Aye, I'd heard that as well; also that is apparently sounds like a "babbling brook" (aw, isn't that nice!?). I'll try listening to Dutch or Swedish and see what I think, thanks.
I've looked up about Albanian, and you're right, I've never known a language to have such a similar phonology to ours! Even Scots is very different, though it is largely mutually inteligible with English.
I think the late Stanley Unwin gives a very good inpression of what English sounds like to maybe a German or Dutchman with his "Unwinese", and I've found it quite helpful myself.
Дxєс єз Єнглєш pєтн ўєдx оxл дxъ ъннэсъсэри ваўлз pємуxвъд op pєплесъд ўєдx мор фєтєнг ўонз. Ўєч ду ю тxєнк єз бэст, op aт лист ўєч ду ю тxєнк ўъд би изиър фор съмўон нот ъдxърўяз акўентъд ўєдx дxъ лангўєц ту лърн?