11 Songs, 44 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

5.0 out of 5
25 Ratings

25 Ratings

padsby ,

another classic

i might add that the deluxe tracks are definitely worth it. not a filler whatsoever.

messy89 ,

beautiful music

I'm so glad to see Enya release more music, the new album is another masterpiece full of signature Enya music.

Chazzzor ,

Worth the Wait!

I have been a fan of Enya's music for a long time now. There is something about the tone of her voice and how she layers in those perfect vocals that is both soothing and beautiful. Dark Sky Island is a wonderful addition to her work. I especially enjoy The Humming" and "Forge of the Angels".

I was glad to discover she had a new album to add to my collection. This new album has songs that are reminiscent of some of her earlier work and some with completely new themes such as "The Humming" and "Forge of the Angels". Kudos to Enya and her team on this beautiful new work of art!

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