(Sept. 6, 1971 – Jan. 15, 2018)
Let me start off this blog by saying, I’m a 90’s kid, and The Cranberries are one of those unforgettable bands that were dominating alternative music back then. They became international success with hits like “Zombie” and “Linger” that fused the alternative rock edge with pop. They were a band that broke up and got back together more than once. You know, they were still making music and even toured last year.
Their lead singer, Dolores O’Riordan, who died today at age 46, had a unique and powerful voice that was distinctly Irish, and a style that still to this day hasn’t been duplicated. She was edgy… from her buzz cut hair to her painted gold skin in the “Zombie” music video… she was unforgettable.
No cause of death has been revealed, but there were reports of other previous medical issues such as back problems and bi-polar disorder – but it’s likely that neither of those caused her unexplained death.
Here are some of The Cranberries most memorable songs and some of my favorite deep cuts:
1994 “Zombie” from No Need to Argue
1996 “Electric Blue” from To the Faithful Departed
1996 – “Salvation” from To the Faithful Departed
1993 “Linger” from Everybody Else Is Doing It, So Why Can’t We?
1996 – “When You’re Gone” from To the Faithful Departed
1994 “Ode To My Family” from No Need to Argue
1999 “Promises” from Bury the Hatchet
1999 “Animal Instinct” from Bury the Hatchet