40 Years of Dreams

By Ivette Barajas and Kimberly Aguilar

40 years ago, the world and their ears were blessed with what could come to be one of the best selling albums of all time; Fleetwood Mac released “Rumours”, which took no time to top both the American Billboard and the United Kingdom’s album charts. Music lovers all over the world couldn’t get enough of the rich melodies combined with Stevie Nicks’s mystical, gypsy-like presence leading the band.

Some of the most notable tracks on the record include, “Dreams”, “Don’t Stop”, “Go Your Own Way”, “The Chain”, and “I Don’t Want to Know”. A few of my favorite memories have occurred with these tracks playing in the background. Though not recommended, “The Chain” blasting from the car stereo as you flail out the sunroof of your car is quite the experience. Or even just chilling with a bunch of your friends in the middle of a forest; Fleetwood Mac is fitting for just about any and every situation.

Even if you weren’t alive in 1977, this album is a legitimate staple in everyone’s music libraries. How often do the adversities of a few individuals become beautiful records symbolizing domination and an elegant win over one’s own demons? Through the combined minds of Lindsey Buckingham, Stevie Nicks, Christine McVie, John McVie, and Mick Fleetwood, this beautiful album was bred. The release of “Rumours” set off a wave within the musical industry and began a movement; the hippie days of the ‘60s were over and it was time to embrace the edgy darkness that came with rock.

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