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Top Track

Only Time
Who can say where the road goes? Where the day flows? Only time And who can say if your love grows As your heart chose? Only time Who can say why... See the rest of the song lyrics
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 8
  2. Negative: 2 out of 8
  1. 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...
  2. This is music that works almost entirely as a surface pleasure; strip it of its pretensions, and it's just contemporary easy listening music.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. Essentially, it sounds exactly like each of her four previous albums. Sure, she's consistent, but does she never tire of forever sounding the same...?
  6. Entertainment Weekly
    25
    Unless you're bound in an herbal body wrap, there's simply no acceptable reason to listen to this New Age nonsense. [11/24/2000, p.82]
  7. Yanni is Tchaikovsky by comparison, Sarah McLachlan Ella Fitzgerald, treacle Smithfield ham.... Like Master P or Michael Bolton only worse, she tests one's faith in democracy itself.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 35 out of 43
  2. Negative: 6 out of 43
  1. TammyS
    Sep 1, 2001
    10
    I absolutely love this album! Very beautiful... :)
  2. Aug 16, 2013
    10
    One 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
  3. Angel
    Nov 4, 2001
    10
    This album made me a fan (perhaps the biggest) of Enya!
  4. HamiltonP
    Jan 21, 2005
    10
    Marvelous CD. The Enya´s voice is a dream that never would may to stop. The dream where the blue sky, perfumed and beautiful flowers Marvelous CD. The Enya´s voice is a dream that never would may to stop. The dream where the blue sky, perfumed and beautiful flowers are with us. I don´t want to wake!!!! Expand
  5. Prometheus
    Jun 16, 2007
    10
    One of enya's better album. I'm not sure what the critics are smoking but it must be affecting their judgment skills. There is no One of enya's better album. I'm not sure what the critics are smoking but it must be affecting their judgment skills. There is no good reason while this should be so poorly reviewed. Expand
  6. Dec 21, 2015
    8
    Simplesmente amo esse álbum, as faixas "Wild Child", "One by One", "Lazy Days", "The First of Autumn" são incríveis e ainda possui o hit "OnlySimplesmente amo esse álbum, as faixas "Wild Child", "One by One", "Lazy Days", "The First of Autumn" são incríveis e ainda possui o hit "Only Time". Expand
  7. JonL
    Aug 5, 2007
    0
    This 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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