Despite her long career and legend status, Stevie Nicks is only as good as her collaborators. Think Lindsey Buckingham, who guided her through her prime Fleetwood Mac years, or Prince's royal synths on "Stand Back." On her first album in a decade, Nicks teams up with Eurythmics' Dave Stewart and Glen Ballard (best known for his work with Alanis Morissette) for an album that embraces both Nicks' witchy-woman persona ("Moonlight") and '70s-era FM-radio rock ("For What It's Worth"). That combo does little to lift Nicks or In Your Dreams out of their soggy pasts. Which is probably the point. Still, "Secret Love" is her best single since "Talk to Me," and "Italian Summer" shows some spark. Too bad so much of Dreams is such a snooze. — Gallucci
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