Fleetwood Mac took big risk by letting Lindsey Buckingham control the making of Tusk. He had been influenced by post-punk music and he wanted to something different than Rumours. Tusk was considered a failure, but since its release it has inspired many other artists.
I could go through the album and write which songs are my favourite, but I think it would be easier to say which ones I dislike. Most of the songs I dislike are from Buckingham, but to be fair he had written 9 out of the 20 songs, which was unfair to the two women. “Not That Funny”, “That’s Enough for Me”, “Brown Eyes”, and “I Know I’m Not Wrong” are the worst, but they are not that bad.
This album is not as a cohesive work as their previous albums; it feels like three solo artist. I like Fleetwood Mac better when they harmonize together. “Think About Me” is the closest we get to the feels of Rumours. As usual Stevie Nicks and Christine McVie make beautiful songs. The weirdness on the album is all Buckingham and it does get weird.
Nicks touches me the most with her lyrics in Beautiful Child and Storms. “Storms” feels like it was written for me.
Id like to leave you with something more
But never ever been a blue calm sea
I have always been a storm
I have always felt like a storm. It is inside of me and sometimes it gets out and drowns others. I feel the loneliness of this song in my heart.