Enya keeps the comfort factor high with several compositions that are arguably descendants of her 1989 pop hit, "Orinoco Flow." She steps outside of that zone on the first single, "Only Time," an elegant effort that is wrapped in soothing harmonics fondly reminiscent of vintage Beach Boys tunes...
Unfortunately, A Day Without Rain, Enya's first new studio album in five years, lacks the edge that could pry it loose from the New Age niche. The Irish traditional music Enya performed so skillfully in the early 1980s with Clannad has by now largely disappeared in a mélange of sly, Celtic-flavored pop hooks and muddled mysticism. The only mystery is why it took her so long to come up with something so short (under 35 minutes) -- and, in many spots, so uninspired.
If Enya were a Pokemon, she'd be Jigglypuff, the little pink monster who renders her opponents powerless by singing them to sleep.... The Irish multi-instrumentalist-singer-composer's skill at ephemeral sonic watercolors has grown wearisome, like a relative who tells the same stories every holiday.
TammySSep 1, 2001I absolutely love this album! Very beautiful... :)
Aug 16, 2013One of the best albums of Enya. I love her and her music so much. My favourite songs on the album are Fallen Embers, Deora Ar Mo Chroi, WildOne of the best albums of Enya. I love her and her music so much. My favourite songs on the album are Fallen Embers, Deora Ar Mo Chroi, Wild Child and Tempus Vernum.… Expand
HollieOct 24, 2001i love this album. Enya's song " only time" is so peaceful and soothing.
GlennPJan 14, 2005I loved it! Relaxation is the word for this music. Some complain that Enya doesn't change from album to album. I say "when it ain't I loved it! Relaxation is the word for this music. Some complain that Enya doesn't change from album to album. I say "when it ain't broke, don't fix it!"… Expand
JonathanCNov 22, 2005Enya, once again makes an amazing album with some soothing, some energentic, but all wonderful pieces of music that are perfect for different Enya, once again makes an amazing album with some soothing, some energentic, but all wonderful pieces of music that are perfect for different settings. Whether your reading a book your fond of or, just relaxing after a tough day at the office, Enya will bring you to a new world for hal an hour...and if you have her other cd's you will have just as much enjoyment.… Expand
JackO.Jul 23, 2001Enya's "A Day Without Rain," while having a few mediocre peices, is one of my favorites.
JonLAug 5, 2007This album is a musical Quaalude, which isn't necessarily a bad thing, but its sheer vapidity is enough to infuriate me.
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