Album of the Day
When Fleetwood Mac's TUSK didn't scale the commercial heights of RUMOURS, the band decided to abandon its more experimental, largely home-recorded approach; Lindsey Buckingham took that as a sign. “I realized, 'If I wanna continue to take risks [and] try to define myself as an artist in the long term, I'm gonna have to start making solo albums,'” noted the singer-songwriter, and LAW AND ORDER was the first of these. The 1981 collection was cut in L.A. with co-producer Richard Dashut (and guest appearances from a couple of Mac mates) and brims with the quirky pop hooks and superb guitar playing that have long distinguished the performer's work. Featuring such highlights as “I'll Tell You Now” and Top 10 single “Trouble,” LAW AND ORDER gets another spin now to wish Lindsey Buckingham a happy birthday.