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Laws of Illusion

Sarah McLachlan’s sound hasn’t changed much in the seven years since Afterglow, but it does feel less sweeping than usual (exaltations like ”It’s you who gave me fire” notwithstanding) on Laws of Illusion. ”Loving You Is Easy” is spry and jaunty, and ”U Want Me 2” explores her favorite theme (”the distance between us”) with the austere prettiness of Aimee Mann. B