Faith and Courage

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Faith and Courage
Studio album by Sinéad O'Connor
Released13 June 2000
GenrePop, Rock
ProducerKevin "She'kspere" Briggs
Scott Cutler
Jerry 'Wonder' Duplessis
Brian Eno
Skip McDonald
Anne Preven
John Reynolds
Adrian Sherwood
David A. Stewart
Wyclef Jean
Sinéad O'Connor chronology
So Far... The Best Of
Faith and Courage
Sean-Nós Nua
Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
Metacritic(64/100) [1]
Review scores
Allmusic3/5 stars [2]
Entertainment WeeklyB+ [3]
LA Weekly(mixed) [4]
NME(5/10) [5]
Pitchfork Media(3.8/10) [6]
Robert Christgau(dud) [7]
Rolling Stone3.5/5 stars [8]
Slant Magazine4.5/5 stars [9]
Spin(3/10) [1]
Wall of Sound(84/100) [10]

Faith and Courage is the fifth full-length album by Irish singer Sinéad O'Connor, released in 2000 on Atlantic Records. It was O'Connor's first release in three years, her previous album being the greatest hits package So Far... The Best of Sinéad O'Connor in 1997, plus it was her first studio album in six years.

O'Connor composed a majority of the tracks on Faith and Courage and production duties were shared by a variety of artists including Wyclef Jean, David A. Stewart, Brian Eno, Kevin "She'kspere" Briggs, Anne Preven and Scott Cutler among others.

The album sold 1,000,000 copies worldwide[citation needed] and was certified gold (35,000 Copies) in Australia in 2000.[11] As of 2014, sales in the United States have exceeded 219,000 copies, according to Nielsen SoundScan. [12]


Faith and Courage placed on Slant Magazine's list of best albums of the 2000s at number 99.[13]

Track listing[edit]

1."The Healing Room"O'ConnorSherwood, McDonald5:35
2."No Man's Woman"O'Connor, Scott Cutler, Anne PrevenCutler, Preven3:00
3."Jealous"O'Connor, David A. StewartStewart4:18
4."Dancing Lessons"O'Connor, Wyclef Jean, Jerry Duplessis, Blandinna Melky Jean, Jimmy CozierJean, Duplessis4:17
5."Daddy I'm Fine"O'Connor, StewartStewart2:58
6."'Til I Whisper U Something"O'Connor, StewartStewart6:08
7."Hold Back the Night"Robert HodgensStewart4:11
8."What Doesn't Belong To Me"O'ConnorSherwood, McDonald5:37
9."The State I'm In"Cutler, PrevenCutler, Preven4:10
10."The Lamb's Book of Life"O'Connor, Kevin "She'kspere" BriggsBriggs4:56
11."If U Ever"O'ConnorSherwood, McDonald4:24
12."Emma's Song"O'ConnorEno, Reynolds3:20
13."Kyrié Eléison"Traditional, arranged by O'Connor, Adrian Sherwood, Skip McDonald, Alan BranchSherwood, McDonald2:45

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (2000) Peak
Australian Albums Chart[14] 18
Austrian Albums Charts 21
Belgian Albums Chart (Flanders) 20
Dutch Albums Chart 46
French Albums Chart 27
Italian Albums Chart 25
New Zealand Albums Chart 33
Norwegian Albums Chart 38
UK Albums Chart 61
Swedish Albums Chart 59
Swiss Albums Chart 19
U.S. Billboard 200 55
U.S Top Internet Albums 8



  1. ^ a b "Critic reviews at Metacritic". Retrieved 2014-03-11.
  2. ^ Allmusic review
  3. ^ Will Hermes on Jun 16, 2000 (2000-06-16). "Entertainment Weekly review". Retrieved 2014-03-11.
  4. ^ "LA Weekly review". Archived from the original on August 24, 2000. Retrieved 2013-01-03.
  5. ^ "NME review". 2000-07-13. Retrieved 2014-03-11.
  6. ^ "Pitchfork Media review". 2000-07-31. Retrieved 2014-03-11.
  7. ^ Christgau, Robert. "CG: Sinéad O'Connor". Robert Christgau.
  8. ^ Barry Walters (2000-06-22). "Rolling Stone review". Retrieved 2014-03-11.
  9. ^ "Slant Magazine review". Retrieved 2014-03-11.
  10. ^ "Wall of Sound review". Archived from the original on July 11, 2000. Retrieved 2013-01-03.
  11. ^ Ryan, Gavin (2011). Australia's Music Charts 1988–2010. Mt. Martha, VIC, Australia: Moonlight Publishing.
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  13. ^ Cinquemani, Sal. "Best of the Aughts: Albums". Slant Magazine. Retrieved 10 February 2010.
  14. ^ " > Sinéad O'Connor - Faith and Courage (album)". Hung Medien. Retrieved 2015-12-04.

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