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6 Classic Recordings That Have No Business Existing (Part One)

# 6: Rumors (1977) by Fleetwood Mac

Hey, I know!

Let's all take tons of drugs, sleep with each other, break up, take more drugs, then lock ourselves in a studio and cut a record about it.

Maybe it'll even be one of the biggest selling albums of all time!

(As you might imagine, there's a whole book about that soap opera, too.)

Fleetwood Mac's Rumors was everything punk rock was rebelling against:

By the time it was made, the personal freedoms endowed by the social upheaval of the 60s had unspooled into unfettered hedonism. As such, it plays like a reaping: a finely polished post-hippie fallout, unaware that the twilight hour of the free love era was fixing and there would be no going back.

In the end, that battle ended in a draw.

Rumors may sound like brontosaurus mating calls to some ears today, but the re-engineered reissue is still selling pretty well.