Gift of Screws As a member of Fleetwood Mac, Lindsey Buckingham is a rock potentate. As a solo artist, he's an avant-garde aesthete, breaking down beguiling melodies into… Gift of Screws As a member of Fleetwood Mac, Lindsey Buckingham is a rock potentate. As a solo artist, he's an avant-garde aesthete, breaking down beguiling melodies into… 2008-09-16 Lindsey Buckingham Rock
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Gift of Screws (2008)

Lindsey Buckingham | ROCK ROYALTY Lindsey Buckingham gives a musical present with Gift of Screws
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ROCK ROYALTY Lindsey Buckingham gives a musical present with Gift of Screws
EW's GRADE
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Details Release Date: Sep 16, 2008; Lead Performance: Lindsey Buckingham; Genre: Rock

As a member of Fleetwood Mac, Lindsey Buckingham is a rock potentate. As a solo artist, he's an avant-garde aesthete, breaking down beguiling melodies into sonic mushroom clouds. Gift of Screws finds him creating an insular world of ghostly vocals and nervous guitars. On ''Time Precious Time,'' a frenetically picked acoustic guitar ticks off the moments before an emotional reckoning, while the jittery title track throws a cherry bomb at Bush's war machine. Buckingham remains the master of type A chamber pop. A-
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Originally posted Sep 12, 2008 Published in issue #1012 Sep 19, 2008 Order article reprints
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