Mirage (album) by Fleetwood Mac

Mirage
Mirage by Fleetwood Mac (1982)
Overall rank: 2,971st   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
70/100 (from 150 votes)
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Accolades:
Award Top albums of 1982 (49th)
Award Top albums of the 1980s (454th)
Award Best albums of all time (2,971st)

Fleetwood Mac bestography

Mirage is ranked 6th best out of 33 albums by Fleetwood Mac on BestEverAlbums.com.

The best album by Fleetwood Mac is Rumours which is ranked number 29 in the list of all-time albums with a total rank score of 36,740.

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28
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20:00
Rumours: A Fleetwood Mac Tribute w/ Runnin Down A Dream
Iron City-Birmingham, Birmingham, United States. United States
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Feb
29
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21:00
Trebled Assets, Fleetwood WACC, The Deliverables, Emily Palmer
Sunset Tavern, Seattle, United States. United States
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Mar
01
Sun
12:00
The Rock and Roll Playhouse Plays The Music of Fleetwood Mac for Kids
Brooklyn Bowl, Brooklyn, United States. United States
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Mirage track list

Track ratingsTrack ratings The tracks on this album have an average rating of 78 out of 100 (all tracks have been rated).

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Average Rating: 
70/100 (from 150 votes)
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This album has a mean average rating of 69.0/100. The trimmed mean (excluding outliers) is 69.8/100. The standard deviation for this album is 14.5.

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90/100
From 10/27/2019 17:12
so underated this album. classic Fleetwood mac.
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From 01/20/2019 22:38
Underrated. It's slick, pop-orientated and a great set of songs. A step towards the delicate soundscapes of Tango but retaining some of the raw emotion of Rumours. It has arguably the best harmonies and vocal interplay on any Fleetwood Mac album, which is saying something! I love it. My favourite album of theirs, for now at least.
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From 12/26/2017 05:21
Buckinghams album , I really like this album and remember listening to it on Record with old fashion Headphone Cups . IMO better than Tango In The Night
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85/100
From 07/21/2015 20:44
I love this album I think it is where Christine McVie took over and Stevie & Lindsay added their contributions. Christine's songs (Gypsy being the exception) are so much stronger than the rest. It is so refreshing to hear her at the forefront.
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From 02/02/2015 02:25
Still quality, but starting sound a little washed-out.
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45/100
From 04/02/2014 16:43
absolutely adequate, well-crafted, catchy folk-pop songs. of course all this doesn't have the intellectual depth of an "birthday party"-record - but FM doesn't even try and therefore it's good customer-orientated quality music with 2-3 weaker songs.
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75/100
From 05/10/2013 18:58
and yet another 80's cassette not played until most recently on Spotify its not 'Rumours' but some good tunes here I like Can't Go Back,Gypsy,Love In Store,Hold Me
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From 12/13/2012 04:37
McVie's "Love in Store" and "Hold Me" are timeless pop classics. Nicks' "Gypsy" and "That's Alright," although not up to the level of McVie's best, are also excellent.

As a member of Fleetwood Mac, "Mirage" is Lindsey Buckingham's weakest album. "Oh Diane" is an enjoyable ditty, and "Can't Go Back" is pleasant enough; however, it seems as though Buckingham saved his better songs from this period for his soon-to-be-released solo album.

Although this album went to #1 in America, overall, this is the weakest Fleetwood Mac album featuring the classic-era line-up. That said, it's not a bad album by any means, and it's infinitely more listenable than most other pop albums of the time.
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From 02/15/2010 02:31
Not "Rumours", not "Fleetwood Mac"..."Mirage" was the first FM album I ever bought so I guess that's why it has a special place in my heart (and in my chart).
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