Borrowed Heaven - The Corrs
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  • Summary: The Irish quartet returns with their first studio disc in four years, which sees them working with producer Olle Romo for the first time. Ladysmith Black Mambazo guest on the title track.
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  1. Positive: 2 out of 7
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  1. This is quality Europop. [11 Jun 2004, p.123]
  2. Mostly made up of charming-but-harmless ballads and little bursts of fiddly Celtic pop.
  3. Song-for-song, I'd pick In Blue over this latest. And there are, of course, lots of better albums that you can get. Still, relatively few of those albums are current albums by artists as purely pop as -- but this much better than -- Britney.
  4. Borrowed Heaven's lyric sheet is filled with high school diary hackneyed favorites but if you like your pop - unadulterated pop - presented and played extremely well you're cheating yourself if you don't check it.
  5. They ‘sound’ well-written without actually being so – the ultimate in pop sophistry.
  6. Their strengths - Andrea's innocently sensual voice, a collective ear for melody, great shoes - are negated by their adult-rock innocuousness and the inevitable fake-blarneyness.
  7. Mostly, though, it's the well-trodden formula of soggy lyrics and wan, rather aimless melodies the main purpose of which seems to be not to offend. [Jul 2004, p.113]
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  1. Positive: 18 out of 18
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  1. Ernesto
    Aug 25, 2006
    10
    Really good, its POP but yet you can sense he irish, just love it
  2. scottk
    Aug 19, 2004
    10
    excellent album-great songwriting!
  3. dericke
    Apr 16, 2005
    10
    A great album from this multi-talented family band
  4. CactuarChocobo
    Jun 12, 2004
    9
    Excellent album! The group looks set to stay for a long, long time, indeed.
  5. JimmyN
    Sep 6, 2004
    9
    Still showing the ever so enigmatic and lively Corr-ish trademark. They have also matured to another level, but what this means in return is Still showing the ever so enigmatic and lively Corr-ish trademark. They have also matured to another level, but what this means in return is that they are showing signs of aging. (sigh) Expand
  6. KerimE
    Jul 3, 2004
    8
    This Album is definetly one of the greatest I have purchased this year. With Lyrics so close to home I have developed a real conection with This Album is definetly one of the greatest I have purchased this year. With Lyrics so close to home I have developed a real conection with the artist and music. Gold Star! Expand
  7. SamO
    Jun 22, 2004
    7
    Harmless and vapid but undeniably catchy and listenable. Escapist, bubblegum pop at its best.

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