Review: ‘Tribute to Fleetwood Mac’

Review: ‘Tribute to Fleetwood Mac’: Aidin Vaziri | The last thing the world needs is a Fleetwood Mac tribute album with a hand-drawn penguin on the cover staring back at us every time we order an iced caramel macchiato. Still, here it is: the Starbucks-sanctioned “Just Tell Me That You Want Me,” which sees a diverse group of performers – young, old, indifferent – take on the hirsute songs of heartache and treachery that fueled the 1970s. Washed Out, MGMT and Tame Impala offer reinterpretations worthy of countless blog posts. But given the source material, it’s no wonder the women shine the brightest, whether it’s Best Coast putting a bubblegum pop spin on “Rhiannon” or Trixie Whitley adding layers of blue smoke to “Before the Beginning.” Only transgender New York performer Antony takes it further, sinking every ounce of emotion into the best remake of “Landslide” since the Smashing Pumpkins attempted it two decades earlier.


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