Artistic License: The art of analysis

"Don’t analyse, don’t analyse," sang Dolores O’Riordan on the Cranberries’ confusingly-titled 2001 single, Analyse. "Don’t go that way, don’t lead that way, that would paralyse your evolution."

19th September, 2009

"Don’t analyse, don’t analyse," sang Dolores O’Riordan on the Cranberries’ confusingly-titled 2001 single, Analyse. "Don’t go that way, don’t lead that way, that would paralyse your evolution."

As every critic knows, the arts world is full of writers, musicians and film-makers who know exactly how O’Riordan felt. Fed up with what they see as scavengers pulling their work apart in search of hidden meanings that...

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