• Album Review: Sarah McLachlan - Laws of Illusion (2010)

    17. Mär. 2012, 20:17 von irisvanhoorn

    Sarah McLachlan - Laws of Illusion

    Sarah McLachlan's most recent album was released in June 2010, almost 7 years after her last 'normal' studio album Afterglow (her seasonal album, Wintersong, was released in 2006). I bought this album in May of last year (2011) to complete my collection of her. To be honest, I'm still not completely sure what to think about this album. It contains beautiful songs, but it doesn't grab me the same way as some of her previous albums. Some of the melodies are quite complicated and inaccessible. Sometimes melody and rhythm don't fit so well with the words, which makes the whole sound of the song a bit off. The album also lacks in cohesion and the songs are not fitting very well together. But maybe this is due to the order of the songs, which seems to be a bit at random. Like the album itself, also the booklet seems to lack a bit of cohesion. The pictures of Sarah are beautiful and even a bit sexy, but seem to be all from different photo-shoots. …