Faith and Courage

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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. Its first single, "No Man's Woman"... contains much of what makes O'Connor's music so compelling: tight songwriting, music that borrows from traditions both antique and contemporary, and a voice that can switch from fragile to fierce in the span of a graceful note. As goes the single, so goes most of the album...
  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. She sounds lonely and afraid in songs like "Jealous" and "Dancing Lessons," yet her fierce confidence overpowers such insecurity on the pinch-hitting "No Man's Woman."
  6. Her choice of collaborators is piss-poor, and as every vocal snarl and heartfelt croon is wilfully blanded-out by the musos and their sterile embellishments, we might as well be listening to The Corrs.
  7. 30
    For such a propulsive controversy-magnet, her new album is awfully toothless and indistinct.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 6
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  1. ConorD
    Mar 2, 2005
    10
    Brilliant album, every song is brilliant then you have No Man's Woman & Daddy I'm Fine, unbelieveable!!!
  2. ClareH.
    Oct 21, 2001
    10
    I think that Sinead O'Connor is extremely talented and her music is beautiful. She is my inspiration and I would love to write some I think that Sinead O'Connor is extremely talented and her music is beautiful. She is my inspiration and I would love to write some music as good as hers. Expand
  3. jyotirmayad
    Jan 5, 2006
    6
    This album dissappointed me. I knew deep down as I purchased it that it would have some mediocre music on it as it was Sinead's 4th or This album dissappointed me. I knew deep down as I purchased it that it would have some mediocre music on it as it was Sinead's 4th or 5th proper studio album. It had been 13 years since she arrived on the music scene and this ended up being her last CD of original music. I disliked much of it save for 3 or 4 songs. Later, she wisely chose traditional music and then a CD of Rasta music which fit her voice perfectly. My little songstress is back!!! Expand

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