Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
Genres: Folk, World Music, Pop, Rock
Sinéad Lohan discounts any Irish or folk influences in her music, but they remain a propulsive force behind the contemporary pop sheen of her U.S. debut album, No Mermaid. Her tunes have the immediate simplicity of folk an... more »
Sinéad Lohan discounts any Irish or folk influences in her music, but they remain a propulsive force behind the contemporary pop sheen of her U.S. debut album, No Mermaid. Her tunes have the immediate simplicity of folk anthems, but her quixotic lyrics delve deeply and sometimes dramatically into the '90s psyche. Weaned on Top of the Pops, Sting, and Paul Weller rather than jigs and reels, Lohan never sacrifices originality and character within her creatively populist approach. She is well served by a creative production (from Daniel Lanois associate Malcom Burn), weaving a swirling, textured backdrop of funky folk and electronica that perfectly compliments her wryly personal observations on life and love. --Derek Rath
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Myra S. (ignolopi) from SLC, UT
Reviewed on 4/9/2013...
This is one of my favorite CDs to listen to. Sinead Lohan's style in her second CD is more pop-ish, but still a mellow, easy listening kinda feel. I find each song new and interesting, and catchy. The lyrics are sometimes a bit odd but catchy anyway. I can listen to her music on repeat and not get tired of it (which would normally happen).
I've been listening to this CD for almost a decade now. It does not get old.
Sinead M. (bookworm) from SAN JOSE, CA
Reviewed on 10/12/2006...
great CD by wonderful Irish Singer - shes been on a few film albums already
An instant favorite - buy it today!
Jeff Pert | Minneapolis, Minnesota | 01/27/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I happened to be in a music store recently when I heard the most beautiful song playing over their sound system. As soon as it was over I rushed to the counter and asked who it was, and that was my introduction to Sinead Lohan. I bought the CD just to get that one song ("What Can Never Be") but when I got it home I discovered that I loved the entire album! (How often does THAT happen? ) Sinead has a beautiful voice, sometimes strong and energetic, sometimes soft and tender, with the most adorable Irish accent you could ever hope to hear. The worst song on this CD is better than 95% of the stuff on the radio, and the best ones will be playing in your head and your heart all day long. If you like female vocalists at all, this album will be one of your all-time favorites from the very first time you hear it. Buy it right this minute - you'll be glad you did!"
My Favorite CD from 1999
eurotrashgirl | 06/08/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Sinead Lohan's "No Mermaid" cd is an instant classic. The songs have depth and variation, and are held together well with the thread of Lohan's strong, assured voice, excellent lyrics, and interesting, steady harmonies. The songs do sound somewhat similar to each other, and Lohan has a very distinctive voice, so you can always tell a song of hers just by listening for a little while. But since I really like her sound, I don't really find this a detraction.Three of the songs on the CD, "No Mermaid"(the title track), "Whatever it Takes" and "Diving to Be Deeper" get a lot of airplay on the radio waves, and with good reason. The songs have great lyrics, a clean, strong sound, and make you happy and interested listening to them, without their being too syrupy or cliche. To quote the SNL guys Hans & Frans, her music "pumps you up." I always play it quite loud, and it fills the house well on a nice summer day.But at the same time, Lohan knows how to carry a slower, mellower tune, with the same degree of shining talent. Lohan's voice is always powerful, but on a couple of tracks, especially the haunting "What Can Never Be," it is sheer, beautifully lucid and transparent, like colored glass. Mesmerizing.The songs and words stay in your head long after hearing them, and when the cd spins again, you just might find yourself singing along. This is also a cd that grows on you, I think, the more you listen to it. Since I like it so much and listen to it often, I sometimes put the cd player on "random" and let the cd speak for itself. I find that when the songs are in a different order, they sound new, in a way. I definetely give this CD two thumbs up.Plus, if the artist actually takes the time to let you know she hopes you enjoy her music as much as she enjoyed making it (see above) you know you're dealing with a real winner! :)"