A new solo album by Fleetwood Mac's Stevie Nicks, the Coen Brothers' 'True Grit' on DVD, brainy Brits, and more
Give Stevie Nicks her due: She's not buying into any musical fads. Before you even hear her new music, a glance at her CD In Your Dreams demonstrates the veteran pop-rocker's unabated love of ethereal stagecraft. From the cover shot of Nicks posing with a horse to a CD booklet with photos of her decked out in frills and laces– Rhiannon reigns. And she's delivered a solid solo set, helped by former Eurythmic Dave Stewart, who produced the album, as well as Fleetwood Mac bandmates Mick Fleetwood and Lindsey Buckingham. Sure, Nicks's lyrics often lapse into angels, ghosts, and vampires, but she retains one of rock's most intriguing and unique voices. The album may not be a total landslide, but this is grown-up pop done well.
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The British TV series Genius of Britain: The Scientists Who Changed the World features top scientific minds – Stephen Hawking, James Dyson, Richard Dawkins, and David Attenborough – discussing their own role models and talking about the innovations and inventions that changed modern life. Now on DVD from Athena.
A HIGH low
If Henrik Ibsen had put down his playwriting pen and picked up an electric guitar, his music might have sounded like Low, the melancholy trio from Duluth, Minn. Combining delicate arrangements with chiming guitars reverberating in space, yearning vocals and spine-tingling harmonies, C'mon, their ninth album, is the most uplifting Low in years. Standout tracks include the dreamy "Try to Sleep" and the infectious, stirring "Especially Me."