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Old 10-01-2009, 12:44 PM
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Christine McVie, Fleetwood Mac's cool as an oyster chanteuse--ying to Stevie Nick's quirky yang--decided to pass on Mac's latest reunion efforts, prompting her former bandmates to insist that the icy blonde was fed up with the music business, and planned to retreat to her country home. But it seems that McVie was only fed up with her former compatriots, and stealthily recorded In the Meantime, her first solo album in two decades rather than participate in reconfiguring the seventies pop monolith. And just so we know she means business, she not-so-cryptically tackles the invitation from Mick, Stevie, Lindsay and John on the anxious and vituperrious "Bad Journey," leaving no doubt in fan's minds that she's shut the door on her past for good. Meantime finds the formerly winsome musician newly empowered with claws fully extended--penning songs that crackle with ire and ennui without any of the frothy self-deception of the past, whether on the casual hit-or-miss sex of "Anything is Possible" or the chilly kiss-off of "Sweet Revenge." --Jaan Uhelszki
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Christine McVie, Fleetwood Mac's cool as an oyster chanteuse--ying to Stevie Nick's quirky yang--decided to pass on Mac's latest reunion efforts, prompting her former bandmates to insist that the icy blonde was fed up with the music business, and planned to retreat to her country home. But it seems that McVie was only fed up with her former compatriots, and stealthily recorded In the Meantime, her first solo album in two decades rather than participate in reconfiguring the seventies pop monolith. And just so we know she means business, she not-so-cryptically tackles the invitation from Mick, Stevie, Lindsay and John on the anxious and vituperrious "Bad Journey," leaving no doubt in fan's minds that she's shut the door on her past for good. Meantime finds the formerly winsome musician newly empowered with claws fully extended--penning songs that crackle with ire and ennui without any of the frothy self-deception of the past, whether on the casual hit-or-miss sex of "Anything is Possible" or the chilly kiss-off of "Sweet Revenge." --Jaan Uhelszki
I basically agree with that reading of "Bad Journey" but disagree with the "frothy self-deception of the past" line.
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That's interesting. I never thought that Bad Journey might be about the Mac. I always thought Friend might be about John though.
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That's interesting. I never thought that Bad Journey might be about the Mac. I always thought Friend might be about John though.
I always thought she was talking somewhat about Mac... and the life she had foregone in love and family....
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Listening to it now it seems obvious, but before I always took it as another love-gone-wrong song because there's quite a few of those on the album.
Ah, In The Meantime, it stills sounds really good I think.
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Listening to it now it seems obvious, but before I always took it as another love-gone-wrong song because there's quite a few of those on the album.
Ah, In The Meantime, it stills sounds really good I think.
I loved it right away.. but it seems to get better....

I still don't like Easy Come... but the song Forgiveness... what a tune!!
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I always thought Forgiveness reminded me more of FM. I guess I never thought she intended them in the lyrics, but that's what always jumped out at me.

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I remember reading that review and liking it, though I don't think any of the songs are about Fleetwood Mac.
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I remember reading that review and liking it, though I don't think any of the songs are about Fleetwood Mac.

Well what's so good about it.. is that it's left open for interpretation...
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