Every time I listen to Sinead O’Connor's 2012 LP How About I Be Me (And You Be You)? I’m fairly astounded by how good it is. Of all the (so-called or actual) comeback albums from 80s and 90s acts in the past few years, hers is the only one that feels both like a natural picking up where she left off and also like a wholly matured and present piece of art. I’m not saying she’s not fronting here and there, but she is expressing her life in the now in ways that have much of the urgency and confessional force of her first two records, though she seems to be able now to judge herself as well as others.
It’s also great to hear her collaborating with Marco Pirroni again. And her cover of John Grant’s “Queen of Denmark” is a cool move.
I just found out she’s got a new record coming out next month. Yeah!