Released: Nov 1998
Label: Apsis Music
Don't be surprised if you think Anael sounds more heavenly, more ephemeral than Enya herself. After all, the French-Canadian vocalist is named after an angel found in Jewish lore. Although Enya is a noticeable influence, Anael is more inspired by modern classical than Celtic folk. This means her lush, dreamy balladry feels more sacred, less whimsical. Still, if you're a fan of feather-light New Age pop, Unconditional will totally speak -- okay, whisper -- to you.