Although I loathe pretty much everything she stands for ideologically, there’s no denying she’s an exceptionally gifted singer blessed with a distinct and powerful voice. She’s led a troubled life and I wish her the best in dealing with whatever demons haunt her.
I respectfully disagree. Her voice is OK but not all that exceptional to any degree. Among her contemporaries, I think Sara McLaughlin, Tori Amos and Amy Lee of Evanesance all have much more exceptional voices and much more talent as performers and as original song writers.
Sinead O'Connors main claim to fame was making a really good cover and video of a song written by Prince Nothing Compares to U and tearing up a picture of the Pope on SNL. Outside of those, what is she know for? Her crazy antics and certainly not for her music.
BS. I have heard people in Karaoke bars that sound just as good or better. That kind of tallent is not exceptional.
She only survived in 'show biz' because of her anti-Catholic rants. Without those, she would have been another long-forgotten 'star'.