Jon Dolan
June 09, 2010 AT 04:00 AM EDT

Laws of Illusion

type
Music
Current Status
In Season
performer
Sarah McLachlan
genre
Pop

We gave it a B

Sarah McLachlan’s sound hasn’t changed much in the seven years since Afterglow, but it does feel less sweeping than usual (exaltations like ”It’s you who gave me fire” notwithstanding) on Laws of Illusion. ”Loving You Is Easy” is spry and jaunty, and ”U Want Me 2” explores her favorite theme (”the distance between us”) with the austere prettiness of Aimee Mann. B

Download These:
Lush, stately U Want Me 2 at amazon.com
Monogamy-drunk Loving You Is Easy at amazon.com

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