IN THE END By The Cranberries

On January, 15 2018, lead singer of The Cranberries, Dolores O’Riordan, was found dead of drowning in a London hotel room bathtub due to sedation by alcohol poisoning. O’Riordan struggled with substance abuse and depression for years. She was 46.

The Cranberries were an Irish rock band formed in Limerick, Ireland in 1989 by lead singer Niall Quinn, guitarist Noel Hogan, bassist Mike Hogan, and drummer Fergal Lawler. Quinn was replaced as lead singer by Dolores O’Riordan in 1990. The Cranberries gained international fame in the 1990s with their debut album, Everybody Else Is Doing It, So Why Can’t We?, which became a commercial hit. The single, “Linger,” hit #3 in the Republic of Ireland, #8 in the United States, and #14 in the United Kingdom. The Cranberries had a decade of success and touring, but the 21st Century was not kind to them. Internal strife between Quinn and O’Riodan led to a lawsuit. When O’Riodan died, the surviving band members decided to record this album and disband forever. The music is melancholy and bittersweet…like cranberries. GRADE: A
“All Over Now” – 4:16
“Lost” – 4:00
“Wake Me When It’s Over” – 4:12
“A Place I Know” – 4:26
“Catch Me If You Can” – 4:38
“Got It” – 4:02
“Illusion” – 4:07
“Crazy Heart” – 3:25
“Summer Song” – 3:34
“The Pressure” – 3:22
“In the End” – 2:57

7 thoughts on “IN THE END By The Cranberries

    1. george Post author

      Dan, I’ve enjoyed The Cranberries and their music over the decades. They hit a rough patch at the beginning of the 21st Century, but they seemed to be recovering their balance…until tragedy struck.

  1. Jeff Meyerson

    Have a great trip, George. Expect relatively cool weather here with rain possible tomorrow and probable on Mother’s Day.


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