Thursday, December 29, 2011

TOP 10 BEST OF 2011: Stevie Nicks "In Your Dreams" # 9

Top 10 Records You May Have Missed While You Were Listening To Bon Iver
9: Stevie Nicks / In Your Dreams
In Your Dreams, Stevie Nicks‘ first truly great solo album since 1981’s Bella Donna, boasts one of the most ridiculous and simultaneously beautiful songs she’s ever sang. If you know the record already, I’m sure you can guess which track I’m talking about. It’s “Moonlight (A Vampire’s Dream)” and if you’re unfamiliar, well then I’ll just say it, it’s a love song about two star crossed vampires. It is wildly absurd and yet Nicks pulls it off and it becomes the record’s most memorable moment not because of its subject matter, but because of its gorgeous chorus. The rest of the record more than lives up to the high of “Moonlight”, becoming one of the most surprisingly cool records released this year. If you bypassed In Your Dreams because you thought it was a disposable late period record from a 70’s relic, rethink your position and get lost in it’s dreamy sweep.

Words by Patrick Driscoll
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Velvet Gypsy said...

I am so glad I've heard someone other than myself, compare/reference this record to Bella Donna, ;) It's so damn good. I have listened to it INCESSANTLY since I got it in the mail the day it came out. :)

Anonymous said...

It has that eternal quality/vibe about it like Rumours had where you never really tire of listening to it. And when you take a break from it and play it again it's always a welcome treat. Stevie has indeed created a Rumours" of her own.

Rock on Gold Dust Woman.

Anonymous said...

So sad to hear of Stevie's mother passing away. When your first parent goes it's hard, but when the second one dies, you really feel like your life changes and there is nobody ahead of you in terms of your own mortality. My sympathy and prayers go out to all of the Nicks family.

Anonymous said...

Hahaha, love the title of this article. Though i did listen to the fantastic Bon Iver album, i listened to this one also...a lot. Still can't believe how amazing it is. Thanks Stevie for this wonderful year.

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