Metascore
75

Generally favorable reviews - based on 24 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 18 out of 24
  2. Negative: 0 out of 24
  1. Feb 22, 2012
    84
    How About I Be Me (And You Be You)?, is a slap-upside-the-head reminder, a collection of heartfelt confessionals, evocative insights and provocative position statements.
  2. Mar 13, 2012
    83
    It's the 45-year-old singer's most accomplished album in ages, for sure, though it might also be her straightest.
  3. 83
    How About I Be Me (And You Be You)? is a welcome return.
User Score
8.1

Universal acclaim- based on 16 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 6
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 6
  3. Negative: 0 out of 6
  1. Nov 10, 2012
    10
    I love this cd, and I used it to get my kids into Sinead. It is a rejuvenation of her earlier work, but with an aged maturity that those earlier albums could not have due to her age then. This is an older Sinead, and the lyrics reflect that and make the album that much more enjoyable. Her voice is still fantastic and the music is a perfect accompaniment to her voice and the subject matter. I enjoy all of her work, and this is one of her best efforts. Full Review »
  2. Apr 26, 2012
    6
    Sinead O'Connor's latest album "How About I Be Me (And You Be You)" is what might have been expected - a mix of good lyrics implicated in melodic songs - like deriving on Arab themes "4th And Vine" or evolving in moderation "The Wolf Is Getting Married". The album is - of course - not without O'Connor's trademark - sentimental ballads. Noteworthy are: "Reason With Me", "VIP" or "Very Far From Home". Full Review »
  3. Apr 16, 2012
    8
    It must be taxing to "expose" oneself on an album that will be heard by thousands of people (if not millions). This is Sinead's most intimate album written or co-written by her since 2000's "Faith & Courage." John Grant's "Queen of Denmark" could have been written for her. There is some great material and music here, and this is my favorite album of hers since 1994s "Universal Mother." Full Review »