I made this ‘Best of the Cranberries’ Spotify playlist for myself ages ago. After the shock of Dolores O’Riordan’s death, it seems appropriate to share. It’s pretty much The Cranberries’ entire first two albums plus a few other songs. I still frequently listen to their debut, which is still very much an excellent and unusual album.
The Cranberries were every bit as much a part of the soundtrack to my high school years as grunge. My group of friends once drove around in the snow just to listen to their entire debut album together on my friend’s car cassette tape (yes I’m that old) player. At that time, we’d never heard anything like it. I pinned the lyrics to their song “Wanted” on my bedroom wall and had a heated debate on The Cranberries vs. The Sundays with a clerk at my local music shop (those glorious pre-internet days!).
Like Chris Cornell, Dolores O’Riordan had an unparalleled voice that didn’t receive nearly as much attention as it deserved.
I’m ridiculously excited about this! My earliest memory is my older sister playing Olivia Newton-John vinyl albums. Juliana Hatfield Sings Olivia Newton-John will be released on April 13th and features all my old fave ONJ songs (mostly from Xanadu).
I Honestly Love You
Suspended In Time
Have You Never Been Mellow
A Little More Love
Don’t Stop Believin’
Please Mr. Please
Hopelessly Devoted To You
Dancin’ ‘Round And ‘Round
Make A Move On Me
I Honestly Love You (Reprise) *CD, Cassette & Digital Only.
Bonus 7-Inch Tracklist:
Deeper Than The Night
Pre-Order Album @ Record Label (every format from cassette to colored vinyl)