Celtic Tenors

Remember Me

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The Celtic Tenors are not the Irish Tenors, the Three Tenors, or Il Divo, but fans of opera, pop, and classical will find little to differentiate them from their more flamboyant contemporaries. Handsome, young, and oozing transcontinental sex appeal, Matthew Gilsenan, James Nelson, and Niall Morris capably croon their way through 11 future television commercials for jewelry, none of which -- besides the ultra-rare "Danny Boy" -- are even remotely Celtic. The arrangements range from orchestral and soulless ("Non Siamo Isole/We Are Not Islands") to late-'80s urban contemporary ("Ten Thousand Years") -- the latter is eerily reminiscent of "Somewhere Out There" from the 1986 mouse adventure American Tail. The line between processed cheese and artisan cheddar is awfully thin in this genre, and on the rare occasion that it doesn't pander to medical waiting-room radio -- Three Tenors/Irish Tenors -- it can be the audio equivalent of a Shakespeare tragedy, or at the very least an exceptionally involving Harlequin romance novel. The Celtic Tenors are so safe that if you were to strap the CD around your head and dive headfirst off a ten-story building, any injuries would be purely emotional. However, if your idea of an amorous utopia is three impeccably groomed Irish lads belting out "All Out of Love" by Air Supply, then Remember Me will be the definitive soundtrack to many a midnight fumbling.

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