Under The Skin - Lindsey Buckingham
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  • Summary: The Fleetwood Mac guitarist's first solo outing in over a dozen years features bandmates Mick Fleetwood and John McVie on two tracks of a largely acoustic set.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 13 out of 15
  2. Negative: 1 out of 15
  1. 100
    He concocts a series of dazzling interior epics with just a fingerpicked acoustic guitar and his echo-drenched voice. [Nov 2006, p.101]
  2. His hushed voice and intricate acoustic guitar work fill the space with reflective songs that sound little like anything he's done before.
  3. It is, thus far, his masterpiece, and as beautiful a pop record as can be made these days.
  4. Under The Skin... washes over you like a summer breeze.
  5. Under the Skin’s tenderly whispered ruminations... are gripping little creations, full of weird acoustic-guitar riffs and uncomfortably intimate vocals and open revelations about the anxiety he feels in trying to reassert his creative identity at this late date.
  6. 70
    Gorgeously understated. [Nov 2006, p.138]
  7. Unfortunately, all the intricately picked little guitar figures don't make his raspy yelping sound any less like a wet cat stuck under a couch.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 18 out of 22
  2. Negative: 2 out of 22
  1. baron
    Mar 15, 2007
    The cover of "I am waiting" is possibly teh best cover version i've heard. And the rest of the tracks are excellent too. The man is a genius.
  2. GeraldC
    Nov 20, 2006
    A very heartfelt collection of songs from a musical genius, you can definitely feel Buckingham's heart and soul poured out like fine wine on this one. Expand
  3. timm
    Oct 13, 2006
    Unbeilably thrilling!!!
  4. snoopdogg
    Dec 25, 2006
    His best cd ever.
  5. JamesR
    Dec 9, 2006
    This CD is all about the music. There's no trying to get one on the charts going on here. Lindsey's self reflexive line in No Too Late, is at first a little awkward, but by the time the album is done, you know that Buckingham is right to feel underrated. The same qualities that made Buckingham instrumental to the success of Fleetwood Mac are here: his writing, his arranging, and his excellent and tragically overlook guitar playing. Buy this album. Expand
  6. jonathan
    Jan 29, 2007
    The songs are very good, but I feel that it was a bad choice to have not re-recorded most of the songs. Most of the album was done at home by Buckingham on a digital recorder except for 2 songs. The 2 songs recorded in the real studio with Rob Cavallo sound much more fully realized than the rest of the album. The title track is a beautiful song but the click track running through the whole song ruins it for me and drives me nuts! Expand
  7. madbomber
    Nov 8, 2006
    ha ha ha ha... this will be a train wreck for your so called way of rating... if I can get through, anyone can... ha ha ha he he he hoo hoo hoo...

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