Faith and Courage - Sinead O'Connor
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 10 out of 18
  2. Negative: 2 out of 18
  1. 100
    "Faith And Courage" is head and shoulders above what came before it. In fact, it is brilliant.
  2. Enter Faith and Courage, an album that reclaims O'Connor's status and stature as it presents us with a kinder, gentler, and matured artist who still sings like a wily archangel and writes with passionate, purposeful clarity.
  3. 80
    Faith and Courage shows a songwriter still in command of her talents.
  4. 70
    On Faith and Courage, she returns with the blend of Celtic mysticism, commercial pop, and mature themes that moved so many listeners (and units) on 1990's I Do Not Want What I Haven't Got, while pulling out a few trip-hop stops to keep things current.
  5. The album sounds, not surprisingly, overproduced, lacking even a hint of the earthy quality of 'I Do Not Want...' and leaving little space for O'Connor to stretch out vocally. [#146, p.96]
  6. 50
    Often, Sinead's words are infected with the pernicious post-therapy psychobabble that blights the contemporary female singer/songwriter...
  7. 30
    For such a propulsive controversy-magnet, her new album is awfully toothless and indistinct.

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