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The Cranberries

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Limerick, Ireland (1989 – 2003, 2009 – present)

The Cranberries is an band from Limerick, Ireland that formed in 1989 and rose to mainstream popularity in the early 1990’s. The band consists of Dolores O’Riordan (vocals, keyboards, guitars), Noel Hogan (guitars, vocals, also a member of Mono Band), Mike Hogan (bass, vocals), and Fergal Lawler (drums, percussion, also a member of The Low Network). The band went on hiatus in 2003 and reunited in the summer of 2009.

Combining the melodic jangle of post-The Smiths indie pop with the lilting, trance-inducing sonic textures of late-80s and adding a slight Celtic tint, The Cranberries became one of the more successful groups to emerge from the 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 “Linger” became an American hit in 1993 that the band also achieved mass success in the U.K. Following the success of “Linger”, The Cranberries quickly became international stars, as both their 1993 debut album, Everybody Else Is Doing It, So Why Can’t We?, and its 1994 follow-up, No Need to Argue, sold millions of copies and produced a string of hit singles like “Dreams”, “Zombie” and “Ode to My Family”.

By the time of their third album, 1996’s To the Faithful Departed, the group had added distorted guitars to its sonic palette and attempted to make more socially significant music, which resulted in a downturn in the band’s commercial fortunes.

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  • menswear2112

    It was nice at the time, but their material aged terribly.

    22 Oct 6:43pm Reply
  • rusverm

    http://vk.com/kritikarokpesen?w=wall-51140227_4159 лучшая легкая песня в живую?

    18 Oct 10:14am Reply
  • Pollepard

    Everybody Else Is Doing It, So Why Can’t We? ♥ the best

    6 Oct 12:36am Reply
  • niqart

    Жаль конечно что их судят только по Zombie и на этом останавливаются. У них много песен намного лучше

    25 Sep 10:41am Reply
  • RuhFernandes

    Best band of the 90s ... love it. [2]

    18 Sep 1:30am Reply
  • Itbruno84

    Best band of the 90s ... love it.

    17 Sep 10:37pm Reply
  • Itbruno84

    Hollywood ♥ ♥ ♥

    17 Sep 10:28pm Reply
  • DavidVSoho

    One of the most beautiful voice.

    15 Sep 10:40am Reply
  • friendsweetc

    zombie ♥

    10 Sep 5:32pm Reply
  • beorn_n

    Обожаю их песни уже много лет!

    9 Sep 1:40am Reply
  • stefan86

    Death Metal cover version of "Zombie": https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XE7y47LBnDA

    4 Sep 2:27pm Reply
  • IlyxaRobot

    Хорошая группа, не у многих есть так много шикарных тем

    21 Aug 2:04am Reply
  • juliendu48

    Linger ♥

    1 Aug 12:55pm Reply
  • Sleepbyron

    Chungking Express! my brothers

    28 Jul 11:36am Reply
  • Lorelei_94

    Dreams ♥

    21 Jul 9:27pm Reply
  • Pollepard

    Oh my childhood <3

    9 Jul 10:09pm Reply
  • Cocteauholic

    Pffff her voice is just....!!!!

    9 Jul 6:16am Reply
  • LOK10

    ♫♪♫♪♫♪

    6 Jul 10:04pm Reply
  • Burbulyator

    Беда в том что судят только по Зомби... Да конечно очень своеобразная группа, во многом из-за вокала, как говорится на любителя ) Коим я и являюсь давненько уже...

    5 Jul 2:51pm Reply
  • Nick14Orlov

    скачал сборник лучших хитов, песни немного укорочены, но проникся ими, пока что каждое утро езжу на работу под них, а утро у меня начинается в 5 утра, так что начинается оно у меня не с кофе, а с Клюковок. Приятная и красивая музыка, слегка однообразны в инструментальной части, ну, а кого, собственно, ебёт?

    2 Jul 9:42pm Reply
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