Tusk (studio album) by Fleetwood Mac

Tusk
Tusk by Fleetwood Mac
Year: 1979
Overall rank: 616th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
78/100 (from 502 votes)
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Accolades:
Award Top 10 albums of 1979 (10th)
Award Top albums of the 1970s (145th)
Award Top 1,000 albums of all time (616th)

Fleetwood Mac bestography

Tusk is ranked 2nd best out of 37 albums by Fleetwood Mac on BestEverAlbums.com.

The best album by Fleetwood Mac is Rumours which is ranked number 27 in the list of all-time albums with a total rank score of 37,969.

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Tusk track list

  Track ratingsTrack ratings The tracks on this album have an average rating of 82 out of 100 (all tracks have been rated).

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Rating: 83 (102 votes)Comments: 3
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Rating: 88 (167 votes)Comments: 3
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Rating: 83 (92 votes)Comments: 2
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Average Rating: 
78/100 (from 502 votes)
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This album is rated in the top 3% of all albums on BestEverAlbums.com. This album has a Bayesian average rating of 77.9/100, a mean average of 77.4/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 78.0/100. The standard deviation for this album is 13.8.

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85/100
From 06/09/2021 08:37
Coming after the blockbuster success of 1977's Rumours, Tusk is a very weird yet highly interesting and experimental pop/rock album. Lindsay Buckingham was the main driving force behind this album, and due to his fascination with bands like the Talking Heads and in an attempt to make an album that would relevant to the post-punk world, the band made this avant-pop masterpiece. Of course, not every song on this double album is weird and experimental, with songs such as "Sara" sounding more like conventional post-Green Fleetwood Mac songs, albeit of significant high quality. It''s these balance of styles that makes this album great.

I applaud them for not taking the easy route and simply replicating Rumours on this album, when they could very well easily have done so. I would highly recommend a listen. It might not grab you immediately, especially if you listen to this just after Rumours, but it is a fascinating listen.
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80/100
From 03/12/2021 03:53
Sara is one of the most beautiful songs I've ever heard
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70/100
From 03/07/2021 21:17
The album is very long, there is a lot of good tracks but they are lost in these average songs. I preferred a lot more Fleetwood mac and Rumours. This should not have been a double album.
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90/100
From 02/19/2021 18:35
I don't know why, but this album gets to me. Especially the first quarter (every song up until storms), and the last quarter (I know I'm not Wrong till the end) always hit so hard. Many bangers in between too.
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65/100
From 12/08/2020 11:32
Not very cconsistent, but at parts highly enjoyable ( I would pick tracks 1,3,5,6,7,8,13,18 as my favorites).
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90/100
From 10/25/2019 06:34
this is such a weird album.i only listened to this a few years ago for the first time.i was put off by the reviews.i like it.it really is a album of 2 parts.lindsey as one and the rest as two.i find interesting but it never runs smoothly like rumours.a great album thou.
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75/100
From 07/22/2018 05:39
Para ser un album doble creo que es bastante consistente y variado, una grata experiencia. Veo que Sara y Tusk son los temas mejor calificados, pero para mi Storm y Sisters Of The Moon son lo mejor del album.
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From 05/05/2018 20:26
I never loved Rumors, then I heard this. Tusk is weird at first but has so much going on in it. One of my most favorite albums. Give it a couple of listens.
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80/100
From 03/16/2018 22:23
Acoustic orgasm all over. The details to this album are astounding: First of all, the percussion is just perfect, it keeps you perfectly in the flow; and then the way all the guitars, background vocals, organs, everything perfectly fade in and out. Perfect perfect PERFECT. And that combined with the perfect songwriting and vocals of Christine McVie (née Christine Perfect) and Stevie Nicks just creates the most dangerous cocktail of mellow emotions. I still think some songs of Fleetwood Mac should come with a disclaimer reading "you will cry".
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80/100
From 01/06/2018 15:14
They named this album after Mick Fleetwood's work tool apparently. The music is better than this title suggests.
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