Gospel Oak

Sinead O’Connor’s EP is not exactly a laughing matter, but she’s put aside her furious indignation for some quiet contemplation in Gospel Oak. Even ”This IS a Rebel Song” is more lullaby than revolution. Such weepy solemnity suits O’Connor’s clear blue soprano, and she certainly has melody on her side — but these six sobering songs make one long for the cathartic monster wail of her early hit ”Mandinka.” B

Gospel Oak
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