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 album's highlights shine brightly, the absence of the group's least heralded songwriter [Christine McVie] ultimately proves a significant obstacle.
  3. While the lyrics range from the stale to the surreal, the band's vibe still gels where it counts.
  4. 60
    Start the 18-song album in the middle, and embarrassments like Nicks's "Illume (9-11)" reced behind love songs that exorcise pain with an accusatory chorus and a skein of guitars. [May 2003, p.116]
  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: 36 out of 37
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  1. Feb 11, 2015
    10
    Probably my favorite Mac record. Every song on this record is fantastic. One of the most underrated albums ever. It didn't get the attentionProbably my favorite Mac record. Every song on this record is fantastic. One of the most underrated albums ever. It didn't get the attention it deserved. Only two singles were released on an album with 5-6 potential singles such as "Thrown Down", "What's The World Coming To", "Bleed to Love Her", "Running Through the Garden" and the tearjerker "Say Goodbye." Definitely a very worthy record. Even if you're not a Mac fan, there is SOMETHING on this record you will like. Expand
  2. bettej
    Jun 12, 2003
    10
    Brilliant, people will call it too long and pretentious but what do they know?! The Mac are legends in their own right and this is Brilliant, people will call it too long and pretentious but what do they know?! The Mac are legends in their own right and this is affirmation that their glory era was a period of greater recognition as opposed to greater music. Shame to see Christine McVie disappears. A solid effort that puts today's image-based drivel in perspective. Expand
  3. BobS
    Nov 25, 2003
    10
    This cd is so good go buy it!, i
  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 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 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 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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