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No Need to Argue Import
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Cranberries ~ No Need To Argue [Import]
It was a tough act to beat when Irish group The Cranberries released the follow-up to their debut disc Everybody Else Is Doing It So Why Can't We, an interesting and intimate album highlighted by the memorable hit "Linger." Critics chided that Everybody was timid in nature both musically and lyrically, but No Need to Argue quickly changed all that. The 1994-released effort was decidedly more confrontational, instantly evident by the lyrics, inspired by the Irish conflict, in their hit "Zombie." In her trademark sharp alto, frontwoman Delores O'Riordan sings, "In your head they are fighting/With their tanks and their bombs/and their bombs and their guns." Since anger is more difficult to embrace than love, many fans were initially disappointed with the tougher stuff, but those who stayed discovered a much more emotionally layered effort. --Denise Sheppard
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From the beautiful hum and sing along tune 'Ode To My Family', to the deeply moving '21', 'The Icicle Melts', and 'Disappointment', the albums carries you along a flow of groundbreaking songs one track after another. To be honest, there isn't a bad track on 'No Need To Argue' even if I tried to find one. The music, the singing, and the lyrics all shape up together beautifully to form a masterpiece. Standout tracks, however, are 'Zombie' which remains to be one of The Cranberries most famous songs and one of the best songs written in the 90's; 'Ridiculous Thoughts' is the most haunting track on the album that plays with your ears and your senses for as long as it is, and its Dolores O Riordan's vocals that makes this song as well as all others an exciting listening; 'Dreaming My Dreams' is a beautiful love ballad and so is 'I Can't Be With You',; 'Ode To My Family' is as the titles states a beautiful ode to the closest people in your life.Read more ›
The debut album was excellent; a perfect mix of power pop and peerless production, courtesy of the man who helmed the Smiths classic releases. Nothing original, mind you, just very well done.
This album hits and misses all the way through, and I'll incur the wrath that comes my way; it's Delores' brand-new vocal stylings (which would hit an all-time low on their next release). Proof?
"My father...AH! My Father... he liked me... oh, he liked me, DOES ANYONE CARE...AH!"
James Brown already invented the wheel, DeBOREus. Try another tact.
The melodies are still there, somewhat. "Dreaming My Dreams", and "Daffodil Lament" (although they're more like b-sides from the first album) are proof of that. But this album is not, nor will it ever be a world-beater. Tape off the songs you like, and sell it quickly.
The first song, "Ode to My Family", is very much in the style of the songs from "Everybody Else Is Doing It, So Why Can't We?" As full of angst as the former album, but this time about her feelings about her family. The sentiment is positive, but the tone of the song feels grunge.
"I Can't Be with You" has a faster pace, and harkens back to the angst-filled love and relationship songs of their previous CD. The tone of the song is ironic, because it sounds as though it wants to be happy, but is a song of separation and frustrated love.
The next song has simple lyrics, and I am unsure of the subject matter. "21" may be about turning 21 and being on your own, and being able to do what you want to do. The song is mellow with Dolores' beautiful voice.
The outstanding song "Zombie" follows. Containing grunge elements, this song has a heavy beat that crescendos with the chorus, punctuating the anger regarding the "Troubles" in Ireland. The mental images and the video are graphic and sobering, visual art successfully marrying musical art. A beautifully performed song that is political and sad and angry and despairing all at once. Stop the violence she sings.
The next song is another angst-filled song.Read more ›
Most recent customer reviews
Parfait, mais le trou du milieu (vinyl) était trop petit. J'ai réussit à l'enfoncer sur la platine avec beaucoup de difficulté et tout autant pour de... Read morePublished 4 days ago by Philippe
The Cranberries sure do dominate with this album.
It's hands down one of best music albums ever. The lyrics are just great and the voice which is the best part about it. Read more
I'll never forget the first time I heard the songs Ode To My Family and Zombie. It was the night the Cranberries were the musical guests on Saturday Night Live. Read morePublished on May 20 2004 by Ensign Seska
I don't care that much for special edition CD's there just too much time wasted in muzik, The Cranberries sophomore albu it'0s their pick moment, none will they repeat it, well who... Read morePublished on May 6 2004 by S. Quinto
Quite simply put, this is the best CD I have ever owned. I fell in love with this CD when I bought it four years ago, and it has remained my favorite ever since. Read morePublished on Jan. 2 2004
Something I find so unique about the Cranberries is that no matter what bands seem to grace the stage and the radiostations of our time (and there is a lot of empty engineered... Read morePublished on July 28 2003 by Belle
I have been a fan of the Cranberries for a very long time, and although I love each and every one of their cd's, this one is by far the best. Read morePublished on July 13 2003
What an Beautifully haunting disc by the Cranberris and let me tell you ? the first three tracks will make you an instand fan! Read morePublished on July 3 2003 by Trustkill