The self-effacing album, Everybody Else Is Doing It, So Why Can’t We?, title calls attention to the glut of bands currently playing dream pop — you know, New Age’s hipper cousin — and, on first listen, Ireland’s Cranberries sound like Sade with guitars, a frightening enough proposition. But over time singer Dolores O’Riordan’s breathy vocals and the band’s subtle melodies begin to seduce. The Cranberries are Quiet Storm music for the alternative-rock generation. B
Everybody Else Is Doing It, So Why Can't We?