“Nothing Compares 2 U” performed by Sinead O’Connor (1990)

6 04 2009

This is one of those tracks that just digs deep down into your soul and stays with you forever. The song was written by Prince, truly a legendary musician and composer, but this version by Sinead O’Connor just knocks my socks off. It’s mesmerizing, haunting, and just lingers in the air, like the scent of jasmine on a rainy day.

I hope you get a chance to explore Ms. O’Connor’s music. Her voice is remarkably expressive, ranging from wistful longing to piercing anger. The album from which this track comes, “I Do Not Want What I Haven’t Got,” is fantastic, but I particularly like her prior album “The Lion and the Cobra,” with great tracks like “Jerusalem,” “Mandinka,” and “Drink Before the War.”

Ms. O’Connor is a fierce and outspoken person, and she stirred up quite the controversies in her early career, showing courage a lot of artists just don’t have. If I were a young woman looking for role models, she would be on the short list.




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