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.