Bare Trees (studio album) by Fleetwood Mac

Bare Trees by Fleetwood Mac
Year: 1972
Overall rank: 9,047th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
72/100 (from 91 votes)
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Accolades:
Award Top albums of 1972 (138th)
Award Top albums of the 1970s (1,412th)
Award Best albums of all time (9,047th)

Fleetwood Mac bestography

Bare Trees is ranked 12th best out of 38 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 37,510.

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72/100 (from 91 votes)
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90/100
From 07/28/2020 15:46
An overlooked gem. I agree with JuJu83 this is the best post Green pre- Buckingham /Nicks album. Again excellent guitar work from Danny Kirwan. He was just as good as Buckingham and almost as good as Green. Child of Mine is an roaring opener. Christine McVie chips in with her usual likeable pop and Welch's Ghost is full of weirdness.
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From 02/09/2016 12:24
An interesting transitional record. Not really memorable.
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From 03/06/2015 18:57
I've always thought this was a very solid, if not spectacular, album. It is low-key, as subtle as the album cover artwork. Highpoints (IMHO) include the title track, "Spare Me A Little...", "Child Of Mine". I've had this one since the days of vinyl, and it still gets played.
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From 01/31/2015 14:12
Interesting as the place for the original version of Sentimental Lady. But otherwise pretty forgettable.
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From 08/20/2014 10:50
Quite good album on their way from blues to the perfect pop of "Rumours".
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From 06/11/2013 01:50
The lowest point in the four year slump between Then Play On and Mystery to Me.
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From 12/13/2012 04:42
"Bare Trees" is the best album from the post-Peter Green, pre-Buckingham/Nicks Fleetwood Mac.

Bob Welch's "Sentimental Lady" is one of the hook-iest songs ever written - forget that it's "soft," singer/songwriter rock, and marvel at the song's craftsmanship.

"Dust," by Danny Kirwan, is equally compelling.

That Welch was inexplicably snubbed from Fleetwood Mac Hall of Fame induction is shameful. "Bare Trees," (as well as "heroes") proves Welch to be a major talent.
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