Theology - Sinead O'Connor
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  • Summary: This unusual double-disc set pairs two albums with almost identical tracklistings. One (the "Dublin Sessions") is an acoustic set, while the second disc ("London Sessions") was recorded with a full band.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 10
  2. Negative: 1 out of 10
  1. With their very different moods, the ‘London’ and ‘Dublin Sessions’ respectively nourish two different aspects of spiritual longing: the soul’s yearning for a sense of reverence and awe, and its equal need for spiritual intimacy, comfort and familiarity.
  2. Unlike many other Christian rock albums, Theology is for the oppressed, not the oppressors.
  3. 60
    It smacks of compromise. [Jul 2007, p.109]
  4. Word-heavy, tune-light songs don't help... Worse, O'Connor's delicate voice can be heard puffing, straining and - horrors - singing flat!
  5. 40
    The second record falters with a clunky combo of Celtic rock and leaden hip-hop rhythms that squashes the fragile, hook-free tunes. [Jul 2007, p.100]
  6. It's a tale of two cities that was better off reaching an accord for a single CD.
  7. If you are not Jah, however, you may lack the stomach for Sinead's megasincere tributes to Curtis Mayfield and Jesus Christ Superstar.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 14
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 14
  3. Negative: 3 out of 14