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Wake Up and Smell the Coffee

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Wake Up and Smell the Coffee

Current Status:
In Season

We gave it a C-

It’s official: Dolores O’Riordan is rock’s most vapid lyricist, Over-25 and Heartfelt division. ”Birds in the sky/They look so high”…”Don’t analyze/Don’t go that way/Don’t live that way/That would paralyze your evolution”…”Looks like we’ve screwed up the ozone layer/I wonder if the politicians cay-ay-are.” Yikes — we’re just three numbers in! At least original producer Stephen Street is back, making a few tracks into palatable ear candy, and O’Riordan has traded stridency for softer tones. If only soft-headedness didn’t come with the territory.