersweet tunes about playing for keeps; Nicks' tough, swirly songs about fragile and wicked women; and the experiments the group can't stop indulging in.
  7. If you're a fan, there's enough of what you expect from the Mac here not to disappoint.

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  1. Positive: 35 out of 36
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  1. Frank
    Sep 28, 2006
    10
    this is there best album since Tusk. almost everysong on this is great, Murrow Turning Over in His Grave and Smile At You are amazeing.
  2. CourtneyN
    May 20, 2003
    10
    I have always loved Fleetwood Mac and love all of their music so this album is worth a 10 because we have waited long enough for this latest album
  3. YeeehahJowitness
    Oct 28, 2003
    10
    I absolutely love this cd!! All of you people who say it's not the best are just a bunch of stupie-poopie heads. I especially love Illume, that song has so much meaning after 9/11! Expand
  4. PaulB
    Apr 17, 2003
    9
    I think that our expectations are too high. When compared with other groups and taking the best 10 songs on the album, this is a quality CD.
  5. Julie-AnnT
    Apr 5, 2004
    9
    Great album, it grew on me now I can't stop playing it. From the powerful vocals of stevie's "Running through the Garden" to the outstanding production and guitar prowess of Buckingham on tracks like "Come", a must for Mac fans. Expand
  6. BruceH
    May 30, 2003
    9
    Time will tell, but I think this CD will eventually be regarded as a minor classic. The songs strike me as endlessly inventive and I keep returning to this music for another taste. Great production by Lindsey! Expand
  7. RonM
    Apr 29, 2003
    5
    It's Ok, Peacekeeper is worth having, but nothing compares to their earlier songs like Rhiannon and Go Your Own Way, Gypsy, Dreams and Future Games Expand

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