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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. Anyone order more of the same?
  4. What was once bracing now seems dull and stultifying. [25 Nov 2005, p.100]
  5. This album is calm and relaxing almost to a fault. [26 Nov 2005]
  6. Amarantine sounds like it was born in cloistered solitude, self-referentially echoing Enya albums past.
  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. Endymion
    Feb 10, 2006
    10
    This album should be bought by everyone. Its Enya in her best,even with few or any promotion about her music she can sell more than 5 million This album should be bought by everyone. Its Enya in her best,even with few or any promotion about her music she can sell more than 5 million Amarantines in the world. I fear that with a lot of garbage music that exists in this planet,some excellent artists could be forgotten and lost.About Amarantine album - Less Than a Pearl,The River Sings and Water Shows The Hidden Heart are the powerfull ones. BUY THIS ALBUM Expand
  2. AnthonyS
    Sep 17, 2006
    10
    It never fails to astound me how often the media misses shining stars like this cd and instead glorifies the albums that won't last more It never fails to astound me how often the media misses shining stars like this cd and instead glorifies the albums that won't last more than two or three years. Enya will be around for the next 50 years and onward, this album was no exception. 5 stars, no question. Her words are profound and striking. While at first you may not notice them, once you realize what she's saying it really hits home. Expand
  3. nandoc
    Mar 15, 2006
    10
    Best album of this year.
  4. [Anonymous]
    Jan 19, 2006
    9
    There are many reasons to love what Enya does & how she does it. Whether you enjoy her music or not, compared to some of the crap being There are many reasons to love what Enya does & how she does it. Whether you enjoy her music or not, compared to some of the crap being pumped out in recent years, the Enya-Roma partnership has produced some of the best music of all time, as evidenced by the rushof the movie industry to use Enya material. Just as I appreciate the pure, raw, pounding sound of AC/DC, I'm also an Enya aficionado for the superb melodies, harmonies, choice of instrumentation & lyrics. What other artists can use Gaelic, English & Latin in their tracks & command such a huge following of people who only may've experienced Latin if they grew up a Catholic years ago? I never thought I would ever stray from the great, driving rock & roll juggernaut that is AC/DC. But I don't give a damn in what language she sings - the sheer beauty of the Amarantine cut, "If I Could Be Where You Are", brings out the purist in me. AC/DC makes me feel good, but the superb talent that is Enya just blows me away! Expand
  5. 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 youEnya 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
  6. JohnC
    Dec 12, 2005
    7
    While it lacks some of the energy of her earlier works, it's a soothing multi-nuanced listen.
  7. BrendaH
    Dec 15, 2005
    1
    Very disappointing--she must have been wrongfully influenced. Title should be changed to reflect the music, like Music To Die With or Love is Very disappointing--she must have been wrongfully influenced. Title should be changed to reflect the music, like Music To Die With or Love is Hopeless. Expand

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