This is an excellent soundtrack to grace the upcoming Cate Blanchette vehicle, 'Veronica Guerin,' which chronicles the true-crime story of the film's namesake heroine -- an intrepid Irish reporter who tackles the Emerald Isle Mafia in an attempt to get the ultimate story...and tragically loses her life. I realize this is a bit of a spoiler, but if the film details all of Ms. Guerin's incredible adventures while on her *way* to death, then the film will be superb. Let's face it, anything Cate Blanchette touches with her thespian wand is turned into some form of gold. The same applies to this wonderful soundtrack: any project Sinead O'Connor deems worthy enough to lend her archangelic pipes to has got to be pretty solid. The album opens and closes with one of her most affecting and gut-wrenching songs ever...the stunning "One Day," which, if it is not a massive hit at least in Ireland, I'll eat a bowl of Lucky Charms -- and trust me: I don't DO Lucky Charms. She ends the record with "The Funeral," an apparently gaelic version of the first song which, given the fact she's already wrenched your guts out with the opening track, decides to go the whole hog and remove your very heart as well. In between, we have mood music fit for an exciting and melancholy true-crime story -- lots of broody strings ideal for a fog-swagged day, probably like the one in which Veronica Guerin, poor soul, was murdered at a stoplight by the evildoers who were intent upon silencing her forever. This is a soundtrack to make you very sad, with those little bits of triumph hanging, ghost-like, at the edges of your feelings. Buy it and listen to it in the rain, or as you go to bed. Your dreams will be loaded with phantoms.