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Tango in the Night – Fleetwood Mac

Fleetwood Mac Tango in the Night

Tango in the Night

(1987), 6.5/10
Fleetwood Mac’s second highest selling album after Rumours, Tango in the Night shows the group keeping up with production trends – it’s state of the art late 1980s pop, which means it sounds more dated than their other albums. It’s the last Fleetwood Mac studio album to feature the lineup that made Rumours, and they’re still churning out hits – Tango features ‘Everywhere’, ‘Little Lies’, and ‘Seven Wonders’, and ‘Little Lies’ in particular is one of their strongest singles.

Tango in the Night is my least favourite of the lineup’s albums, however – the dated drum sound doesn’t help, while aside from ‘Seven Wonders’ Nicks’ contributions aren’t her best. Nicks only spent a couple of weeks with the band on her songs, as she was out touring her third studio album during the rest of the recording. There’s still plenty of solid material though from Buckingham and McVie to back up the hits – Buckingam’s ‘Caroline’ is nasty, McVie’s ‘Mystified’ is pretty, while the closing duet of ‘You and I Part II’ is a nice conclusion.

Tango in the Night is the weakest effort from Fleetwood Mac’s classic lineup, but it’s nothing to be ashamed of.

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