Why Fleeetwood Mac’s Rumours Should Be Required Listening For Anyone In Their Twenties

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For years one of my best friends in the entire world was (and is) absolutely obsessed with Fleetwood Mac.  She would buy nearly everything relating to them or Stevie Nicks (her goddess) and almost cried when I gave her Stevie’s greatest hits one year for Christmas.  I always respected her love of them, and I always had a general idea of who Stevie Nicks was but I because was either A) lost in my grunge period or B) lost in my indie rock period, I never got around to actually listening to Fleetwood Mac until this past March when I was home for spring break.

And then it was as if every piece of my confusion, anger, hurt, and resilience was found in that record the first time I heard it.  I had never, since Liz Phair’s Exile in Guyville, felt so connected to an album.   And I realized, I was very happy I had waited until I was twenty to listen to this. Continue reading