Enya: And Winter Came
The Sunday Times Online (Uk), Nov. 9, 2008
There can surely be only two explanations for why Enya’s new album sounds exactly like her previous ones: creative famine (the singer and her longtime collaborators, Roma and Nicky Ryan, shot their bolts, artistically, years ago) or commercial cynicism. I shall long cherish the blurb’s guff about how And Winter Came was “originally envisioned as a Christmas-themed album. As recording progressed, it became apparent that a broader seasonal theme had emerged”. This, about a record released in time for the Christmas market, featuring sleigh bells, ponderous, pointless versions of O Come, O Come Emmanuel and Silent Night, and song titles such as White Is in the Winter Night and The Spirit of Christmas Past. Broader seasonally themed greetings, then. Ker-ching.
1 star out of 5
Note: Transcribed by Book of Days. Any takers on how many times Dan Cairns didn't listen to the album? Hey, BOD is a library. I put up the good with the bad. Take pity on poor Cairns. His hearing's probably been irreparably damaged by review rap crap.