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Roses review - The Cranberries

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WILTING 'ROSES' Despite a decade passing since their last release, the Cranberries' new album fails to match the brilliance of their older hits

Roses

type:
Music
Current Status:
In Season
performer:
Kathy Mattea
Producers:
Narada

We gave it a C+

More than a decade after their last release, the Cranberries return to dust off their familiar sound, anchored as always by Dolores O’Riordan’s glorious Gaelic pipes. Despite some evocative melodies, there’s nothing here with a hook to match the meat of ’90s classics like ”Linger” and ”Zombie,” and too many of the repetitive lyrics clunk harder than a rhyming dictionary thrown against a wall. Stalwart fans may swoon, but Roses, like its title track, just kinda wilts. C+

Best Tracks:
Jangly first single Tomorrow
Melodramatic rocker Show Me

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