In a recent interview, Sinead O’Connor described I’m Not Bossy, I’m the Boss as “just an album of love songs”.
Indeed, some critics have described it as a move away from her angrier, more political songs of the 1990s.
O’Connor recently said, “I kind of like a peaceful life nowadays. I’d rather not get in trouble”.
Yet the album is still interesting musically.
O’Connor has said that Buddy Guy and Howlin’ Wolf are influences. Both are heories of the Chicago Blues scene that emerged in the early years of the 20th century and developed during the Great Depression.
And the album isn’t just packed with shallow love songs, but with tracks that still rail against inequality