14 Songs, 54 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

In the time that’s passed since 2007’s Christmas-themed And Winter Came, Enya’s influence has made itself heard in a new generation of female artists—from Julia Holter’s classically informed art-pop to the hallucinogenic melodies of Grimes. On Dark Sky Island, the new age icon returns with a set of lush, synth-lined reveries as melodic and mesmeric as anything she’s recorded since her strangely ubiquitous 1988 debut, Watermark. While its gorgeous title track is layered with her singular brand of yawning vocal harmonies and gossamer strings, “The Loxian Gate” is an anthem sung in Loxian—a fictional language invented just for her.  

EDITORS’ NOTES

In the time that’s passed since 2007’s Christmas-themed And Winter Came, Enya’s influence has made itself heard in a new generation of female artists—from Julia Holter’s classically informed art-pop to the hallucinogenic melodies of Grimes. On Dark Sky Island, the new age icon returns with a set of lush, synth-lined reveries as melodic and mesmeric as anything she’s recorded since her strangely ubiquitous 1988 debut, Watermark. While its gorgeous title track is layered with her singular brand of yawning vocal harmonies and gossamer strings, “The Loxian Gate” is an anthem sung in Loxian—a fictional language invented just for her.  

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Ratings and Reviews

4.6 out of 5
91 Ratings

91 Ratings

Pintoes ,

Firefly

I have to agree with all the coments so far, have loved all of Enya's music and this sounds more than promising, great stuff, long awaited album Thank you!

Rikstarisn ,

Welcome back

A welcomed return to the queen of new age . I can't wait for the album to drop

Terry Manning, Bournemouth, UK ,

Pure Class

This album is a fantastic return to form for Enya after a couple of slightly under par albums in the last decade. (“Amaranthine" and in particular "And Winter Came") If you loved the albums released in the 90’s ("Shepherd Moons", "A Day Without Rain" and "The Memory Of Trees") you will love this as it’s equally as stunning as those three albums. Buy. Enjoy!

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