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  • Summary: The singer's first album in five years finds her once again collaborating with producer Nicky Ryan and lyricist Roma Ryan, and includes three songs in her new made-up language Loxian.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 7
  2. Negative: 1 out of 7
  1. While Amarantine will do nothing to win over the wrongly pegged new age artist's many detractors, longtime fans will find enough moments of serendipitous pleasure to hold them over for another five years.
  2. 60
    As an oasis of calm in a world of noise and chaos, it's easy to understand her appeal. [Jan 2006, p.114]
  3. This album is calm and relaxing almost to a fault. [26 Nov 2005]
  4. Amarantine sounds like it was born in cloistered solitude, self-referentially echoing Enya albums past.
  5. Anyone order more of the same?
  6. What was once bracing now seems dull and stultifying. [25 Nov 2005, p.100]
  7. The overall effect of "Amarantine" is like drowning in whipped cream. [28 Nov 2005]
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 23 out of 31
  2. Negative: 4 out of 31
  1. Jul 19, 2013
    10
    "Amarantine" shows that Enya doesn't have a formula; very different to its predecessor, the album is most relaxing and vocals are more detectable. The three loxian songs are evidences of Roma's talent as songwriter. A perfect "new age" CD. Expand
  2. Oct 31, 2012
    8
    Enya is hit or miss depending on your taste. Amarantine seems to be a bit more sugary than usual, but it's still good stuff. Buy it if you like Enya, otherwise it might be a bit too much. Expand

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