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Sarah McLachlan — Awakenings
Album: Laws Of Illusion
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6.7

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Total ratings: 188









Released: 2010
Length: 4:03
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Voting high everything by Sarah just like The Beatles fans vote high everything by them. So much for the objectivity.
far from one of the best female voices in the "biz". but far from "choking goose" aswell. to me it's step behind where it starts to be histerical. 

 
yodasan_magoo wrote:


He has no idea what he meant.  Don't ask him to explain.  He obviously has no taste either.  Sara has one of the best female voices in the biz.
 


I really think it is nice what she is doing for animals, perhaps they can talk her out of recording her voice anymore though they would probably wish she would not sing at all in their presence.{#Whistle}
I happen to like what Sarah McLaughlan sings.

As opposed to:

I don't like what Mariah Carey sings. The first time I toumbled into her video performance; I thought it was a joke. I don't mean that sarcastically, I really thought she was trying to be funny. Wierd - very wierd wild stuff!

Why get hung up on whether Sarah McLaughlin is the best of the best when she clearly stands out in the crowd.
 vit wrote:
This woman purposely cannot sing. It sounds like choking a big canadian goose.
 
You make no sense...and haven't a clue. Boo. {#Moon}
 vit wrote:
This woman purposely cannot sing. It sounds like choking a big canadian goose.
 

I never had any experience choking a Canada goose.

I've heard them honk, watched them cover the sky, observed them cover suburban lawns with fecal matter, and been on the other side of some hissing and aggressive behaviour.



 yodasan_magoo wrote:


He has no idea what he meant.  Don't ask him to explain.  He obviously has no taste either.  Sara has one of the best female voices in the biz.
 
It's like this. She starts a note, then she elevates it into some sort of strangled ... honk. If there's another name for it let me know and I will seriously back down.

The songs we both rate at 8+ on this station have a noticeable overlap, so I guess neither of us have any taste.

Maybe you don't like her music, maybe you hate her, but geez, she CAN sing.
 martinc wrote:

You choke geese? What does "purposedly cannot sing" even mean? Leave the geese alone or we will send the snow patrol to your place of work and expose you.
 

He has no idea what he meant.  Don't ask him to explain.  He obviously has no taste either.  Sara has one of the best female voices in the biz.
I'd missed that there was a new Sarah album out. I'm usually a huge fan, but this is a bit dull on first listen... 
I'll inevitably get the CD, so I hope it's better after a few listens. 
 vit wrote:
This woman purposely cannot sing. It sounds like choking a big canadian goose.
 
You choke geese? What does "purposedly cannot sing" even mean? Leave the geese alone or we will send the snow patrol to your place of work and expose you.
Nice, I like the production and songs shows lots of depth in terms of how the members of the band move forward and back as the song progresses. I think the song shows some growth for her ...I like her older material as well so I might be considered a fan, and a biased Canadian.
This woman purposely cannot sing. It sounds like choking a big canadian goose.
For some reason, the last part of this song in particular really tugs at my heartstrings.
 kaybee wrote:
What a segue from "I Feel Possessed"!  Way to go, Bill! 

Nice piece except for the yodel in Sarah's voice.  Love the album cover.
 
You are hereby condemned to listen to "Hocus Pocus" by Focus, alongside Sisyphus and Prometheus  :poser

There's a lot going on, but it seems to be more fluff than substance.
Sarah McLachlan lives in Sarah McLachlan world, but that's fine. She's good as a widget.
Ugh. A more appropriate song title would be "Put-to-sleepenings"
I guess I need to listen to it more closely again. Because the first time sounded horrible to me.
I was pleasantly surprised by this tune. {#Music}
I have always appreciated Sarah. 
 pauleywalnuts wrote:
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The schmaltzy album cover looks like something Celine Dion would offer up.
 

The CD cover likely plays to Sarah's older North American female audience.  I think it downplays the raw sensuality potential.

 

Two partial listens and yeah, it's OK but....  it lacks that sparkle.

 

And yes, Sarah McLaughlin's recent studio music would come alive if, let's say, Steven Wilson produced it.


rather disappointed. Some nice lyrical content on some songs, but overall a rather bland album. The Celine Dion reference was apt, but Sarah doesn't have that kind of voice. The band sound is bland, a new producer could do wonders for her. Pretty awful compared to stuff she did 10 years ago.
I don't know... nothing I've heard from it has been hit out of the park in my opinion.

The schmaltzy album cover looks like something Celine Dion would offer up.
Fantastic!  Another one out of the park for Sarah - her band is so excellent and unheralded, especially her guitar player - great technique, raw but controlled and exciting accents in just the right spots to really bring a song to life.  Great to hear the next chapter of the Sarah McLachlan legacy!
 Imkirok wrote:

Divorce isn't a bitch.  It's freedom.  Realizing that you squandered the years is the real bitch.

 

Hear hear! {#Yell}
 kaybee wrote:
Nice piece except for the yodel in Sarah's voice.  Love the album cover.

 
I agree.  I think I'd like it better if it she weren't in it, honestly.

What a segue from "I Feel Possessed"!  Way to go, Bill! 

Nice piece except for the yodel in Sarah's voice.  Love the album cover.
I love Sarah but this feels like she is trying too hard... almost reminds me of Evanescence. Perhaps it will grow on me.

Her voice is amazing.
 beinder wrote:
"...years I squandered..." divorce is a bitch.
 
Divorce isn't a bitch.  It's freedom.  Realizing that you squandered the years is the real bitch.

 mandolin wrote:
...i don't know what to make of sarah mclachlan since 1994...
 

Not sure she could produce and perform at the level she was back in the 90s.  She is an unbelievable talent and if she made an album consisting of nothing but farm animal noises I would still admire her.
...i don't know what to make of sarah mclachlan since 1994...
It's no "Possession", but at least it's not putting me to sleep, which is more than I can say for most of the stuff she's put out in the last 10-15 years.
"...years I squandered..." divorce is a bitch.
Shows a rating of 5 on the main page, yet there have only ever been two 8 ratings... ?

HHHMMM?