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Where's the violin?
on 21 July 2000
One of the things that attracted me to the Corrs was Sharon's sexy violin that appeared in almost every track. On this album, the violin is pushed to the background in favour of guitars and keyboards with it only frontlining on the superb Rebel Heart. First time through, the album was a disappointment (expectations were high) but it does grow on you. The only dud track (in my opinion) is 'Give me a reason'; pity it's the second one in. Fortunately, the quality improves with 'Somebody for Someone'. 'Say' is a bit frothy, but nice. 'Irresistible' sounds like it might be the next single, very catchy. 'All in a day' is superb, much more like the previous albums, nice violin work! 'No more cry' is (as I understand it)an upbeat tribute to their mum who died last year.'Rain' is very cool, 'Give it all up' is reggae! 'Hurt before' is beautiful, and 'Rebel Heart' is an instrumental masterpiece.
Overall, it's a new direction that loses some of their distinctive nature and I hope they don't abandon their roots. Little gripes aside, this is a triumph!