It’s funny how some records get re-evaluated over time.
Some albums, like Bruce Springsteen’s Nebraska, Dexy’s Midnight Runners’ Don’t Stand Me Down and The Beastie Boys’ Paul’s Boutique are now frequently held up as great albums.
And I am more than happy to agree. BUT: There was a time when these were held up as failures. And another album that comes into that list is Tusk by Fleetwood Mac, from 1979, their follow-up to ridiculously successful Rumours.
Why are these records re-evaluated? Were the critics wrong, the bands too ahead of their time, the public not ready?
Whatever – the title track alone of Tusk is worth the price of admission…