‘Nothing Compares’ Review: Looking Back at the Beautiful Fury of Sinéad O’Connor

1/22/2022 10:04:00 AM

‘Nothing Compares’ Review: Looking Back at the Beautiful Fury of Sinéad O’Connor

‘Nothing Compares’ Review: Looking Back at the Beautiful Fury of Sinéad O’Connor

Album covers used to be mythically important — they could etch the image of a musician forever in your mind’s eye. In “Nothing Compares,” Kathryn Ferguson’s incisive and poignant docume…

Courtesy of Sundance InstituteAlbum covers used to be mythically important — they could etch the image of a musician forever in your mind’s eye. In “Nothing Compares,” Kathryn Ferguson’s incisive and poignant documentary about the life and career of Sinéad O’Connor, we see the image that was chosen in 1987 for the cover of O’Connor’s first album, “The Lion and the Cobra,” made when she was 20 years old and pregnant: an extraordinary photograph of Sinéad in mid-scream. Talk about mythology! That’s how the album was released in Europe, but for us benighted souls in America, the image was deemed to edgy. It was replaced by that demure shot of Sinéad staring downward.

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Such a beautiful song, beautifully performed. Yup, thanks Really thought this was astnmusic ONE DAY AT A TIME , SINEAD WILL GET WELL!