I can see why this CD is popular with fans but irritates critics. While not setting out to challenge, it does what it aims to very well, which is to entertain with sweetly melancholic and meditative music. It's quite elegantly simple and catchy - yet on the whole manages to stay away from the banal. It reminds me of the music of Enya or Windham Hill, but played mainly on piano. Thankfully the piano is sensitively and well-played, avoiding Richard Clayderman-style clunkiness. I enjoy this CD for background atmosphere and find it slowly growing on me despite, or perhaps because of, its deceptive simplicity.