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The Lion And The Cobra (album) by Sinéad O'Connor 

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The Lion And The Cobra
The Lion And The Cobra by Sinéad O'Connor (1987)
Overall rank: 1,385th   Overall chart history
Average Rating: 
75/100 (from 128 votes)
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Accolades: Top albums of 1987 (28th)
Top albums of the 1980s (224th)
Best albums of all time (1,385th)

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Sinéad O'Connor bestography

The Lion And The Cobra is ranked 2nd best out of 13 albums by Sinéad O'Connor on BestEverAlbums.com.

The best album by Sinéad O'Connor is I Do Not Want What I Haven't Got which is ranked number 1110 in the list of all-time albums with a total rank score of 2,154.

Sinéad O'Connor album bestography « Higher ranked (1,110th) This album (1,385th) Lower ranked (7,042nd) »
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Average Rating: 
75/100 (from 128 votes)
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From sethmadsen 04/22/2016 05:17
Really dig Mandinka, but the rest I just don't connect with. It's not bad, just not my thing.
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From spinout 01/29/2016 14:56
Ever since this album I follow Sinéad. This is one of her best albums.
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From Luvulongtim 03/10/2014 14:34
Enchanting and haunting debut that just keeps sounding better with each listen. By far her greatest effort.
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From subtleman22 06/17/2012 21:14
Though her subsequent work often leaves me cold, O'Connor's debut is a brilliant, eclectic collection in which even the love songs, such as the gorgeous "Just Like U Said It Would B," sound fiery and raw. "Troy," one of the finest songs of the decade, is a devastating entreaty to an ex-lover she can't—or won't—shake free of. "Drink Before the War" is a passionate anti-war cry housed in a lovely ballad. "I Want Your (Hands On Me)" is a lusty little dance, catchy and about as subtle as the title would suggest. Songs such as "Jackie," "Just Call Me Joe," "Mandinka," "Never Get Old," and "Jerusalem" show an extraordinary array of subjects, styles and influences. These songs are deep and literate and often sound as if they cost O'Connor a piece of her soul to get them on record.
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From hairymarx1 08/22/2011 15:52
With this album, Sinead O'Connor combines hard-rock riffs, discordant electronics, neoclassical arrangements, funk grooves and hip-hop. These elements emphasize the full impact of her expressive and 'acrobatically' intense emotionally charged vocals that fuse Gregorian chants, African-American spirituals, Celtic ballads, middle-eastern Litanies and Laurie Anderson's and Meredith Monk's experiments on the human voice. The result is a masterpiece of an album that resembles a hallucinatory psychodrama that exudes vulnerability and loneliness.
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