Review: Sinead O'Connor's 'How About I Be Me (And You Be You)?'

Sinead O'Connor, whose personal life has attracted a lot attention of late, releases her ninth studio album.

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  • O'Connor's ninth studio album is titled "How About I Be Me (And You Be You)?"
  • She taps the naked intensity of her early days without sacrificing hooks or humor
  • The singer's "How About I Be Me (And You Be You)?" is a welcome return
Lately, Sinead O'Connor has attracted less attention for her music than for her tumultuous personal life.
The singer's ninth studio album -- "How About I Be Me (And You Be You)?" -- (dig that tabloid-target title) might be the one to shift the focus.
Holding forth on marriage and motherhood over pan-global arrangements shaped in part by Adele's sidemen, she taps the naked intensity of her early days without sacrificing hooks or humor.
"How About I Be Me (And You Be You)?" is a welcome return. B+