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Laws Of Illusion
 
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Laws Of Illusion

21 Jun. 2010 | Format: MP3

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  • Original Release Date: 11 Jun. 2010
  • Release Date: 21 Jun. 2010
  • Label: Arista
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  • Total Length: 48:39
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  • ASIN: B003R9O5OI
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars 33 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 25,704 in Albums (See Top 100 in Albums)

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Some people considered 'Afterglow' a poor record (I never agreed). I wonder what they are thinking now.

As usual I had great expectations when it comes to Sarah's new record but usually do not allow all the expectations cloud my judgment. I took "Laws..." with strong belief that it must be good - we are talking Sarah McLachlan here - probably on of the most beautiful female vocals in history of music and a writer whose songs are on a scale from haunting to perfect.

Unfortunately this album came out to be a huge disappointment. No matter how many times I listen to it - it still fails to give me the thrill. Songs are no longer distinctive, harmonies are not what they used to be. Vocals are still emotional but I wouldn't exactly call them soulful.

MUSIC...

I can see almost no haunting melodies in here. Don't get me wrong - I don't really mind some songs sounding similar but it's hard to bear when they are also mediocre (at best).
Definite standouts must be 'Love Come" (both of them) and 'Rivers Of Love' - probably because they could easily be put on 'Surfacing' or 'Fumbling..' and no one would notice they weren't there before.
Single 'Loving You Is Easy' and strong opening track "Awakenings" bring a more risky approach and deliver some passionate vocals.

The rest of the songs really just blends together... "Forgiveness" is perhaps memorable and is supposed to be a centre of the album but sounds to me as a desperate try to create a song which would go along 'Angel', 'Answer' or 'Possession".

LYRICS...

Gone are the great lyrics... Subject of divorce is heavily overdone here - not surprising as her life always strongly influenced her music.
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Sarah Mclachlan possesses a beautiful voice with soft warm tones and a gift for writing heartfelt ballads and catchy rock songs. The singing is up to standard on "Laws Of Illusion", but the songwirting is good, but not as inspiring or creative than it used to be. The songs are mostly very safe, lacking in originality and imagination. I was wondering why it was taking Sarah so long to come up with new material and now I know why - because she seems to have run out of new ideas. Nevertheless, although slightly disappointing, it is a good collection of songs overall.

There are some beautiful highlights. The beautifully melodic "Forgiveness" is mainly just Sarah and her piano which has proven to be a success in the past (Think back to "Angels" from the album "Surfacing). "Love Come" has two versions, a pop version and a piano version - both are equally exciting and beautifully arranged. The last highlight is "Bring On The Wonder", a nice cover version of the song written by Susan Enan. Other great songs include "Awakenings", a powerful rock song, the heartfelt "Out Of Tune" and the emotional "Heartbreak". The lead single "Loving You Is Easy" is not really something you would expect Sarah McLachlan to write, but after a couple of listens, sounds credible. "Rivers Of Love", "Don't Give Up On Us" and "U Want Me 2" are not exceptional, but just pleasant.

However, "Illusions Of Bliss" and "Changes" are quite bland and forgettable. Overall, the songs are good, but they just lack that something special. Furthermore, it does seem a very long time to wait for an album that is only good. So I would expect more from Sarah next time around.
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I'm a big Sarah fan but I'm afraid this latest offering is really lacking the creative genius we all know she has. I have forced myself to listen to the album in the hope it would grow on me and to be fair some of the songs have, but they just don't compare with previous work. The one and only song I did like instantly was `Bring on the Wonder' and while reading the lyrics booklet I discovered it's the only song Sarah didn't write?! No matter how hard I try I just can't listen to the first 4 songs! Interestingly, she mentions in her interview that her daughter said the album `all sounded the same'... I have to agree, it's just lacking her artistic flair! However, I seem to be in the minority with my opinion so I shall sign off. Fortunately, her previous work is so good it will easily sustain me until the next album comes out!
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Well i picked this up last week for a bargain of 3£.. I actually almost feel like it is criminal to get such quality for so little..

I was wary after reading so many negative reviews ... I will admit i dont have any of the rest of her studio albums.. Bar the tracks Angel and I Will Remember You from Surfacing... And her stellar live album Mirrorball which really set a great example of how a flawless album can be done...

But if this isnt up to her older albums like many say then im really curious and tempted.. Because i actually think this is a great album..

Her voice is as soothing as ever.. Her melodies are rich and interesting.. The lyrics are fine.. I dont understand how she is accused of being lazy and cliched on this front.. Lord knows when compared to the lyrics of some songs that are massive hits today, she certainly isnt scraping the barrel...

The problem really is this isnt as etheral as some of her past work.. This is a break up album.. And i think she was entitled to pursue such a theme after her personal life / marriage break up. So inevitably , the songs are about love and losing it.. The almost gothic, other worldy feel is not really present here..

Of course im no sarah expert but i think this sits fine along side Mirrorball..
It really has some fine adult contemporary songs and they actually mean something and i dont doubt her sincerity .. This doesnt sound like a punched in lazy album.. The two songs from her greatest hits is lazy though i will say that...

So stand outs: i love the lilting Out of tune.. It just washes over you... I love it..

Forgiveness is a great song too.. How can anyone question the effort in this album with a song like that.. The lyrics are so heartfelt..
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