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Just Tell Me That You Want Me: A Tribute to Fleetwood Mac - CONCORD
FILTER Grade: 80%

By Bailey Pennick on August 15, 2012


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Tribute albums are always tricky. You take the collective works of a beloved band, handpick tracks and turn them into a musical grab bag. Some will praise it, others will despise it. This is no exception. While there are some lackluster renditions of Fleetwood Mac super-hits (Craig Wedren and St. Vincent’s turn on “Sisters of the Moon”; Marianne Faithfull’s “Angel”), the gutsy reinventions of deeper tracks like “Silver Springs” (Lykke Li), “Straight Back” (Washed Out), “Storms” (Bonnie "Prince" Billy and Matt Sweeney) and “That’s All for Everyone” (Tame Impala) remind us of what set Fleetwood Mac apart from the beginning: stellar songwriting. And it’s these fresh takes that really let us feel the longing and heartbreak that Stevie is always wailing about.


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