Throw Down Your Arms
Label: Sinead O'Connor
This album could have been such a bad idea. Wacky Irish singer takes on classic reggae? No thanks. But the thing is, O'Connor pretty much nails it -- she never tries to be anyone but herself, sounding fiery and convincing at her best and only a bit lethargic at her worst. Sly & Robbie's expert production takes the cake.