Amarantine For loyalists, the good news is that with Amarantine , Enya is still plowing Celtic New Age turf. Tracks like "Long, Long Journey" are the… Amarantine For loyalists, the good news is that with Amarantine , Enya is still plowing Celtic New Age turf. Tracks like "Long, Long Journey" are the… 2005-11-22 Enya Pop
Music Review

Amarantine (2005)

Enya | THE CELT Enya's Amarantine features a dull sound
Image credit: Enya: Bob King / REDFERNS / Retna
THE CELT Enya's Amarantine features a dull sound
EW's GRADE
C

Details Release Date: Nov 22, 2005; Lead Performance: Enya; Genre: Pop

For loyalists, the good news is that with Amarantine, Enya is still plowing Celtic New Age turf. Tracks like ''Long, Long Journey'' are the same sort of sorrowful, gauze-wrapped contemplations she's been crafting for nearly two decades, and references to ''the lonesome sound of the sky as it cries'' sound familiar too. The bad news is, well, all of the above. What was once bracing now seems dull and stultifying. Enya truly seems lost in the moors now.

Originally posted Nov 18, 2005 Published in issue #851 Nov 25, 2005 Order article reprints
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