Review: Sarah McLachlan – Afterglow

With only 10 songs on this album, you’d better make every single one count. Imagine my toes curling when at least half of them are the dreaded boring kind of lullabies. I bet my neighbours, who have the same type of wireless headphones as me, wouldn’t mind me playing this album every night around 11 or 12 (I can hear theirs when their base station is on and mine is off, so they can hear mine the same way too).
The other half of the bulk does have the power to make my head sway a bit, but that’s as far as it goes. Sure, she can sing, with a Dido-like voice (or maybe Dido has Sarah-like voice), but she’s definitely singing without soul. And without that, you can’t stay longer than a week on my permanent playlist. So, without the burning light in the first place, you can’t really say this has been an afterglow.4½.