By Marc Weingarten
Updated September 16, 2008 at 04:00 AM EDT
Kristen Buckingham

Gift of Screws

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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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