Sinéad O'Connor might have been more noteworthy this past year for her bizarre Twitter behaviour, but the singer's album 'How About I Be Me (And You Be You)?' actually received some great reviews.
The Telegraph called it 'soft in tone, tough in purpose - keeping the emotion in perfect check'. Meanwhile Pitchfork gave it a 7.6, applauding O'Connor's ability to draw us into the spectacle of her life and humanize her experience.
Whatever your take on O'Connor you can't deny that she knows how to give a powerful performance and those of you in London will have the opportunity to watch her bare her soul at the LSO St. Luke's on January 17th and the Barbican Hall on March 27th. These dates form part of O'Connor's 'Crazy Baldhead Tour' - another indication that she's able to enjoy a good send up as much as the rest of us.
Her January date with be an intimate acoustic set, meanwhile the Barbican Hall gig will include a seven piece band and promises to be O'Connor's biggest London performance for years.
Whether it's big band O'Connor you're after or the more toned down, raw version, there's something to look forward to but you won't find anything about it on Twitter - she's on a sabbatical.