When I heard the news about Sinéad O’Connor, I was immediately transported back to 1987, living at my grandmother’s, listening to The Lion and the Cobra on cassette.

It was one of a small number of albums that meant a great deal to me then. Her vocal performance was mesmerising and the standout track for me was always Troy.

A few years later, when I got my first CD player I Do Not Want What I Haven’t Got was my first CD. She was hugely talented, shamefully underrated and a true trailblazer.

I agree with very little of what Morrissey says these days, though I continue to enjoy his music. But this is powerful.

RIP Shuhada’ Sadaqat

Paul McCafferty @paulmccafferty