Sinéad O'Connor's first album of original material since her breakthrough I Do Not Want What I Haven't Got is nearly as confused as her big-band album, Am I Not Your Girl? O'Connor has lost her sense of conceptual unity, which makes her most extreme moments quite embarrassing ("Red Football" and the white hip-hop of "Famine"). Every so often, she manages to pull off a number that shows why her first two albums were so startling and captivating, but through most of Universal Mother, O'Connor sounds lost and confused.
AllMusic Review by Stephen Thomas Erlewine
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