I'm Not Bossy, I'm the Boss

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  • Summary: Produced by John Reynolds, the 10th release for the singer-songwriter is a collection of love songs from different female point of views.
  • Record Label: Nettwerk
  • Genre(s): Pop/Rock, Adult Alternative Pop/Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock, Contemporary Singer/Songwriter, Alternative Pop/Rock, Contemporary Pop/Rock, Alternative Singer/Songwriter, College Rock, Celtic Rock
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  1. Positive: 12 out of 23
  2. Negative: 0 out of 23
  1. 80
    While O’Connor never really went anywhere, this self-assured and confident release feels like a comeback. It has elements of what made her so strong and startling back on her still dynamic 1987 debut but tempered and matured with the wisdom of a quarter century of experience.
  2. Aug 11, 2014
    80
    Be it personal or observational, O’Connor is definitely in charge on Bossy.
  3. Aug 25, 2014
    80
    I’m Not Bossy, I’m The Boss is the work of neither dominatrix nor diva. It is, however, Sinéad O’Connor’s most emotive, accessible work in years and could well thrust her back into the limelight all over again.
  4. Aug 11, 2014
    63
    Unfortunately, much of the album shrouds the transparent emotions in slick production, most egregiously O'Connor's multitracked vocals. This is not a new problem for her, but it's particularly vexing in that it sugarcoats songs that should be anything but.
  5. Aug 13, 2014
    60
    Musically, I’m Not Bossy is pure pop with a wonderful glam mindset, but there was certainly more lyrical attention needed for it to succeed its intended purpose.
  6. Aug 7, 2014
    60
    O’Connor’s impassioned delivery elevates the most middling melodies and predictable rhymes.
  7. Aug 6, 2014
    40
    Bossy's reformation seems based in penning the dullest platitudes imaginable. [No. 112, p.59]

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  1. Positive: 5 out of 5
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 5
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  1. Sep 25, 2014
    9
    The new Sinead O'Connor is easily the biggest music surprise of the year. I listened to it out of curiosity, not expecting very much, but IThe new Sinead O'Connor is easily the biggest music surprise of the year. I listened to it out of curiosity, not expecting very much, but I was really blown away. It's easily her strongest collection since, "I Do Not Want What I Haven't Got." - Just listen to it without prejudice and it will win you over. Expand
  2. Jul 13, 2015
    8
    Many would say a return to form for Sinéad O Connor but probably more accurate to say its a return to more pop oriented territory. "I'm NotMany would say a return to form for Sinéad O Connor but probably more accurate to say its a return to more pop oriented territory. "I'm Not Bossy..." is a slick number, decently produced, well written and well put together. At times its possibly over produced and O'Connors voice doesn't get the prominence it deserves but its the voice that is at the centre of everything. Fans of O'Connor will lap it up and its great to such a fine artist getting headlines for her music rather than her personal troubles. Expand
  3. Sep 1, 2014
    7
    She is still in a good condition. She shows to young stars how to make good pop album. Recently there was feuds between her and Miley CyrusShe is still in a good condition. She shows to young stars how to make good pop album. Recently there was feuds between her and Miley Cyrus that shows that contrast not between younger and older pop female singers but between that good-natured and rebellious singers. When you listen the song '8 Good Reasons' whole album seems like '12 Good Answers' then. Expand
  4. Oct 13, 2014
    7
    This album had a really cool storytelling arc (about a woman who needs the attention of men growing into a more independent and self-confidentThis album had a really cool storytelling arc (about a woman who needs the attention of men growing into a more independent and self-confident woman) plus some good singles like "Take Me to Church" and "Where Have You Been?" And although it isn't a life-changing listen, it's still pretty catchy. Expand
  5. Aug 13, 2014
    6
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. The album is ok, in my opinion, but I don't think anything she has done of late has properly matched up to the greatness of I Do No Want What I Haven't got. However I respect Sinead with the powerful statements she has made and continues to make; and there are still a few very good tunes on this album. Expand