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Album Review

Title aside, what the Cranberries were doing wasn't that common at the time, at least in mainstream pop terms; grunge and G-funk had done their respective big splashes via Nirvana and Dr. Dre when Everybody came out first in the U.K. and then in America some months later. Lead guitarist Noel Hogan is in many ways the true center of the band at this point, co-writing all but three songs with O'Riordan and showing an amazing economy in his playing, and having longtime Smiths/Morrissey producer Stephen Street behind the boards meant that the right blend of projection and delicacy still held sway. One can tell he likes Johnny Marr and his ability to do the job just right: check out the quick strums and blasts on "Pretty" or the concluding part of the lovely "Waltzing Back." O'Riordan herself offers up a number of romantic ponderings and considerations lyrically (as well as playing perfectly fine acoustic guitar), and her undisputed vocal ability suits the material perfectly. The two best cuts were the deserved smashes: "Dreams," a brisk, charging number combining low-key tension and full-on rock, and the melancholic, string-swept break-up song "Linger." If Everybody is in the end a derivative pleasure — and O'Riordan's vocal acrobatics would never again be so relatively calm in comparison — a pleasure it remains nonetheless, the work of a young band creating a fine little synthesis.

Customer Reviews

So pretty...

Very few songs have ever made me cry, yet there must be 4 or 5 on this album alone!! Simply crafted, so fragile yet utterly devestating.. Its the perfect break up album, it was for me. Haunting vocals and sharp economical guitar provide a bleak yet beautiful landscape where I hide myself away. Safe from harm. I treasure this album, its one of the best I own. Not many men will admit to having cried to music, this album gets me everytime.


This album is sadly underestimated with only Linger really making it onto anyone listening log. It was ahead of its time and well worth a listen, holding up to the passage of time extremely well. Never going to be in anyones greatest albums of all time but a must own. Just a shame they never managed to recreate the beauty and depth of this album!

Love Dolores

At times The Cranberries hit the highest of highs, at other times they were simply good. Like this record, a few great songs, a few decent and nothing poor. Stunning vocals throughout.


Formed: 1990 in Ireland

Genre: Rock

Years Active: '90s, '00s, '10s

Combining the melodic jangle of post-Smiths indie guitar pop with the lilting, trance-inducing sonic textures of late-'80s dream pop and adding a slight Celtic tint, the Cranberries became one of the more successful groups to emerge from the pre-Brit-pop U.K. indie scene of the early '90s. Led by vocalist Dolores O'Riordan, whose keening, powerful voice is the most distinctive element of the group's sound, the group initially made little impact in the United Kingdom. It wasn't until the lush ballad...
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