I'll direct this review at those of you who fell in love with "Silence" from Karma. "Silence" was great because it mixed expert electronic music with the intense, angelic vocals of guest singer Sarah McLachlan creating a captivating musical experience. Delerium must have known this was the sweetspot of Karma and so they decided to make Poem, an entire album devoted to songs with talented guest vocalists. (There are a few pure music tracks on the album, which are still very listenable.) In the end, while not having anything that outdoes "Silence", Poem has at least 5 songs that hit the nail on the head with the same formula. Kristy Hawkshaw, Jenifer McLaren, Joanne Stevens AND Rani Kamal are amazing vocalists, and the very well-crafted electronica on this album fits their voices perfectly. It's a crime to do anything but close your eyes and drink in the sound when these songs are playing. The two other songs with guest vocals deviate from the pattern slightly as Leigh Nash and Matthew Sweet have less 'angelic' voices, but are still excellent songs.
So buy this album and 'drink up'! And if there are some of you who don't 'get it' right away, do give it a few listens as I guarantee there are songs you will like as much (or nearly as much (hey "silence" was amazing))) as "silence".