From 1981-1993, Stevie Nicks successfully juggled a solo career and membership in Fleetwood Mac. But in 1993, she left Mac for good and became strictly a solo artist. Quite similar to Bella Donna and The Wild Heart but not as strong, Street Angel found Nicks taking a fairly rootsy approach and avoiding the type of high-tech production gloss one hears on Rock a Little and The Other Side of the Mirror. The CD (Nicks' first since departing Mac) contains a few gems, including the single "Blue Denim," the free-spirited "Love Is Like a River" and the earthy "Listen to the Rain." But most of the songs, although generally decent, fall short of the excellence Nicks so often achieved in the '80s. Nicks' hardcore devotees will want Angel, but it's far from essential.
AllMusic Review by Alex Henderson