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Fleetwood Mac - I Don't Wanna Know

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Fleetwood Mac - I Don't Wanna Know

Fleetwood Mac aren't the kind of band you choose to write about lightly. This is a whole new league. I was a latecomer to Fleetwood Mac fandom. I'm particularly ashamed to say that I didn't even own a copy of Rumours until late 2013. But that happened to be a particularly tumultuous period in my life and if ever there was a right time to discover the Mac, it was then. I had a little ritual back then. Whenever I was having a bad day (of which that year gave me plenty) I'd put this album on in my car...

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John Denver - Annie's Song

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John Denver - Annie's Song

Some days you just can't beat a beautiful melody as an antidote for gloominess. And in this writer's humble opinion, there are few more beautiful songs than this one. There's a richness to John's tone that I've seldom, if ever, heard again. Apart from being instantly recognisable, it is also one of the most soothing and calming voices this world has ever known. In fact, John Denver might be the anti-masculine man's hero. I was called 'homo' and a 'fag' by people at high school because I loved listening to John Denver. Those comments being horrendously offensive for gay people...

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