It’s hard to review a Sinead O’Connor without bringing into the equation her whole crazy personality. That does this wonderful artist a disservice. Because of all the craziness that has surrounded her career we sometimes forget what a wonderful voice she possesses and that she is a good songwriter. I promise to focus on those things while writing this. How About I Be Me (And You Be You)? is her ninth studio album. The songs on the album contain the same type of provocative opinions that we have come to know from her. She once again takes on the Catholic Church and the sexual abuse of children within the school system in Ireland. Then continues on with confessions about love, drugs, etc. She is a brave soul. Does not stand down for anyone. The power behind her convictions and opinions are rendered that much more powerful due to that magnificent voice. When she sings you can’t help but sit up and take notice. O’Connor’s voice can be tender one moment and then window shattering the next. You will not mistake her for anyone else as her music stands alone. She has never been someone to follow trends making the music she believes in and loves commerciality be damned. Twenty five years into her career and she is just as stunning and visionary as ever. This is an album filled with Sinead O’Connor classic sounding tracks.
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