Everybody Else Is Doing It, So Why Can't We?

Label
Universal Music Taiwan
Release date
14 Jul 2009
Running length
12 tracks
Running time
40:49

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    Track     Duration Listeners
1 I Still Do 3:16 131,712
2 Dreams 4:15 489,068
3 Sunday 3:32 120,569
4 Pretty 2:17 132,213
5 Waltzing Back 3:38 100,492
6 Not Sorry 4:21 107,617
7 Linger 4:35 620,402
8 Wanted 2:08 110,954
9 Still Can't... 3:40 87,879
10 I Will Always 2:41 96,332
11 How 2:52 120,276
12 Put Me Down 3:34 86,402

About this album

This album is… how should I put it… beautiful in a Pet Sounds-like sense of the word. Not because it’s as beautiful as Pet Sounds, which it probably isn’t if beauty can be measured with a circle and a ruler and an empty Coca-Cola can, but because it is just as self-consciously relying on creating a “proverbially beautiful” musical environment as Brian Wilson’s masterpiece. In a very much Nineties way, of course - meaning you might probably want to stick around this thing for a minute before it woos you over.

Not that the Cranberries are breaking much new ground on here, of course. For all I know, this music might not be much more than the sum of its influences; but then again, at least there are multiple influences here. Celtic elements - which are to be expected from an Irish band, of course - aren’t even the major focal point on this debut album; they are just as responsible for the overall sound as is the band’s obvious nod to the whole “ethereal” 4AD scene: I can hear the Cocteau Twins in every second song, and O’Riordan’s vocal exercises are very much reminiscent of Liz Frazer. Apart from that, there’s a lot of traditional Beatlesque instrumentation; a bit of Eastern atmospherics; and now and then, a nod to the grunge scene in Noel Hogan’s gloomy, threatening guitar noises. Oh, and everybody keeps comparing the band to the Smiths, too, which, I guess, is quite a legally acceptable kind of occupation as well.

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  • Cobrame

    A highly pleasurable listening experience from beginning to end, and it's such a dynamic (difference in quiet/loud) album as well. 'Linger' drove me to tears last time I listened to it.

    13 Dec 2:45am Reply
  • niqart

    This is not underrated, this is overrated! Bury the Hatchet and Wake Up and Smell The Coffee are underrated! [2]

    6 Aug 11:16pm Reply
  • handcuter

    This is not underrated, this is overrated! Bury the Hatchet and Wake Up and Smell The Coffee are underrated! Even Roses that I dont like so much.

    15 Dec 2013 Reply
  • St8of_Emergency

    one of the best albums ever.

    14 Nov 2012 Reply
  • DDilettAnte

    Magique et plein d'émotion...j'adore !

    13 Sep 2012 Reply
  • heroine-pretend

    This is underrated. So, so underrated.

    26 Jul 2012 Reply
  • St8of_Emergency

    timeless classic. eternally devoted to this album [2]

    21 Jul 2012 Reply
  • YuriSenpai

    Do you have to...do you have to...do you have to let it linger?

    3 May 2012 Reply
  • fuckyouty1

    classic album [2]

    1 Apr 2012 Reply
  • meaulnesbrule

    eternally devoted to this album

    29 Feb 2012 Reply
  • bethanypwns

    I still do.

    26 Feb 2012 Reply
  • Sharkapillar

    Waltzing Back. <3

    8 Sep 2011 Reply
  • mixplusik

    I can't live without this album. Still their best. A perfect mix of dream pop, rock, and pop music with extraordinary vocals.

    12 Jun 2011 Reply
  • Raaapha_

    Anos 90, os melhores *------------------------------*

    18 May 2011 Reply
  • lizzy1014

    my love,only Linger

    30 Apr 2011 Reply
  • markmoreira2

    26 Oct 2010 Reply
  • manubrow

    I love linger[2] <3

    26 Oct 2010 Reply
  • Bjalisko

    hermoso!! me encanta♥♥♥

    13 Sep 2010 Reply
  • Terrasidius

    <3 i used to listen to this on my walkman back when i was at college in 1999, used to go to grans after college for dinner then go for a walk up the hills if it was sunny, listening to this album. brilliant. :)

    6 Aug 2010 Reply
  • vije64

    linger <3 <3

    20 Jul 2010 Reply
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