5 of 11 people found the following review helpful
Could have been so much better.,
This review is from: The Blue Idol (Audio CD)
I'm really torn on this CD... it starts off with three of the most beautiful peices of music I've ever heard. And then what? Nothing... this CD is a perfect mix of the best and the most cliche and boring. Tracks 1,2,3, and 7 are beautiful and unique, while tracks 5,6,8 and 9 are makes of tunes that have been played by practically every Celtic band, whether Irish or Scottish, thats out there. And there is nothing about these later mentioned tracks that distinguishes them from the ordinary. So what this CD does is leave me skipping tracks. I do think though, that the good tracks alone are worth buying the whole CD, however boring the other tracks are. Altan is a respectable artist, but I can think of many other artists, better, and more complete in their goodness. If you don't mind the lack of vocals, Lunasa is one of the best Irish bands you can hear. Your money would be better spent on "Otherworld" by the aforementioned band.