I thought "Rock a Little" was nicer than Nicks' first two albums, by which I mean that it sounded nicer, was a nicer listening experience, left me feeling nicer after I was finished listening to it. Maybe that's because my expectations have lowered after the uncomfortably uneven directionlessness of "Bella Donna" and the chickenbrained drone of "The Wild Heart." "Rock a Little" feels more loose to me, even if it still sounds cold as ice; she even gets funky once or twice ("Some Become Strangers"). And I like the opening number. Still, no "Stand Back," the catchiest thing she ever did sans-Fleetwood Mac, just a lot of lyrics that never climax (Sample chorus: "Thing is/Time was/Part of me used to love you/Part of me still does/This light here/Some become strangers"), making them worth--well, about as much as "Stand Back."