Sarah McLachlan “Laws of Illusion”
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  • In my opinion, she has released one brilliant album ( Fumbling Towards Ecstasy ), and several decent ones, including Surfacing and her previous effort, Afterglow
  • Thus, when I found that Sarah McLachlan's new CD, Laws of Illusion , was coming out shortly, it didn't take me long to decide to try it out
  • Unfortunately, I am very disappointed with Laws of Illusion
  • Laws of Illusion seems to me boring from start to finish, with the two opening tracks, Awakenings and Illusions of Bliss , being perhaps the least offensive
  • However, if you're more of a casual listener, you'd do better saving your money for some other Sarah McLachlan release - I'd recommend you to buy her live and Christmas albums over this

    • by Rachel Evans
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      Although I have never really been an ardent fan of Sarah McLachlan, I tend to listen to her music from time to time, especially in autumn, and when I’m feeling melancholic. In my opinion, she has released one brilliant album (”Fumbling Towards Ecstasy”), and several decent ones, including “Surfacing” and her previous effort, “Afterglow”.

      Thus, when I found that Sarah McLachlan’s new CD, “Laws of Illusion”, was coming out shortly, it didn’t take me long to decide to try it out.

      Unfortunately, I am very disappointed with “Laws of Illusion”. While most of McLachlan’s albums tend to contain a number of droning, forgettable songs, there are usually also one or two (and sometimes even three) compositions that I would fall in love with and hum for days. No such luck here, though. “Laws of Illusion” seems to me boring from start to finish, with the two opening tracks, “Awakenings” and “Illusions of Bliss”, being perhaps the least offensive. Later on the albums, however,


      • Sarah McLachlan
      McLachlan rips off her own previous efforts on one song, while entitling the other, not very originally, “U Want Me 2″. I wouldn’t say this is bad music, per se: it is inoffensive enough to trickle softly in the background. Still, I would expect something more from an artist who once wrote “Possession”, “Ice”,
      or even “Building a Mystery”.

      If you are a faithful fan and/or a completist at heart, you will probably buy this album anyway. However, if you’re more of a casual listener, you’d do better saving your money for some other Sarah McLachlan release - I’d recommend you to buy her live and Christmas albums over this.




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