Jeremy Helligar
June 06, 1997 AT 04:00 AM EDT

Gospel Oak

type
Music
Current Status
In Season
performer
Sinead O'Connor
Producers
Chrysalis

We gave it a B

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

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