Monday, May 09, 2011

(Review) Rock On, Ancient Queen - Stevie Nicks is back (The New Yorker)

by Sasha Frere-Jones

"Nicks’s mode of songwriting is as concrete as her outfits are diaphanous. Her lyrics are plainspoken, generally narrative, and lower on symbology than her fans seem to think. Even though “Moonlight,” the first track on the new album, was inspired by the “Twilight” series of books and movies, vampirism isn’t the pull—it’s just the usual story of a coupling that is too logistically complicated to pull off."

Check out the full article and review at


Anonymous said...

Good Lord, the New Yorker is as pompous and pretentious as ever. Now I rememeber why I stopped reading it years ago. At least they give Stevie a good review and encourage their stuck up readers to go see her in concert.

Anonymous said...

I agree withe the above comment. But it was a good review and the the album is GREAT!!!

Anonymous said...

You have to love The New Yorker. Their writers could make a grilled cheese sandwich and tomato soup sound complicated. Still, its another triumphantly warm and wonderful edition to the cornucopia of positive notices for the new ouevre by a singer\Songwriter at the pinnacle of rock's pantheon.

Anonymous said...

My god, what an article. You would think they were talking about the Queen of Sheeba. I would say they are POMPUS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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