I bought 'The Mirror Pool' because I'm a huge Lisa Gerrard and Dead Can Dance fan and because it came even highlier recommended than 'Duality,' which I love. To be quite honest, however, I can't see why people prefer this album to 'Duality.' To be sure, it is melodious and harmonious and all that, but it seems to be rather TOO rich for its own good. If I weren't such a Lisa Gerrard fan I would even go so far as to use the word 'pretentious.' Don't let that keep you from buying 'The Mirror Pool,' though - it IS a good album, albeit somewhat over the top. Just don't expect it to have that hear-it-once-and-you're-hooked quality that makes 'Duality,' the 'Insider' soundtrack and the 'Gladiator' soundtrack so special. This one requires more careful listening.