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24 of 28 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars At your orders!
It is a real shame that Sinead O'Connor is mostly remembered for her admittedly unforgettable cover of Prince's "Nothing compares 2 U". Not one to shy away from heavyweight topics, her confessional songwriting became her trademark, assisted by her unmistakable, full of conviction, fragile delivery. From her dynamic 1987 debut, right up to today, and amidst adversities...
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3.0 out of 5 stars it's good, but does not have as much power as ...
it's good, but does not have as much power as 'I don't want what I haven't got' or 'faith and courage'. I have a feeling that mrs O'Connor has less and less to say with every next cd
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24 of 28 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars At your orders!, 12 Aug 2014
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It is a real shame that Sinead O'Connor is mostly remembered for her admittedly unforgettable cover of Prince's "Nothing compares 2 U". Not one to shy away from heavyweight topics, her confessional songwriting became her trademark, assisted by her unmistakable, full of conviction, fragile delivery. From her dynamic 1987 debut, right up to today, and amidst adversities during her tumultuous career and public life, she has consistently exhibited such a wealth of talent, that it is beyond me how on earth she has not sustained a solid and abundant audience, and enjoyed the commercial acclaim she deserves.

Following material consisting mostly of religious thematology, her last studio album, 2012's "How about I be me and you be you?", her most accomplished effort in years, failed to meet any success, marking her 2000 album "Faith and courage" as the last, though relatively small, success in her discography. For this new set she seems to move towards a more mainstream direction. More guitar-driven than past records, but brightened with some folk elements, reggae beats, R'n'B touches, combined with edgy as usual lyrics, the overall essence of the record is her most commercial-sounding in over a decade.

Expressing pain and despair, as well as joy and contentment, Sinead's spine-tingling vocals are so pure and raw, that anyone with a beating heart inside them is to be inevitably mesmerised. First single "Take me to church" is indicative of the album's sonic diversity, while "Your green jacket", "Kisses like mine" and "Harbour", are highpoints to treasure. Saving literally the best for last, closing track "Streetcars", possibly the most fragile song of 2014 so far, ends the record in the most striking manner, on an album where some songs are less plausible than others.

Depicted on the cover in a vampy wig, clutching a phallic electric guitar, this dominatrix-style seems unusually impressive (or impressively unusual) for her standards, yet almost impossible to disguise the disarming look of a scared fawn which the natural beauty of her face resembles. No glossy mix of dancey rhythms, multi-tracked choruses, energetic riffs, and catchy singalongs, could distract from her captivating delivery; she has repeatedly proven to remain equally compelling even when left with very little to utilize. She may not be bossy, she may be the boss; ultimately she is imBossible to resist.
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars energy honesty and soul encoded in the little bit of plastic like doesn't often happen, 15 Aug 2014
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Nicholas Horne (Oxfordshire, UK) - See all my reviews
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Everyone should have a copy of this. It costs what, burger-and-chips for two, but it's just exceptional. A gorgeous record, energy honesty and soul encoded in the little bit of plastic like doesn't often happen. Fabulous.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Take me to the church Sinéad goes to!, 16 Aug 2014
"Songs of longings but fulfilled
Songs that don't let you sit still
Songs that mend your broken bones
And don't leave you alone"

-'Take me to Church'

After the first listen I wasn't that impressed with this record as a whole although several strong songs stood out immediately. After a few rounds the tracks I first found weak and didn't find much melody and rhythm in began to work, and the record gains structure and simply gets better and better with every listen.

What's interesting about Sinéad as an artist is that she's never afraid of experimenting and trying out new genres/ concepts. I respect that. Every album -I have all of them- is something new in a way. Not sticking to 'same, same, safe' and what is perhaps expected has it's 'risks' depending of course on what you want to achieve and experience. Sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn't quite. This time it does!

****1/2
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars She'll show you how nice a woman can be..., 15 Aug 2014
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D. Pater "madanniel" (UK) - See all my reviews
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Well, I am Sinead fan...but the album is VERY VERY GOOD, and you will definitelly love it, if you give it a good listen. LOTS of standing out, catchy/quiet/angry/ and/or loud songs, powerful vocals and good lyrics. You couldn't ask for more.

And...make sure you get the deluxe edition, even just for the nice packaging (non plastic, digipack in the UK, really cool booklet with lyrics, pictures, and some 'stories') but I guess the album would NOT be complete without a pretty 'sweet' number 13 (bonus) song, my favourite really.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Beautiful, moving lyrics and vocals, 16 Aug 2014
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This album is a treasure.
I can't stop listening to it.Beautiful ,moving lyrics and vocals,superb production (great job John Reynolds). For an album like this I've been waiting for months (or years even).
Get yourself a copy (make sure is deluxe one) and just listen to it...
Thank you Sinead.
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5.0 out of 5 stars So good. Sinead is so honest and "her mission" in ..., 6 Sep 2014
So good. Sinead is so honest and "her mission" in the Music World has still a lot to express. Many songs could be mentioned, but I love the entire Album and I love to listen to it from song 1 to the last one. Buy with confidence.
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5.0 out of 5 stars 1st Class Buy, 20 Oct 2014
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CD just arrived 10 minutes ago. Was a bit wary of buying Thinking she was a bit of a scary singer/songwriter. Oh how wrong was I. Fantastic CD for relaxing with, driving with or just putting a nice finish to a hard day.
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3.0 out of 5 stars it's good, but does not have as much power as ..., 2 Nov 2014
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it's good, but does not have as much power as 'I don't want what I haven't got' or 'faith and courage'. I have a feeling that mrs O'Connor has less and less to say with every next cd
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4.0 out of 5 stars On first play I was not sure as the style ..., 12 Oct 2014
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This review is from: I'm Not Bossy, I'm The Boss [VINYL] (Vinyl)
On first play I was not sure as the style and content was quite different to previous albums but the more I have listened to the album it has won me over
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4.0 out of 5 stars just Love Her positiveness Spirituallity, 1 Dec 2014
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Joaquim F. Do Amaral "Joaka" (Florianopolis, Brazil) - See all my reviews
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exceeded my highest expectations!, just Love Her positiveness Spirituallity, and Her voice is better than ever!...
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