Album Review : I’M Not Bossy, I Am The Boss
Artist : Sinead O’Connor
Genre : Pop
Date of Released ; 2014
There was a great anticipation on this new album from the rebel of rock music. It has been a long since she had both commercial and critical success for a long time. There is a negative and passive attitude music fans posit against her. She is controversial in her own original way; who would not ponder with her ripping act during the nineties. Indeed, it is a quite a bit sad that this record will suffer ignominy due to the ongoing backlash against her.
This is an excellent record actually; although time will tell if this will rank up there along with her “I Do Not Want What I Haven’t Got.” One thing that is very positive about the whole record is that this a bit relaxing record compared with her other albums. You can feel that there is no more angst in her voice and the songs lyrically are not as angry as it was before.
But she can never deny that her rock and musical influences are all over the record. For example, there is a bit of Janis Joplin and Grace Slick in “The Voice of My Doctor.” There are also several hints of U2 in this record as some of the record productions are as similar with songs in “The Joshua Tree” album. “James Brown” is indeed a fusion of funk and rock. “Take Me To Church” is very Kate Bush in terms of lyrics and musical approach.
“Where Have You Been” is a surprise in this record. Who would think that Sinead O’ Connor would do pop rock with dance music elements? In fact, the song can be any song in Madonna’s MDNA album. “Streetcars” is somewhat a forced song in this album and put in this record so that she might have another “Nothing Compares To You Moment.” “Make A Fool Of Me All Night” can be considered as a slow version of “Let Me Down Easy” by Expose; they have more or less melody.
With so many good songs in this record, one can’t help hope that music enthusiasts will patronize this record. I rate this record 4 stars out of 5 stars.
1 star = Ignore it
2 stars= risk it
3 stars = borrow or buy it
4 stars = buy it and keep it
5 = buy, keep, and treasure it