In contrast to the earthy, rootsy qualities of Bella Donna
, Stevie Nicks
took a slicker, more high-tech approach on her third solo album, Rock a Little
. But for all its glossiness, this pop/rock CD comes across as sincere and heartfelt rather than formulaic or contrived. From the catchy "I Can't Wait" to the intense "No Spoken Word" to the dark "The Nightmare," everything on Rock a Little
is as honest as it is memorable. Assisting Jimmy Iovine
and Rick Nowels
with the production, Nicks
wisely sees to it that technology adds to her songs instead of smothering or overpowering them.