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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
I love it, I hate it
on June 4, 2002
First off, I'm trying to find the "Original" Talk on Corners. This special edition literally angers me; beautiful music, lyrics, and singing set to a drum machine. It's almost as if someone (Probably Corr's management) was desperate to make The Corrs into pop stars in the US. I can picture them now - mixing Britanny Spears CD with the Corrs... Yea, it's a hit!
Irish music normally makes one want to jump up and dance. This music is intended to be played at a dance club, not an Irish pub. The difference is much more powerful than my feeble words are conveying.
Beyond the hated drum machines (Do The Corrs not have an accomplished drummer? Of course they do.) the lyrics and harmonies are right on with what I expect from The Corrs. The gifted playing that is almost but not quite covered up by the inhuman beat-box mixes is a joy to find, when you can uncover it.
If you like dance/techno then this might be a CD that is close enough to your style of music, but different enough to be unique. Otherwise, I'd recommend Forgiven Not Forgotten or the fabled Original Talk on Corners that I think exists only as an import. If it doesn't, don't tell me. I need that hope.