In Your Dreams - Stevie Nicks
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  • Summary: The legendary singer, and bewitching front-woman for Fleetwood Mac, collaborates with Eurythmic’s Dave Stewart and Glen Ballard for her first solo album release in over a decade.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 18
  2. Negative: 3 out of 18
  1. 100
    In Your Dreams, Nicks' first studio album since 2001, is also streaked with the witchy-woman weirdness only she can bring.
  2. May 4, 2011
    80
    In Your Dreams winds up capturing the essence of Stevie Nicks, which -- as her previous three decades of solo albums prove -- is no easy feat.
  3. May 27, 2011
    80
    Lindsey Buckingham appears on the quiet Soldier's Angel, and he and Nicks interlock in a unique way that tells us these two, at least musically, are bound together for life.
  4. Jun 3, 2011
    60
    There are moments where the weirdly wonderful pagan pixie princess pokes through. [Jul 2011, p.90]
  5. Jun 24, 2011
    60
    Producer Dave Stewart has helped create an album that sounds exactly like the Nicks of myth: spooky, otherworldly, emotional and sassy, yet stalked by some undefinable melancholy.
  6. May 3, 2011
    50
    In Your Dreams is an album about exorcising the demons of the past and moving forward toward the beauty lingering in our imaginations.
  7. May 2, 2011
    30
    In Your Dreams indulges in some of Nicks's worst tendencies as a songwriter and is slathered in chintzy, dated production values.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 8
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 8
  3. Negative: 0 out of 8
  1. May 9, 2011
    10
    This is what it's all about people! Real music, something that's very rare now. "In Your Dreams" is one album that's in a class by itself. Thank you Stevie, simply a masterpiece! Expand
  2. May 6, 2011
    10
    It's amazing that 4 decades into an incredible career Stevie Nicks has released her best solo album ever. There are so many amazing songs on this record that it's difficult to pick a favorite, and there isn't one bad song in the bunch. "Moonlight", "Annabel Lee" and "New Orleans" approach Fleetwood Mac levels of greatness. "Secret Love" is a well-written song from the Rumours days. "For What It's Worth" sounds like a modern "Landslide". "In Your Dreams" and "Everybody Loves You" are very catchy and sound like potential singles, and "Wide Sargasso Sea" and "Ghosts Are Gone" crank up the electric guitars. Nicks hasn't sang so well on an album since 1982's The Wild Heart. This album is a classic. Expand
  3. May 4, 2011
    10
    This is her best album ever. It covers a lot of musical ground; blues, country, rock, folk and pop. The production is top-notch. Mysticism runs through the whole album making this truely a Stevie Nicks album. It's excellent. Expand
  4. May 7, 2011
    10
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. Score (10.0) Asi její nejlepší album. Poslouchal jsem ho pŠExpand
  5. Jul 16, 2011
    8
    Stewart did a great job pushing Stevie's vocals and keeping the music true to her signature style, venturing into the country alt rock arena at times, where Stevie has consistently excelled over her career. There are a few definite Nicks classics here: For What It's Worth, Everybody Loves You, You May Be The One, as well as the very Stevie-esque Moonlight: A Vampires Dream. When Lindsay Buckingham shows up to add his guitar and back up vocals to Soldiers Angel, the results make you anticipate the next Fleetwood Mac album with to his haunting, stark guitar arrangement that let's Stevie's voice shine, flaws and all, over tough subject matter dealing with veterans of the Iraq War. All that said, the only problem is Stevie can get a bit self indulgent with some cringe worthy lyrics; such as on New Orleans, Italian Summer and Cheaper Than Free. These three could have easily been cut, which would have given this a 9 rating, however, don't let that stop you from purchasing this fine album. It's a solid, confident, inspiring piece of work that will more than satisfy long time fans and more than confirm her place as a relevant, current artist. Expand
  6. May 4, 2011
    8
    This album is a gem. It is a collection that captures Stevie at her most natural in years. Her collaboration with Dave Stewart has produced a very diverse album that shows off Stevie's voice in a wide range of musical styles. Expand
  7. May 3, 2011
    7
    Ten years since Stevie's last album, and I'm so happy "In Your Dreams" is here! It's a milestone for Stevie. The album clocks in at 64 minutes. It took me three listens for it to "sink in." My favorites are the 1977 penned "Secret Love", the Dixie-Chicks-esque "For What It's Worth", "New Orleans", "Annabel Lee" (penned by 19th century poet Egdar Allen Poe, and sung like a classic goth tune, and which is very gothic and intrigueing), "Everybody Loves You", "Italian Summer" (it soars!), and the sentimental closer/duet with Dave Stewart "Cheaper Than Free". The album has some weak songs (thus my score of "7", as can be expected by any Stevie Nicks album since 1989, but even the weak songs have something that holds the interest. "Soldier's Angel" is sung with Lindsey Buckingham, so extra kudos for sentimental value. Expand

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