Throw Down Your Arms - Sinead O'Connor
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  • Summary: O'Connor's first studio album since "retiring" from the music business consists of covers of a dozen reggae classics, including songs by Burning Spear, Peter Tosh and Lee "Scratch" Perry.
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  1. Positive: 8 out of 13
  2. Negative: 0 out of 13
  1. An imposing act of pop interpretation. [3 Oct 2005]
  2. 80
    Determinedly singing in her own accent was a wise move. [Oct 2005, p.110]
  3. Her icy-cool vocals nicely contrast with the island grooves. [7 Oct 2005, p.77]
  4. [A] pleasant surprise of an album.
  5. At the end of the day, though, I'm a bit puzzled over why the world needed an album of Sinead O'Connor reggae covers.
  6. Sly and Robbie provide an adequate musical magic carpet for the singer to float on, but it fails to complement her as much as it should. [#11, p.108]
  7. You can't fault the songs, the playing or the voice, but these versions contribute little to the originals. [Oct 2005, p.117]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 12 out of 14
  2. Negative: 1 out of 14