Laws of Illusion [CD]

  • Artist: Sarah McLachlan
  • SKU: 9937246
  • Release Date: 06/15/2010
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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Laws of Illusion a refreshing comeback

    Posted
    Sera22

    I've been a huge Sarah McLachlan for years, so I was really excited to hear her new album and to see if she stayed true to her original sound or if she seemed to stray. Either way, I was just looking forward to hearing something fresh from her. If one thing is certain, it's that Sarah's soothing and like-no-other voice is just as powerful as it's ever been. The lyrics are thought-provoking, and the music is very soothing and relaxing. One major difference between this and some of Sarah's other albums is that this one does have a few tracks that are definitely more upbeat. I'm a fan of all of her albums, but it's no secret that some of her past songs have seemed a bit depressing or sad - still amazing songs, just not all uplifting. I would say Laws of Illusion is a nice blend of some more upbeat selections along with the slower, more relaxing songs that also have some heavier lyrics. While this CD would be perfect as background music for a romantic dinner or be great while relaxing in a bubble bath, I'd also like to say that, as the mother of a two-year-old, this is a great CD for calming your nerves while driving your car with a toddler in the middle of a whine-fest. All in all, 4 out of 5 stars. I really liked this CD, but at the same time, it didn't totally knock my socks off, either. But, I'm certainly not disappointed.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Sarah throws it down raw!

    Posted
    dizzybloom
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    Wow, Sarah has certainly thrown all her raw emotions into this album. I am that kind of person who uses music to my advantage. If, I want to work through some trials and tribulations, I look for an artist that has gone through such and puts their heart and emotions into every little lyric. With Sarah McLachlan, who quite honestly sounds like an angel" you get just that. You get life lived, life wrote into a song that you can let meld in your mind as you work through your own emotions. Or you can sing along with it with that intense therapeutic release of energy. I believe Sarah has not held anything back on this album. Her song Forgiveness is so thought provoking, that it can play to your emotion to forgive those who have wronged you, or that maybe you need to seek forgiveness for those your wronged. If you are looking for an album that has meaning, has meat, has rawness of emotion, then I recommend you purchase Sarah McLachlan's Laws of Illusion album.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    So Worth The Wait!

    Posted
    rm365

    Finally! It's been 7 long years and Sarah is back! Her new album is pretty much classic Sarah when it comes to her angelic voice and poetic words, but you can also feel a new maturity. The collection is filled with songs of pain and love, which seems to have been inspired by personal events. I was surprised and happy to find an upbeat, sorta techno sounding song on here. "Awakenings" sounds like something you might hear from Dido. I loved it, but I wish the energy would have stayed for a few more songs. The rest of the cd falls into adult contemporary/adult alternative. Die hard Sarah fans will no doubt love this cd, and for them, I say it was worth the long wait. Those that appreciate adult alternative will also surely have this one in heavy rotation. One disappointment though is that two tracks were previously released on her last collection of greatest hits. After such a long wait, one would hope for a whole cd full of new material. All in all, though, it's great cd!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    a relaxing return to Sarah's classic style

    Posted
    lalola

    As a long time fan of Sarah, I was apprehensive about her latest release. In an era where most artists seem to feel that they need to constantly change their style and sound to remain "relevant", Sarah Mclachlan is clearly comfortable in her own skin and making the music that her fans know and love. "Laws of Illusion" is a return to her at her best, with beautiful lyrics and music that are perfect for laying back and relaxing. The track "Out of Tune", in particular, is beautiful with the slight touch of the ethereal that I've come to love from her. The only oddity is the album photography. The cover image, in particular, is a less than attractive photo of her - in fact, she looks more like Teri Hatcher from Desperate Housewives than the true beauty she is. A few of the inner photos reflect her beauty but not as many as one would expect. Imagery aside, though, this is destined to be a Sarah Mclachlan fans new favorite album in a very short amount of time.

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Sarah is Back!

    Posted
    tybreemommy

    5.0 out of 5 stars Sarah is back!, July 1, 2010 By TyBreeMommy (Connecticut) - See all my reviews This review is from: Laws Of Illusion (Audio CD) I have to say that I was disappointed with the CD at first. I guess after so many years I expected more. I got my husband to become a fan and when he asked me "how I liked the new CD?" I was mixed, but after listening more I can now say Sarah is back!! The lyrics are great with the catchy lines, melodic music that leaves it lingering in your mind. I can play the whole CD through and just relax and enjoy. I love to sing along or just actually listen to her voice. My 5 year old son calls it "mommy's cd" but loves to listen too and calls "Loving you is Easy" his song. My favorite song is "Forgiveness." Thank you Sarah for not letting your fans down. I am looking forward to your tour of this CD!

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Amazing as always!

    Posted
    Bethh

    Being a life long Sarah fan, I have been anxiously awaiting the release of this new album is true to form, it does not disappoint! As always, Sarah magically transforms any mood with her soothing and expressive tone. Anyone that knows Sarah knows her distinct, flawless sound is amazing! Sarah's soft peaceful voice has always brought peace, tranquility and balance to my life. Her new album, Laws of Illusion, is no exception. Like every album of hers that I listen to, I love the mood that her soft voice and inspiring words put me in. Sarah puts so much thought and soul into her lyrics which really hits home on some level with most listeners. Regardless of your mood, Laws of Illusion will help level your mood and put you at ease. Sit back, relax and listen to Sarah's incredible new album and enjoy! FIVE STAR!!! Keep the music coming Sarah!!!

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Easy to listen to...

    Posted
    SJCMMOM

    In the interest of full-disclosure - I was given this album to listen to and to review. So I didn't have any expectations (good or bad) when I listened to the CD. I've heard some of Sarah McLachlan's music before, but I never bought any of her albums, so I can't make any comparisons to her previous work. That said, I really like this album. I'd categorize it as "easy listening", but it isn't overly mellow. Many of the songs are very upbeat and catchy, and I've even caught myself singing a few of them even when I wasn't listening to it. She has a really beautiful and interesting voice and the music is good too. I'm guessing that if you already like Sarah McLachlan, you'll like this one, and if you don't know her music, you'll still like it. I'd recommend it; it's good.

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Worth the wait

    Posted
    Jan99

    I just listened to Sarah McLachlan's new album and really enjoyed it. I have been a big fan of hers since I first heard "Angel" years ago. Laws of Illusion marks Sarah's first studio album of brand new material in 7 years and is definitely worth the wait; her voice is still beautiful. Sarah's first single off the album is "Loving You Is Easy" but I would have to say my favorite songs are "Illusions of Bliss" and "Forgiveness". This is an album that is very soothing and relaxing to listen to. I would recommend this album to others and if you're a fan of Sarah's, you will not be disappointed. And not only does Sarah have the new album out, but the return of the historic, all-female Lilith Fair (which was founded by Sarah) is returning this summer, tour dates starting June 27.

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