Fleetwood Mac – Landslide

Week three of Artist Focus continues and we’re still looking at Fleetwood Mac, I’m still in Cornwall and this is still being written on the same day as the review of Streets Of Philadelphia was published. God, aren’t we ahead lately?

Landslide. The second worst thing that could happen to you on a mountain. Goats. Goats are first.

I’m going to go out there and say that this song just isn’t for me. I just don’t enjoy it, really. Don’t get me wrong, the guitar work is stunning, but I just don’t get drawn into it at all, I don’t get invested in the lyrics whatsoever. Sure, it’s about her contemplating life as part of the Buckingham-Nicks musical duo, or going back to school, and that’s a big thing to contemplate – work or education, education or work – but it doesn’t warrant, to me, a poorly worded song with semi-passable imagery.

Or the song alone, because reasons.


But, I have to repeat, the guitar work is remarkable. It’s a beautiful piece of music to listen to, but it’s just the music that I enjoy. Just the music. Turn it into an instrumental and you know what, I’d give it a 10/10. But with the words?


That Guy


I have been listening to it on repeat since I started writing and I must say, I do like the way the music cuts out, it feels like a timing break, and then it starts again. Seriously, listen to it twice in a row on repeat. It’s quite something.

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