THE CRANBERRIES -“Stars: The Best of the Cranberries 1992-2002”
Review by Tony Cannella
Music fans worldwide were stricken with grief by the passing of Dolores o’ Riordan in 2018. After the announcement, tributes came from musicians of all genres and fans. Her death has no doubt touched a lot of people.
The compilation album “Stars” focuses on the period from 1992 to 2002. It is a perfect chance to step back through time and re-visit one of the most underrated alternative rock bands ever.
This 20-song collection presents the band’s ultimate highlights. Songs such as “Dreams”, “Linger” and “Zombie” are classics, but there is so much more to this band. They have a diverse set of songs.
And, Dolores o’ Riordan has one of the most distinctive and likable vocals in alternative rock. The Cranberries have displayed their killer melody, hooks, and arrangements on songs like “Ode to My Family”, “I Can’t Be With You”, “Salvation”, “Hollywood” and “Stars”.
If you are a fan of The Cranberries or new to the group, “Stars” is a great, comprehensive collection to own that spotlights some great music. And, let this serve as a snapshot into whose band was at the top of their game.
- Ode to my Family
- I Can’t Be With You
- Ridiculous Thought
- Free to Decide
- When You’re Gone
- Animal Instinct
- Just My Imagination
- You & Me
- Time is Ticking Out
- This is the Day
- Daffodil Lament
- New New York
- Dolores o’Riordan – Vocals, keyboards & guitars
- Noel Hogan – Guitar & vocals
- Mike Hogan – Bass & vocals
- Fergal Lawler – Drums & percussion