I'm Not Bossy, I'm the Boss

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I'm Not Bossy, I'm the Boss
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Studio album by
Released11 August 2014 (2014-08-11)
Recorded2013–2014
GenreRock
Length40:59 (Standard)
50:42 (Deluxe)
LabelNettwerk
ProducerJohn Reynolds
Sinéad O'Connor chronology
How About I Be Me (and You Be You)?
(2012)
I'm Not Bossy, I'm the Boss
(2014)
Singles from I'm Not Bossy, I'm the Boss
  1. "Take Me to Church"
    Released: 11 August 2014
  2. "8 Good Reasons"
    Released: 17 November 2014
  3. "How About I Be Me"
    Released: 30 October 2015

I'm Not Bossy, I'm the Boss is the tenth full-length album by Irish singer-songwriter Sinéad O'Connor, released on 11 August 2014 on Nettwerk Music Group.[1] The album was originally to be called The Vishnu Room after the song of the same name, but was changed, along with its original cover design, shortly before release in support of the Ban Bossy campaign.[2]

The album was nominated for the Irish Meteor Choice Music Prize for Best Album.

Critical reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
SourceRating
Metacritic66/100[3]
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic3.5/5 stars[4]
American Songwriter4/5 stars[5]
The Boston Globe4/5 stars[6]
The Guardian3/5 stars[7]
Los Angeles Times3/4 stars[8]
Now3/5 stars[9]
Slant Magazine3/5 stars[10]

Upon release the album received positive reviews from such publications as American Songwriter, The Guardian, Now and Slant Magazine. The Metacritic aggregate score on August 12, 2014 was 66 out of a 100.[3] Fred Thomas, writing for AllMusic, gave the album 3.5 stars out of 5, with a favorable review, opening with the summary: "A decade of inconsistent, spotty, or simply confusing output from iconic Irish singer/songwriter Sinéad O'Connor was redeemed with 2012's refreshingly focused and honest effort How About I Be Me (And You Be You)? That album saw O'Connor effortlessly creating the same type of emotionally charged yet easily melodic fare that constituted her earliest, most popular work, and positioned her for a graceful return to form. Two years later, I'm Not Bossy, I'm the Boss follows the impassioned pop framework of its immediate predecessor, branching out into even more vivid stylistic dimensions and retaining all the energy, controversy, and fire that have come to define O'Connor as both a musician and a political figure. Taken at face value, the songs here are vibrant and multifaceted."[4]

Track listing[edit]

All lyrics written by O'Connor.

No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."How About I Be Me"O'Connor, Kemar McGregor3:25
2."Dense Water Deeper Down"O'Connor3:32
3."Kisses Like Mine"O'Connor2:28
4."Your Green Jacket"O'Connor, John Reynolds, Graham Kearns3:23
5."The Vishnu Room"O'Connor, Reynolds, Kearns2:47
6."The Voice of My Doctor"O'Connor, Don Baker3:36
7."Harbour"O'Connor, Reynolds, Kearns4:40
8."James Brown" (with Seun Kuti)O'Connor, Reynolds, Justin Adams3:04
9."8 Good Reasons"O'Connor, Reynolds, Kearns3:26
10."Take Me to Church"O'Connor, Reynolds, Kearns3:01
11."Where Have You Been?"O'Connor, Reynolds3:02
12."Streetcars"O'Connor, Graham Henderson4:28

Personnel[edit]

Charts[edit]

Chart (2014–15) Peak
position
Austrian Albums (Ö3 Austria)[11] 44
Belgian Albums (Ultratop Flanders)[12] 20
Belgian Albums (Ultratop Wallonia)[13] 64
Danish Albums (Hitlisten)[14] 28
Dutch Albums (Album Top 100)[15] 18
French Albums (SNEP)[16] 132
German Albums (Offizielle Top 100)[17] 39
Irish Albums (IRMA)[18] 1
Italian Albums (FIMI)[19] 39
New Zealand Albums (RMNZ)[20] 21
Polish Albums (ZPAV)[21] 40
Spanish Albums (PROMUSICAE)[22] 88
Swiss Albums (Schweizer Hitparade)[23] 48
UK Albums (OCC)[24] 22
US Billboard 200[25] 83

References[edit]

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  2. ^ Kreps, Daniel (June 2, 2014). "Sinead O'Connor Renames New Album 'I'm Not Bossy, I'm the Boss'". Rolling Stone. Retrieved August 11, 2014.
  3. ^ a b "I'm Not Bossy I'm The Boss Reviews, Ratings, Credits, and More". Metacritic. Retrieved August 15, 2014.
  4. ^ a b Fred Thomas: Review by Fred Thomas, AllMusic, 12 August 2014.
  5. ^ Horowitz, Hal (August 6, 2014). "Sinead O'Connor: I'm Not Bossy, I'm the Boss". American Songwriter. Retrieved August 11, 2014.
  6. ^ Rodman, Sarah (August 11, 2014). "Sinead O'Connor, 'I'm Not Bossy, I'm the Boss' review". The Boston Globe. Retrieved August 15, 2014.
  7. ^ Sullivan, Caroline (August 7, 2014). "Sinead O'Connor: I'm Not Bossy, I'm the Boss review – ablaze with lust". The Guardian. Retrieved August 11, 2014.
  8. ^ Wood, Mikael (August 11, 2014). "Sinead O'Connor's 'I'm Not Bossy, I'm the Boss' takes the lead". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved August 15, 2014.
  9. ^ "Sinéad O'Connor: I'm Not Bossy, I'm The Boss (Nettwerk)". Now. August 7, 2014. Retrieved August 11, 2014.
  10. ^ Cinquimani, Sal (July 31, 2014). "Sinéad O'Connor: I'm Not Bossy, I'm the Boss". Slant Magazine. Retrieved August 11, 2014.
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  24. ^ "Sinéad O'Connor | Artist | Official Charts". UK Albums Chart. Retrieved June 14, 2017.
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