The Critic ~ Album #12: Fleetwood Mac - Tusk
Really good pop/folk album, but might be quite lengthy for a new listener. Stevie’s voice is so lovely and has a sweet yet rustic quality, yum. As with long albums on first listen some of the tracks seem a little blah and forgettable. The album opens with “Over & Over” a very soft slice of country/folk, relaxing, then “The Ledge” was good with its unexpected shift to an up-tempo shouty pop sound, fun but I thought I was listening to the song "Cotton Eyed Joe" at first though.
Their music on the album is perfect for relaxing summer days when you pull up a chair and let the breeze run through your hair (because you are worth it). The albums core sound is a fusion of pop and folk, although there are small sprinkles of country and even rock incorporated throughout. The album isn’t all about Stevie though Lindsey Buckingham the male member has plenty of vocal moments as well, he has an enjoyable voice as well.
As a summation all of these tracks were the best on the first few listens - “Over & Over”, “The Ledge”, “Sara”, “What Makes You Think You're The One”, “Storms”, “That's All For Everyone”, “Angel”, “Never Make Me Cry”, “Honey Hi”, “Beautiful Child” & the title track “Tusk”. So if you have enjoyed what you have already heard from them you are sure to really like this one as well.