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4th March, 2012
Album Reviews
The Cranberries: Roses.

The Cranberries have been in hibernation since 2001 (other than a disastrous solo album by Dolores O'Riordan), but Roses sounds like it was made around 1993, before the money started rolling in and O'Riordan turned into the maddest lyricist on earth. Stylistically, it's a retread of their earliest work, ie, it sounds like a less mannered version of The Sundays. O'Riordan, meanwhile, seems to have learned her lesson: the lyrics are clunky without being outright...

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