“Straight Back” by Washed Out // Originally by Fleetwood Mac
For the new Fleetwood Mac tribute album, “Just Tell Me That You Want Me”, Washed Out’s Ernest Greene went for a slightly deeper cut than one of the big obvious selections. Greene went back to 1982’s “Mirage” album for a Stevie Nicks gem, and as he is wont to do, converted the original’s slow groove into a dreamy wave of blissed out electronics. This track would be right at home on any of Washed Out’s releases, so expect solid goodness. In fact, of all of the recent Fleetwood Mac covers, I would have to place this toward the top, right behind Lykke Li’s “Silver Springs” (which is fucking brilliant). Definitely worth hearing, if only for the slide guitar/synth showdown towards the end of the track.