Well, I must admit that I am very disappointed in this CD, although I refrained from reviewing it for nearly two months to give it a chance. Okay, it's been given a proper chance, so now I'm here to sum it up for you.
First of all, Sarah's voice sounds like an angel. It's breathtaking, and I love the way she sings on all the songs. However, that's all I find good about this CD, besides the two best songs, "Fallen", and "World On Fire".
It's just like "Surfacing", only much more boring. Sarah never seems to take risks with her music, she sticks with a tried-and-true formula of bland ballads and the same old lyrical themes (although quite pretty at times). Even her lyrics, though, such as on "Stupid", "Train Wreck", and "Push", among many others, I find WAY too wordy, like she's trying to sound more poetic than she actually is.
It's a nice album, better than most of the pathetic mainstream out there lately, but it's very, very boring. I think Sarah should try something new besides all these sleepy melodies and songs. Variety is the spice of music, not just life.
Don't buy this, buy "Surfacing" instead. Trust me, once you have one album of Sarah's, you have them all. They're all the same. C'mon, Sarah, don't let me down!